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Microneedling in San Diego

As men and women grow older, the cell structures responsible for vibrant, firm, and blemish-free skin begin to deteriorate naturally. Those of us experiencing the formation of facial scarring, uneven skin, fine lines, and wrinkles can begin to look older than we are or want to appear. SkinPen® microneedling stimulates the skin to repair itself and produce new collagen and elastin, improving the overall appearance of the skin.

The SkinPen® is the first microneedling device cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to encourage skin rejuvenation and combat the effects of aging.

What Can the SkinPen® Address?

Wrinklesand Fine Lines

Wrinkles and fine lines can cause a patient’s face to look worn and tired. Thankfully, the SkinPen® can improve the skin’s elasticity and tightness, smoothing out wrinkles, fine lines, and creases on the skin for a stunning appearance.

Acne Scarringand Other Facial Scars

Acne scarring and other facial scars can significantly discourage a patient’s mood and self-confidence. SkinPen® will promote the production of new collagen and elastin, allowing patients to experience a reduction in scar tissue for clearer skin.

UnevenSkin Texture

Unevenness in skin texture can develop in the form of roughness, bumpiness, and enlarged pores. The SkinPen® microneedles can break down damaged tissue and rebuild volume for an even, smooth, and healthy skin texture.

What Is the SkinPen® Microneedling Procedure Like?

Do I Need a SkinPen® Consultation?

The consultation process is the beginning of your SkinPen® treatment plan and one of the critical steps in your journey to revitalized skin. At Coastal Plastic Surgeons, we begin to understand each patient’s unique skin concerns case by case. We will evaluate your medical background and the condition of your skin during your consultation to determine your candidacy for SkinPen® treatment.

Once candidacy is confirmed, Coastal Plastic Surgeons will develop a plan tailored to your unique facial structure and skin.

How Is SkinPen® Microneedling Done?

The SkinPen® microneedling device is moved across the skin and creates controlled micro-injuries. This stimulates a natural wound healing response, where the immune system disinfects the wounds and increases blood flow.

As the micro-injuries heal, they will begin to create new dermal tissue and blood vessels responsible for smoothing out uneven skin, reducing wrinkles, and remodeling scar tissue.

After your SkinPen® treatment is complete, aftercare may be applied to support the skin and prevent dryness.

How Long Does SkinPen® Treatment Take?

The SkinPen® procedure typically takes around 30 minutes to an hour.

Patients should also plan their schedules with aftercare and follow-up appointments in mind.

What to Expect After SkinPen® Microneedling

SkinPen® microneedling requires little to no downtime. Immediately after your treatment, the skin may appear slightly pink or red, similar to a mild to moderate sunburn. The most common response to treatment is tightness, rough skin, dryness, peeling, itching, redness, discomfort, burning, and tenderness.

Patients can expect to recover from these microneedling side effects in approximately two to four days without further complications. However, the length of recovery time depends on each patient individually. Some patients may recover fully in 24 hours.

Patients may notice their SkinPen® results within one week to one month. Once a patient’s body has completed the healing process, they can enjoy rejuvenated, radiant, and youthful skin.

The results from your SkinPen® treatment are not permanent, and multiple sessions are advised to achieve optimal results. Our providers at Coastal Plastic Surgeons will help you formulate a consistent program to maintain lasting results.

The SkinPen® treatment can be used with a topical numbing agent to make the experience comfortable and relatively pain-free. Patients may experience mild irritation after treatment that usually resolves within a few days.

Your provider at Coastal Plastic Surgeons will thoroughly explain what they do to ensure your comfort before and after the microneedling process.

Frequently Asked Questions About SkinPen®

How much does SkinPen® microneedling cost

SkinPen® microneedling costs less than many surgical alternatives. The size and number of areas being treated can change the cost of your SkinPen® treatments.
During your consultation, we will develop a plan to work within your budget.

Is SkinPen® a treatment for men

SkinPen® is a regenerative therapy for both men and women. Each care plan adjusts to the patient’s needs and will be prepared carefully during the consultation.

Why choose Coastal Plastic Surgeons for SkinPen® treatment

At Coastal Plastic Surgeons, we are driven to give our patients complete confidence in our proven experience and professional results. Coastal Plastic Surgeons perform countless minimally invasive cosmetic procedures in San Diego and have created beautiful results for both men and women.
Our team would be pleased to help you with your personalized plan for your SkinPen® treatment.

Are there specific SkinPen® risks

SkinPen® uses a highly controlled applicator to create micro-injuries, making the risk of adverse side effects significantly low. In general, any mild SkinPen® treatment side effects such as dryness, redness, swelling, and bruising will subside within just a few days.

Can SkinPen® be used on different body parts

SkinPen® can be used to address several areas of the body besides the face, including the neck, back, abdomen, décolletage, arms, hands, legs, and abdomen. SkinPen® needles adjust to varying lengths, allowing your SkinPen® provider to customize your procedure based on your skin’s thickness and your specific cosmetic goals.

Can SkinPen® be used on all skin types

SkinPen® doesn’t affect the skin’s outer layer, known as the epidermis, allowing SkinPen® to be applied to all skin types. Using the proper post-operative skincare for your skin type, your provider can further optimize the results from your treatment.

Are more skin treatments offered at Coastal Plastic Surgeons besides SkinPen®

Coastal Plastic Surgeons offers several minimally invasive treatments for the skin in San Diego.
BOTOX® Cosmetic and dermal fillers are injectable treatments that add volume and smooth wrinkles so patients can enjoy the benefits of revitalized skin and enhanced beauty.
Laser treatments and laser hair removal can provide cutting-edge solutions to unwanted blemishes and hair.
Reconstructive surgery for skin cancer can remove cancerous skin, skin tags, moles, lesions, and other problems on the skin’s surface.