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What Does Microneedling Do?

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What Does Microneedling Do?

Microneedling is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure designed to enhance the quality of your skin, remove slight blemishes, and fight acne scars. The technique relies on a device that makes tiny pricks in the skin as it passes across the face. These pricks stress skin cells, encouraging them to renew and revitalize, making them more youthful. 

Most patients’ skin recovers from microneedling within 48 hours. Visible differences in skin quality become apparent within a few months.

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Microneedling with SkinPen®

The majority of microneedling clinics use a dermaroller – a device that looks a little bit like a miniature paint roller, studded with hundreds, or thousands, of tiny needles. Dr. Lawton, however, uses a proprietary applicator called a SkinPen®. This device has a smaller head than traditional dermarollers, allowing her to apply microneedling to your skin more precisely. 

SkinPen® works to a depth of around 2 mm which is slightly longer than many traditional dermaroller needles. The therapy helps to break down clogs in pores and scar tissue on the surface of the skin, giving the face a smoother and more youthful appearance. Tiny punctures trick the skin into believing it is damaged, encouraging it to produce more collagen and conduct its regular maintenance activities as if it were younger. 

Benefits of SkinPen® Microneedling

SkinPen® microneedling comes with a host of benefits patients should be aware of. These include: 

1. Customizable depths: 

SkinPen® is a highly customizable device that Dr. Tenley Lawton adjusts according to your needs. Changing the length of the needles allows patients to target different layers of the dermis. Deeper scars, for instance, require longer needles. 

2. Smoother skin in weeks:

Skin quality improves just a few weeks after SkinPen® microneedling. Optical results become apparent after about six months. 

3. No downtime: 

After your SkinPen® microneedling session with Dr. Lawton, you’re free to return to your regular activities. There is no downtime associated with the treatment. 

4. Target individual conditions: 

Most cosmetic surgeons view microneedling as a generic technique to improve skin quality. However, thanks to SkinPen®, Dr. Lawton can target specific issues, including problems with tone and texture, acne scars, hyperpigmentation, fine lines, and wrinkles. 

5. Target multiple areas: 

Most patients use microneedling on the face, but it is also suitable for other parts of the body, including the hands, neck, and decollete. 


The first step is to schedule an in-person consultation with Dr. Lawton or one of our trusted providers at Tenley K Lawton M.D. in Neport Beach, CA. Simply fill out the form on this page and we will reach out to you promptly to schedule your appointment.

Am I a Candidate for Microneedling Treatments?

Microneedling is a non-surgical technique and, therefore, is safe for the vast majority of patients. The technique is suitable for anyone who wishes to: 

  • Combat lines and wrinkles
  • Reduce hyperpigmented regions
  • Reduce the appearance of acne scars
  • Achieve a fresher, more youthful appearance
  • Deal with skin tone and texture issues

Dr. Lawton can speak with you about what to expect from microneedling and the degree to which it can enhance your skin. 


*Individual Results May Vary


Dr. Lawton strives to provide the best experience for everyone who chooses her practice for their aesthetic needs. Read why our patients love their results & experience with Dr. Lawton and her team of expert providers.

Take the Next Step

Would you like to learn more about microneedling? Simply fill out the form on this page or call Tenley K. Lawton M.D. at (949) 640-0999 to schedule your consultation with Board-Certified plastic surgeon Dr. Tenley Lawton. Proudly serving Newport Beach and the greater Orange County, CA area.

*Individual Results May Vary.

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