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Hyaluron Pen (No Needle Filler)

 Hyaluron Pen (No Needle Filler)

Hyaluron Pen

The Hyaluronic Pen has taken the beauty industry by storm, with its no needle lip filler concept.

Hyaluron pen is an excellent tool if you’re looking for a way to add a more hydrated and plumper look to your lips and deeply moisturize your face.

The treatment uses a special pen to deliver hyaluronic acid into the lips and skin, where needed. The pen was actually first designed to eliminate the use of needles for those who suffer from diabetes and has since been used by the beauty industry to allow for no-needle fillers.

The pressure from the pen is strong enough to force the filler or vitamin cocktails into the skin. The pen is not a miracle lip/face volumizer (nor does it advertise to be) and since it has more superficial results, it’s best used by clients who want to achieve more subtle results.

The active ingredient used, hyaluronic acid, rejuvenates and lifts the lip area, as well as stimulates collagen production.

This technique is supposed to be less abrasive than other procedures since there are no needles involved. The risk of bruising and swelling is extremely low as well.

Treatment Advantages:

With age, the hyaluronic acid levels become depleted, thus making our lips, forehead, and overall face look less youthful.

Here are a few reasons why use the Hyaluron Pen as part of your beauty treatments regime:

  • The Hyaluronic fillers are 100% natural.
  • No needles
  • Significantly reduced pain and bruising
  • 100% natural
  • 100% safe
  • Instant results
  • No downtime
  • Face bio- revitalisation
  • Plumper and hydrated lips
  • Smooth out wrinkles
  • Excellent for clients who suffer from needle -phobia
  • Glowing Skin

Hayluron pen

How long does this treatment last?

The average duration is 3-7 months, however, your lifestyle and metabolism will have a factor in the longevity of this natural product.

What Are The Risks And Potential Complications?

Hyaluron Pen Treatments are said to feel like a very slight ‘pins and needles sensation but are generally described as not uncomfortable and painless.

There are virtually no risks or side effects for healthy candidates, however, like in any beauty service, a full consultation must be carried out prior to treatment.

There is always the possibility of allergic reaction to one or more of the ingredients within the topically applied serums used – this would become apparent immediately on application, by the appearance of redness. Patch tests are not compulsory, simply because the main ingredient used is Hyaluronic Acid, which our body naturally produces.

Limitations of the Procedure

As the Hyaluron pen usage in facial rejuvenation is still relatively new the long-term effects are not yet studied.

It is understood among cosmetic injectable experts that the effectiveness of hyaluronic pens compared to traditional needle injections is still very different. The delivery of fillers through needle allows the aesthetics practitioner to be very specific about the location. A needle allows for more precise changes while a Hyaluron pen does not. An optimal injectable aesthetics outcome comes down to a measure of just millimeters at times. As a result, the hyaluronic pen may not achieve the full desired plump or shape that existing injectable services can offer due to its intended design. However, clients can still expect increased plumpness and hydration levels.

It is highly important to talk to an aesthetics professional before going through the procedure. Aesthetics Glow Clinic practitioners are Hyaluron Pen trained, insured, and properly qualified to use the pen for all-over face rejuvenation.

Everything Wrong with the Hyaluron Pen

New trends and fads are constantly emerging in the beauty industry and in regard to cosmetic injections. Oftentimes, these new products and procedures lack any empirical evidence supporting their efficacy or safety.

We believe it is our responsibility to share that knowledge with our clients to help them make informed and safe choices in their care.

Lately, we have been seeing everyone from estheticians to lash technicians offering Hyaluron Pen lip plumping and wrinkle erasing.

The goal of this blog post is to teach you about this new fad and the dangers associated with it in order for you to make the best decisions regarding your health and help you achieve your aesthetic and cosmetic goals safely.

What is the Hyaluron Pen?

Also known as happens, fog injection devices, SERA pens, and nebulizer injector guns, the Hyaluron Pen is a small handheld medical device that is being used to “inject” hyaluronic acid fillers into the face.

The Hyaluron Pen was originally created for diabetic patients. It offered a needle-less, pain-free way to deliver insulin into the subcutaneous tissue.

Hyaluron Pen

The Hyaluron Pen operates by creating enough pressure externally against the tissue to “push” the hyaluronic acid filler into the dermal layer of your skin without the use of needles. Most commonly in cosmetic cases, it is being used for lip plumping. However, there are also several advertisements promising entire wrinkle-free faces without the use of needles.

Since its creation, the cosmetic world has manipulated the device to suit purposes it was not originally intended for. Here is where the issues and dangers with Hyaluron Pens begin…

Is the Hyaluron Pen safe?

The short answer to this question is “no”.

There are not any needle-less dermal filler devices that have been authorized for sale in Canada. Furthermore, Health Canada has advised that the use of Hyaluron Pens for dermal fillers may pose health risks. According to Health Canada’s website:

Potential side effects include:

  • Inflammatory skin reactions
  • Abscesses
  • Staining of skin

Additional risks include:

  • Bacterial and fungal infection due to contamination during filling
  • Spreading of transmissible diseases due to cross-contamination between users
  • Damage to the skin, eyes, or blood vessels due to excessive pressure or operator error

Then why do you keep seeing it advertised everywhere?

“Needle-free filler has arrived! Pain-free and natural looking!”

This is an advertisement from a local spa boasting that the Hyaluron Pen will give you fuller lips, minimize and erase your nasolabial folds and frown lines, and much more! They also promise that it’s a fraction of the cost you would pay your qualified, licensed injector! Plus, did they mention it's needless and pain-free?!

The staff at these types of spas are most often not medically trained professionals. At External Affairs, the portion of our staff that performs cosmetic injections includes only healthcare practitioners. While you are most likely to be treated by one of our Registered Nurses, you may also be injected by our MD, Physician’s Assistant, or Nurse Practitioner.

All of our staff have exceptional and extensive training in facial anatomy, products, and injection techniques. More often than not, Hyaluron Pen injections are being offered in a non-clinical, spa setting.

“Injectors at External Affairs use a variety of techniques to inject dermal fillers including cannula and needle.”

Both cannula and needles are proven to be safe injection techniques and are approved by Health Canada. In addition, these techniques allow the injector to place dermal fillers in very specific planes and depths of tissue to achieve a desirable outcome.

Hyaluron Pens merely “push” a thin hyaluronic acid filler into the dermis (a superficial layer of tissue) where it disperses in a nondescript fashion. Lacking specificity, it is much less likely to produce an aesthetically pleasing result.

How is the Hyaluron Pen still available and being advertised?

As healthcare practitioners (whether we are RNs or MDs) we are licensed by our respective governing bodies. These governing bodies ensure that we practice safely and competently. If we don’t, we risk losing those licenses and our titles.

Most estheticians and laypeople offering the Hyaluron Pen are not medically licensed, and therefore, do not have a governing body to answer to or receive discipline from. Health Canada has stated that they have reached out to estheticians and spas offering the Hyaluron Pen. They have advised them of the licensing requirements and the associated potential health risks, but many are ignoring these warnings and continuing to use them.

Now that you know…

As of now, needle-less filler injections are a “too-good-to-be-true” dream for the future. But, who knows, they may one day be approved by Health Canada. More research and studies will be required, however, to ensure their safety, quality, and efficacy.