SkinPen is a state-of-the-art microneedling tool that uses small needles to trigger the body’s natural wound-healing response for collagen induction therapy. SkinPen microneedling in New York City encourages the development of tissue and skin cells, resulting in dramatic improvements in skin tone and texture.

Why Undergo SkinPen Microneedling Treatment?

New cell generation and collagen remodeling are stimulated by microneedling with the SkinPen. This treatment balances pigmentation, melasma, and age spots. It also breaks down scar tissue to restore acne scarring and surgical scars. It can be done at various depths to target specific types of problems.

In comparison to other rejuvenation treatments, SkinPen therapy has very little downtime/recovery time. SkinPen is a recommended treatment for patients with very sensitive skin and darker skin tones, because it does not employ any active substances or laser/light therapy.

Is SkinPen Suitable for Me?

People who have blemishes and wrinkles on their skin that give them an old or worn-out appearance are ideal candidates for SkinPen therapy. SkinPen is recommended for all skin types and colors, so almost anyone can use it if they want to, as long as they have realistic expectations for the treatment’s outcome.

Patients with active acne outbreaks in the treatment areas should avoid SkinPen therapy until after these outbreaks have disappeared.

The SkinPen Procedure

The SkinPen process takes 30 minutes to an hour on average. Before microneedling, Dr. Shafer may apply a topical anesthetic to your skin after cleaning it, depending on your needs. The SkinPen process is made more comfortable and pain-free through the use of a topical numbing agent. During the treatment, most patients only feel a little vibration from the SkinPen.

Dr. Shafer will begin the microneedling procedure by moving the SkinPen device up and down on the skin. To achieve the best outcomes, this method can be repeated a few times on the treatment areas. SkinPen needles come in a variety of lengths, which are utilized based on the type of skin condition and the treatment area.

By piercing the skin, the SkinPen therapy improves the blood flow to the area and encourages the growth of new tissues. After that, new collagen is produced to mend the treatment region, and new skin is formed. The treated region is then replaced with new tissue, a process known as skin remodeling.


Depending on the intensity of the treatment, the treated area will be red and flushed following SkinPen microneedling. Minimal bleeding may occur. Avoid application of makeup for at least 12 hours. On the second day, swelling and some bruising may be more visible. Minor scratches may also emerge. Use a moisturizer as needed.

After treatment, do not exercise for 24 hours and avoid intense exercise for the next 48 hours. Saunas and hot baths should be avoided until redness has subsided. Skin may be pink or normal in 3 days. Once the swelling goes down, the skin may feel tight or dry, and mild peeling is common.

For added comfort, apply cold compresses after undergoing SkinPen therapy. Use only your fingertips to wash the treated area with a gentle cleaner. Return to usual skin care products after 2 to 3 days, or as soon as you feel confident and comfortable doing so. Avoid injectable fillers and other skin care treatments for two weeks after your therapy.

How Much Does SkinPen Treatment Cost?

Because of their minimally invasive nature, SkinPen microneedling procedures are less expensive than alternatives. SkinPen procedures are priced differently based on the size and quantity of treatment regions. Because it is a cosmetic procedure, health insurance will not cover the cost.

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Contact us for a private consultation with Dr. David Shafer to learn more about SkinPen in New York City. We’ll be there to help you get the glowing, youthful skin you’ve always wanted.

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