What is Microneedling?

INTRODUCTION TO MICRO-NEEDLING - The concept of micro-needling is based on the skin’s natural ability to repair itself when it suffers physical damage such as cuts, burns, abrasions or other injuries. Immediately after an injury to the skin, our body begins the healing process, triggering new collagen synthesis. The SkinPen is a micro-needling device that intentionally creates very superficial “micro-injuries” to the outermost layer of the skin to induce the healing process that includes new collagen production. Micro-needling has been shown to reduce the visibility of acne scars, fine lines, and wrinkles diminish hyper-pigmentation and improve skin tone and texture, resulting in smoother, firmer, younger looking skin.

ABOUT THE PROCEDURE – Micro-needling is performed using the SkinPen. SkinPen by Bellus Medical is the first Microneedling device cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, clinically proven to safely and effectively treat facial acne scars. The SkinPen micro-needling procedure is performed in a safe and precise manner with a single-use, sterile needle head. The treatment session usually takes about 30-60 minutes, depending on the area(s) being treated. Throughout the procedure, activating agents will be applied to stimulate rejuvenation process. Then a hydrating facial mask will be applied for hydration. After the procedure, your skin will be red with mild swelling and/or bruising, and it might feel tight and sensitive to the touch. Although these symptoms may take 2-3 days to resolve completely, they will diminish significantly within a few hours after treatment.

RISKS OF MICRO-NEEDLING – Although most patients do not experience any complications with micro-needling, it is important you understand that risks do exist. The micro-needling procedure is minimally invasive and uses a set of microneedles to inflict multiple, tiny, punctures/lacerations to the outermost layer of the skin. Because Microneedling penetrates the skin, it inherently carries health risks, including but not limited to those listed below. You should discuss any and all health concerns with your esthetician or attending healthcare provider PRIOR to signing this consent form.

PIGMENT/COLOR CHANGE (hyperpigmentation) – Because the dermal penetration associated with micro-needling is so superficial it doesn’t extend into the layer of the skin containing melanocytes, hyperpigmentation is very rare. However, failure to follow post-treatment instructions can put you at risk for hyperpigmentation. You MUST avoid sun exposure for 1 to 2 weeks after a micro-needling treatment. You should also wear a daily SPF facial moisturizer, which your practitioner can recommend. Lastly, avoid picking and/or peeling the skin during healing period.

SCARRING – Although normal healing after the procedure is expected, in rare cases, abnormal micro-scars may occur in both the skin and deeper tissues. Also, in rare cases, thickened or keloid scars may result, especially if you are prone to keloid scarring anyway. Scars may be unattractive and of different color than surrounding skin. Additional treatments may be needed to treat scarring.

PAIN – There may be a very slight burning, scratchy, and irritated sensation to the skin. We do use a numbing cream to help ease any discomfort during your treatment. This is usually temporary and should go away within a few hours after treatment. A sudden reappearance of redness or pain is a sign of infection, and you should notify our office immediately.

PERSISTENT REDNESS, ITCHING, AND/OR SWELLING – Itching, redness, and swelling are normal parts of the healing process. These symptoms rarely persist longer than 24 hours. However, treatments received less than 4 weeks apart may induce prolonged symptoms.

ALLERGIC REACTION – Micro-needling is performed with a device whose head contains sterile, hypodermic needles, which makes an allergic reaction nearly impossible. However, in conjunction with the micro-needling procedure a variety of products may be used on the face those products could cause an allergic reaction. Additionally, since micro-needling increases the penetration of topical substances, it could cause you to become hypersensitive to products used on the face. If an allergic reaction were to occur, you must contact our office immediately, as it may require further treatment.
LACK OF PERMANENT RESULT – Micro-needling will not completely or permanently improve skin texture, tone, elasticity, hyperpigmentation, or scars, or minimize fine lines and wrinkles. It is important that your expectations be realistic, and you understand that the procedure has its limitations. Additional procedures may be necessary to achieve your desired effect.

ONTRAINDICATIONS TO MICRO-NEEDLING – Although it is impossible to list every potential risk and complication, the following are recognized as known contraindications to micro-needling. Furthermore, it is your responsibility to fully and accurately disclose all medical history prior to initial treatment, as well as to provide any necessary updates at all future treatment sessions. If you have any of the conditions listed below, you should bring it to the attention of your esthetician or healthcare provider PRIOR to signing this consent form.

SkinPen by Bellus Medical is the first FDA-cleared Microneedling device.
Microneedling is controlled micro-injuries that stimulate your body’s natural wound healing process, while minimizing cellular damage. The result is effective remodeling of scar tissue, while keeping the overall structure of the skin intact

There are three phases to the wound-repair process:

Phase I: Inflammation. Piercing the skin triggers your immune system to disinfect the wounds, remove debris, increase blood flow and begin to create new tissue.

Phase II: Proliferation. The wound is rebuilt with new granulation cells, which are part of the extracellular matrix. Additionally, a new network of blood vessels develops.
Phase III: Remodeling. The wound is replaced with new dermal tissues and blood vessels.
Best of all, Microneedling works. Ninety percent of subjects in the clinical trial would recommend the procedure to family and friends.

Skin Pen & Resource Information from: https://skinpen.com



Microneedling - Full Face (1 Hour) $300.00

Microneedling - Face & Neck (90 Minutes) $350.00

Microneedling - Face, Neck, De’collete’ (105 Minutes) $400.00

Platelet Rich Plasma Inject. - Face (1 Hour) $500.00

Platelet Rich Plasma Inject. - Face, Neck, De'collete (90 Min.) $600.00


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Microdermabrasion (1 Hour) $100.00

Microdermabrasion & Enzyme Treatment (90 Minutes) $125.00


Facial - Acne (1 Hour) $65.00

Facial - Anti-Aging (1 Hour) $65.00

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