If you have wrinkles, acne scars or stretch marks, SkinPen® is for you! Achieve healthier, more youthful-looking skin with Microneedling treatments! With SkinPen®, you can reveal the best version of your skin.

What is SkinPen® Microneedling?

Wrinkles, acne scars, enlarged pores, and stretch marks can make people feel self-conscious. Microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure that can be used to reduce the appearance of these skin imperfections. It is a safe and effective procedure for rejuvenating the skin. It is an excellent cosmetic choice for improving wrinkles, lines, and acne scars. Microneedling is a painless, quick procedure that can be done in the office with little to no downtime. Our Alpharetta Med Spa professionals use SkinPen® by Bellus Medical for our micro-needling procedures. Backed by unparalleled commitment to safety and efficacy, this FDA-cleared device is used by leading health care providers and individually customized to rejuvenate from the inside out for younger looking skin.

In order to achieve healthier, more youthful-looking skin, SkinPen® Microneedling is a professional-administered skin-rejuvenating procedure that triggers collagen production in the skin. By repairing itself, the skin improves scars, wrinkles, and lines, as well as sun-damaged skin. SkinPen® Microneedling is a process that involves rolling or stamping tiny, stainless steel needles onto the skin to create micro-injuries (safe, controlled injuries that prompt the skin to heal). By stimulating the body’s natural ability to repair itself, these “micro-injuries” do not leave scars.

Microneedling is not painful, and an anesthetic cream is usually applied beforehand to numb the area being treated. Post-treatment redness and swelling are the only side effects. The recovery time for Microneedling is typically shorter than that of lasers or chemical peels, which are also used to resurface and improve the skin.

How does it work?

Wrinkles are a natural result of aging, as collagen production in the skin declines. Skin can also lose collagen due to injuries, such as acne scarring, stretch marks, or other scars. Collagen supports the firmness, smoothness, and stretchiness of the skin, keeping it looking youthful. Microneedling, by causing trauma to the skin, promotes the production of collagen and other healing factors. Over time, the skin becomes smoother and plumper as these wounds heal.

SkinPen® Microneedling creates tiny punctures on the skin by inserting needles quickly at appropriate depths (from .5 millimeters to 2.5 millimeters, depending on the Microneedling device used). By opening up these channels, specific serums and ingredients can penetrate deeper into the skin to provide the best results. Over time, the skin becomes smoother, plumper, and more youthful as these wounds heal. SkinPen® gives your skin the reset that it needs. Not only is SkinPen® the first FDA-cleared Microneedling device, but it’s also made in the USA – which means it’s rigorously tested for safety.

What are the benefits of SkinPen® Microneedling?

Microneedling has been used in dermatology for a long time and it is now being recognized as an effective noninvasive treatment option for skin rejuvenation. Microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure that involves the use of SkinPen® with tiny needles, which are rolled across the skin to create a controlled injury. A month after treatment, 94% of patients reported an improvement in fine lines and wrinkles.

The benefits of Microneedling include:

  • Collagen production: Microneedling stimulates collagen production and reduces the appearance of large pores, fine lines and wrinkles, and scars.
  • Neck Wrinkles: Without heat or chemicals, targets the skin’s natural collagen. Makes your skin look younger by reducing the appearance of aging.
  • Scar reduction: Microneedling can improve or even resolve scars from acne and other types of injuries. 
  • Reduction in stretch marks: Microneedling can be used to reduce stretch marks by stimulating collagen production in the skin, as well as improving elasticity.
  • Skin tightening: Microneedling may help with skin tightening by stimulating collagen production and increasing elastin levels in the skin.

How much does SkinPen® Microneedling cost?

There is no set price for Microneedling treatments, as there are a number of factors that will affect your bottom line. Microneedling procedures tend to cost less than the alternatives, due to their non-invasive nature. The cost of SkinPen® procedures varies depending on the size and the number of treatment areas. In terms of the number of treatments you need, it largely depends on the state of your skin and what you want to achieve. The typical number of treatments needed to reduce the appearance of aging is two to four. It usually takes four to six treatments to remove acne scarring. We will discuss the costs associated with your desired outcome during your consultation at LifeHope Healing Med Spa, and will develop a plan to work within your budget.

Common FAQs

SkinPen® Microneedling can cause a few temporary side effects. There is some swelling, redness, and skin flaking after the procedure, which can last for a few days. In most cases, people are able to return to wearing regular makeup the next day.

SkinPen® Microneedling can cause a few temporary side effects. There is some swelling, redness, and skin flaking after the procedure, which can last for a few days. In most cases, people are able to return to wearing regular makeup the next day.

SkinPen® Microneedling may cause some discomfort or redness immediately after the procedure, but there is no downtime afterward. A few days to one week after the procedure, the skin may look rougher, have a pinkish hue, or be sensitive. Nevertheless, you don’t need to stay home or avoid your normal daily routine.

It is our top priority to ensure your comfort. In order to make SkinPen® Microneedling more comfortable, we always use a topical numbing cream. Your provider will numb your skin before the treatment so that you won’t feel anything.

All parts of the body can be treated with SkinPen® Microneedling, including the face, neck, décolleté, arms, hands, legs, abdomen, and back.

For optimal results, some patients only require one treatment per year. Most patients, however, should receive a series of 2-4 treatments spaced about 6-8 weeks apart. Patients with deep wrinkles, photo-aging, stretch marks or acne scars should receive 4 to 6 sessions.

SkinPen® shouldn’t be used on patients who have active skin cancer in the treatment area(s); open wounds, sores, or irritated skin in the treatment area(s); an allergic reaction to stainless steel or anesthetics; pregnancy or nursing; or taking isotretinoin-containing medications (such as Accutane). 

Get Started With LifeHope Healing Med Spa

Restore your youthful look today. Our experienced aestheticians will determine your best treatment plan after a one-on-one consultation. We can also create a package tailored to your needs to ensure the best results possible.