Do you want to dramatically improve the look and feel of your skin with minimal downtime? Not ready for lasers or other invasive procedures? SkinPen® may be the answer you’ve been looking for! SkinPen, Also known as microneedling, is an FDA-cleared device that uses micro needles to create controlled punctures into the skin which causes the body’s natural response in collagen stimulation. The result is effective remodeling of scar tissue while keeping the overall structure of the skin intact. Best of all, SkinPen is safe for all skin types and skin concerns!

What is the SkinPen Treatment?

The treatment is performed in our office by our well-trained staff. Most patients experience mild to minimal discomfort. A topical numbing cream is applied prior to the treatment for increased comfort. A minimum of 3 treatments are recommended however more may be necessary. Treatments are done every 4 weeks. The skin will appear slightly pin to red immediately post treatment – similar to a sun/wind burn.

What is the SkinPen Recovery?

Downtime with SkinPen is minimal. Please avoid excessive sweating or sun exposure for 72 hours following the procedure. We recommend not scheduling social events the day of or after your SkinPen treatment. You may apply make-up 24 hours after your procedure. Follow with products recommended by Dr. Porter or our aesthetic nurse Gloria.

Before & After

  • Female Patient
  • 58 Years old
  • 1 SkinPen Treatment by Dr. Porter

Combination Treatments with SkinPen

We love combining treatments for maximum results! With SkinPen, we are happy to provide multiple combination treatments to achieve your best results. We are able to combine SkinPen with the following treatments:

Retinol Peels

Designed to help improve the texture and appearance of the skin. Application of a retinol peel will increase cell turn-over and post-treatment exfoliation. Increase peeling is expected with this combination treatment


Ideal for any and all skin concerns, Aerolase is safe for everyone! Aerolase laser is FDA-cleared for various skincare concerns including skin laxity, hyperpigmentation, acne/acne scarring and more. Adding an Aerolase treatment to SkinPen treatment will result in a more collagen stimulation for improved results


Platelet Rich Plasma, otherwise known as PRP, helps repair cells by utilizing growth factors within the plasma. The addition of PRP helps accelerate collagen production. It can also improve healing and decrease redness and swelling seen after SkinPen®. This treatment is commonly referred to as “vampire facial”

To learn more about how SkinPen microneedling can help you, please call our office at (301) 652-8191 today!