How does SkinPen Micro-needling work alongside Botox

Both these treatments work well together, and often clients are using both as part of a combination of therapies.

Once you have had your SkinPen micro needling treatment, you can wait 2 weeks and have your Botox injections and then wait another few weeks and resume to having your next SkinPen treatment.

SkinPen is an organic way of correcting and slowing down the ageing process. Even at 50 years of age, you will be stimulating new baby collagen growth and cell rejuvenation. With each treatment, you will begin to feel and see the texture of your skin change, the skin will become tighter, thicker, and more rejuvenated. While Botox will support the quick fix of any signs of fine lines, wrinkles, only to fade away over 3-4 months.

Let us explore and break down how each treatment works and the benefits. 

While Botox may be more popular, micro needling has rapidly become the treatment of choice for a lot of consumers, due to the long-term results and investment. The consumer will know what they want to achieve; however, they will look to you as qualified Practitioners and Medics as to where their investment is best spent, and you can certainly support and give them options. 

How Does Botox Work

Botox (Botulinum toxin) is injected into the skin to relax the muscles to smooth out the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, frown lines and crow’s feet. The results are not permanent, and last, around three months, it takes up to 2 weeks to see the full effect of Botox. It is deemed a cosmetic treatment for anti-ageing purposes as a quick fix. 

How much you need is dependent on how wrinkly the area of the skin is and only a qualified medic, nurse or experienced aesthetics practitioner with a certificate can advise on the quantity. 

Once the Botox begins to wear off, your natural fine lines and wrinkles start to show, and the Botox injections can be repeated. 

In the UK, the cost for having Botox treatments vary from £100 to £300, please ensure that you are being treated by a fully certified and insured practitioner.

How SkinPen Microneedling Works

SkinPen microneedling, otherwise known as collagen induction therapy, is a treatment that works deep within the epidermis and dermis to rejuvenate the skin’s natural appearance by regenerating the production of new collagen and elastin while stimulating the production of healthy new cells. 

SkinPen needle cartridges host 14 tiny sterile needles that create microscopic punctures to the skin, whereby the body works naturally to repair these wounds. While the body responds to the wound healing, new capillaries are formed to increase the blood flow, and new collagen and elastin begin to improve the overall texture of the treated skin. 

SkinPen® microneedling is a safe treatment, with zero risks of cross-contamination. The results are gradual, with some visible results seen within the first several days. The recommendation is to have a minimum for three treatments to maximise full results, depending on the patient’s goal. This might be to reduce the signs of ageing or acne scarring. Procedures are done every 4-6 weeks over a three to four-month period. 

The cost for having a SkinPen Precision microneedling treatment vary from £150 to £300, depending on where the clinic is based in the UK, please ensure that you are being treated by a fully certified and insured practitioner.

In summary, you can see the difference between the two treatments, however, as highlighted earlier, the treatments work well together by complimenting both the short- and longer-term results.

Ask us for more information

SkinPen Precision is offered in UK aesthetic clinics by BioactiveAesthetics, the UK distributor. If you would like more information about the device or how medical micro needling can improve the skin, please contact us via email or phone enquiries@bioactiveaesthetics.co.uk / T: 07853 932 645