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SkinPen® Microneedling

At Palm Beach Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery, we use SkinPen® microneedling, the only product in its class to earn recognition and clearance from the FDA to improve the appearance of your skin by stimulating collagen production.

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SkinPen® Microneedling in West Palm Beach, Florida

Are you dealing with acne scars or other skin concerns like enlarged pores, stretch marks, dark spots, sun damage, fine lines and wrinkles, or surgical scars? You may be wondering if there's an effective medical treatment to address these many skin concerns.

At Palm Beach Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery, under the guidance of our Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Fredric M. Barr, M.D., F.A.C.S., we use the first and only FDA-approved microneedling device called SkinPen®, in our West Palm Beach, Florida office. Clinically proven and tested to show results with as few as three 30-minute sessions and safe for all skin types, SkinPen® microneedling can improve the skin texture and appearance, minimizing stretch marks, scars, wrinkles, sun damage, and many other skin concerns. Unlike some facial rejuvenation procedures, microneedling treatments do not carry the risk of skin discoloration.

Let us help you regenerate skin and look your best with this minimally invasive procedure.

Benefits of Microneedling with SkinPen®

SkinPen® microneedling offers a multitude of benefits that contribute to the skin's healing process and overall rejuvenation, including:

  1. Improvement in Skin Texture: Microneedling with SkinPen® can significantly improve skin texture, promoting skin rejuvenation and a smoother and more even complexion.
  2. Enhanced Firmness and Elasticity: A  SkinPen® microneedling treatment aids in making the skin firm and enhancing skin elasticity, for a more youthful and toned appearance.
  3. Reduction of Signs of Aging:  SkinPen® microneedling can effectively reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and other signs of aging, like dark spots.
  4. Treatment of Scars and Pigmentation Issues: We can utilize a SkinPen® microneedling device to address scarring (including acne scars) and pigment-related concerns (like an uneven skin tone) to promote clearer and more evenly toned skin.
  5. Stimulation of Collagen Production: By triggering the body's natural collagen-induction process,  SkinPen® microneedling stimulates the growth of fresh collagen, an essential component for maintaining skin resilience and youthfulness.

What is Microneedling?

Microneedling is another name for collagen induction therapy. We typically perform minimally invasive microneedling treatments over a series of appointments in our plastic surgery office to smooth the texture of your skin.

During the procedure, Dr. Barr uses tiny needles to create tiny holes in the treatment area and encourage healing. This process stimulates collagen production and restores elasticity as the skin heals itself naturally. Despite its name, microneedling does not hurt as much as you might think. Our Board-certified plastic surgeon performs the microneedling treatment in our West Palm Beach office, using a topical anesthetic to reduce discomfort. After this cosmetic procedure, you can resume normal activity.

Can I Perform Microneedling at Home?

Although you can find microneedling devices online in a range of styles and prices, only a Board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Barr or a highly trained and licensed aesthetician can perform SkinPen® microneedling. At our doctor's office, we prioritize your safety while achieving optimal results.

What is SkinPen® Microneedling?

Concerning microneedling therapy and the effort to stimulate increased collagen production, not all microneedling devices meet our standards at Palm Beach Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery. Designed and created by Bellus Medical, SkinPenⓇ is a microneedling tool that uses thin needles to deliver safe and successful collagen induction therapy that improves the appearance of your skin. As the only microneedling product in its class to earn recognition and clearance from the FDA for aesthetic procedures, SkinPenⓇ has elevated the standard for treating acne scars, stretch marks, raised scars, and other problematic skin issues for patients aged 22 and older.

Palm Beach Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery proudly uses SkinPenⓇ in our microneedling procedure.

How Does SkinPen® Improve Skin’s Texture?

If you have acne scars or skin scars, you’ve most likely tried every device and product on the market promising to treat scars and reveal clear, radiant skin. Although these products may provide some temporary, superficial smoothing, they cannot deliver lasting results.

On the other hand, SkinPen® works with your skin’s biological processes by allowing the skin to heal itself, without the use of a laser or scalpel. First, Dr. Barr uses SkinPenⓇ’s series of thin needles to pierce your skin. This step in the microneedling process creates tiny holes that improve blood flow, encourage your body’s immune system to clean the mini-wounds, and support the growth of new tissue.

Next, your skin's healing process replaces the damaged tissue with new skin and blood vessels. This rebuilding and renewal phase may continue for up to six months after your final SkinPen® microneedling procedure.

How Long Do the Results of SkinPen® Microneedling Last?

Unlike the products in your medicine cabinet, SkinPen® is highly effective, with long-lasting results. Nine out of ten participants in SkinPen®’s clinical trial would suggest the treatment to friends and family.

Keep in mind, the duration for the results of SkinPen microneedling varies, based on individual factors and skincare practices. Following the first session, patients generally experience refreshed skin for four to six weeks with improvements potentially continuing for up to six months as the body generates new collagen. Proper skin care can extend the duration. How many treatments an individual needs also impacts the longevity of results, with most patients requiring four to six sessions for optimal outcomes.

What Will a SkinPen® Treatment Plan Look Like for Me?

Before your SkinPen® microneedling treatment, you will meet with our patient counselor to discuss every skin concern you have, your desired results from this minimally invasive procedure, and your health history.

How Many Sessions of Microneedling Do I Need?

For maximum results, you will likely need multiple treatments. Typically, patients require three to six treatments, with a month between each appointment. A microneedling treatment takes about 30 minutes. Because it requires minimal downtime, you can resume your normal activities. After a SkinPenⓇ microneedling treatment, your face may look like you spent some time in the sun.

Aftercare for SkinPen® Microneedling

Following a SkinPen® microneedling, you must practice proper aftercare to optimize results and promote skin healing, such as:

  1. Sun Protection: Avoid direct sun exposure for at least two weeks after the treatment to prevent adverse effects and ensure effective skin healing. Using zinc oxide and seeking shade or wearing a hat can help protect the treated areas from sun damage.
  2. Avoidance of Products and Makeup: Patients should refrain from applying any products to the treated skin for 6-8 hours post-treatment, including makeup, SPF products like sunscreen or sunblock, or any other skincare products. Avoid wearing clothing, headbands, hats, or scarves on the treated area during this initial recovery period.
  3. Cleansing and Moisturizing: After the first 24 hours, we recommend cleansing the skin with cool water only and gently patting it dry. Keep the skin well-hydrated because microneedling may cause a temporary increase in water loss.

Complying with these aftercare instructions will help ensure the success of SkinPen® microneedling therapy by allowing for proper healing and maximizing the benefits for the skin.

SkinPen® Microneedling FAQs

Does SkinPen® Just Treat Acne Scarring?

Aside from the ability to treat acne scars, SkinPen® can help fight skin texture issues from lines, wrinkles, stretch marks, and other signs of aging. During your consultation with our patient counselor, we can discuss the ways SkinPen® can help your skin look younger and smoother.

How Many SkinPen® Microneedling Treatments Do I Need?

The amount of complementary treatments each patient requires depends on their skin concerns, including post acne scarring, fine lines, and stretch marks. During your consultation with our patient counselor, we will tailor a microneedling protocol based on your needs and goals. Safe for all skin tones, there is minimal downtime with each SkinPen® microneedling procedure, making it a safe and convenient way to revitalize your skin.

Is SkinPen® Microneedling Only For Use On The Face?

SkinPen® microneedling treatments also address the neck, chest, and other areas of the body that show scarring, aging skin, or sagging skin.

Are SkinPenⓡ Microneedling Effects Immediate?

The damage to your skin didn’t happen instantly, and neither will the repairs. Following a series of cosmetic treatments with SkinPen® to stimulate collagen production, you may continue to see positive effects for up to six months.

Can I Get A Skinpenⓡ For Home Use?

SkinPen® is designed and approved for use by medical professionals only. Let our Board-certified Palm Beach plastic surgeon apply a numbing cream, then employ the tiny needles safely, so your body can produce more collagen and demonstrate the optimal results of SkinPen® microneedling.

Schedule a Consultation with Our Patient Counselor to Discover If SkinPen® Microneedling is Right for You

Ready to improve your skin health, resolve the appearance of permanent scarring and an uneven skin tone, and address all your skin concerns with SkinPen® microneedling? Contact us at (561) 833-4122 or complete our online form to schedule a consultation with our patient counselor. 

We are here to listen, tailor a microneedling protocol to your needs and goals, and prioritize your safety and comfort in our West Palm Beach, Florida office. Let us help you achieve naturally beautiful results with SkinPen® microneedling.

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If I am seeking to undergo a combination of procedures, will they be done together or consecutively? What is the timeline for multiple procedures?


The answer depends on multiple factors, including the specific combination of procedures, your recovery rates, your age and health status, and your behaviors or habits. More invasive surgeries typically require recovery time ranging between 6 and 12 weeks to 6 months, and surgeries to the same area of your body will also generally require recovery time between procedures.

However, if you are in good health and the combination of procedures in question will be performed on different parts of your body and are not especially invasive, a combination of procedures could potentially be approved together on a case-by-case basis. It is imperative that the combination of procedures does not compromise your healing, and your attention to prescribed pre-operation and recovery habits also plays a significant role. Schedule a consultation for an assessment and guidance regarding the procedures you are considering.


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While aging affects us all, there are steps we can take to put forth a more vibrant appearance. We seek to perform subtle adjustments to address imperfections and the wear of time while retaining your natural look. While you should notice an improvement, the glaring changes or distortions in appearance you are concerned about and may have seen from other surgeons’ work do not meet the standard of quality plastic and cosmetic surgery we perform in our office.

Dr. Frederic M. Barr is a board-certified Plastic & Cosmetic Surgeon with over 30 years of experience performing Plastic Surgery in South Florida. We enhance and refine your appearance according to your goals. Review our Gallery of Before & After Photos to see some examples of our work.


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For patients with Breast Implant Illness (BII), which can include allergy, auto-immune, and thyroid hormone issues, this has been an emerging topic with significant press coverage in recent years. Although numerous medical professionals have demonstrated varying responses to these women’s concerns, we believe in addressing these women’s experiences and symptoms. In response to this phenomenon, we have also chosen not to perform new breast implant surgeries. We perform Total Capsulectomy on patients with breast implants, which involves the removal of both the saline or silicone implant and the capsule around it.

Removal of the implants and surrounding scar tissue has been shown to improve women’s health concerning these symptoms. While some women choose no further procedure following Breast Explant Surgery, some patients elect to have a Mastopexy procedure that involves reshaping the breast tissue for a pleasant cosmetic breast appearance. We welcome your specific questions regarding these procedures and their anticipated effects for your situation. See our Breast Implant Explantation (Total Capsulectomy) page for more detailed information, including before-and-after photo examples.