SkinPen Microneedling: A Closer Look At What It’s Like

Each one of us wants to appear younger -and having healthy, radiant, smooth, and plump skin is one way to achieve that. However, your usual skincare routine may not always be enough to get you there.

SkinPen Microneedling could be the remedy if you’ve been searching for a way to address various skin issues with one treatment. It is also a minimally invasive procedure that requires little downtime, the SkinPen has fundamentally changed Microneedling as we know it.

Keep reading to learn more!

SkinPen Microneedling

The SkinPen is an FDA-approved Microneedling device that can:

  • Minimize the appearance of surgical or acne scars.
  • Improve the quality of your skin and shrink your pore size.
  • Reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
  • Treat stretch marks.

SkinPen Microneedling works by making carefully-controlled, microscopic skin injuries, which trigger the body’s innate healing response and promote the production of new collagen and elastin.

Ideal Candidates

SkinPen Microneedling is also customizable according to your aesthetic concerns and goals. Since the treatment is safe for most skin types, anyone who is 22 years old and above is an eligible candidate, although it’s best suited for patients who want to address the following concerns specifically.

  • acne scars
  • mild to moderate skin laxity
  • large pores
  • skin quality
  • fine lines and wrinkles

During the Treatment

Your provider will cleanse your face before applying a numbing cream. When the topical anesthetic takes effect, the SkinPen’s 14 microneedles will pass over and penetrate the skin, causing micro-injuries.

After the procedure, a soothing serum or lotion will be applied to help the skin recover. To promote a faster healing process, we also offer Microneedling with PRP.

After the Treatment

Your skin may appear swollen and red right after the treatment, but that normally goes away within 24-48 hours. (Healing times may vary from patient to patient.)

After that, you can continue with your daily routine/s, but keep the following aftercare instructions in mind:

  • Avoid sun exposure as much as possible and wear sunscreen with a minimum SPF of 45 if you must head out.
  • For at least a few days, refrain from using any skincare or makeup products with strong active ingredients.
  • Avoid strenuous exercises that will make you perspire a lot.

The treatment’s initial benefits could take a week to manifest and the results will get better as your skin gradually recovers.

It is recommended that you have at least three microneedling sessions, spaced four to six weeks apart, for the best results.

Is it Painful?

Not really. Some patients may experience slight discomfort, but the numbing cream we use is very effective.

Microneedling is remarkably successful when conducted by a qualified, knowledgeable provider. The treatment rejuvenates your skin, enhancing your appearance.

Try Microneedling here at Uplift Aesthetics Oakdale, MN! Our highly-qualified providers have given countless patients beautiful, natural-looking results in the safest way possible. We can do the same for you.


Call now and schedule an appointment with us!