SkinPen Microneedling Benefits

December 2021

Understand How SkinPen Microneedling Can Help Improve Your Skin 

SkinPen microneedling is a safe, comfortable and easy option for treating acne scars, fine lines and wrinkles, and enhancing the overall appearance of  your skin. As the first FDA-cleared device, SkinPen microneedling is made in the USA and rigorously tested for safety. 

What is SkinPen Microneedling?

The SkinPen microneedling device uses tiny, sterilized needles to prick the skin and create microscopic channels that activate the body’s natural healing response, stimulating the production of elastin and collagen. 

Think of a SkinPen microneedling treatment as a reset for your skin. The increased production of collagen and elastin makes the skin look younger, healthier, and more luminous. 

It’s important to note that while microneedling is also available with at-home devices, these treatments are unlikely to produce the same quality and long-lasting results as SkinPen microneedling delivered by a board-certified dermatologist or medical aesthetics provider using the FDA-cleared device. 

At-home treatments can also cause complications like infection or injury due to dull or poorly sterilized needles.For the best long term results for your skin health, we recommend consulting with our dermatologist or specialized medical aesthetic providers who are highly experienced and trained to provide these precision SkinPen treatments.

Do I Need SkinPen Microneedling?

SkinPen microneedling is an effective way to treat a variety of skin conditions. It is typically performed on the face, but can also be used to treat the skin on other areas of the body, such as the neck or decolletage. 

Cosmetic conditions that can be treated with SkinPen microneedling include:

  • Sunspots
  • Scars
  • Stretch marks
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Reduced skin elasticity

Medical conditions that can be treated with SkinPen microneedling include:

  • Alopecia (hair loss)
  • Large pores
  • Acne
  • Dark patches or other types of hyperpigmentation

What Can I Expect From a SkinPen Microneedling Treatment?

The treatment typically takes between 10 and 30 minutes and has few side effects. You can expect 3-6 visits to see the full effects of your SkinPen microneedling treatment.

At your visit, your dermatologist or medical aesthetic provider will apply a numbing cream to your face. The SkinPen microneedling device itself will be moved around the treatment area, and tiny needles within the device will prick the surface of the skin. 

Minor bleeding from the treatment is rare but possible. Your provider may apply a soothing cream to alleviate any discomfort. 

SkinPen microneedling has relatively minor side effects, but you may experience any of the following:

  • Pain and redness: Because of the needle pricks, you may feel pain at the treated site or have redness for a few days. 
  • Peeling: As with any injury to the skin such as sunburn, you may have peeling as the treated site heals. 
  • Bruising: Especially if you experienced bleeding during treatment, you may have some minor bruising as well. As with any bruise, it is caused by damaged blood cells and will clear on its own.

Contact your provider if any of these side effects last longer than a few days or cause a severe reaction. In rare cases, scarring or infection can occur. It’s best to discuss all side effects with your dermatologist before beginning a SkinPen microneedling treatment. 

SkinPen Microneedling Before and After

Depending on your goals and skin condition, our providers will create a custom plan with a recommended number of treatments, typically three to six total. Usually, treatments occur four to six weeks apart. While you may not see the full results until 2 to 4 weeks after your final visit, you can see improvements in just one week following the first procedure. Your skin will gradually improve as your body’s healing process promotes collagen remodeling.

Following each treatment, you should take care of your skin by avoiding sun exposure and applying any creams or ointments prescribed by your dermatologist. You will be able to apply makeup the following day post treatment.

We recommend a thorough consultation before beginning treatment so you understand what to expect from SkinPen microneedling before and after the treatment. 

Our team of expert dermatologists and medical aesthetic providers are highly skilled, with advanced training and experience for a range of procedures and treatments. Our team also values exceptional patient care above all else, so you’ll know you’re in good hands. 

Come in for a free consultation to learn what will work best for you. For the month of January, we are offering 15% off a single session of SkinPen microneedling with or without PRP!  Schedule a free consultation with one of our board-certified dermatologists at one of our locations in Indiana, Maine, New Hampshire, and Ohio.