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 was truly amazing. He gave me everything I could of asked for and more. Very professional and personable. I would recommend him to anyone. Recovery was so wonderful thanks to him, his team and professional practice. Highly recommend. Amazing results."- S.E. / Google / Oct 07, 2021
"I had an extremely positive experience with Dr. Soto and he was able to listen to my needs and give me exactly what I was wanting and hoping for! My breast augmentation went super smooth and I couldn’t be happier with my results! Also, the entire team of girls were so easy to chat with and made me feel super comfortable and reassured with every single visit I had prior and after my surgery. Thank you so much to such a wonderful team💗"- L.L. / Google / Sep 30, 2021
"Muy feliz con los resultados, la atención y el trato de todos los del equipo. El doctor Soto es muy profesional y sobretodo esta muy pendiente de todo tu proceso postoperatorio. Estoy bastante feliz en cuanto a proporción versus relación con mi cuerpo, solo me hubiesen gustado un poco mas pequeñas pero por gusto personal, confío plenamente en la razón del doctor. Muy agradecida con las enfermeras y el personal administrativo. 100% recomendado"- D.S. / Google / Sep 30, 2021
"It’s been an amazing journey, to say the least! There are no words that can explain how happy I am with the work that Dr. Armando Soto did.. He is truly “brilliant” and an amazing talent, blessed his hands!! I am super super happy with what he was able to accomplish with my tummy tuck .. It was the best decision I have ever made. It took me almost 2 yrs to find a great doctor I knew my abdomen needed to be worked on specially after having 3 kids and I am glad I waited until I found him! And off course let’s not leave his Staff behind.. they ROCK.. from day one until now they very helpful, knowledgeable ,professional and kind! What else can I asked for! 😃😍 I will recommend him to everyone for any procedure!"- V.P. / Google / Sep 24, 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.