Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some of the questions most often asked of our consultants.

Frequently asked questions about SkinPen

In our SkinPen Clinics, questions are asked every day. Understandable!

We add the questions that come up most often to the list below.

SkinPen makes hundreds to thousands of “micro” skin punctures per second to stimulate the skin’s natural wound healing process – inflammation, proliferation and remodelling – to encourage tissue repair without causing scarring. Most patients can resume normal activities within 24 hours.

SkinPen is clinically proven to fight the appearance of neck wrinkles and reduce acne scars. In fact, 90% of subjects in the clinical trial would recommend the treatment to friends and family. It is a minimally invasive procedure performed in the clinic with little to no downtime. As the first FDA-approved microneedling device, SkinPen sets the standard for safety in the industry.

Unlike some alternatives, SkinPen is clinically proven to be effective for women and men with all Fitzpatrick skin types I – VI. Unlike lasers or chemical peels that can damage the skin over the long term, SkinPen treatments can be used for years if used at appropriate intervals and under the supervision of a doctor.

Yes, by design. SkinPen’s patented – and single-use – sterile needle cartridge is built with safety in mind. SkinPen is also surrounded by a specially designed BioSheath that acts as a barrier to prevent cross-contamination between procedures. This is partly why Crown Aesthetics’ SkinPen is the world’s first FDA-approved microneedling device.

SkinPen should not be used in patients with

  • active skin cancer in the treatment area(s);
  • open wounds, ulcers or irritated skin in the treatment area(s);
  • an allergy to stainless steel or anaesthetics;
  • a haemorrhagic (bleeding) disorder or haemostatic (bleeding) disorder;
  • are pregnant or breastfeeding;
  • or are currently taking drugs with the ingredient isotretinoin (such as Accutane).

Discuss with our consultants whether this treatment is right for you.

Quite a lot. The approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration covers not only the SkinPen device but the entire protocol. That includes the hydrogel used to protect against abrasion and friction during treatment, as well as the specially designed BioSheath to prevent cross-contamination between different treatments.

The applications of SkinPen