SkinPen® Microneedling

SkinPen® is a medical-grade, state-of-the-art skin rejuvenating tool that can dramatically improve the health and appearance of your skin with little to no downtime. Considered the gold standard in microneedling, SkinPen® was the first microneedling device cleared by the FDA and is the only device in the United States with an FDA-cleared microneedling protocol. Whether your skin concern is fine lines, acne scarring, stretch marks, or age prevention, SkinPen® microneedling is an effective solution that can easily fit into even the busiest lifestyles.

How does SkinPen® work?

SkinPen® Microneedling is only available through licensed skincare providers who perform the treatment under direct medical supervision, like the providers at Skin Artisans! The device has a disposable tip with 14 surgical-grade, tiny stainless steel needles. When vibrated across the skin’s surface, these needles create hundreds of microscopic channels into the dermis. These small, controlled injuries prompt your skin’s healing cycle, which, in turn, produces new collagen and elastin, components of our skin that break down with aging and acne scarring. Skin heals plumper, tighter, and smoother, making fine lines and scarring less noticeable.

What can SkinPen® treat?

SkinPen® Microneedling can treat any skin type. Because it is non-ablative, non-thermal, and only treats a fraction of the skin at a time, SkinPen® is highly versatile and can be customized to treat virtually any skin concern. It is one of the few resurfacing treatments safe for darker skin types. After a series of SkinPen® treatments, most patients will notice a visible improvement in:

  • Uneven or rough skin texture
  • Acne scarring
  • Chickenpox and ice pick scarring
  • Fine lines and moderate wrinkles
  • Perioral fine lines (Smoker’s Lines)
  • Crow’s feet
  • Enlarged pores
  • Post-surgical scarring
  • Stretch marks

What does SkinPen® feel like?

Topical numbing cream will be applied to your skin before SkinPen® to ensure comfort during your treatment. Most patients experience little to no discomfort during SkinPen® and commonly report that it feels like a prickly or ticklish sensation on their skin.

What results can I expect with SkinPen®?

Immediately after SkinPen®, your skin will look flushed and feel slightly warm and tight, almost like a sunburn or windburn. Redness usually resolves within 24 hours but may persist for up to three days. Patients can resume wearing makeup the day after SkinPen®, making it easy to fit into a busy social calendar.

Results from SkinPen® are both immediate and gradual. Most patients enjoy a renewed vitality and radiance to their skin in the days that follow their treatment. As the weeks pass, your skin becomes tighter and smoother, with full results seen three months after your last treatment.

Although significant results can be achieved with a single SkinPen® treatment, a complete series of 3 to 6 treatments is recommended, especially for acne scarring and stretch marks. These treatments are usually performed 4-6 weeks apart and can be continued through the Summer if SPF is applied daily.

What are the benefits of adding Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) to a SkinPen® treatment?

PRP is a component of your blood that can be used topically to help repair and rejuvenate your skin. PRP stimulates your body to produce powerful growth factors that accelerate healing, boost collagen production, and enhance blood flow. When used cosmetically, PRP can help you heal faster from a procedure, improve the smoothness and efficacy of your results, and leave skin with a vibrant glow full of life and vitality!

Topically applying PRP during and after your SkinPen® Microneedling treatment allows powerful growth factors to channel deep into your skin to heighten collagen production and shorten the healing process. PRP leaves recovered skin with an incredible glow with collagen-stimulating results that continue to improve for months after treatment!

A PRP treatment begins with a simple blood draw from the arm. Blood is then spun down in a special centrifuge to separate the platelet-rich plasma component. At Skin Artisans, we use the most advanced centrifuge available for this purpose, the Progen® system. Your Advanced Practice Esthetician will topically apply the PRP during your treatment to drive the beneficial plasma deeply into your skin. The remaining PRP will be applied to your skin at the end of your treatment and left on for a set amount of time to enhance your results further!

Experience the power of PRP by adding it to your next SkinPen® treatment!

Before & After Results

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