Boosting collagen and improving the texture of skin

When it comes to anti-ageing treatments, there’s a common misconception with patients that it’s only injectables like dermal fillers that will help improve the texture of the skin. But time and time again it’s been proved microneedling is better for boosting collagen and cell turnover.

This week, we take a look at how the SkinPen device from BioActiveAesthetics can be used to rebuild collagen supplies and what microneedling can do for lines and wrinkles, particularly around the eyes.

The importance of collagen

Collagen is the key to maintaining youthful-looking, smooth skin. Before we hit our thirties and beyond, the skin has more natural collagen stores, making developing lines and wrinkles (such as crows feet) inevitable. However, with the right skin rejuvenation treatment we can kick start new collagen and improve the texture of the skin.

As we age collagen stores start to deplete, and the skin can aesthetically change. This process usually begins in the late twenties or very early thirties, and by the forties, the signs of collagen loss are more evident.

A more advanced solution is usually needed to build collagen supplies back up. A tried and tested method of wrinkle reduction and collagen rebuilding is microneedling. This is where investing in SkinPen to improve the look and texture of skin can help.

Rebuilding collagen with microneedling

SkinPen is a microneedling device used for anti-ageing and skin rejuvenation procedures. It uses fine needles to create tiny injuries in the skin. In response to these micro skin traumas, the body will initiate its biological wound healing process. This produces new collagen.

Using SkinPen

The device is held comfortably in the hand as the healthcare professional begins moving it across the patient’s skin. It sets to work instantaneously, causing coordinated damage to the upper layers of the skin, setting in motion the creation of fresh collagen supplies.

In the weeks and months post treatment, patients should see visible improvements to the dermis. Fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes can appear softer, for example. During the natural healing process, present collagen and elastin are remodelled.

Choosing a microneedling device?

One advantage of offering SkinPen microneedling is that it does not cause heat shock proteins, that can lead to pigmentation issues in some patients. Experts agree there is a big selling point.

Microneedling also pushes the epidermal cells aside with negligible cell damage, allowing the others tissues around the treatment area to remain safe and unharmed. The non-surgical nature also makes it hugely appealing to possible patients, that don’t want cosmetic surgery.


Both male and female patients can benefit from collagen-boosting treatments with Skinpen. There are an array of areas of the face SkinPen microneedling can help, including the delicate eye area.

Patients that are pregnant or on certain medications you may not be suitable for this specific type of treatment to improve the quality and texture of skin. BioActiveAesthetics offers handy advice on the safety and efficacy of SkinPen to healthcare professionals – contact us for more information.

Ask us for more information.

Are you a medical professional and cosmetic expert considering offering medical microneedling to your patients? Let us help guide you. If you have any questions about the SkinPen device, please contact us online today.