Board-certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Armando Soto offers microneedling treatments with SkinPen to men and women who desire smoother, younger-looking skin. The system used at Aesthetic Enhancements Plastic Surgery in Orlando is the SkinPen,a hand-held device that gently creates microscopic holes in the outer layer of the skin to prompt collagen and elastin production. This microneedling process improves wrinkles, scars, brown spots, skin tone, and texture. Although SkinPen is frequently used to treat the face, it can also be used in other areas such as the neck, arms, hands, legs, and abdomen. This noninvasive treatment is ideal for all skin types, including those with sensitive skin and requires little down time with amazing results.
"Bridget and Amanda made a super weird and uncomfortable procedure quite easy! I was really nervous, but their calming manner and conversation relaxed me. The Geneveve treatment was completely painless and there was no down time. My significant other thoroughly enjoys the results as well."- K.M. / Yellowpages / Jun 26, 2017
"Dr. Soto and his staff have been amazing. They are welcoming, friendly, and always making sure taken care of. I would highly recommend Dr. Soto."- Anonymous / RateMDs / Jan 18, 2018
"Dr. Soto and his staff are more than GREAT! Since day one they are very gentle and service oriented. They make you feel comfortable at every stage of your surgery process. I had a Breast Reduction and after evaluating for years to do so, I feel very happy to have chosen this amazing staff. I, for sure recommend Dr. Soto and his staff for any person planning to do plastic surgery. Wishing Dr. Soto more success every year. Sincerely, DV."- Anonymous / RateMDs / Jan 12, 2018
"Dr. Soto and his staff are truly first class! I felt welcomed and informed from the minute I walked in the door. My results are even beyond my own expectations. Dr. Soto is fantastic and I would recommend him to anyone."- J.R. / Yellowpages / Jan 10, 2018
"Five Stars - I absolutely love my results! Extremely professional staff, clean office, and comfortable setting. Dr. Soto took great care during my consultation and aftercare. I would definitely recommend Dr. Soto to anyone! I plan on getting more procedures done at Aesthetic Enhancements!"- Anonymous / Vitals / Jan 09, 2018
Microneedling is performed on the face, neck, chest, arms, hands, legs, and stomach to strengthen the skin in weak areas. Using a sterilized handpiece with new needles for each patient, the technician will pass the microneedling device over the skin. As part of the patient’s individual treatment plan, once the microneedling is completed, skincare products or injectable wrinkles fillers can be applied that will be able to penetrate further into the skin with the microchannels created.
What to Expect
Patients may have mild redness in the treated area for up to 5 days, but this can usually be covered with mineral makeup. Some patients may notice other mild reactions, including burning, tightness, and skin flaking. Patients will be able to resume their normal activities immediately after their treatment, but heavy activity and exercise should be avoided for at least 24 hours. Since it takes time for the effects of increased collagen and elastin to become visible, patients may see some improvement immediately, but most will see their results 3 – 6 months after their treatment.
Plan Your Procedure
Touch Up Treatments?
Most patients will get their best results after 3 – 6 microneedling treatments, but once the desired results are achieved, patients should continue to schedule touch up treatments to maintain the results. Patients generally see sustained results if they get 1 – 2 microneedling sessions every year.
What Are Collagen and Elastin?
Collagen and elastin are proteins found in the tissue to support the skin. The supply of collagen fibers and elastin in the body typically decreases with age and the decreased elasticity of the skin leads to sagging, wrinkles, and lines.
The best candidates for microneedling are usually age 50 and under who are beginning to see the start of aging and environmental damage, but they still have good skin elasticity. Microneedling can be used on all skin types and tones, but it is not recommended for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.