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SkinPen Skin Rejuvenation

SkinPen is an innovative and effective microneedling treatment for skin rejuvenation offered by Plastic Surgery Specialists. This advanced procedure, also known as collagen induction therapy, addresses a wide range of concerns, including acne scars, fine lines, wrinkles, stretch marks, and hyperpigmentation.

At PSS, our team of skilled professionals, led by our experienced plastic surgeons, is dedicated to providing comprehensive and personalized care to help you achieve your desired results. We understand that your skin condition can significantly impact your self-confidence and overall appearance. Therefore, we offer SkinPen as an excellent option to improve the quality and texture of your skin.

If you seek a non-surgical way to rejuvenate and reinvigorate your skin, consider a SkinPen procedure at our Marin County location. Contact our team of patient coordinators at (415) 925-2880 or use our simple online inquiry form to schedule a consultation. During your appointment, we will assess your unique needs and develop a personalized treatment plan to help you achieve your aesthetic goals with SkinPen.

We also offer virtual consultations if you cannot visit our Greenbrae office.

Microneedling with SkinPen

At PSS, we understand the desire for flawless, youthful-looking skin. SkinPen is a revolutionary treatment that harnesses the power of microneedling to stimulate collagen production, resulting in remarkable improvements in skin texture, tone, and overall appearance. 

The SkinPen is a microneedling device like no other. Its slim, ergonomic design delivers remarkable results for patients looking to rejuvenate their complexion by simultaneously targeting multiple issues.

How Does Microneedling Work?

Microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure that creates controlled micro-injuries to the skin using tiny, sterile needles. These micro-injuries trigger the body’s natural healing response, stimulating collagen and elastin production. Collagen is the most abundant protein found in the body, essential for maintaining firmness and elasticity. (1) By promoting collagen synthesis, this treatment helps to smooth out imperfections, reduce the appearance of scars, and even out skin tone, creating a more youthful and radiant complexion.

Customized Treatment

SkinPen is a versatile tool that can be customized to meet the unique needs of each patient. It offers a far superior treatment to the manual microneedling roller. In contrast, SkinPen allows the operator to finely tune and control applications, specific to the patient’s unique needs. (2) 

With adjustable needle depths, our skilled experts can precisely target problem areas, ensuring the most effective results. The treatment is safe for all skin types and can be performed on various body areas, including the face, neck, décolletage, hands, and more.

Benefits of Microneedling with SkinPen

  • Improved Skin Texture: The SkinPen treatment works to smooth out rough or uneven skin texture, resulting in a softer and more refined complexion.
  • Reduced Appearance of Wrinkles and Fine Lines: SkinPen treatment helps diminish the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, promoting a more youthful and rejuvenated look.
  • Stimulated Collagen Production: SkinPen triggers the body’s natural collagen production process, leading to firmer and plumper skin over time.
  • Minimized Acne Scars: Through the process of micro-needling, treatment with SkinPen can effectively minimize the visibility of acne scars, providing a smoother and more even skin tone.
  • Enhanced Skin Elasticity: Skin elasticity is significantly improved with SkinPen treatment, helping to restore the firmness and tightness of the skin.
  • Diminished Hyperpigmentation: Skin concerns such as hyperpigmentation, including sun spots and age spots, can be reduced with SkinPen treatment, resulting in a more even, balanced complexion.
  • Smoother and More Radiant Complexion: The SkinPen treatment promotes cellular turnover, revealing a brighter, healthier, and more radiant visage.
  • Increased Absorption of Skincare Products: Following SkinPen treatment, the skin becomes more receptive to the absorption of skincare products, maximizing their effectiveness for long-term skin health.
  • Safe and Effective Treatment for All Skin Types: SkinPen treatment is suitable for all skin types, providing a safe and effective solution for a wide range of patients.
  • Long-lasting Results: With proper skincare maintenance and regular treatments, the results of the SkinPen procedure can be long-lasting, allowing you to enjoy beautiful and rejuvenated skin for an extended period.

Candidates for SkinPen Treatment

Microneedling is a popular cosmetic treatment that is generally suitable for all skin types. However, not everyone is a suitable candidate. There are some factors that may deem an individual unsuitable for this procedure. It is important to consider these factors to ensure optimal safety and effectiveness.

  • Active acne or skin infections
  • History of keloid scarring
  • Blood clotting disorders
  • Pregnancy or breastfeeding
  • Immune system disorders
  • Recent use of isotretinoin (Accutane)
  • Sunburned or excessively tanned skin

Can Microneedling Be Combined With Other Treatments?

Absolutely. Microneedling can be combined with other cosmetic procedures to enhance results. For example, it can be performed in conjunction with ACP (autologous conditioned plasma) therapy to further stimulate collagen production and accelerate healing. We can develop a personalized treatment plan during a consultation to address your specific concerns and goals.

Personal Consultation

Our expert skin specialists will begin by conducting a thorough skin analysis session to assess the specific concerns you may have. This includes analyzing your skin texture, tone, elasticity, and any signs of aging or damage. By understanding your unique skin type and individual needs, we can create a customized treatment plan tailored to address your specific concerns.

During the one-on-one consultation, we will carefully listen to your skincare goals and expectations and provide expert advice on how to achieve optimal results. Whether you are looking to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, minimize acne scars, improve skin texture, or enhance overall skin health, our team will guide you toward the most effective solutions with SkinPen.

Through our extensive clinical assessment of your skin’s condition, we can recommend the most suitable course of action for your needs.

If you’re ready to achieve healthier-looking, more radiant skin, contact PSS in Marin County today to schedule your SkinPen consultation. Call us at (415) 925-2880 to book your appointment or inquire about our convenient virtual consultation options.

SkinPen Treatment

A topical numbing cream is applied during the procedure to minimize any potential discomfort. The SkinPen device is gently glided over the treatment area, creating controlled micro-injuries without causing damage to the surrounding tissue. The process typically takes about 30 minutes to an hour, depending on the size of the area being treated.

Following the treatment, you may experience some redness and mild swelling, similar to a sunburn, which typically subsides within a day or two. As your skin heals, you will notice gradual skin texture and tone improvements. A series of treatments may be recommended, spaced several weeks apart for optimal results.

What Can I Expect for Results?

To get the most effective results, following your post-treatment instructions carefully is crucial. This may include avoiding direct sun exposure, wearing sunscreen, and refraining from using certain skincare products or treatments during healing.

With time, as your collagen production continues to increase, you will enjoy long-lasting benefits from the SkinPen treatment. Your skin will appear firmer, more vibrant, and revitalized, giving you a renewed sense of confidence.

Corresponding Procedures 


Morpheus8 combines the power of radiofrequency microneedling with advanced technology to provide remarkable skin rejuvenation results. By utilizing fractional resurfacing and deep tissue remodeling, Morpheus8 stimulates collagen production, tightens the skin, and effectively addresses various skin concerns.

Vampire Facial

A Vampire Facial is an innovative anti-aging treatment that combines the power of microneedling with the rejuvenating properties of your own blood-derived growth factors. This unique procedure has gained popularity in recent years for its ability to effectively address a variety of skin concerns, including fine lines and wrinkles, collagen production, and skin tightening.

Scarlet RF

Scarlet RF microneedling is an innovative procedure that utilizes radiofrequency energy to stimulate collagen production and tighten the skin. This state-of-the-art technology precisely targets the deep layers of the skin, promoting natural healing and regeneration. The controlled heat stimulates the body’s collagen remodeling process, resulting in improved skin texture, reduced wrinkles, and a more youthful appearance.

Cost of Microneedling in Marin County

The cost of your SkinPen microneedling treatment will depend on your specific goals and will be calculated after your personal consultation. If you’re ready to unlock your skin’s potential for radiance and rejuvenation, contact Plastic Surgery Specialists at (415) 925-2880 to schedule a consultation at our conveniently located Greenbrae practice. Let us guide you on your journey to smoother, more youthful-looking skin with the remarkable SkinPen.

Read more about skin rejuvenation on the PSS blog.


Is the SkinPen a microneedling device?

Yes. The SkinPen is a unique and highly accurate microneedling device that garners significantly better results than a derma roller.

Can microneedling tighten skin?

Microneedling is a non-surgical cosmetic procedure that can indeed help tighten the skin. By stimulating collagen production, microneedling promotes the natural healing process of the skin, resulting in improved skin elasticity and firmness.


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  2. Ablon G. Safety and Effectiveness of an Automated Microneedling Device in Improving the Signs of Aging Skin. The Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology. 2018;11(8):29-34.