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Microneedling With SkinPen Helps You Fight the Aging Process

Microneedling With SkinPen Helps You Fight the Aging ProcessMicroneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, is a gentle skin rejuvenation procedure to reduce the signs of aging, revitalize the aging skin, and improve the appearance of acne scars on the face. The procedure is ideally suited for candidates who want to achieve an enhanced skin appearance without cosmetic surgery.

The SkinPen device, which is used in the process of microneedling, causes controlled micro-injuries to trigger the natural wound healing process of the body. These micro-injuries caused in the upper layers of the skin stimulate cytokines and release growth factors that restore the collagen and elastin in the deeper skin tissue, keeping it firm and younger looking.

Palm Desert Plastic Surgery, led by dignified, outstanding, and board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Suzanne Quardt (Dr. Q) provides SkinPen microneedling to patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and surrounding communities in this part of SoCal.


Advanced Technology

Traditionally, microneedling derma-rollers are used to rejuvenate the skin for patients who would seek a procedure that did not involve invasive plastic surgery. But these differ from the cutting edge SkinPen technology because they break, bend or even rust, which leads to the possible infection or even scarring when used repeatedly.

The advanced microneeedling device SkinPen makes use of disposable straight needles of adjustable length that can penetrate at a 90 degree angle. The needles are also adjustable to penetrate the skin of different types and thickness. Furthermore MicroPen makes use of vertical technology, which enables extra precision.


Wound Repair Process

The wound repair process occurs in three phases:


When the skin is pierced, it stimulates the immune system to disinfect the wounds and remove the debris. The blood circulation gets enhanced, leading to the creation of new tissue.



The wound is further repaired with new cell granulation process and temporary elastin and collagen that are a part of the extra-cellular matrix.



In this phase, the wound gets replaced with the blood vessels and rejuvenated dermal tissue. The collagen that was built up temporarily is now replaced by stronger Type I collagen.

The complete SkinPen procedure takes about 30 to 60 minutes. The time taken for the procedure depends on the size and the number of areas under treatment and also on the extent of treatment required by a patient.


Advantages of Microneedling

It is suitable for all the skin types

The device interrupts the junction between the cells of skin which in turn disrupts the skin barriers. This mechanical disruption is only brief and it does not cause hyperpigmentation. SkinPen can be used on all the skin types, including dark skin.


It can be used on multiple sites

The depth of SkinPen needle can be adjusted from 0.25 mm up to 2mm. This enables the user to use it on varying skin thickness and it can be adjusted to the individual requirements and can be used on several parts of the body.


No infections no scarring

The device does not harm the epidermis and cannot stimulate the inflammatory pathway which could lead to scarring and infections.

Standout and honorable cosmetic surgeon Dr. Q receives patients from Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and nearby areas for SkinPen microneedling.

To learn more about the plastic surgery treatments and procedures performed by Dr. Suzanne Quardt (Dr. Q) please contact us at 760-324-2660. To learn more about Dr. Q’s Medical Spa please visit

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