SkinPen Microneedling : An Alternative for Improving Skin Tone

Cosmetic Dermatologist Serving Beverly Hills, Larchmont & surrounding areas of Los Angeles


Is Micro Needling a good alternative to lasers for improving my skin tone?

Yes, the SkinPen® microneedling system treats fine lines, acne scars, and improves your skin’s texture and tone. Twelve tiny sterile needles attached to the pen’s tip are used to create controlled micro-injuries to the skin, which in turn cranks collagen and elastin production.

SkinPen microneedling device

This process – known as collagen induction therapy – or micro needling – allows us to adjust the depth of needle penetration depending on your skin’s needs. The tiny channels also allow your topical gels, creams, and serums to absorb more effectively. With this in mind, we’ll apply a collagen-stimulating topical with growth factors or PRP (platelet rich plasma), after your treatment.

SkinPen is the only FDA cleared device of its type at this time. Cartridge and device design assure a sterile environment for the needles.

Your SkinPen session will feel similar to microdermabrasion, and we’ll apply topical numbing cream about 15 minutes before your treatment. Each session lasts about 30 minutes and typically patients experience one to two days of mild redness. For skin rejuvenation, we’ll likely recommend a series of three treatments once a month. For deeper acne scarring we may recommend a series of six to eight appointments.

The Bellus SkinPen is an ideal choice for patients who want a more affordable alternative to ablative fractional laser or simply require shorter downtime. Every treatment we offer has it’s remarkable purpose, and as always, we are excited to provide you with yet another unique option.

SkinPen® U.S. intended use: The SkinPen Precision System is a microneedling device and accessories intended to be used as a treatment to improve the appearance of facial acne scars in adults aged 22 years and older. Rx only.