Integrated Dermatology of NJ

Skin Pen

Introducing Our New Micro-Needling Treatment, SkinPen!

  •  Microneedling is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure.  
  • The treatment  creates  numerous controlled non-thermal injuries to the skin’s surface by creating precise,  microscopic punctures (microchannels). 
  • This prompts the deeper layers of the skin to  rebuild (essentially kickstarting the body’s natural healing process) through the  formation of new elastin and collagen fibers (neo-collagenesis) as well as new  capillaries for an improved blood supply (neo-angiogenesis) in the treated area. 
  • This  stimulation of collagen and elastin production firms skin, increases hydration, and  tightens the skin, ultimately reducing the appearance of acne scars, large pores, fine  lines, wrinkles, and stretch marks. It also improves the tone and texture of our skin.  
  • Our office employs the use of SkinPen - a microneedling device ideal for most patients. 

SkinPen Pre-Treatment Instructions:   

  • Please discontinue products containing any exfoliating agents (retinoic acid,  tretinoin, retinol, benzoyl peroxide, glycolic/salicylic acids, astringents, etc.) 24  hours before treatment. 
  • If you have a history of herpes or cold sores, we highly recommend a course of  anti-viral medication pre and post treatment. This will prevent an outbreak of cold  sores if you are prone to them.  Cold sores can also break out on people who are  not prone to them, but who have sensitive skin.  

SkinPen Post-Treatment Instructions:  

  • Immediately Following Treatment: 
    • Do not apply anything to the skin for 6-8 hours after treatment. This includes  make-up, SPF or products of any kind.  
    • Avoid clothing, headbands, hats or scarves on the treated area.  If clothing is to  be worn over the treatment area, we recommend cotton clothing that hasn’t been  treated with fabric softeners or dryer sheets.  
    • Redness and/or swelling is common and will resolve within 1-2 days. 
  • 8 Hours After Treatment:
    • Cleanse skin then apply hyaluronic acid serum using the products recommended to you by your clinician. Do not apply anything else to the skin. 
  • Days 1-6 Post Treatment:
    • AM Routine-Cleanse skin then apply hyaluronic acid serum using the products  recommended to you by your clinician. Follow with SPF. 
    • PM Routine- Cleanse skin and apply hyaluronic acid serum using the products  recommended to you by your clinician. 
    • Bruising, pinpoint bleeding, minor scabbing, minor breakouts, swelling and/or  redness may occur and will resolve within 7-10 days of treatment.· 
    • Do not pick, peel, rub, scrub or irritate your skin in any way while it is healing, as  this may cause scarring. 
    • Avoid heat, saunas, hot tubs and sweaty activity; this includes exercise of any  kind. 
    • Do not use an electric or manual facial brush of any kind (i.e. Clarisonic or  something of the like). 
    • Mineral make-up may be worn, however, we recommend leaving skin clean for  this time period if possible. 
  • Days 7+: 
    • You may resume your regular skin care routine as long as peeling/flaking has  subsided.
    • If you are still peeling/flaking, be patient and allow your skin the time it  needs to heal before starting back on your routine.