SkinPen®

The SkinPen by Bellus Medical is the world’s first microneedling device cleared by the FDA, clinically proven to safely treat acne scars. This innovative technology was created with one purpose in mind – to unlock your most beautiful skin.  The SkinPen creates controlled micro-injuries, stimulating your body’s natural wound healing process amd producing collagen and elastin. As collagen levels surge, cellular turnover accelerates, resulting in younger and healthier-looking skin.

The main benefits of microneedling include:

  • Decrease in the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines
  • Improvement of hyperpigmentation
  • Smoothing of skin tone and texture
  • Reduction of acne, traumatic or surgical scars
  • Fading of stretch marks

The SkinPen can be used on multiple areas of the body (including the face, chest, arms, and more), and is safe for all skin types and colors.  People who may not be candidates for laser treatments or chemical peels can turn to microneedling treatments for similar results.

Candidates

Men and women who want younger, rejuvenated skin.

Procedure

The procedure takes anywhere from 30-60 minutes to perform, depending on the treatment area.  Before undergoing your procedure, your practitioner will cleanse the skin and apply a numbing agent to manage discomfort.  The SkinPen is applied directly to the skin and moved around the treatment area to ensure optimal exposure.  A serum or skin booster may be added to the treatment to maximize results.

*Individual Results May Vary

Recovery, Risks, and Results

Following the treatment, your skin will feel sensitive and look slightly red, similar to having a mild sunburn.  You should wear a 30 SPF or higher sunscreen after your procedure, as your skin will be extremely sensitive to sunlight. 

Patients will notice an improvement in skin after 3-5 days, with results continuing to improve for up to three months after the procedure.  Most patients will want to schedule follow-up treatments after 4-6 weeks to achieve their desired results. 

To learn more about SkinPen®, or to schedule your consultation with Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Moenster or Board-Certified Dermatologist Dr. Weyer, please fill out the form on this page. You can call our Tucson location at 520-207-3100 or our Sierra Vista location at 520-458-1787. We look forward to seeing you soon!