A introduction to SkinMed® dermal needling DERMA FNS

Automated dermal needling painlessly creates many thousands of tiny holes to the bottom layer of the skin to encourage skin rejuvenation and promote complete and skin remodeling from scars, stretch marks, lines and wrinkles, enhance skin volume loss

Extremely useful for breaking up trapped melanosomes (pigment packages)

  • in melanosomes inside senescent (aged but living) engorged melanocytes with shrunken dendrites
  • in basal ‘mother’ keratinocytes fixed to the epidermal laminate membrane,
  • in crevices in the dermal epidermal triple laminate membrane
  • in melanophages which have engulfed melanosomes which have got though a damaged DE membrane and now sit stationary below the pigmented area above
  • Discuss with SkinMed the techniques and full protocol to deliver controlled measurable results with minimal rebound.

These tiny channels stimulate the skins natural healing process and it begins to dissolve old rigid collagen, whilst then releasing serum growth factors, stimulating the production of new collagen and elastin development.

SkinMed Protocols – A complete skin remodelling system. Want to learn how to use SkinMed Derma FNS in your clinic? Learn about our SkinMed Derma FNS protocols and take the test

A message from SkinMed’s Managing Director, Peter Roberts

“There are so many dermal needling pens available on the market right now, and it can be difficult to know what to look out for, whether you’re introducing needling to your practice for the first time, or simply wanting to upgrade to a better model. I believe there are several essential specifications you need to look for as standard in an automated needling device…”

Automated dermal needling pioneers

We at SkinMed® put months of research into having a pen designed for SkinMed Exclusively under our brand name SkinMed® Derma FNS® that ticks all the boxes. SkinMed were the first UK company to introduce automated needling pens into the aesthetics and medical market and to commission numerous clinical studies to prove various uses, we also were the first to offer level 4 to level 6 training, including incorporating it into Prof. Chu’s scarring masterclass

The only pen to pull the needles out

SkinMeds pen is the only pen on the market that uses a unique motor function which not only pushes the needles in at over 80,000 insertions a minute but uniquely ensures over 80,000 full retractions of the needles before allowing reinsertion, allowing the pen to glide over the skin with minimal catching, inducing less surface trauma while still delivering maximum collagen renewal.

So our motor doesn’t just push the needles in, it also pulls them out and doesn’t rely on a spring to extract the needles. the springs used in needle heads cannot keep up with the speed of all pen motors, meaning the needles are not fully out of the skin before being pushed back in by the motor. This causes catching and increased surface trauma, which prolongs healing time and doesn’t offer any benefit in collagen renewal, just increased recovery time. SkinMed have the exclusive rights to this pen, designed and created by SkinMed with our manufacturing partners.

Powerful German designed motor

The powerful, mains-operated, brushless motor operates at 8500 rpm without overheating and has a 10,000-hour guarantee, with a 2-year warranty on the pen’s parts.

Other Pen Motors

Many are poor quality which heat up and break down. We have chosen carefully. Pens which are battery powered may run at similar speeds to ours, but they don’t have the same ‘punch’ (wattage, to allow them to push into the skin. This means you get greater bounce of the needleheads off the skin and this reduces results.

Absolutely no cross-contamination

SkinMed Needle heads are made using surgical grade steel, in the same facility where the pen is manufactured, resulting in a perfect fit, with no rattle, seen with other models. Published data and imagery proves and demonstrates that the SkinMed® Derma FNS®’ sealed needles create no cross-contamination risk, while many other pens cannot say the same. We have a unique barrier ‘membrane’ to protect clients from any blood borne pathogens.

A Professional pen, made for Medical Professionals

The SkinMed Derma FNS is lightweight, easy to adjust and ergonomically designed, with a chrome finish, rather than the cheaper plastic finishes that have become standard in the industry.

The only automated needling pen used by Prof. Chu

“I was the first person to use automated needling in the UK and it has revolutionised the treatment of scar revision and facial rejuvenation.

The Derma FNS® is the only pen that I use and have done so for many years. It is supremely easy to use and fantastically versatile allowing treatment to all those difficult areas such as the nose, upper lips and even eyelids.

Treatment at full speed and a continuous dial to change needle depth from 0mm to 2mm needle length gives brilliant results and after EMLA/ LMX cream is very well tolerated by patients.

The Derma FNS® gets my thumbs up and my full recommendation.”

Professor Tony Chu, President of the ARA UK (acne and rosacea) and Professor and Lecturer, Imperial College, London and world expert on all types of scar revision

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1. What defines the length of needle chosen for each area of the face or the body?
2. How many passes should be made over each area of skin?
3. What is a typical needle depth range for the forehead?
4. What is a typical needle depth range for the nose?
5. What is a typical needle depth range for the upper lip?
6. What is a typical needle depth range for the cheek?
7. What is a typical needle depth range for the peri ocular area?
8. What is a typical needle depth range for the superior eyelid
9. Agree or Disagree? The pen should be moved continuously along a straight line in a circularrotating motion to get the best and even distribution of insertions.
10. Agree or Disagree? The best way to needle a whole face is to begin at the forehead and then work down the nose at usually using the same of slightly lower needle depth, then needle the peri-oral area avoiding the vermillion. Then increase the needle depth and proceed along the jawline and around to around the outer edge of the face along the cheek bone beneath the orbital rim. Ask the patient to smile as you approach the orbital rim to tighten up the skin and then needle into the cheek area, where the needle depth can be increased and the client may be asked to blow out their cheeks to provide a firmer base which helps the needles to penetrate.
11. How many days post the procedure is it before new collagen is produced?
12. What advice should be given to the patient following needling in termsof post procedural management and home care?
13. How should the needle be disposed of?
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