FAQ 2018-06-07T19:34:55+00:00

Frequently Asked Questions

What Is SkinPen®? 2018-06-07T19:35:48+00:00

SkinPen by Bellus Medical is the only FDA-cleared microneedling device in the world, clinically proven to safely and effectively treat facial acne scars for ages 22 and up. With as few as three non-invasive and affordable treatments spaced 30 days apart, you can improve your appearance for six months after your last treatment – and step out with confidence. 1

Why Use It? 2018-06-07T19:36:06+00:00

SkinPen is clinically proven to reduce the appearance of acne scars. In fact, 90% of subjects in the clinical trial would recommend the treatment to friends and family.1 It’s a minimally invasive procedure performed in-office with little to no downtime. As the only FDA-cleared microneedling device, SkinPen sets the industry standard for safety.

Will It Work for Me? 2018-06-07T19:36:20+00:00

Unlike some alternatives, SkinPen has been clinically proven to be effective for women and men with skin ranging from light to very dark.1 Likewise, unlike lasers or chemical peels that can damage skin over the long term, SkinPen treatments, when properly spaced and overseen by a physician, can be used for years.

How Does It work? 2018-06-07T19:36:55+00:00

SkinPen creates hundreds to thousands of “micro” skin punctures per second to stimulate the skin’s natural wound healing process – inflammation, proliferation, and remodeling – to prompt tissue remodeling without causing scar tissue formation.2 Most patients can return to normal activities within 24 hours.

How Can I Make It More Effective? 2018-06-07T19:39:06+00:00

While SkinPen treatments are effective on their own, you might be able to see additional results by using Bellus Medical’s Skinfuse® Post-Treatment Kit. The 90-day combination of PURIFY Cleansing Complex, RESCUE Calming Complex, FORTIFY Vita C Serum, RECLAIM Hydrating Support, and SHIELD Zinc Oxide SPF 30 optimizes the results of microneedling. More specifically, a study demonstrated the addition of the Skinfuse protocol post-microneedling significantly increased collagen and elastin for three treatments.2

Is It Safe? 2018-06-07T19:39:17+00:00

Yes, by design. SkinPen’s patent-pending – and single-use – sterile needle cartridge is built with safety in mind. SkinPen is also surrounded by a proprietary BioSheath that acts as a barrier to prevent cross contamination between procedures.1 No other manufacturer can make that claim, which is part of the reason SkinPen by Bellus Medical is the only FDA-cleared microneedling device. Learn more by reviewing our patient labeling document.

What About SkinPen Did the FDA ‘Clear’? 2018-06-07T19:39:30+00:00

Quite a bit. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s clearance covers not only the SkinPen device but the entire protocol. That includes the Skinfuse® Lift HG hydrogel used to protect against abrasion and friction during the treatment, as well as the custom-designed BioSheath to prevent cross contamination.1

Who Should Not Use It? 2018-06-06T15:29:08+00:00

SkinPen should not be used on patients who have active skin cancer in the treatment area(s); open wounds, sores, or irritated skin in the treatment area(s); an allergy to stainless steel or anesthetics; a hemorrhagic (bleeding) disorder or hemostatic (bleeding) dysfunction; are pregnant or nursing; or are currently taking drugs with the ingredient isotretinoin (such as Accutane).

Where Is SkinPen Available for Purchase? 2018-06-06T15:28:45+00:00

For your safety and protection, SkinPen is available only through a physician. Use Find a Provider to locate a medical professional near you.

How Much Does It Cost? 2018-06-06T15:28:28+00:00

Microneedling procedures tend to cost less than the alternatives, due to their non-invasive nature. The cost of SkinPen procedures varies depending on the size and the number of treatment areas. During your consultation, your physician can develop a plan to work within your budget.

References
[1] Data on file. Bellus Medical. 2017. [2] Data on file. Bellus Medical. 2016.