Microneedling with SkinPen®

Struggling with skin irregularities can be disheartening, especially when traditional treatments do not seem to work. Improving the appearance of acne scars, enlarged pores, stretch marks, wrinkles, and dull skin often requires specialized care. Microneedling with SkinPen® creates micro-injuries in the dermis, stimulating the body’s natural healing responses, collagen production, and ultimately producing fresher-looking skin. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) can also be added to a microneedling procedure for a faster recovery and enhanced cosmetic effects. At Thompson Center for Plastic Surgery, patients can receive customized, non-surgical microneedling treatment with SkinPen® and enjoy natural facial rejuvenation results.

What Do You Desire?


Smoother Skin

Patients who are plagued by textural imperfections such as acne scars, stretch marks, enlarged pores, and wrinkles can benefit from microneedling, particularly with PRP. The SkinPen® is a collagen-induction therapy designed to induce immune and regenerative responses that prompt the skin to create fresh skin cells and blood vessels, resulting in smoother and more pleasing skin texture.

A Glowing Complexion

Microneedling is ideal for brightening dull or uneven skin tones. This treatment can help revitalize the face by triggering the formation of new collagen and elastin, creating a glowing complexion. Following the procedure, the tissues rebuild, producing a newer and healthier surface.

A Youthful Aesthetic

Skin laxity can produce a prematurely aged appearance. Fortunately, microneedling stimulates the production of type I collagen, which helps restore skin elasticity. Patients who opt for microneedling with SkinPen® can achieve tighter, more youthful skin and improved self-confidence.

Your Microneedling with SkinPen® Consultation

One of the most important steps in your microneedling journey is the consultation. During this appointment, you will have the opportunity to discuss your goals and receive a personalized treatment plan that addresses your aesthetic needs.

The Microneedling Procedure With SkinPen®

Phase I

  • The SkinPen® device is passed over the skin, creating minuscule injuries.
  • Immune system responses help prevent infection and aid in cleansing the pores.
  • When paired with PRP, this treatment results in rapid neocollagenesis (collagen production).

Phase II

  • Regenerative responses promote blood flow and begin creating new tissue.
  • As the production of type III collagen and elastin increases, the damaged skin is rebuilt.
  • New blood vessels begin to form as well as more new skin cells.

Phase III

  • The injured tissue is replaced with healthy skin and new blood vessels.
  • Type I collagen replaces the type III collagen for a tighter and more youthful surface.
  • Patients who opt for PRP microneedling typically experience continual improvement.

Microneedling with SkinPen® FAQs

The recovery process is unique for every patient due to differences in healing rates, genetics, and health. Generally, patients experience a feeling similar to sunburn at the treatment site following their microneedling appointment. Some redness and tenderness may persist for a few days, but all normal activities can be resumed immediately.
It is uncommon for patients to experience significant complications following microneedling with SkinPen®, and most side effects are likely to subside within a few days. However, some potential risks include:
  • Infection
  • Scarring
  • Prolonged discomfort
  • Skin discoloration
  • Swelling
SkinPen® is the only microneedling device on the market that is FDA cleared.
Combining PRP with microneedling comes with the following advantages:
  • Utilizes the body’s natural healing properties
  • Triggers cell regeneration for lasting results
  • Creates a tighter, more hydrated skin surface
  • Minimizes textural imperfections
Your skin should be brighter, softer, and tighter after your microneedling treatment with SkinPen®. Results can continue to improve after the procedure as the skin produces more collagen and elastin for up to six months.
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