SkinPen Precision is a precise micromechanical skin remodeling device that initiates skin remodeling to treat scar tissue including acne and surgical scars, and may also be used for general skin rejuvenation to improve fine lines, wrinkles, pigmentation and overall skin appearance.
SkinPen procedures are performed in a minimally-invasive (little to no introduction of the instrument into the body) and precise manner with the use of the sterile needle head. The procedure is normally completed within 30–60 minutes, depending on the required procedure and anatomical site.
After the procedure, the skin will be red and flushed in appearance, like a moderate sunburn. You may also experience skin tightness and mild sensitivity to touch on certain areas. This will diminish significantly within a few hours following the procedure. Within the next 24 hours, the skin will often appear to have returned to normal. After three days, there is rarely evidence that the procedure has taken place.
The SkinPen® Precision System should not be used on patients who:
• Have active skin cancer in the treatment area(s)
• Have open wounds, sores, or irritated skin in the treatment area(s)
• Have an allergy to stainless steel or anaesthetics
• Have a hemorrhagic (bleeding) disorder or hemostatic (bleeding) dysfunction
• Are pregnant or nursing
• Are currently taking drugs with the ingredient isotretinoin (such as Accutane)
NOTE: This product is not intended for transdermal (under the skin) delivery of topical products such as cosmetics, drugs, or biologics.
Precautions and Warnings
Safety and Effectiveness for settings greater than 1.5 mm has not been evaluated. Universal precautions are necessary during SkinPen. SkinPen should not be used within the orbital rim of the eye, such as the eyelids. The SkinPen Precision System has not been evaluated in the following patient populations (i.e. patients with the following conditions or taking the following medications): Actinic (solar) keratosis; active acne; collagen vascular diseases or cardiac abnormalities; diabetes; eczema, psoriasis and other chronic conditions in the treatment area or on other areas of the body; immunosuppressive therapy; history of contact dermatitis; raised moles in the treatment area; rosacea; active bacterial, fungal, or viral infections (i.e. herpes, warts); keloid scars (a scar that grows outside of the boundaries of an original scar); patients on anticoagulants; scars and stretch marks less than one year old; scleroderma; and wound-healing deficiencies.
There may be alternative treatment or procedures to SkinPen. Please speak with your doctor to which alternatives may provide similar treatment for your skin condition.
I understand that results of SkinPen procedures will vary among individuals. I understand that although I may see a change after my first procedure, I may require a series of sessions to obtain my desired outcome.
The procedure and side effects described in this consent have been explained to me including alternative methods, as have the advantages and disadvantages of SkinPen.
I have been advised that though good results are expected, the possibility and nature of complications cannot be accurately anticipated, therefore, there can be no guarantee as expressed or implied either as to the success or other results of the SkinPen procedure. I am aware that the SkinPen procedure is not permanent and natural degradation may occur over time
I have read (or it has been read to me) and understand this consent and I understand the information contained in it.
I have had the opportunity to ask any questions about the SkinPen procedure including risks or alternatives, and I acknowledge that all my questions about the procedure have been answered in a satisfactory manner.
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I certify that I have read and fully understand the above consent form, I have understood the terms of the treatment and the medical questionnaire is accurate.