Skin Pen Microneedling
An introduction to


Microneedling or collagen induction therapy is a clinical treatment used to stimulate the natural production of collagen.  As we age, this natural production by the skin of collagen and elastin diminishes leading to skin laxity and wrinkles. During the Microneedling procedure sharp, thin needles create temporary microscopic puncture wounds in the top layers of the skin to stimulate the skins natural wound healing process. This healing process produces the natural release of collagen and elastin, which are the proteins that keep your skin looking firm and smooth.


At the Repton Clinic we use the award winning, FDA approved Skinpen Precision as our microneedling device, because it has been clinically proved to be safe and effective. Using the pen, we create controlled micro injuries to stimulate the body’s natural wound healing process, while minimising cellular damage. The result is effective remodelling and rejuvenation of the skin, without the intervention of surgery.


  • Tighten and lift skin to improve uneven skin tone or texture
  • Reduce fine lines and wrinkles
  • Reduce pigmentation due to sun damage or ageing
  • Reduce Acne scaring
  • Improve appearance of surgical scaring
  • Minimise Stretch Marks
  • Reduce enlarged Pores
  • Hair Loss Solution where hair follicles are still alive


Most people choose microneedling on their face, but you can also have the treatment on other areas of the body including legs, back, arms, neck, hands, decolletage, tummy etc


  • This is a non-surgical procedure
  • It’s a natural treatment that jump-starts your body’s own production of collagen with no heat or chemical intervention
  • Can be used to treat all skin tones and types (Fitzpatrick 1-6)
  • Relatively quick treatment with treatment time duration as little as 30 minutes
  • Little to no down time after procedure and most skin returning to normal 24 hours after the treatment
  • Safe and effective a treatment with proven results using an FDA approved medical device
  • Avoid elected use of Aspirin, anti-inflammatory medications (i.e., Ibuprofen, Naproxen), blood thinners, herbal supplements, Vitamin E, and Fish Oil for at least one week prior to and the day of SkinPen® treatment to minimise bruising risk- you may restart these the day following your treatment.
  • Avoid sun exposure for ideally one week prior to treatment.
  • Please wash your face with a gentle cleanser and do not wear any lotion, perfume, make-up, or serums when you go to your appointment.
  • Aesthetic injecting clients should leave 10 days between their last cosmetic injecting treatment and SkinPen®.
  • Avoid using any active topical skincare products such as retinoids for 3-5 days before the treatment.
  • Avoid shaving in the treatment area(s) on the day of treatment.
  • If you have a known allergy to topical anaesthetic, we would require to carry out a patch test prior to your treatment.
  • If you have a history of herpes infection your clinician will consider an anti-viral treatment such as Zoviraz one day prior to treatment and for 7 days post procedure.


  • Wash your hands before you touch your face.
  • Do not use any other products including cleanser, sunscreen or make up (especially with a makeup brush that has been used before) shampoo etc, on your skin within the first 24 hours post procedure.
  • Only use rescue calming complex, as needed after the first 24 hours to help soothe and calm the skin. RESCUE was specifically formulated for post-micro needling.
  • Strictly avoid sun exposure on the day of the procedure as you will not be wearing sunscreen. You may return to using sunscreen 24 hours after the procedure but continue to minimise sun exposure for 72 hours post procedure.
  • To protect your skin, you’ll also need to avoid swimming pools, saunas, and situations where you might sweat heavily, including intense workouts at the
    Excessive exercise or perspiration needs to be avoided for 72 hours post procedure as excessive blood flow and sweat can cause discomfort and irritation to the compromised skin.
  • Avoid using any active topical skincare products such as retinoids, vitamin c etc for the first week after SkinPen® to reduce risk of irritation.
  • Drink water and keep well hydrated after your procedure to help your skin heal and rejuvenate faster.
  • Wait 10 days after having SkinPen® before having any aesthetic injectable procedures.


This treatment is not suitable if you have any of the following:
  • Moderate-to-severe chronic skin diseases such as eczema or psoriasis.
  • Extreme keloidal tendencies.
  • Pregnant or Breastfeeding.
  • Open wounds or sores or irritated skin in the treatment area(s) or any new lesion that is unexplained.
  • Bleeding disorders and dysfunctions e.g. Haemophilia and Von Willebrand disease.
  • Prescribed medications for blood thinning such as Heparin, Warfarin.
  • Any active skin cancer in the treatment area(s).
  • Any active cancer under consultant care – 5 years all clear required.
  • Any allergy to stainless steel or anesthetics.
  • Active herpes labialis or other localised infection in the treatment area(s), including warts.
  • Any current viral, bacterial, fungal or parasitic skin infection – including colds, conjunctivitis, styes and severe active acne vulgaris.
  • Currently taking drugs with the ingredient isotretinoin (such as Accutane or Roaccutane), 6 months non-usage required.
  • Recent sunburn in the area of treatment.
  • Any collagen or vascular diseases – Scleroderma and Ehlers Danlos Syndrome.
  • It is important that you disclose any pre-existing medical conditions with the clinician.  There are certain medical that affect your suitability for treatment.  Your clinician will discuss the risks and benefits of whether Skinpen is suitable for you.




Call 01283 701345 to book your appointment.