What is Microneedling?

Microneedling treats fine lines and scars and issues with skin texture, tone and color with fewer side effects and faster recovery times than laser resurfacing treatments. This collagen induction therapy creates hundreds of tiny, invisible micro-injuries in the top layer of skin with fine needles. 

The micro-injuries created by a microneedling session encourage new skin cells to form by stimulating the body’s natural healing process, resulting in cell turnover, increased blood flow, and collagen and elastin production for smoother skin. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) may be added to microneedling treatments to activate additional collagen production.

Microneedling with the SkinPen®

What Is SkinPen®?

The SkinPen® is a microneedling device designed to help rebuild the skin’s extracellular matrix. With proven results lasting up to 6 months in many patients, the SkinPen® promotes tissue remodeling without scarring. 

This microneedling procedure works best on Fitzpatrick skin types II, III and IV, supporting a visual reduction in pore size, redness, stretch marks and acne scars. Noninvasive SkinPen® microneedling sessions take only 30 minutes to an hour.

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Benefits of Microneedling in Dallas & Our Other Locations

Microneedling in Dallas may soften fine lines and wrinkles and improve skin tone and texture. You can also expect softer, younger-looking skin with fewer signs of aging and a reduction in the appearance of acne scarring when you schedule microneedling sessions at It’s a Secret Med Spa. 

The SkinPen® microneedling process also helps with hyperpigmentation, uneven skin tone, acne scars, trauma scars and stretch marks.

We begin by topically numbing the patient’s treatment area to create a comfortable experience. Our skincare professionals attach a sterile tip containing 12 tiny micro-tips to the SkinPen®. Then, we apply sterile saline and select the appropriate treatment pen settings based on the patient’s unique needs. Next, in a single motion, the skincare professional gently presses the SkinPen® against the skin while simultaneously gliding in one direction until they cover the entire microneedling treatment area.

  • Reduces the look of fine lines and wrinkles with micro-injuries that stimulate collagen and elastin

  • Diminishes hyperpigmentation by targeting the skin’s extracellular matrix
  • Plumps areas around large pores to create new collagen and decrease pore size

  • Minimizes the appearance and severity of stretch marks after pregnancy or weight gain

  • Reduces the appearance of acne scars, rosacea redness and inflammation from skin blemishes

Microneedling to Treat Various Parts of the Body

  • Neck

  • Face

  • Décolleté

  • Arms

  • Hands

  • Legs

  • Abdomen

  • Back

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Microneedling vs. Other Skin Treatment Options

If you’re considering microneedling sessions, you’ve probably looked at other beauty procedures such as lasers or facials. At It’s a Secret Med Spa we offer many treatments to accommodate your needs in in DFW, Austin, Houston, Phoenix or Scottsdale, AZ. Many of our services are non-invasive.

Microneedling vs. Chemical Peel

Chemical peels offer good results, but they can make skin peel and shed during the recovery time. Some clients prefer not to peel. One advantage of a chemical peel is that it works on every skin type.

Microneedling vs. Botox

While microneedling stimulates collagen and elastin for healthy-looking skin, Botox effectively relaxes wrinkles for reduced muscle movement.

Microneedling vs. Morpheus8

Morpheus8 is an RF microneedling procedure that penetrates deeper into the skin than microneedling alone. Depending on what you expect for ideal results, having radiofrequency microneedling performed might be a better option if you want more dramatic change.

Ideal Candidates for Microneedling Treatment

Microneedling is a safe, fast and effective treatment for visible signs of aging, but some people make better candidates for this procedure than others. Those who benefit from this treatment, which stimulates the growth of new cells, include people with:

  • Skin tones between II and IV on the Fitzpatrick scale

  • Acne scarring and hyperpigmentation but no active breakouts

  • Fine lines and wrinkles on the face, neck and chest

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Microneedling treatments aren’t recommended for specific skin types and conditions.

  • Chronic inflammatory skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis

  • Fitzpatrick skin types I, V and VI (very light and very dark tones)

  • Open wounds caused by injuries, picking or active acne blemishes

  • Thin skin caused by recent cancer treatment with radiation therapy

  • Skin with a history of easily marking or scarring

how it works


1 Hour


The healing time depends on each individual. Some slight swelling and redness/pinkness for two to four days following the procedure.


Visible results after 6 weeks. Dramatic results will appear after 3 treatments.

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What to expect after microneedling?

Immediately after the treatment, the treated skin will appear bright red. On average, redness will disappear within 2-4 days, however, some patients experience complete healing within 24 hours. Skin condition can continue to improve up to 6 months after the treatment.

How many microneedling treatments are recommended?

It is recommended for most patients to receive a series of 2-3 treatments spaced about 6-8 weeks apart. For patients with concerns about deep wrinkles, advanced photo-aging, stretch marks or acne scars, it is recommended to receive 6-8 sessions at 6-week intervals.

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