Dr Kim Booysen
For when you are already beautiful...
but just need a little tweaking
Collagen is the glue of the skin and is lost from the age of 25.
Collagen Induction Therapy can help reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
Regular treatments with microneddling SkinPen will build collagen in the skin and result in less wrinkles.
Microneedling (Collagen Induction Therapy)
How does microneedling work?
Medical micro-needling assists the skin in healing from scars, wrinkles or collagen loss by causing tiny holes in the skin with fine needles.
As the body heals these holes, new collagen is laid down and the scar tissue is replaced in a progressive manner using the body’s own healing power. Wrinkles and scars can become softer and less obvious.
Why use a SkinPen and not a dermaroller?
The SkinPen creates 98 000 microchannels with one pass whilst the dermaroller produces much less. The round nature of the roller also causes tearing of the skin instead of creating a neat channel that can easily seal up, like those created by the SkinPen.
The SkinPen also does not blunt as easy as it is made from Japanese steel. Lastly, the SkinPen can be adjusted to suit the skin depth in different areas of the face, but the dermaroller is restricted to one depth. Therefore the SkinPen is more effective than the dermaroller.
What can be treated with microneedling?
The procedure can be performed on most skin types and can help with anti-ageing, acne scars, fine lines, stretch marks and hyperpigmentation.
Who can’t be treated with microneedling?
Some conditions such as pregnancy, skin allergies, localised infections, Vitamin A tablets, cold sores, psoriasis and raised moles could make you unsuitable and therefore a trained practitioner is the best person to determine whether you are suitable for this treatment.
Will I need repeat treatments?
Yes, one treatment will not give you optimum results and repeat treatments are recommended every 4-6 weeks. You will need 3-4 treatments to start seeing a difference.
Why can't I just do this at home?
Home dermarollers are available but if you are not a trained professional you may use a roller that penetrates too deeply in the skin and this can result in scarring.
Dermarollers also make less micro channels and the angle of the roller can tear the skin.
Will it be painful?
Treatments are done using a numbing cream which is put on the skin before the treatment to minimise discomfort.
What does microneedling cost?
For a full face treatment the cost is £250, for face and neck it's £275 and for face, neck and décolletage it's £300.
Large areas such as the back, shoulders and thighs start at £250.
What are the risks and side effects?
Occasional bleeding may occur and there will be some redness which will settle down in about 24 hours. If an SPF is not used after the treatment, there is the risk of post treatment burning and dark pigmentation appearing on the skin.
What should I do after treatment?
All the creams you require will be give to you after the treatment, all you need to remember is to wear a sunscreen when you go outside.
Why a SkinPen and not other pen devices?
The SkinPen is the only device that is FDA approved for micro needling. That means it is the only device with the highest level of approval int he world.
The SkinPen is also the only device that doesn't allow cross contamination of the device with blood from someone else's treatment. Each treatment uses an individual cartridge that has been designed, tested and approved to prevent cross contamination. That's why it is important to ask for the SkinPen by name.
I have acne scars and want to make this less obvious!
Acne scars can be minimised with several treatments of microneedling. Results vary as the treatment uses your own bodies healing capability.
I have fine lines and wrinkles but dont like the idea of fillers? Can micro needling work for me?
Microneedling can help induce collagen formation to support the skin, minimising wrinkles.
I have stretch marks that I would like to lighten. Can micro needling help?
Stretch marks can be softened with repeated treatments of the SkinPen as collagen support is created under the tissue.