Enlarged pores are a common concern which can be reduced in size using the SkinPen. Enlarged pores can be caused by high sebum production in oily acne-prone skin and due to the natural ageing process. As we age, the collagen and elastin which supports your skin diminish over time, making the pores stretch and appear larger.
3-6 treatments are recommended every three to four weeks.
Avoid alcohol the day before microneedling treatments.
Do not use creams containing retinol for 72 hours.
A topical anaesthetic will be applied and left on your skin for 20-30 minutes to make the treatment pain-free. The SkinPen will be moved over the treatment area to create micro punctures in the skin. This removes the old, damaged collagen and stimulates the fibroblast cells to produce new collagen and elastin fibres. This will smooth and reduce the appearance of acne and surgical scarring and helps reduce redness and excess pigmentation.
The skin will be red with mild swelling.
Do not touch the skin immediately after the treatment.
A tight, tender feeling and the skin may become dry and flake in the first few days. Do not pick the dry skin. Allow this to flake off naturally.
Pat dry skin after shower or bath.
Do not use perfumed, AHA or Alcohol containing products for 48 hours.
Do not go swimming or use steam rooms and saunas for 4-5 days.