SkinPen Microneedling

A naturally smooth & firm complexion with little-to-no downtime

Your skin is ever-evolving, but when unwelcome changes arise—like dark spots, wrinkles, or acne scars—they can take a toll on your confidence. Even if you are dedicated to at-home skincare, these stubborn blemishes typically persist, requiring professional treatment.

SkinPen microneedling is a versatile, highly effective treatment for these and other common skin concerns, requiring little to no downtime to see dramatic results. Learn how it works, and whether it may be a solution for you.

What is microneedling?

Microneedling is a treatment that uses very fine needles to puncture the skin surface, triggering the body’s healing response. As a result, the body sends the proteins collagen and elastin (the building blocks of healthy skin) to the treatment area, remodeling the skin to be smoother, firmer, and more balanced in tone.

Who is a good candidate for microneedling?

Patients who have seen changes to their skin following pregnancy, aging, sun damage, acne, surgery, or an injury may be a good candidate for this treatment. Microneedling is helpful for the following skin concerns:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles of the face and neck
  • Scars, i.e. acne scars
  • Hyperpigmentation, i.e. melasma
  • Age spots and sun damage
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Enlarged pores
  • Mild skin laxity
  • Stretch marks

While microneedling is safe for most patients, you may need to avoid microneedling or take a preventative medication if you are prone to cold sores, which could be activated by the treatment.

Before and after SkinPen microneedling treatment for acne scarring
Before and after SkinPen microneedling treatment for acne scarring. Photos courtesy of SkinPen.

Why we prefer SkinPen for microneedling

While at-home and other forms of microneedling are available, professional microneedling with SkinPen is the gold standard. SkinPen was the first FDA-cleared microneedling device to be adopted by aestheticians and medical aesthetic providers, and it is both safe and effective. SkinPen tips consist of a sterile, one-time-use needle cartridge, among other thoughtful design features that result in a professionally clean and effective treatment system.

Is there any downtime after SkinPen microneedling in Reading?

There is no downtime required after microneedling, but some redness or mild swelling is a possible side effect (similar to the effect of a mild sunburn). This usually clears up in a matter of days. You may choose to take some “social downtime” from your normal activities if you experience this visible reaction to the treatment.

How many microneedling treatments do I need?

Most patients require a series of microneedling treatments to see the transformative results they are looking for. Particularly if you have a goal in mind, such as reducing the appearance of acne scars or hyperpigmentation, expect to commit to anywhere from 3 to 6 treatments, each spaced at least a month apart.

The benefits of SkinPen microneedling

Some of the benefits of SkinPen over other facial skin treatments include:

  • Completely natural treatment, without any lasers, harsh chemicals, or exfoliants
  • Non-surgical and non-invasive
  • FDA-cleared
  • Trusted by numerous plastic surgeons and aestheticians
  • Achieves dramatic, visible results with a series of in-office treatments
  • Little-to-no downtime
  • Can be used in both the face and neck, as well as other areas
  • Safe for all skin types and tones

Of course, choosing a treatment is only half of the decision-making involved; it is equally important to choose a provider with the right experience and credentials. At Berks Plastic Surgery, our aesthetic skincare providers are experts at the treatments they offer and are prepared to help you reach your goals with a customized plan. Patients love that we provide them with individualized attention in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere.

Before and after SkinPen microneedling treatment for neck wrinkles.
Before and after SkinPen microneedling treatment for neck wrinkles. Photos courtesy of SkinPen.

The advantages of professional microneedling over at-home devices

While you may have heard of at-home microneedling, professional microneedling offers a far more effective and safe treatment: our providers customize your treatment based on (1) your concerns and (2) the treatment areas, using the appropriate needle depths to provide more comprehensive results in each area. Compared with at-home microneedling using non-sterile devices, this is both safer and more effective, as we are able to use the maximum needle depth, where appropriate, for the best possible result.

Schedule your microneedling consultation at Berks Plastic Surgery in Reading

For all of your skin needs—from injectables to facials to dermatology services—Berks Plastic Surgery’s team is here for you! Led by board certified surgeons, our team members are highly experienced in the aesthetic services we offer. Schedule your consultation today by calling 610-320-0200 or contacting us online.