by Persimmon Staff· July 29, 2022
Our skin naturally changes over time, showing subtle signs of aging. Sun damage, breakouts, scarring, or wrinkles can change the way we look and feel. But these blemishes don’t have to take center stage. Bring out your inner beauty with SkinPen microneedling and PRP. It’s the perfect way to reduce skin blemishes on your face and neck. Find out how you can kickstart your body’s natural healing process and enjoy smoother, healthier skin.
What is SkinPen Microneedling
Microneedling is a versatile treatment option that can rejuvenate the skin on your face and neck. It stimulates collagen and elastin production to restore youthfulness, smooth away scars and wrinkles, tighten skin, and clear uneven tone and texture. Microneedling is a safe and effective treatment option with minimal downtime and few side effects. For enhanced results, you can pair microneedling with Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy. PRP therapy is an innovative solution to revitalize your skin and give you a younger, fresher look.
Refresh Your Face
We use SkinPen for all our microneedling treatments. This is the first FDA-approved microneedling device with superior results and enhanced safety and reliability. It is a medical-grade device that offers unparalleled precision, controlling the depth of the microchannels and preventing skin tearing from blunt or uneven needles.

Unlike other treatments, microneedling is 100% natural, using no exfoliants, chemicals, injections, or heat. It offers proven results with little to no downtime, and it’s safe for all skin types, all year round. Activate your skin’s natural healing process to uncover your inner radiance.
Correct the Neck
The skin on the neck is more delicate than the skin on the face. This area has less collagen and less fatty tissue, as well as fewer oil glands. That’s why the first signs of aging often appear on the neck, including slackening skin, fine lines and wrinkles, or uneven texture. But that’s not all. “Tech neck” is another cause of wrinkles on the neck. All those hours spent looking down at devices can accelerate the signs of aging, creating horizontal neck wrinkles and creases across the front of the neck.

SkinPen microneedling is a revolutionary treatment option for neck wrinkles. It’s clinically tested and FDA-cleared, providing amazing results that are safe, effective, and convenient. Treat your neck to microneedling and PRP therapy for healthier, brighter skin.
How it Works
Unlike other facial treatment options, microneedling does not exfoliate or remove damaged skin cells. Instead, it encourages deep healing by stimulating collagen and elastin production. Here’s how it works. SkinPen’s tiny needles penetrate the top layers of your skin. A skilled Provider will use the SkinPen device to evenly treat your face and neck, triggering your body’s natural immune system response. The body rushes to heal the area, increasing blood flow, removing dead skin cells, and activating new skin cell growth. The tiny pinpricks on your skin are repaired with new skin cells and you’ll benefit from increased collagen and elastin. As your skin heals, a new network of blood vessels also develops, increasing available nutrients and promoting skin health. When new dermal tissues are created, you’ll see improvements in skin quality, along with smoother, more radiant skin.
Combining Microneedling with PRP Therapy
Want more from microneedling? You can combine microneedling with Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy to transform your skin. Nicknamed the “vampire facial” this treatment speeds the healing process and provides dramatic results. PRP therapy uses elements from your blood to activate cell growth and stimulate elastin and collagen production.

At the start of your appointment, we’ll draw a small vial of your blood, similar to drawing blood for lab work. Then we’ll place the blood in a centrifuge to separate the platelets from the other components in the blood. After microneedling, we apply the platelet rich plasma to your skin, where the micro-injuries help the plasma penetrate further into the skin. The platelets contain proteins and growth factors that enhance deep healing. Microneedling and PRP work together to reduce scaring, smooth wrinkles, and treat hyperpigmentation.
What Does Microneedling Treat?
Microneedling and PRP therapy target a range of common skin concerns, including sunspots, age spots, and rough skin texture. It also improves the appearance of acne scars and tightens skin to smooth away fine lines and soften wrinkles. Microneedling enhances cellular turnover, so it’s recommended for pigmentation concerns, including hyperpigmentation and melasma. Microneedling with PRP can shrink pores and improve overall skin health to give you more youthful skin. It can also rejuvenate the skin on your neck, tightening skin and reducing wrinkles.
Who is a Good Candidate for Microneedling and PRP?
Since microneedling and PRP therapy is an all-natural treatment, most adults are good candidates for microneedling. It’s recommended for all skin types and all ages. SkinPen microneedling is recommended for anyone with scars, discoloration, wrinkles, or other skin concerns on the face and neck.

Microneedling is not recommended for anyone with an open wound or infection on the face. If you’re pregnant, you may not be a good candidate for microneedling. Although the risk of complications is extremely low, microneedling is not recommended if you’re pregnant or breastfeeding.
What to Expect During Treatment
Your treatment starts with a consultation with one of our experienced nurses. Together we will discuss your skincare goals and choose the best treatment option for your skincare needs. This customized plan will be the basis of your skincare treatments.

Microneedling and PRP appointments take 30 minutes to 1 hour, kickstarting your journey to radiant, more youthful skin. Your appointment will include a few simple steps:

  • Your Provider will cleanse the skin on your face and neck.
  • If you request a numbing cream, your Provider will apply a topical anesthetic cream to minimize discomfort.
  • If you’re receiving PRP therapy, your Provider will draw a small vial of blood.
  • A gel is applied to your face and neck to help SkinPen glide smoothly and evenly over your skin.
  • SkinPen creates tiny microchannels in the skin, triggering your body’s natural healing process.
  • If you’re receiving PRP therapy, the plasma rich platelets are applied to your skin, boosting cell growth and healing.

You can return to your normal activities right after treatment. However, during the first 24 to 48 hours you will notice some redness, inflammation, or minor irritation. This is a sign that your body is working hard to heal the micro-injuries and rejuvenate your skin.
Microneedling Recovery
During the first 48 hours after treatment, you’ll experience mild redness that looks and feels like a sunburn. Bruising and swelling may also occur. Some people report flushed skin or mild itchiness. These side effects will subside within the first 2 to 3 days following treatment.

For the first 2 days after microneedling, avoid wearing makeup or using facial products. Wash your face in warm water and use our recommended healing serum to soothe skin and enhance recovery. If you spend time outside, apply sunscreen and wear a hat to protect your sensitive skin. After 48 hours, you can use a gentle skin cleanser and cosmetic products. Choose products for sensitive skin for the first week, and avoid any exfoliants for several days.
Microneedling Results
SkinPen microneedling results depend on your skin condition, age, lifestyle, and more. You will see brighter, healthier skin within 1 to 2 weeks after treatment, and improvements will continue for several more weeks.

Because your skin is living tissue, it’s constantly changing, aging, and regenerating, so no skin treatment will be permanent. During initial treatment, microneedling and PRP results typically last 1 to 2 months. After the initial treatment series, results last much longer. You can expect healthier skin for three to five months, while some people report improvements that last up to one year.

After treatment, you will notice softer skin, texture and tone improvement, wrinkle reduction, softened acne scars, and more. As new collagen and elastin production continues over time, you’ll still notice brighter, refreshed skin several months after treatment.
The Persimmon Experience
The Persimmon team includes qualified Providers and skilled healthcare professionals with extensive experience in microneedling, chemical peels, injectables, and more. With deep knowledge of skincare needs and treatment options, our nurses will help you customize your treatment plan. This personalized touch ensures results you’ll love.

When you book your Persimmon appointment, you can choose the day and time that’s most convenient for you, then select a nurse in your area. Your experienced nurse will come to you, arriving at your door with products in hand, ready to give you a fantastic treatment experience. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the added comfort of at-home treatments with Persimmon.
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