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
"I recently had a Micro Peel by Amy. The minute I walked in I felt welcome. Amy is upbeat, positive, and personable making you feel comfortable. Amy walked me through the process with expertise. She catered to exactly what I needed. I am very pleased with my results. My experience was great!!"- B.T. / Yellowpages / Jun 20, 2021
"I chose Dr. Soto over other plastic surgeons because of his depth and breadth of knowledge, his patience in explaining my procedure, and the way he put at ease because I was pretty nervous. His staff is also amazing, and they ALL go above and beyond, answering messages at all hours and on the weekends. I couldn’t be happier with my results - I highly recommend Dr. Soto."- R.O. / Yelp / May 05, 2021
"Dermal Filler and Botox - Had a small issue with coolsculpting I had done at this office. They were responsive and rectified this situation perfectly! So impressed that went back for fillers and botox. Amy is absolutely amazing! She is so kind and professional. I have been getting injections for the past twenty years at various places but now I and am extremely happy with Amy's recommendations, techniques, and results!..."- O. / RealSelf / Apr 28, 2021
"Had a small issue with coolsculpting I had done at this office. They were responsive and rectified this situation perfectly! So impressed that went back for fillers and botox. Amy is absolutely amazing! She is so kind and professional. I have been getting injections for the past twenty years at various places but now I and am extremely happy with Amy's recommendations, techniques, and results! Will be staying with her! Excellent work!"- O. / RealSelf / Apr 19, 2021
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
- Average Cost
- From $400
- Recovery Time
- 3-5 Days
- Average Procedure Time
- 1-2 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 4-6 Weeks
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.