All about SkinPen

As the only FDA-approved, medical-grade microneedling device available, SkinPen is a fantastic treatment for all skin types, and can be used on practically any area of the body. This includes the face, neck, décolletage, abdomen, arms, hands, legs, and back. 

SkinPen is a microneedling treatment, which means that it addresses acne and other skin conditions, as well as signs of aging. The SkinPen device utilizes 14 stainless steel needles to make tiny injuries in the skin in order to stimulate the body’s natural wound-healing process. This is what causes the new collagen to develop — which results in skin that is smoother, tighter, and more youthful-looking.

SkinPen benefits

  • Quick and convenient treatments
  • Minimally invasive with minimal discomfort
  • 100% natural (no chemicals)
  • FDA-approved for safety and efficacy
  • Ideal for all skin types
  • Can be done any time of year
  • Very little downtime
  • Skin that is healthier, more radiant, and more youthful

The science behind SkinPen Microneedling

How does SkinPen work? The needles make tiny punctures into the skin, and once this happens, the body instantly sends its natural “injury repair team” to provide healthy new tissue (collagen) to the area. 

Over the following weeks and months, this brand-new collagen makes the skin smoother and firmer.

The tiny punctures also increase your body’s blood flow, which creates a new network of blood vessels. This process improves acne scars, stretch marks, and other skin conditions.

FAQ

Is SkinPen safe?

As long as SkinPen is being performed by a licensed, skilled, and experienced professional, it is very safe. And because it is the only FDA-approved microneedling device in the U.S., the device was put through many clinical tests for safety.

How many treatments will I need?

The number of SkinPen treatments will vary from patient to patient. As a general rule, we recommend at least 3-6 treatments to achieve optimal results.

SkinPen Precision

Learn more about SkinPen Precision Microneedling with Dr. Jason Bloom on Modern Aesthetics TV. 

What happens during a SkinPen treatment?

Before treatment begins, a topical numbing cream will be applied. This takes about 30 minutes to numb the area. Once the area is numb, the cream will be removed and the skin is prepped for treatment. A gel will be placed on the tip of the handheld SkinPen device so that it glides more easily over the skin. The microneedles go over the skin, creating 1,600 micro penetrations per second. Patients report that this feels like a small vibration. The depth of the microneedles can be adjusted based on your specific aesthetic goals and skin condition. The microneedling itself takes approximately 20 minutes to complete.

Adding platelet-rich plasma 

For an advanced SkinPen microneedling treatment, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) can be added to enhance results. Adding PRP to microneedling involves applying a concentrated sample of your own blood — composed primarily of high levels of platelets — to the treatment area. This process initiates tissue repair and regeneration. Both SkinPen and PRP are excellent stand-alone treatments, but when combined, their effectiveness is elevated.

Recovery and results

After treatment, your skin will be red anywhere from a few hours to an entire day following. Although more rare, some patients also experience skin that is dry, itchy, tender, rough, tingling, tight, or peeling. Once your skin has returned to normal (typically the next day), it will appear softer and more radiant, and it will continue to improve over the course of several weeks. For best results, a series of 3-6 microneedling treatments is recommended, scheduled 4-6 weeks apart.

Why choose Bloom Facial Plastic Surgery for SkinPen microneedling?

Bloom Facial Plastic Surgery is conveniently located in Bryn Mawr, nestled in the heart of the Main Line just outside of Philadelphia. Founded by double board-certified Dr. Jason Bloom, our aesthetic center specializes in offering the most advanced treatments for facial aging and skin conditions. Our mission is to deliver the most advanced techniques and technologies to all patients, coupled with the highest level of outcomes in a caring and safe atmosphere. Bloom Facial Plastic Surgery is the premier center that combines expert, highly trained, experienced surgeons with a fantastic aesthetician team operating the most advanced energy-based devices and skin care services. If you’re in the Bryn Mawr and Philadelphia area and are interested in microneedling, we welcome you to contact us for a consultation

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SkinPen candidates

If you’re in the Bryn Mawr and Philadelphia area and you’re interested in microneedling with SkinPen, you may be the perfect candidate. SkinPen is not recommended for those who:

  • Are pregnant or breastfeeding 
  • Have any kind of bleeding disorder
  • Have an allergy to stainless steel or topical anesthetic
  • Are taking medication that contains isotretinoin
  • Have active skin cancer in the treatment zone
  • Have open sores or skin irritation in the treatment zone

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