SkinPen® Microneedling

Microneedling is one of the most popular cosmetic dermatology treatments with minimal downtime.

SkinPen® is the first microneedling device in the world cleared by the FDA, clinically shown to safely and effectively treat facial acne scars for ages 22 and up.  With as few as three non-invasive and affordable treatments spaced 30 days apart, you can improve your appearance and step out with confidence.  Microneedling is one of our most popular treatments for skin rejuvenation. La Chelé Medical Aesthetics of New Hope PA was one of the first medical practices in the area to offer this highly effective treatment, and we are now one of the most experienced microneedling providers in the country. Call us to schedule a consultation appointment to see if microneedling is right for you. 215-862-6100.

What is Microneedling?

  • Microneedling uses a device with tiny, electronically controlled, vibrating micro-needles in its tip
  • A light serum is placed on the face and the microneedling device glides over it in a smooth, comfortable manner
  • Treatments are precisely controlled to move to a set depth and at a set speed
  • The skin heals quickly with a minimum of side effects – you may appear slightly pink to red immediately post-procedure, similar to a mild to moderate sunburn.
  • Treatments will stimulate collagen, smooth acne scars, wrinkles and other skin texture problems
  • Can be used for all skin types and colors
  • SkinPen® is the first microneedling device cleared by the FDA

How does Microneedling Work?

Microneedling is a highly effective skin therapy procedure that involves a multitude of micro needles that vertically pierce the skin to reduce fine lines, wrinkles, stretch marks, acne scars and wound scars. Microneedling induces natural collagen production and is similar to fractional laser treatments, laser resurfacing, and chemical peels, but without the side effects and downtime.

It has gained tremendous popularity due to its small size and ability to treat hard to reach places around the eyes, nose, and lips. It is also much safer and more precise than any other microneedling devices as the speed and needle depth can be easily adjusted during the treatment for different areas. Additionally, as it is not a laser, there are no issues with skin type and color and can be used safely in darker skinned patients.


How many treatments are necessary to achieve a good response?

Improvement is seen with each treatment but a series of 3-5 treatments is best to achieve optimal results.

How far apart are treatments done?

Microneedling treatments can be repeated every 4-6 weeks.

Is microneedling safe for darker skin types?

Since no melanin-absorbing laser and no heat are involved, microneedling is relatively safer than lasers, such as IPL, for darker skin types..

Who performs the treatments?

One of our highly-trained medical aestheticians will perform your treatment.

Is microneedling painful?

Microneedling involves the use of very fine needles and is relatively comfortable. A topical numbing cream is all that is needed.

How long is each treatment?

For a face, each treatment is 30 to 60 minutes.

How is microneedling different than a needle roller?

Needle rollers also use needles for skin resurfacing but are often too large and unwieldy for tight areas. They are also dependent on hand pressure, so the depth of penetration varies depending on the amount of pressure exerted and the softness of the skin, while the depth of our microneedling is very precise, as it is manually controlled with an electronic dial. There is also lateral trauma to the skin when the needles on a roller pull out of the skin as the wheel turns. This does not happen with our microneedling treatment, which relies only on vertical needle action.

What are the immediate after-effects?

There is redness and very minimal bleeding.