Microneedling (Collagen Induction Therapy, SkinPen) – Harrisburg, PA

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About Microneedling

If over-the-counter skin treatments are no longer proving effective but you are not ready to try surgical procedures, try minimally invasive treatments for skin rejuvenation such as microneedling with SkinPen. The founder of Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery Center of Central Pennsylvania, Dr. Theodore Foley, is happy to provide microneedling (collagen induction therapy) at his facility in Camp Hill, PA. Microneedling with SkinPen uses multiple fine needles to effectively and safely make micro-injuries in the skin. The micro-injuries prompt the natural production of elastin and collagen, two nutrients that contribute to the overall health and appearance of the complexion. Make an appointment for a consultation at Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery of Central Pennsylvania to discover more about the results of microneedling and how to personalize your procedure for your skin concerns and goals.

Best Candidates

It's possible you could be a candidate for microneedling treatments if you experience light or mild complexion problems, like a decrease in firmness or an uneven texture. Collagen induction therapy procedures may also improve the look of pores, stretch marks, and scars. You need to be willing to wait before seeing benefits from your microneedling procedure because the elastin and collagen require a month or longer to have an impact on the complexion.

What to Expect

Collagen induction therapy with microneedling is done in our office. The treatment takes about 30-45 minutes. We do request you come in earlier for us to apply numbing cream; however, patients typically experience little or no pain and discomfort. The areas of skin being addressed will be cleaned before the handpiece is evenly passed over. Once the microneedling is complete, soothing and occlusive products are applied and the patient is sent home with a post-care kit with instructions.

Other Considerations

Following the procedure, you might develop light redness and swelling for 1-2 days; however, the post-care kit supplied will help with any issues. It can take around 1 – 3 months as the elastin and collagen supply increases until you notice significant changes in the appearance and health of your treated skin. Treatments are typically scheduled in a series of 3 done on a monthly basis. Individual results may vary and additional treatments may be necessary to achieve more dramatic results.

What Does Microneedling Cost?

Microneedling is a nonsurgical treatment for skin tightening and rejuvenation. Therefore, it is a treatment that is relatively cost affordable for most patients. The pricing is based on the condition being treated as well as how many sessions are needed to create the right outcome. During your initial consultation, we will prepare a skin analysis and treatment plan, which covers costs and what to expect during the procedure.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is microneedling?
Microneedling is known as collagen induction therapy. Simply stated, collagen is what keeps our skin supple, smooth, and tight. Microneedling is a newer, revolutionary nonsurgical treatment that uses a handheld device with 14 medical grade stainless steel needles. When these needles are gently glided over the skin, it creates "micro-channels" in that skin that actually serve to break down old scar tissue and help generate new skin cell growth. Once healed, the new skin appears healthy, brighter, and firm. During this process, the production of new collagen and elastin occurs and leads to an overall improved blood flow to the skin, enhancing the health and glow of your appearance over time.

What are the most common conditions treated with microneedling?
This nonsurgical skin rejuvenation treatment is best used for men and women who wish to improve the appearance of mild acne scarring, fine lines and wrinkles, moderate sagging skin, and stretch marks. It is an excellent procedure to help improve skin texture and tone, reduce pore size, and bring back a youthful glow.

How many treatments are recommended for optimal results?
Most of our patients undergo 3 – 6 microneedling sessions to attain the desired results. However, it depends on what you are trying to improve, which will dictate the treatment plan. This procedure can be safely performed every 4  weeks as needed. For patients seeking scar reduction, it generally takes about six sessions. Collagen induction typically occurs at about the third treatment. Microneedling can be applied to most parts of the body, including the face, neck, arms, thighs, chest, and legs.

Is microneedling safe for everyone?
For the most part, microneedling is safe for most skin types and colors. Because it does not injure the epidermis, the chance for post-procedure inflammation or pigmentation damage occurring is minimal. Microneedling is not recommended for those who have used Accutane within the last 6 months, or for those who have active acne lesions, skin infections or open wounds, herpes simplex(cold sores); see Dr. Foley for an anti-viral prescription,  or are actively undergoing radiation or taking auto-immune therapy medications. In addition, it is not recommended for pregnant or nursing women, or for anyone who has a history of keloid scarring or poor wound healing.

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Average Cost  
$100 - $1,500
Recovery Time  
1 – 2 Days
Average Procedure Time  
30 – 60 Minutes
Post-op Follow-up  
4 – 6 Weeks
Procedure Recovery Location  
In-Office
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Enhance the appearance and health of your complexion with microneedling therapy at Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery of Central Pennsylvania in Camp Hill, PA for more information about this procedure and complementary skin revitalizing options.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.