What is Microneedling?

Microneedling (also known as percutaneous collagen induction therapy) is a minimally invasive procedure that stimulates collagen production and kickstarts the skin’s healing process with the help of needles, creating “micro-injuries” on the treatment areas of the skin.

The SkinPen is a microneedling device that provides a more effective method of microneedling. This treatment is minimally invasive and improves acne scars, stretch marks, enlarged pores, uneven skin tone, fine lines and wrinkles, and other skin concerns that often come with aging skin.

The SkinPen allows your practitioner to make uniform micro-injuries using disposable needles with adjustable lengths to accommodate a variety of skin types. The benefit of SkinPen is that it is more effective and safer than traditional microneedling devices such as dermal rollers.

It can also be combined with other skin rejuvenation treatments like chemical peels, Hydrafacials, and more.

Who is a Candidate?

One of the greatest benefits of microneedling treatment is that patients with any skin type and skin color can be candidates for SkinPen procedures. The SkinPen can also be used on a variety of body parts, making it even more versatile. Microneedling in areas with atrophic acne scars, surgical scars, uneven skin texture, pigmentation issues, facial wrinkles, and other skin concerns will speed up the healing process using your body’s own methods for healing. The microneedling procedure can often provide a similar skin rejuvenation improvement to lasers but without the limitation for darker skin tones.


The downtime associated with microneedling will ultimately depend on the patient’s skin and how well it tolerates the treatment. Many patients are very red/pink after the treatment, which may feel similar to a sunburn. The typical downtime ranges between one to three days. During the healing time, it is recommended that you avoid makeup to keep the open skin as clean as possible. Patients will most likely notice healthier-looking skin as soon as the redness calms down. However, the collagen benefits will continue to become evident in the following weeks. If you are undergoing a treatment series, you may have to wait six months after your last treatment to see the full effects of the microneedling.