SkinPen Microneedling

What is microneedling?

Microneedling is a minimally invasive treatment for skin rejuvenation. By creating controlled micro-channels in skin tissue, these treatments encourage the body’s natural healing cascade to smooth fine lines and wrinkles, reduce acne scars and stretch marks, and improve hyperpigmentation. At Revive Medical Spa, we use SkinPen, the first microneedling device to be cleared by the FDA. SkinPen treats skin imperfections on all skin types without surgery or extensive downtime, and restores a more radiant, youthful appearance.* With a short-treatment plan in place, you can improve your skin and boost your confidence!*

How SkinPen works

SkinPen works by increasing the production of collagen and elastin, as well as establishing new blood vessels, in the treated areas. Collagen, elastin and healthy blood vessels are the building blocks of strong, unblemished skin. SkinPen uses tiny, fine needles to repeatedly penetrate the skin layer, creating micro-injuries. Treatments minimize cellular damage and remodel scar tissue, all while keeping the overall structure of the skin intact. The SkinPen handheld microneedling device can safely and effectively be used on the face, neck, back, arms and hands.
After the treatment, there are 3 phases to your body’s wound-repair process:
  1. Inflammation: piercing the skin triggers the immune system to disinfect wounds, increase blood flow and remove debris. New tissue starts to be created.
  2. Proliferation: wounds are rebuilt with healthy, new cells and a new network of blood vessels is developed.
  3. Remodeling: wounds are replaced with new dermal tissues and blood vessels.

What to expect during treatments

When you come into Revive Medical Spa for your treatment, we will apply a numbing agent to the areas that you are looking to address. The numbing agent will help to keep you comfortable, and most patients only report feeling a slight vibration from the SkinPen device. The pen-like device (hence the name) has a sterile cartridge-tip with 12 micro-needles.The device is gently pressed across your skin, gliding over the entire treatment area(s). The small, fine needles will create the micro-injuries, triggering your body’s wound-repair process. The procedure usually only takes 30 minutes, though the actual time will depend on the size of the treatment area. During the post-treatment phase, we will apply a hydrogel to help your skin hold in moisture.

What to expect from the results

Following treatments, you may notice immediate improved texture of your skin.* Further results are usually seen after any redness and swelling diminishes, usually 1-2 days. After the procedure, your skin will appear pink or red, similar to a mild sunburn. Some patients may experience rough skin, tightness, redness, itching, peeling, tenderness and burning.* These side effects usually resolve within a few days and without any complications. 3 treatments are usually recommended to get the best possible results, and maintenance treatments every 6-12 months may be necessary.* Some deeper conditions, such as acne scars, may require 6 or more treatments. There is no downtime following treatment, so you can immediately resume your normal routine.

Before and after photos

*Individual results may vary; not a guarantee.

Schedule treatments in Fairbanks, Alaska

Nearly everyone is a candidate for SkinPen treatments, so if you live in the Fairbanks area, schedule a consultation today. When you come in for your consultation at Revive Medical Spa, we will assess your skin and create a custom treatment plan for you! To get started, give us a call at (907) 371-1766 or click the Schedule Online button at top of page.

*Individual results may vary; not a guarantee.


Stephanie’s work is great and her recommendations have been good. Really satisfied with some of the filler work and feeling more confident about my appearance.”

– Julie D.

Karolina has a great injection technique. Her detailed evaluation and recommendations have been very helpful in achieving the look I have desired for years.
– Pamela T. 

Stephanie is wonderful! She is knowledgeable and honest with her recommendations. I will definitely be back for another treatment in a few months!”

– Brianna E.

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