What is SkinPen?

SkinPen is the first FDA-approved microneedling device in the world, clinically proven to improve the appearance of acne scars and neck wrinkles safely and effectively. SkinPen uses a patented, single-use sterile needle cartridge and a custom-designed BioSheath for ultimate protection. This little needle packs a major punch – with as few as three treatments (spaced 30 days apart), you can enjoy better skin for six months after your last treatment.


How does microneedling with SkinPen work?

Microneedling is a safe, simple, and minimally-invasive technique that was initially introduced for skin rejuvenation but is now used to treat scars, wrinkles, stretch marks, and more.

First, your Forefront dermatologist attaches a new cartridge with 12 surgical-grade stainless steel needles to the end of the SkinPen. Next, we use the SkinPen to make hundreds to thousands of tiny holes in the top layer of your skin, stimulating the skin’s healing process and the production of collagen and elastin across the treatment area.

And it does indeed work – in a study conducted by the makers of SkinPen, 90% of patients reported an improvement in the appearance of their acne scars six months after receiving just three treatments.

Who should use SkinPen?

SkinPen is clinically proven to be effective for women and men with all skin types.

How do patients prepare for a SkinPen procedure?

Stay out of the sun and do not use any topical retinoids (prescription acne treatments) for 24 hours before the procedure. If you are prone to cold sores, you may want to initiate antiviral therapy prior to the procedure to avoid a flare-up. Otherwise, come relaxed and ready to improve the feel and appearance of your skin.

Does SkinPen microneedling require any aftercare?

SkinPen microneedling is a minimally-invasive procedure that requires little to no downtime. You may experience slight inflammation (similar to a mild sunburn) and should avoid using cosmetics for the first 24 hours.

Most patients can return to normal activities right away. However, we do recommend avoiding strenuous exercise, excessive sweating, and sun exposure for the first few days after treatment.

How much does SkinPen cost?

Microneedling tends to cost less than other, more invasive treatments. The cost of your SkinPen procedure at Forefront Dermatology will depend on the size and number of your treatment areas. As always, we will work with you to create a treatment plan that fits your goals and budget.

Say yes to SkinPen, the tiny needles that deliver big results. Book a consultation with a skin care expert today.

Interested in SkinPen? Request a consultation with a skin specialist today.

*Treatment options may vary at each location.
Please confirm your desired treatment is offered at your preferred location when scheduling.
*Age Restriction.
For patients scheduling who are under 18 years of age (19 in Alabama) please make sure you have permission from your parent or legal guardian to schedule this appointment.  Your parent or legal guardian must accompany you on your initial visit and on certain subsequent visits to provide appropriate informed consent.

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