Best Week Ever – August 9, 2013

This week was all about SkinPen!

Our clinic recently invested in this device by Bellus Medical and it’s been a very exciting week of treatments!  The SkinPen is a new microneedling device that stimulates collagen and allows for better product penetration.  The company boasts that it’s a fractional treatment at a fraction of the cost but, as with all new products and procedures, I started out a skeptic.  Aesthetic technology can sometimes sound too good to be true and so often companies over promise and under deliver.  However, I am very happy to report that has not been the case with SkinPen!

Before trying anything new on patients we always start with our staff.  This gives us the opportunity to work with new technology and monitor the results before we put it on our regular menu.  When trying the SkinPen I incorporated it with a skin treatment I’ve received many times.  I did this because I know exactly how my skin reacts to this treatment and I wanted to compare my typical results to the results with adding the SkinPen.  I was pleasantly surprised to find that adding the SkinPen made the treatment much more effective.  My skin looked great for weeks!  After the treatment I noticed that my at-home products were absorbing more fully and my makeup looked flawless.

The SkinPen works by creating little microchannels in the skin.  These tiny channels allow for greater product penetration and collage stimulation.  Unlike laser treatments, the SkinPen can be used on all skin types and requires zero downtime.  The clinician has control over the depth of the channels so, depending on the concerns of each individual patient, the treatment can be customized.  The discomfort is minimal and can feel like light scratching.  Once you see how beautiful your skin looks after the treatment, it’s totally worth it!

SkinPen treatments can vary in price depending on the products being used, time it takes to complete the treatment and other factors.  Bellus Medical is still updating their website but if you want more information on this treatment you can visit or just leave me a comment!

I’ll be back next week with another Best Week Ever!  Until then, happy skin!