Microneedling by use of the SkinPen Precision accelerates the skin’s repair process by creating microscopic channels, which penetrate into the deeper layers of the skin. This causes new collagen and elastin production to address years of sun damage, reduce the appearance of wrinkles, improve acne scars, and enhance the overall appearance of damaged skin. At Surface Skin Spa in Plano, TX, microneedling may be combined with PRP therapy to increase the results of the treatment.
About SkinPen Technology
SkinPen uses innovative microneedling technology to help stimulate the skin's healing response. The actual device is lightweight to specifically target delicate areas of the face, neck, and décolletage. Using sterile, disposable needle cartridges, the device can be tailored to accommodate different skin needs and types. Microneedling with SkinPen can also reduce the amount of downtime following the procedure.
Microneedling Procedure Technique
Prior to the procedure, the treated area is cleaned and a thin layer of a topical gel is applied to numb the skin. The doctor will apply a sterile cartridge-tip with 12 micro-needles to the SkinPen handheld device. The device will be pressed gently across the skin, gliding in one direction until the entire area has been treated. The feeling is comparable to sandpaper moving over the skin. The procedure will result in tiny holes, known as microchannels, on the skin which will close almost immediately, triggering a healing response. This results in renewed skin, including a thickened dermis, which will soften the appearance of lines, wrinkles, and scars. The procedure takes around 30 – 60 minutes.
What to Expect with Microneedling
A patient can expect the treated area to appear bright red, similar to a sunburn, immediately after microneedling. The redness can last anywhere from a day to up to a week. The intensity and duration of the redness are dependent upon the number of passes performed on the treatment area, as well as the particular area treated since microneedling can be performed on the face, neck, arms and décolleté. In some cases, there’s pinpoint bleeding. Since microneedling allows improved absorption of creams, gels and serums, a doctor will determine the best products for the patient post-procedure. These can include bleaching or lightening serums, vitamin C or hyaluronic serums to accelerate results.
Microneedling Expected Cost
The cost of a microneedling treatment will depend on the size of the area being treated and the number of sessions purchased. One treatment is usually around $350 and three treatments is $900, while a series of three with a SkinFuse Post Procedure Kit is $1,200.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- From $350
Microneedling Expected Results
Right after the procedure, patients can expect the skin to glow. Over the course of a few weeks, a patient can expect to see a marked improvement in skin’s color, tone and texture. In addition, there should be a drastic reduction of lines and wrinkles. Microneedling is also effective in diminishing acne and traumatic scars and stretch marks. A patient’s appearance can continue to improve up to 6 months following initial treatment. While some patients benefit from a single treatment, 2 – 6 treatments are advised to get the best possible results. A doctor will work closely with a patient to develop the right course of treatment based on his or her individual needs.
Microneedling Best Candidates?
Microneedling is an effective, safe procedure that continues to be a popular skin rejuvenation treatment among our patients. If you are seeking a nonsurgical, advanced way to brighten your skin and create a glowing appearance, we invite you call our office for a skin analsysis today. We will provide a custom treatment plan that meets your desired goals and aesthetic needs.