Key benefits of SkinPen

  • Quick, convenient treatment time
  • Minimally invasive
  • Very little downtime
  • Works for all skin types
  • Minimal discomfort
  • Great for any time of year
  • 100% natural (no chemicals)

What is SkinPen?

As the only FDA-approved, medical-grade microneedling device available, SkinPen is quickly gaining in popularity. All skin types can benefit from this treatment, which is done quickly and conveniently, with no downtime. SkinPen can be used on essentially any part of the body, including the face, décolletage, neck, abdomen, arms, hands, legs, and back. SkinPen is also incredibly safe, having been clinically tested for safety and efficacy.

How SkinPen works

The SkinPen uses 14 tiny, stainless steel, medical-grade micro needles to penetrate the skin. This triggers your body’s natural wound-repairing process, which results in the creation of brand-new collagen. The tiny wounds made by the needles will be replaced with healthy new tissue, and over the course of weeks and months, this new collagen helps the skin become smoother, firmer, and more youthful. In addition, the micro needles increase blood flow, which causes new blood vessels to develop. This helps improve acne scars, stretch marks, lines, and wrinkles.

Adding platelet-rich plasma

The best way to boost your SkinPen results is to add platelet-rich plasma to the treatment. When PRP is incorporated into the microneedling, the platelets within the blood — which contains dozens of growth factors — also works to stimulate skin tissue repair and regeneration. Because SkinPen makes thousands of tiny punctures in the skin, it sets the stage for PRP to work incredibly well because the growth factors can reach more deeply into the skin. Both SkinPen and PRP are great treatments on their own, but when combined, their effectiveness is amplified.

What happens during a SkinPen with PRP treatment?

Before treatment, we will draw a small amount of blood from a vein. This blood will be placed into a centrifuge to separate the red blood cells from the platelet-rich plasma. Once the plasma has been purified, it will be either be injected or topically administered to your skin during the SkinPen treatment. Growth factors from the plasma instantly begin stimulating collagen growth and rejuvenation of collagen cells deep within the skin.

Before the SkinPen process begins, you will be given a topical numbing agent to keep you as comfortable as possible. To help the SkinPen glide more easily over your skin, a gel will be applied to the device, and treatment will begin. The micro needles will pass over the skin (making 1,600 tiny penetrations per second), which patients describe as feeling only like a “small vibration”. 

Recovery and results 

For about 24 hours after treatment, your skin will look pink or red. Once you return to your normal color, you will find that you have a beautiful glow that will continue to get better and better over the next several weeks. We typically recommend a series of 3 to 6 treatments scheduled 4 to 6 weeks apart for optimal results.

SkinPen candidates

SkinPen is an excellent treatment for almost anyone who want to improve the appearance of acne, scarring, and/or wrinkles, and who would like to stimulate collagen growth. SkinPen is not recommended for those who:

  • Are pregnant or breastfeeding 
  • Have an allergy to stainless steel
  • Have bleeding disorders
  • Have irritated or unhealthy skin where they seek treatment
  • Are taking any medicine that contains isotretinoin
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