The SkinPen microneedling procedure assists in improving the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and acne scars.
SkinPen microneedling safely treats multiple signs of aging and skin conditions with minimal side effects or downtime. If you’re in the Greenville, SC area and want to address acne scars, fine lines or wrinkles, contact us at Advanced Cosmetic Surgery–a leading provider of cosmetic treatments in the Upstate–to schedule an appointment.
What is SkinPen Microneedling?
SkinPen is a non-surgical skin rejuvenation procedure that helps improve the appearance of fine lines, acne scars and other skin imperfections. The FDA-approved microneedling device creates hundreds of micro-injuries, vertical microscopic channels in the dermis. These microchannels trigger the production of collagen and elastin, key proteins for skin health and firmness, while increasing blood flow and kickstarting your immune system. The result is rejuvenation from the inside out–all with little downtime.
The treatment also includes the Skinfuse line of skincare products, specifically formulated for use after the SkinPen procedure to optimize results.
SkinPen microneedling improves:
- Acne scars
- Age spots, melasma and other forms of hyperpigmentation
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Large pores
- Mild skin laxity
- Stretch marks
- Uneven skin texture
Why Choose Us for SkinPen Treatments?
Advanced Cosmetic Surgery is a top-ranked destination for patients from Charlotte to Atlanta. Here’s why:
- We’ve been serving the Greenville, SC area for more than 20 years
- We have a state-of-the-art facility in a convenient location
- We’re led by Dr. Thomas McFadden, a nationally recognized, award-winning plastic surgeon
- We’re staffed with experienced nurse practitioners, RNs and licensed estheticians
- We’re devoted to creating the best experience possible for each and every patient
Who Are the Best Candidates for SkinPen Microneedling?
Good candidates for SkinPen are men and women with visible fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars or hyperpigmentation on the face, neck, chest or abdomen. It’s an extremely safe procedure with little to no downtime or side effects.
If you have active acne, wounds, sores or irritation in the treatment area, are taking Accutane, or are pregnant or nursing, you should wait to get SkinPen. This treatment is also not suitable for anyone with a bleeding disorder.
If you have any questions or concerns about your candidacy, contact our team of experts.
What to Expect During Your SkinPen Microneedling Treatment
At your session, your provider will first cleanse the treatment area and apply a topical numbing cream. Once the numbing cream takes effect, your provider will pass the pen-shaped microneedling device all over the treatment area in up-and-down, side-to-side and circular motions, passing over each section multiple times. Specific areas of concern, such as acne scars or hyperpigmentation, will be passed over additional times.
After 24 hours, you’ll be able to return to all your usual routines, including washing your face and wearing makeup. Complete recovery takes 3–5 days. To care for your skin post-treatment and optimize results, you’ll be given Skinfuse products to use at home for the next week. During this time, minimize sun exposure and wear sunscreen to reduce the likelihood of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.
The full results will be visible after 4–6 weeks, once your skin has had the time to create new collagen and elastin as part of the body’s natural wound-healing process. Your skin will appear brighter, smoother and firmer, with a reduced appearance of acne scars, hyperpigmentation and signs of aging.
How Much Does SkinPen Microneedling Cost?
The cost of a SkinPen session varies depending on the size and number of treatment areas. Please make an appointment for more information.
We offer several other services that address fine lines, acne scars and hyperpigmentation with minimal downtime. They include:
- Acne scar removal: a laser-based treatment that injures the skin to stimulate collagen production, causing acne scars to fade away as damaged tissue is replaced
- Chemical peel: the application of chemicals that exfoliate the uppermost layers of skin, gradually eroding imperfections such as dark spots, fine lines and acne scars
- Laser dark spot removal: a laser therapy that breaks up clusters of melanin in the skin, lightening hyperpigmentation
Book Your SkinPen Microneedling Consultation
Discover the benefits of SkinPen, the first-ever FDA-cleared microneedling device, by booking an appointment at Advanced Cosmetic Surgery. We’re proud to serve clients in the Greenville, Anderson and Spartanburg, SC area.
Is SkinPen safe?
SkinPen is a highly safe procedure. The device employs sterile, single-use cartridges, minimizing your risk of cross-contamination, infection and scarring.
Does the treatment hurt?
Thanks to the topical anesthetic applied before treatment, getting SkinPen isn’t painful at all. For 3–4 days after treatment, you may experience a sensation similar to a sunburn.
How many sessions will I need?
Most patients undergo an initial series of three SkinPen sessions. Afterward, you may schedule appointments as often as every 6–8 weeks to continue improving and maintain your results. Your provider will help you create a treatment plan based on the skin conditions or concerns you’re addressing.
Is SkinPen appropriate for all skin tones?
Yes. While some skin remodeling procedures are known to cause hyperpigmentation in dark skin tones, SkinPen is safe for all skin types, including people with dark or tanned skin who are particularly susceptible to hyperpigmentation.
The device penetrates but doesn’t significantly damage the epidermis; thus, melanocytes (pigment-producing cells) aren’t triggered to increase pigment production.