Microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure used to improve the appearance of acne scars and fine lines.

The device is composed of micro-needles when activated and placed properly against the numbed skin can create hundreds to thousands of “micro” punctures into the skin. The procedure creates many microscopic punctures in the skin’s outer layers. As these punctures heal, the remodeling process works to improve the appearance of facial acne scars. Topical anesthetic is applied prior to treatment.

Microneedling treatment may be combined with PRP or platelet rich plasma for optimal results.

Microneedling And Fillers

It is a microneedling device that is FDA cleared for use on acne scars. Other cheaper devices are not FDA approved and can have unwanted side effects. SkinPen can also be used to treat fine lines and wrinkles. It also improves skin texture and dullness of skin.

The use of the SkinPen® Precision System should not be used on patients who:

  • Have active skin cancer, open wounds, sores in the treatment area(s)
  • Have an allergy to stainless steel or anesthetics
  • Have a bleeding disorder
  • Are pregnant or nursing
  • Are currently taking drugs with the ingredient isotretinoin (such as Accutane)

Dryness, redness, itching, peeling, discomfort and tenderness lasting 1-3 days.

You may be cautioned to avoid sun exposure and stop topical retinoid therapy 24 hours prior to procedure. You should allow at least 24 hours after autoimmune therapies before a treatment. You should wait six months following oral isotretinoin (such as Accutane) use before receiving treatment. Your doctor will also examine your treatment area, and may take photos. The desired treatment area can be numbed topically. The treatment area will be cleaned and then prepared with alcohol or other antiseptic before the treatment.

A layer of glycerin is applied to the treatment area to protect the skin against abrasion and friction of the SkinPen device during treatment. As the SkinPen glides over the skin micro-channels are created on the skins surface. Gauze may be used to pat down the affected area after treatment, and it is suggested to apply a generous layer of Skinfuse Lift HG to prevent the skin from drying out post treatment.

The SkinPen® Precision treatment may cause some minor discomfort during after the treatment.

Most common treatment responses experienced were: Dryness, rough skin, tightness, redness, itching, peeling, discomfort, tenderness, and burning. These conditions resolved over time without any further complications. Although not seen in the clinical study, you may experience reactivation of herpes simplex virus (cold sore), pigment changes that include lighter or darker skin in the area treatment that resolves over time, or no change in their acne scars.

You may need a series of treatments spaced 4 weeks apart. It is recommended to avoid other facial aesthetic treatments the month following your SkinPen Precision treatment.

Call your doctor immediately if you experience: 1. Signs of infection such as an increase in redness, warmth, itching, or pus formation. This would typically happen within a day or two after the treatment. 2. Allergic reactions to the test material (s). Rare allergic reactions can consist of severe contact dermatitis (rash) or itching, swelling, or difficulty breathing. This risk is increased for individuals with a history of allergies, and individuals with asthma and/or a history of hives, and itching.

Revamp Facial is what we call our microneedling with PRP treatment. It involves the use of the only FDA approved device using Skin Pen that creates micro-channels for PRP (platelet rich plasma) to penetrate the deeper layers of the skin. PRP is rich in growth factors that stimulate collagen in the skin. PRP is an add-on to the Skin Pen microneedling service.

If Skin Pen microneedling is an espresso shot, we call the Revamp Facial double espresso.


After Treatment