Collagen Induction Therapy using INNOpen

img_0037_1024x1024What is the treatment?

Microneedling with the INNOPen is a new innovation in aesthetics.    The micro needles within the pen create hundreds of tiny micro channels through the epidermis into the deeper dermis. This triggers the natural production of collagen and elastin and kick starts the body's natural healing process, resulting in an over all improved appearance to the skin. 

The Innopen Micro-Needling Pen is a state of the art device designed for professional use only. Unlike all other devices available in the EU, Innopen is totally unique in that it deploys the worlds only sealed treatment tip. This design enables the practitioner to absolutely ensure there treatment depth is delivered in a totally controlled environment. Utilising a needle entry system ensures that skin is not retracted into the needle tip, thus preventing uncontrolled depth, microscopic tears and tissue damage. 

The Innopen is a powered device with adjustable speed settings and depth control in 0.1mm increments from 0mm-2mm.  The superficial micro-channels created by the INNOpen allow topical gels, creams and serums to be absorbed more effectively into the skin. 


Why would I want it?

The INNOPen is designed to reverse years of skin wrinkling and sun damage.   The results of micro-needling are a reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, resulting in younger-looking skin with fewer signs of aging.  Innopen also has a positive effect on hyper-pigmentation, as well as scarring.

The INNOpen is a small shape that can fit into hard to reach areas, such as around the eyes, nose and lips.  Many women love the fact that the INNOpen stimultaes the body's own natural healing process, creating new healthy skin and resulting in a much more natural solution to treating fine lines and wrinkles.  

Where can it be used?

Innopen can be used on all parts of the body; Face, neck, décolletage, arms, hands, legs, abdomen and back.

What can I expect during the treatment?

The procedure can take between 30 minutes to 1 hour, depending on the area being treated

The feeling associated with the Innopen is similar to light sandpaper being moved across the skin. While some areas are more sensitive than others, the speed of the reciprocating needle tip reduces discomfort and a topical anaesthetic further reduces any pain that might have been experienced.

Are results immediate?

Immediately after the treatment, patients notice a glow to their skin.  In the first couple of days, the micro-injuries trigger the body's immune system and white blood cells are sent in to disinfect the wounds, increase the blood supply and start to create fresh, new skin.  Approx 4 days after the treatment, the body produces collagen and elastin and deposits them as the new tissue is formed. Visible differences to the skin are noticed at this time.  From around day 6 and continuing for around 6 months, new stronger collagen continues to be produced and the dermis contracts, resulting in a noticeably younger looking, more supple skin 

How often should I have the treatment?

As always, we'd thoroughly recommend a free consultation, where we will assess your skin and recommend the best treatment plan for you.  Some patients will only have one treatment a year to acheive optimal results.  For most patients, we'd recommend a series of 3 or 4 treatments  in the first year.  For patients with deep wrinkles, advanced aging, stretch marks or scars, we would recommend between 6 and 8 sessions.

Is there any downtime?

Immediately after the treatment there will be redness to your skin.  Some people heal completely within 24 hours,  The majority will retain some redness for between 2 and 4 days.  Total healing times depends on your individual treatment and the depth of the needles used.