MicroNeedling in Philadelphia, PA

What Is MicroNeedling?

MicroNeedling is a type of skin resurfacing treatment that can treat sun damaged skin, fine lines, facial scars, uneven pigmentation and acne scars. Using a device with very fine needles, it creates tiny punctures in the top layer of skin. This triggers the body to create new collagen and elastin, which tightens the skin.

Benefits of MicroNeedling

MicroNeedling is versatile and can improve many different skin concerns. Benefits of this procedure include:

The MicroNeedling Treatment

Prior to the treatment, a topical numbing cream is applied to keep you comfortable during the procedure. At The Lumen Center, we use the COSMOPen, an FDA-approved, state-of-the-art MicroNeedling system. It produces similar results as a fractional laser, but without pain, downtime and thermal damage. The COSMOPen also has advantages over a DermaRoller, including:

MicroNeedling with PRP

Some of our patients like to combine MicroNeedling with Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), known as the Vampire Facial®. PRP is a concentration of platelets in the blood that is crucial to wound healing. When used for skin rejuvenation, PRP releases growth factors into the skin to expedite the body’s own repair process and stimulate new collagen and elastin. Results are enhanced when combining MicroNeedling with PRP therapy. To prepare for PRP, blood is drawn while waiting for the topical numbing cream to take effect. The blood is then placed in a centrifuge, which separates the blood and extracts the PRP. After MicroNeedling is completed, the PRP is injected under the skin and applied topically to the treatment area. The tiny holes allow the PRP to better penetrate the skin layer and dramatically enhance the repair process.
"I had a wonderful experience getting facials and microneedling. Melissa targets my skin concerns and its looking better than ever! I highly recommend!"

The Recovery Process

Normal activities can be resumed immediately after treatment. However, you may experience mild swelling and redness after each treatment. It may feel like you have a mild sunburn, but symptoms will subside within 48 hours. A daily moisturizer will help heal the skin and reduce irritation, and sunscreen is highly recommended.

Is MicroNeedling Right for You?

If you want to improve your skin’s health and restore a youthful complexion, MicroNeedling alone or with PRP can enhance your outcome with dramatic results. 

At The Lumen Center, we individualize every treatment plan so that you see maximum improvement in skin appearance and quality. We offer complimentary consultations prior to your procedure, and take our time to discuss expectations, provide instructions and answer any questions you may have.