SkinPen® is the first and only FDA-cleared microneedling device in the U.S., clinically proven to safely and effectively treat facial acne scars for ages 22 and up in all skin types.

If you’re looking to tackle tough skin issues, improve scarring from facial acne, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, and achieve a tight, firm, natural look with lasting results, SkinPen may be the treatment for you.

Created by Bellus Medical, SkinPen represents the world-class, gold standard in microneedling.

Three years of proactive work in design and development have given SkinPen sole possession of a new FDA classification in the microneedling category making the device truly unique.

How Does SkinPen Work?

The SkinPen microneedling device causes controlled micro-injuries that stimulate the body’s natural wound healing process while minimizing cell damage. More specifically, SkinPen starts the three-phase wound-repair process:

  • Phase 1: Inflammation. Piercing the skin triggers your immune system to disinfect the wounds, remove debris, increase blood flow, and create new tissue.
  • Phase 2: Proliferation. The wound is re-built with new granulation cells. Plus a new network of blood vessels develops.
  • Phase 3: Remodeling. New dermal tissues and blood vessels replace the wound.

The result: effective remodeling of scar tissue, while keeping the overall structure of the skin intact.

SkinPen procedures typically take about 30 minutes, depending on the area treated, the type of skin condition, and each patient’s desired results. Multiple sessions may be recommended, about 4-6 weeks apart to achieve optimal outcomes.  

The Benefits of SkinPen

Due to their non-invasive nature, SkinPen microneedling sessions usually require little to no downtime for patients and provide long-lasting, tangible results. Some of the other benefits patients can expect from SkinPen include:

  • Effective for all skin types, light to dark
  • Offers a comfortable experience with only mild sensation during treatment
  • Short procedure time
  • Ideal any time of the year
  • A natural and minimally invasive procedure
  • Clinically proven to be safe and effective
  • 90% of subjects in a clinical trial said they would recommend SkinPen treatment to friends and family

With SkinPen, patients will have minimal post-procedure effects. The skin will appear slightly pink to red immediately after the procedure, similar to a mild to moderate sunburn, which usually resolves after a day. Overall, SkinPen microneedling treatment enhances the appearance of the skin by minimizing fine lines and wrinkles, tightening the skin, and giving a more plump appearance.

Is SkinPen Right for Me?

Virtually any adult is a good candidate for the SkinPen procedure. While many other treatments are not recommended for people with certain skin types, SkinPen is safe and effective for all skin colors and types because it does not damage the epidermis.

SkinPen is considered a medical device and is therefore not suitable for at-home use. This level of microneedling requires a well-trained and experienced clinician, as well as a sterile environment, to assure patient safety and achieve the best possible results.

If you have additional questions about SkinPen, contact us to schedule a personal consultation with our clinician to discuss your skin concerns as well as your aesthetic goals.


We offer comprehensive medical and surgical eyecare and facial aesthetic and med spa services to patients in Central Florida including Lake Nona, Orlando, Lee Vista, Avalon Park, Waterford Lakes, Southeast Orlando, St. Cloud, Kissimmee and Northern Osceola county.