Transform your skin: Reduce acne scars and brighten in just 45 minutes

About SkinPen®

Developed by medical professionals, the SkinPen® offers a pioneering solution to reduce acne scars, rejuvenate dull skin, and refine your complexion. As the first device of its kind to receive clinical validation and FDA clearance, SkinPen® stands out for its efficacy and safety in skincare treatments. Here’s what sets SkinPen® apart:

  • Visible Results in Just 45 Minutes.
  • Outstanding Long-Term Results.
  • Minimal Recovery With No/Little Social Downtime.
  • Clinically Proven and Cleared by the FDA.
  • Awarded “Top Skin Care Device” in the Aesthetic Medicine Awards.
  • Payment Plan Option.

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Want to know more?

We tailor make our treatments to suit your aims, objectives, and personal characteristics. Because of this very personal approach, pricing varies from person to person and can only be provided at your Free Consultation.

We are however, very competitively priced in Cumbria, and our treatments come with a convenient payment plan option that allows you to pay in manageable monthly instalments.

During the SkinPen® treatment, thousands of minuscule needle punctures are created in the outer layers of the skin. These microperforations send your body into 'repair mode', whereby it produces collagen and elastin to resurface and rejuvenate your cells.

The depth, spacing, frequency, and pattern of microperforations is precisely controlled so as to optimise results. For example, microperforations are created at a depth of approximately 2 mm beneath the surface of the skin (a setting that, for legal reasons, cannot be achieved with spa or home devices).

SkinPen® is the first Micro Needling device that is clinically proven and cleared by the FDA. It is also the most precise and the most flexible Micro Needling procedure – it can target specific problematic skin regions more effectively than Derma Rolling, and it can be used on less accessible areas like the scalp.

Although Micro Needling might sound daunting at first, it is actually quite painless. Many people compare the experience to a deep facial with some extra vibration.

In one clinical study on Micro Needling for acne scars, patients rated the painfulness a 1 / 10 - For most people, that’s probably less painful than having your eyebrows waxed.

On top of this, we apply a topical anaesthetic to your skin prior to the procedure, allowing for a relatively pain-free experience.

SkinPen® has minimal social downtime and side effects.

Most patients experience slight swelling and redness for about 2-4 days after the procedure, but this can be easily covered up with makeup to allow you to proceed with your daily activities.

To help your skin heal in the best possible way, we will provide a complimentary aftercare kit.

You may notice healthier looking skin immediately after your treatment. However, your skin's natural repair process will continue throughout your programme and for several weeks after it finishes. As such, your results will only keep improving over time.

Yes. SkinPen® is suitable for all skin types and is cleared by the FDA - a status attributed to only the most effective products.

Results can vary from person to person, depending on your skin condition and on the healthiness of your skin. At your Free Consultation we’ll talk you through the results you can expect.

We strongly encourage you to use our suggested serums as the pre- and post-daily topical system. This is to help your face heal faster and with better results.

Please try to arrive for the treatment with a clean bare face - no moisturiser, sunscreen, make-up, or oils. We will however, thoroughly cleanse your skin before the treatment begins.

In the first 24 hours post-procedure, please try to:

  • Avoid direct sunlight. If you absolutely must be outside, be cautious and wear a shaded hat.
  • Avoid making any direct contact to the face. Do not apply any products.
  • Avoid showering or washing your face.
  • Avoid hot baths or saunas.
  • Avoid exposure to any harsh chemicals or sprays.
  • Avoid smoking - Smoking delays healing and can increase the risk of complications.
  • Drink at least 1.5 litres of water.

Between 24 and 72 hours after the treatment, please try to:

  • Wash your face with a gentle wash.
  • We strongly recommend for you to use our suggested serums as the daily topical system. After allowing the serums to set for 10 minutes, begin incorporating products of your daily regime – moisturiser, sunscreen, etc.
  • Minimise direct sunlight. If you need to go outside, apply sunscreen and wear a shaded hat.

After 72 hours have passed, please:

  • Schedule a follow up appointment. During this appointment, we will assess your healing and determine the remaining sequence of your treatment.
  • Continue to use our recommended serums as a daily topical system.
  • Avoid the use of any harsh chemicals, exfoliates, or scrubs for at least 10 days.

In a spa or a home setting, Micro Needling devices have needles that are 10 to 35 times shorter than the ones we use. This is because a licensed professional is required to supervise any procedure that significantly penetrates your skin. As such, a spa or home device simply cannot deliver the same results.

Furthermore, Micro Needling must be done with a device that penetrates your skin at a 90 degree angle. This is so that the procedure does not scrape, scratch, or cause more serious trauma that results in scarring. Inexpensive devices that you might find in a spa or over the counter tend to have poor quality needles that are slightly angled or bent, and can thus damage your skin permanently.

SkinPen® is not recommended for women who are pregnant or who are breastfeeding.

The procedure is also not suitable for patients with:

  • A history of keloid scars, scleroderma, collagen vascular diseases, or cardiac abnormalities.
  • A hemorrhagic disorder or hemostatic dysfunction.
  • An active bacterial or fungal infection.

Yes. At your Free Consultation we can organise a payment plan that suits you.

Located just outside of the town centre on Kingmoor Road, we are very easy to get to and have lots of free parking space – We’re on the left past Austin Friars School heading towards Rockliffe, or if you’re coming of the bypass on Kingmoor Road (East) roundabout follow the sign for Etterby under the low bridge and we’re ¼ of a mile on the right.

Why VL Aesthetics?

For over 10 years we’ve been helping people in Cumbria to change the way they look and feel. Here’s why 1000s of people have chosen VL Aesthetics:

  • An expert team of cosmetic doctors, nurses, aestheticians, and beauty therapists
  • Tailor-made treatments and programmes designed to your specific needs
  • Award-winning, clinically proven products and technologies
  • Regulated by CQC and accredited by national regulatory authorities
  • State of the art facilities in a private setting, with lots of free parking space
  • 5 star review rating with over 1500 5-star reviews
  • Known for our professional and friendly approach
  • Easy payment plan option with manageable monthly instalments
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