SkinPen® is the only FDA-approved microneedling device on the market. Our microneedling treatments are available with or without PRP. When performed by a qualified provider, microneedling is a safe, all-natural, and effective medical-grade treatment. It is used to improve a variety of skin conditions on the face and body, including acne scars, injury scars, fine lines, wrinkles, loss of elasticity, and stretch marks, using your body's own natural self-repair process.
SkinPen® microneedling can be performed with or without PRP (platelet-rich plasma). When we perform the treatment without PRP, we use bottled medical-grade growth factor during the treatment to enhance your collagen and elastin production. Microneedling with PRP (also known as a "Vampire Facial") involves drawing a few vials of your blood, spinning it down in a centrifuge, and using your own growth factors from the plasma (yellow) portion of your blood during your treatment. The advantage of using PRP is that you will receive faster results and less downtime. Not everyone is a candidate to receive microneedling with PRP, such as if you are on a blood thinner. In that case, it is generally safer and more effective for us to do the microneedling using the bottled medical-grade growth factors.
Microneedling works by creating thousands of tiny micro-injuries on the surface of your skin with very small needles, triggering your body's natural collagen and elastin production. This process allows 80% more absorption of the growth factors that are applied to your skin during the treatment, which further enhance your collagen and elastin response. This treatment is safe and effective for patients of all skin types. The convenient cordless design of the SkinPen® allows us to effectively treat any area of your body, including face, neck, chest, arms, hands, legs, abdomen, and back.
SkinPen® microneedling causes less trauma to your skin than some other treatments, resulting in little to no discomfort and minimal downtime. The disposable sterile needles and protective sleeve eliminate the risk of cross-contamination, while the adjustable needle depths allow for a treatment tailored to your individual needs. SkinPen® microneedling technology is so advanced that it is even recommended for use in delicate and hard to reach areas, such as around the eyes and lips for treating those stubborn lines. Over time, you can see results similar to a resurfacing or fractional laser without the discomfort and downtime.
SkinPen® microneedling is recommended for the treatment of:
- Aged and sagging skin
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Vertical lip lines "smoker's lines"
- Skin tightening and rejuvenation
- Enlarged pores
- Stretch marks
- Scars, including acne scars, surgical scars, trauma injury scars, and burn scars
- Hair loss
All of our SkinPen® microneedling treatments include extra-strength prescription numbing cream to ensure your treatment is as comfortable as possible.
You will typically start to see results after the first or second treatment due to the time it takes for your collagen and elastin to grow and cause a visible change in your skin. Your skin will continue to improve over the next 6-12 months after you complete the full series of recommended treatments. The number of treatments recommended will vary based on what you are treating and your goals, but we commonly recommend a series of 3 or 6 treatments plus an at-home skincare regimen designed to optimize your results.
If you have any questions or concerns, or you're not sure if SkinPen® Microneedling with or without PRP is the best treatment option for you, please schedule a consultation with one of our medical providers. If you are ready to get started, you can book your treatment today!