Non-Surgical Face Microneedling SkinPen®

As we age, collagen fibers in the skin break down, and our body produces less and less new collagen to replace them. Because this essential protein gives our skin structure and keeps it smooth and youthful, a decline in collagen underlies many common signs of aging. The reason microneedling is so effective is that it activates your body’s natural reparative process to regenerate collagen and elastin.

What is SkinPen® Microneedling?

SkinPen® is the first FDA-cleared microneedling device and is an effective anti-aging skin rejuvenation treatment. It can improve skin tone and texture and address various cosmetic concerns, including acne scars, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation. Although micro-needling is usually performed on the face, it can also be an effective treatment for the neck, decollete, arms, legs, and other areas of the body.

The SkinPen® is a handheld device with multiple tiny needles that cause controlled micro-damage to the skin, triggering a natural healing response. Your skin clears away old, damaged cells and brings healthy new cells to the surface. This healing response also begins producing more collagen and elastin, rejuvenating your skin from the inside out over time.

At the Langdon Center, Dr. Robert Langdon is a board-certified cosmetic surgeon and dermatologist and works alongside our aesthetic specialist Maria Koursaris, DNP to help countless patients restore the youth and radiance of their skin. Microneedling is one of the many facial rejuvenation treatments that we can customize to your needs.

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Frequently Asked Questions

After taking photos of your skin, we’ll apply a topical numbing cream so you won’t feel any discomfort. As soon as the cream has taken effect, the treatment will begin. Your provider will glide the SkinPen® device with hair-thin needles across your skin to form a controlled wound in the upper layers of the skin. This will trigger the body’s natural healing process and regenerate collagen and elastin to revitalize the skin.

SkinPen® microneedling typically takes 15-30 minutes, depending on the size of the treatment area. You can be in and out of the office in under an hour, making this a convenient lunch break procedure. 

After microneedling, you may have skin redness or irritation that resembles sunburn. This should fade within a day or two, and you can cover up any redness with gentle mineral makeup. SkinPen® doesn’t require any downtime, and you can resume your usual activities immediately after treatment. We recommend keeping your skin moisturized and avoiding sun exposure for several days after your treatment.

Microneedling, like many other skin treatments, requires a series of sessions for optimal results. We recommend a microneedling session every four to six weeks until patients are pleased with their results. Patients often see a brighter, clearer complexion within a week of treatment, with more improvements over time. Skin concerns like acne scars, stretch marks, or wrinkles take longer to treat as your body gradually increases collagen after each microneedling session.

Here are some of the benefits you can expect from SkinPen® microneedling:

  • More youthful skin with fewer wrinkles. Because collagen is essential for smooth, youthful skin but naturally decreases with age, microneedling is an ideal anti-aging solution. Boosted collagen makes your skin healthier and more youthful, with fewer fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Faded scars. Microneedling is a natural way to improve the appearance of unsightly scars from previous acne and other conditions. It can also fade stretch marks.
  • Increased radiance. Because microneedling clarifies the skin, it produces a healthy glow for a more radiant complexion.
  • Better absorption of skincare products. Research has shown that microneedling significantly enhances the skin’s ability to absorb topical medications, which increases their effectiveness.

After your series of microneedling treatments, you can expect these benefits to last several months. We typically recommend a maintenance session every few months for long-term results.

Microneedling is a minimally invasive, safe treatment that can positively affect patients with all skin types and colors. This treatment can improve several skin problems, including fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, large pores, hyperpigmentation, stretch marks, and dull skin. 

Ideal microneedling candidates are healthy adults who want to improve their complexion. We may not recommend this treatment if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, have a skin infection, or have certain medical conditions.

Take the next step.

To learn more about SkinPen® microneedling or to schedule your consultation with Board-Certified Cosmetic Surgeon and Dermatologist Dr. Langdon, please fill out the form on this page or call The Langdon Center at (203) 453-8625. We look forward to working with you! The Langdon Center serves patients in the Guilford & New Haven, CT areas.

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