SkinPen is a micro needling system that uses very small needles to cause controlled damage to the skin. This damage causes the body to stimulate collagen. It can improve texture and tone of the skin, such as acne scarring, hyperpigmentation, surface scars, and pore size. Using a growth factor, with this treatment, improves the results. It can be used on the face and body.
Depending on the patient’s goals and expectations, we recommend between 4 and 6 treatments, 3-4 weeks apart. When a patient arrives, pictures are taken before each treatment. We numb the area for at least 30 minutes then cleanse and begin the SkinPen treatment. Pinpoint bleeding can occur and the patient will most likely leave a little pink or red and maybe a little puffy. These side effects may last a few days. Patients will start to notice a difference 3-4 weeks post treatment.
Packages are available and customizable per provider. With each facial SkinPen treatment, a homecare kit (valued at $100.00) is included. Once a patient completes their series, a patient may need a maintenance treatment every 6 months to a year. If a patients concern is pigment this treatment pairs well with chemical peels or laser. If the patients concern is texture, a Thermi Smooth or Ultherapy will boost the results.
*The information about Microneedling/SkinPen was reviewed by Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Marc E. Yune. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us using our contact form below.