The SkinPen® is an advanced medical-grade automated microneedling device that treats fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, texture, pore size, dyspigmentation, stretch marks, and overall skin appearance by stimulating collagen production in the skin. Although microneedling alone can improve skin appearance and skin health, it is often combined with Hyaluronic Acid and/ or Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) in order to boost and magnify these rejuvenative effects.
The SkinPen® is applied to the skin and creates fine, punctuate, microscopic injuries to the skin. These microinjuries trigger reparative processes, which stimulate increased production of collagen and elastin in the dermis. This increased collagen and elastin in turn create renewed support and structure to the skin, resulting in improved firmness, resilience, and rejuvenation. You can imagine that this treatment can work wonders when used by itself, but when combined with other cosmetic treatments such as PRP, the rejuvenative effect and improvement become exponential, resulting in tremendous and impactful antiaging effects. The plasma in the PRP stimulates stem cells causing them to produce more collagen. Triggering this dual approach of collagen stimulation and growth makes the skin’s youth appearance not only happens quicker, but more effectively.
The SkinPen® has 12 fine needles that deliver minute punctures to the skin. These tiny punctures force the skin’s natural healing system to repair the epidermis and dermis, stimulating the generation of new collagen and elastin. This natural reparative process allows for a smoother surface texture, improved tone and pigment, and improved laxity and support. In addition, the SkinPen® is a customizable treatment, allowing for unique and individual approaches to a specific patient’s skin needs. The treatment can be adjusted such that the depth of the microneedles penetrating the skin is titrated and customized. And although it is fantastic for the face, it can also treat all parts of the body, like the décolleté, arms, legs, back and abdomen. In addition, when other treatments like PRP or IPL are used in conjunction with microneedling, this combination-treatment approach has a synergistic effect to improve the skin appearance even more.
Another microneedling option is AquaGold®, where a patented micro-channeling technology is used to deliver a customized “cocktail” of bioactive ingredients, such as PRP, neuromodulator, and/or hyaluronic acid filler. The remarkable science behind AquaGold® is its unique and proprietary micro-channel needles, which are thinner than a human hair and comprise the delivery system. Dr. Linda Honet will often combine this procedure with PRP injections to maximize the rejuvenating benefits for our patients. Designed specifically to painlessly and efficiently deliver bioactive compounds into the skin, AquaGold® does so very elegantly and effectively in an extremely customized fashion.