Microneedling With SkinPen

SkinPen Precision is the worlds leading skin remodelling (microneedling) medical device that creates temporary small microscopic channels in your skin. This simple procedure activates your body’s natural skin-healing power to increase collagen and elastin, so your skin returns to a healthier-looking and youthful appearance. Suitable for all skin types.
SkinPen® Precision Microneedling System is a medical device intended to treat facial acne scars in adults aged 22 years or older. Aesthetic Purposes: SkinPen® Precision Microneedling System is also intended to help improve the cosmetic appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, stretch marks, surgical scars, enlarged pores and pigmentation conditions (dyschromia).

What are the benefits of Microneedling?

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Microneedling is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that involves the use of fine, sterile needles to create tiny punctures in the top layer of your skin. This controlled skin injury triggers the body’s natural healing processes, stimulating collagen and elastin production, essential components for maintaining supple, vibrant skin.

Microneedling, particularly with advanced tools like SkinPen, offers a range of benefits for both skin rejuvenation and enhancement. Here’s a concise bullet-point list highlighting the key advantages:

  • Reduces Fine Lines and Wrinkles: Promotes natural collagen production, leading to the minimization of fine lines and wrinkles, especially around the face and neck.

  • Improves Skin Texture: By creating micro-punctures in the skin, microneedling stimulates the skin’s healing process, resulting in a smoother, more refined skin texture.

  • Enhances Skin Tone: Regular treatments can lead to more uniform skin tone, reducing the appearance of age spots, sun damage, and hyperpigmentation.

  • Boosts Product Absorption: The micro-channels created by microneedling enhance the skin’s ability to absorb topical treatments, increasing their efficacy.

  • Scar Reduction: Effective in diminishing the appearance of acne scars and other types of scarring by promoting the remodeling of collagen.

  • Pore Size Reduction: Helps in reducing the size of enlarged pores by encouraging collagen production in and around the pores.

  • Improves Skin Elasticity: The increased production of collagen and elastin helps to firm and tighten the skin, enhancing its elasticity.

  • Versatile Treatment: Suitable for various body areas, including the face, neck, décolletage, and even the scalp for hair rejuvenation when combined with PRP.

Microneedling with SkinPen and AquaGold represents two advanced methods within the realm of minimally invasive skin rejuvenation treatments. Both target a variety of skin concerns but do so with distinct mechanisms and features:

  1. SkinPen Microneedling:

    • Utilizes a precise, pen-like device that offers adjustable depth settings to accommodate different treatment areas and concerns.
    • Primarily focuses on stimulating the body’s natural collagen production through creating controlled micro-injuries to the skin.
    • Ideal for treating acne scars, fine lines, wrinkles, and improving the skin’s overall texture and tone.
    • The procedure is versatile, allowing for customization based on the individual’s skin type and specific concerns.

  2. AquaGold Microinfusion:

    • A luxurious, microchanneling treatment that delivers a blend of ingredients tailored to your skin’s needs directly into the dermis.
    • Often combines hyaluronic acid, vitamins, enzymes, plant extracts, and even Botox for a bespoke treatment.
    • Targets fine lines, minimizes pores, and enhances the skin’s luminosity and hydration levels.
    • Particularly beneficial for achieving a superficial, consistent application of actives, providing a more uniform and radiant complexion.

While both treatments offer exceptional benefits for skin rejuvenation, the choice between SkinPen and AquaGold typically depends on the specific skin concerns being addressed, the desired outcome, and the level of customization required for each patient. In my practice, I provide detailed consultations to determine which microneedling approach is best suited to your unique skin goals, ensuring optimal results that enhance and highlight your natural beauty.

Yes, microneedling is particularly effective in treating acne scars. It works by breaking down the old scar tissue and stimulating skin cell regeneration. Over a series of treatments, the skin becomes more even in texture and tone, significantly reducing the visibility of pitted and indented acne scars.

While some immediate effects, such as a radiant glow, may be noticeable right after the treatment, more significant results like improved skin texture and reduced scarring become apparent after several weeks. This is because collagen production and skin cell turnover take time. Most patients see optimal results after a series of treatments, typically spaced 4 to 6 weeks apart.

The key difference between cosmetic microneedling and medical microneedling lies in the depth of needle penetration. Cosmetic microneedling, often performed at home or in a spa, involves shallower penetration and primarily targets the uppermost layers of the skin. In contrast, medical microneedling, which is performed in a clinical setting, uses longer needles to reach the deeper dermal layer, offering more significant improvements in skin concerns like deep wrinkles and scars.

Absolutely, microneedling can be combined with other treatments, such as PRP (platelet-rich plasma), to enhance healing and results. When combined with PRP, often referred to as the “vampire facial,” the growth factors in the PRP can penetrate deeply into the skin through the micro-channels created by microneedling, promoting even more collagen production and accelerated healing.

After microneedling, it’s crucial to protect the skin as it heals. Avoid applying any products to the skin for the first 24 hours apart from those recommended by your practitioner. Don’t use harsh skincare products, exfoliate, or expose the skin to direct sun for at least a week. Avoiding strenuous exercise and makeup for 24-48 hours is also recommended to prevent irritation.

The recovery process after microneedling is typically straightforward, with minor side effects such as redness, swelling, and sensitivity, which subside within a few days. The skin may also feel tight and dry as it heals. Following post-care instructions meticulously will support a swift and effective recovery.


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Susan CurleySusan Curley
19:53 03 Oct 23
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13:14 20 Sep 23
I had a few skin treatments with Dr.Mary including PRP, micro needling and lip flip. While she wasn't pushy and I wasn't under any pressure to have any procedures done, each treatment was explained to me step by step.Dr. Mary was extremely thorough, professional and knowledgeable, which made me comfortable duringtreatments. I look forward to trying out more in the near future!R.
Priyanka DahiyaPriyanka Dahiya
12:21 20 Sep 23
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11:47 20 Sep 23
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