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SkinPen Microneedling

A minimally invasive skin treatment that uses tiny needles to penetrate the skin, resulting in an increase in collagen and elastin for rejuvenated skin. Also known as “collagen induction therapy”, microneedling can improve the appearance of fine lines/wrinkles, acne scars, uneven texture, enlarged pores and hyperpigmentation/sun damage.

SkinPen is the first FDA cleared microneedling device and only FDA cleared microneedling protocol for acne scars. Microneedling is safe for all skin types and requires little downtime. At Skin Design, all SkinPen microneedling treatments are performed with ZO Skin Health Accelerated Serums. Depending on your goals, we will choose between the ZO Firming Serum Accelerated or ZO BrightAlive Serum Accelerated. We also offer SkinPen microneedling with your own “Liquid Gold” (Natural Growth Factors).

Treatment Options

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ZO Firming Serum Accelerated

ZO Firming Serum Accelerated infuses the skin with a bioactive formula to improve the appearance of skin sagging and laxity, resulting in tighter, firmer skin. It also offers an immediate flash filler effect that restores hydration to reinforce skin health.

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Liquid Gold (Natural Growth Factors)

Natural growth factors, cytokines and nutrients are taken from you by drawing your blood, separating the blood parts via centrifuge and applying to the skin during microneedling to revitalize and enhance your results.

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ZO BrightAlive Serum Accelerated

Our brightest in-office solution- ZO BrightAlive Serum Accelerated boasts ZO’s skin tone evening and skin brightening technology, all while hydrating, calming and soothing post-treatment skin.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Does Microneedling Work?

The disposable microneedling cartridge contains tiny needles that penetrate the skin, creating hundreds of microscopic openings. This controlled injury triggers the skin’s natural healing process, which includes the production of collagen and elastin. Different needle depths make this treatment entirely customizable depending on the treatment area (face or body).

How Many Microneedling Treatments Will I Need?

This varies patient to patient depending on what we are treating and aesthetic goals, but most patients require a minimum of 3 treatments. More may be required if treating deeper lines/wrinkles or acne scarring. Treatments are spaced 4-6 weeks apart and results are usually maintained with 1-2 treatments per year.

How Soon Will I See Results From Microneedling?

Noticeable changes can be seen after 1 week and gradually improves up to 3 months after treatment as the skin continues its natural healing process.

How Long Will Microneedling Results Last?

With any in-office skin treatment we recommend an at-home medical grade skincare regimen designed for you by Skin Design. In-office treatments are only a small fraction of what you can do to improve your skin’s health and appearance. A medical grade, at-home skincare regimen will not only give you better results, but help you maintain those results.

What Are The Side Effects Of Microneedling?

The most common side effects are bleeding, redness, bruising, warmth and mild swelling that usually improve after 48 hours.

Is There Downtime After Microneedling?

Noticeable redness and some swelling are common after treatment and usually resolve 1-2 days after treatment. You should avoid strenuous exercise, excessive sweating and makeup application for at least 48 hours. If you are concerned about social downtime, we recommend you receive treatment at least 2 weeks before any major event (ie: wedding, family photos, etc.).

Is Microneedling Painful?

We apply topical anesthetic prior to treatment, making the treatment extremely comfortable.

SkinPen Microneedling Results

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Skin Design is focused on the enhancement and maintenance of natural beauty through non-surgical aesthetic treatments and skin rejuvenating procedures, as well as medical grade and clean skin care. We are honored to help you in and through your skin design journey.