SkinPen Microneedling Treatments

Try the best FDA cleared treatment for acne scars available at our Brookfield clinic

SkinPen, by Bellus Medical is the only microneedling device in the world cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, clinically proven to safely and effectively treat facial acne scarring. SkinPen is a great treatment for acne scars, rough texture and fine lines.  

The SkinPen's microneedles trigger the body’s natural skin remodeling process that increases epidermal thickness, stimulates the extracellular matrix, and reduces inflammation. Acne scars and fine lines fade and texture improved. With as few as three very comfortable treatments spaced 30 days apart, you can improve your appearance for six months after your last treatment – and step out with confidence.

Downtime with SkinPen is minimal. With a little makeup coverage you should be able to return to social activity the next day. 

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What is skinpen

Bellus Medical developed the SkinPen, the first microneedling tool cleared by the FDA to provide effective results with safe treatments for patients age 22+. It’s a series of non-invasive treatments with little to no downtime, so you can leave the Medi Spa feeling your best.

How microneedling works

Tiny needles delicately puncture the skin to stimulate the body’s natural healing process. The micro-needle size ensure that the punctures are controlled and do not damage skin cells. This process effectively remodels acne scar tissue without ruining your skin’s structural integrity.

Why use SkinPen or microneedling

The treatment is clinically proven to reduce the appearance of acne scars with long-term results. SkinPen is minimally invasive and FDA-cleared for safe patient use.


Will Skinpen/microneedling work for me

SkinPen is clinically shown to be effective for men and women. However, every skin type is unique. If you’re interested in the procedure, consult with Wisconsin’s #1 plastic surgeon to discuss your options and treatment plan for optimal results.

Is the treatment safe

SkinPen’s sterile needle cartridge is used only once to ensure optimal cleanliness, a new cartridge is used for every patient. Bonness exclusively uses products and administers treatments backed by the FDA that have proven effective results with safe procedures for our patients.

What to expect post-procedure

Immediately post microneedling: The targeted skin may appear red immediately after the treatment, like a moderate sunburn. Patients can leave the Medi Spa confidently with little to no coverage.

Long-term results: Many patients return to work the next day and experience positive results in as little as 3 procedures.

Add growth factors to your SkinPen Service

Sometimes called the Vampire facial, PRP or platelet-rich plasma will add growth factors from your own body to boost your skin's collagen synthesis and rejuvenation. These growth factors, or platelets, are the cells that start the healing and rejuvenation process. By pushing platelets deep into the skin, your collagen synthesis and improved skin texture and tone are accelerated. Dr. Bonness was one of the very first physicians in Wisconsin to use this technique. She has used Growth Factors to enhance healing in her reconstructive patients for over a decade.

Your appointment will start with a quick blood draw performed by our nurse. The blood is then spun by a centrifuge to isolate the platelets.  The platelet-rich solution is wiped on the skin during and after your microneedling. The small channels created in your skin by microneedling allow the platelets to penetrate deep into the skin stimulating collagen production.

These Growth Factors use your body’s own healing abilities to:

  • Improve your skin's elasticity and tone
  • Increase collagen production
  • Accelerate the healing process.
  • Decreases downtime after microneedling
  • Enhance acne scar improvement 
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A skincare routine to compliment your microneedling treatment

As with all facial concerns we recommend combining microneedling with daily skincare. Sticking with your daily skincare is very important to the success and longevity of your result. The rejuvenating microneedling treatments work better when combined with skincare that keeps your skin healthy, plump, and wrinkle resistant. Daily skincare is the foundation of healthy smooth skin. We believe it can be very difficult for patients to choose medical skincare products on their own.

There are so many products and websites with misleading information. We want you to succeed and have beautiful healthy skin for longer. Visit our store at the corners of Brookfield were our aestheticians and trained skincare experts can help you choose the product that is right for you.

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