What to expect before, during and after Microneedling procedure.

At Garrison Plastic Surgery we use SkinPen to complete your customized Microneedling procedure.


SkinPen by Bellus Medical is the first FDA-cleared microneedling device.


It causes controlled micro-injuries that stimulate your body’s natural wound healing process, while minimizing cellular damage. The result is effective remodeling of scar tissue, while keeping the overall structure of the skin intact.


What is Microneedling?

Microneedling is a non-surgical, minimally invasive procedure to help improve the appearance of acne scars and fine lines and wrinkles. The procedure causes small controlled micro-injuries to the skin to stimulate the wound healing process improving overall appearance of the skin.


What do prior to your Microneedling treatment


Before your microneedling treatment you want to stop the use of any retinol or tretinoin products. Make sure you clean all your makeup brushes, or facial cleansing tools before treatment to prevent infection after.


What to expect during your Microneedling treatment


During your microneedling treatment a topical numbing cream will be applied. You should only feel the vibration from the SkinPen.


What to expect after your Microneedling treatment


After microneedling we apply Brightalive and SPF immediately. You should expect to be red like a sunburn for 24-28 hours, your skin may be tight and flaky for 3-5 days after. We recommend using ZO Brightalive at home after treatment until redness, tightness, and flakiness has subsided.


We recommend a 3 treatment microneedling series 2-4 weeks apart to obtain optimal results in reversing acne scarring and tighten fine lines and wrinkles.


For more information on how Microneedling with SkinPen can benefit your skin, please call us to schedule a complimentary consultation.

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