How micro-needling Works

Micro-needling is performed with the SkinPen. It is the first FDA cleared micro-needling device used for skin tightening and scar revision on all skin types. The SkinPen glides over the face while tiny needles penetrate the skin causing controlled injury.  This leads to the body's natural healing process to begin, which then stimulates the growth of collagen and new tissue.

What to Expect During Treatment

Before each treatment, a topical lidocaine cream is applied to clean skin and will sit for 30 minutes. The SkinPen will be moved in constant motion in all areas of the face at least once. More passes will depend on the severity of laxity or scarring. This will take 20 to 30 minutes. Some pinpoint bleeding is common during the procedure.  Post treatment lotion will be applied. Additional recommended items will be available for purchase to aid in the healing process.

What to Expect After Treatment

Redness and swelling is expected and can last several hours.  Skin will begin to flake at 5-7 days. Avoid picking or pulling on these areas, it may lead to pigmentation issues. At this time, the patient's usual Obagi regimen may resume.

An application of the Obagi Professional -C Microdermabrasion Polish 2 weeks post treatment is our favorite!

Common side effects

Common side effects include redness, swelling, bruising, and mild acne breakouts. These are usually temporary and resolve on their own.  We recommend remaining makeup free for at least 48 hours.


  • Face: $300
  • Face & Neck: $350
  • Face, Neck & Chest: $400


  • Acne scarring: treatments monthly for 6 months
  • Anti-aging: treatments monthly for 3 months

*Patients must wait one week after BOTOX, two weeks after dermal filler injections.