Bellus Medical collaborated with HSD and Sparton Medical to create a ground-up re-design for their next generation SkinPen. This state-of-the-art micro-needling device helps improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and scars on the human body. The SkinPen precisely creates thousands of micro-injuries to the dermis which automatically triggers new collagen synthesis. This controlled process helps the body self- repair in treated areas without the scaring of skin tissue.

HSD provided the Industrial Design and in-depth Human Factors analysis, providing a major step up in handheld ergonomics which facilitates user precision and ease of use. Designers assisted in various formative studies using prototype models to directly understand and identify areas of improvement and the clinician needs. For more information on the SkinPen visit HSD’s project page or go to