Dermatologist in New Orleans, LA offers SkinPen microneedling treatment


 Attractive female patient receiving needle therapy
Patients who visit Lupo Center for Aesthetic and General Dermatology interested in enhancing their skin’s texture and tone may want to visit Dr. Mary Lupo of New Orleans, LA to ask about the SkinPen microneedling treatment. Our dermatologist finds that this treatment is amazing at addressing a wide range of skin imperfections.

What is SkinPen microneedling treatment?

Our dermatologist describes the SkinPen microneedling treatment as a precision procedure that helps in stimulating collagen production, turning back the hands of time on the skin. Patients who use this treatment will be able to address common concerns including:
  • Melasma
  • Surgical scars
  • Acne scars
  • Active acne
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Stretch marks
The SkinPen device was developed by Bellus Medical and is a treatment that is cleared by the FDA for cosmetic use, clinically proven to address acne scars in adult patients. Additionally, it can provide improved skin texture and tone for patients who are interested in enhancing their overall appearance. It works but using very fine needles that will create punctures along the skin. The skin reacts by starting the self-repair process, which includes the stimulation of collagen and elastin. When this occurs, the skin tightens and looks more voluminous, giving a more youthful glow to one’s face. Microneedling is a procedure that has been around for quite some time and many of our patients see amazing transformations in their skin after having several treatments performed.

How many treatments should I have completed?

The SkinPen device can be used for as many treatments as needed, but starting out, we recommend patients undergo three to four treatment sessions spaced approximately four weeks apart to get the process started.

Is SkinPen treatment customizable?

Every patient that comes into our practice will have unique needs. We encourage patients to book a consultation appointment with Dr. Mary Lupo to discuss the level at which treatment should occur. Our dermatologist can adjust the SkinPen to the patient’s specific needs. Shallow depth microneedling is best for improving the texture and tone of the skin when fine lines or mild scarring exist, typically around 0.5mm. Medium depth treatment is best for scarring and stretch marks, while deeper depth, anywhere between 1.5mm and 3.0mm, may be suggested for deep acne scars, more defined wrinkles, and poor texture and tone. Patients can ask for a superficial treatment or a more aggressive treatment based on their specific desires and the results they would like to achieve.

What are the benefits of SkinPen microneedling treatment?

There are several advantages to undergoing the SkinPen microneedling treatment with our New Orleans, LA staff. This treatment is:
  • Comfortable
  • Fast
  • Effective
  • Versatile
  • Safe for all skin types
  • Non-invasive
  • Free from downtime
  • Customizable

Who is a candidate for SkinPen microneedling?

Young woman with clean skin after having SkinPen microneedling treatment Most patients seeking fast and effective treatment of poor skin texture and tone may benefit from this procedure. It provides a more natural method of treating the skin than our laser therapies, which often require some social downtime. With microneedling, the dermatologist is working with the body’s natural healing process to stimulate collagen and elastin in the dermis of the skin. This provides amazing rejuvenation that many patients enjoy again and again with further treatments. There is no denying the results achieved in this manner, and many patients find that it is a wonderful integration into their skin care regimen. Most adult patients of all ethnicities are considered appropriate candidates for this and many other advanced solutions available in our office.

Can I combine SkinPen microneedling with other services?

Our practice offers a wide range of treatment options for imperfect skin, and luckily, patients can combine SkinPen microneedling with other services including laser therapies, chemical peels, and even cosmetic injectables for amazing results!

Contact Lupo Center for Aesthetic and General Dermatology of New Orleans, LA today for a consultation appointment

Dr. Mary Lupo urges patients to book an appointment at her practice by calling the office at (504) 777-3047. Individuals who are interested in enhancing their skin using SkinPen microneedling treatment are welcome to visit the practice and discuss their options with a dermatological professional.