Harness Your Body’s Natural Ability to Rejuvenate Your Skin.

Microneedling or SkinPen is a medical-grade, state-of-the-art precision tool available only through skincare professionals. It works by creating a series of hundreds of microscopic channels into the dermis to stimulate your body’s natural production of new collagen and elastin, helping your complexion to look and feel healthier.

SkinPen is extremely versatile and can be used on all parts of the body: face, neck, décolletage, arms, hands, legs, abdomen, and back. This versatility makes SkinPen especially helpful when addressing acne scars on the back and stretch marks on the body.

A Safe and Effective Treatment For:

  • Certain scars
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Age spots and sun damage
  • Large pores
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What Are the Benefits of Microneedling?

Microneedling can offer quite a few benefits to those looking to achieve healthier, more vibrant skin. The primary benefits of the treatment include:

  • Reduces fine lines and wrinkles
  • Treats cosmetic skin issues such as scarring, sun damage, and enlarged pores
  • Creates smoother, more youthful-looking skin
  • Stimulates collagen production
  • Long-lasting results
  • Minimally invasive treatment
  • Increased self-confidence
  • Evens out the skin tone

Who Is a Candidate for Microneedling?

Adults interested in improving the health and complexion of their skin could be good candidates for microneedling. Ideal candidates for the treatment should:

  • Be in generally good physical health
  • Have the desire to reduce cosmetic skin issues
  • Have the desire to reduce signs of aging skin
  • Be free of active skin infections
  • Have realistic expectations for the treatment
  • Have no active acne breakouts near the treatment area

What Areas Can Be Treated With Microneedling?

Although microneedling is most commonly performed on the face, the treatment can also be used to rejuvenate the skin in other parts of the body. Some of the areas regularly treated include:

  • Legs
  • Neck
  • Chest
  • Abdomen
  • Buttocks
  • Thighs

What to Expect

Microneedling is performed on an outpatient basis in Dr. Moran’s Franklin, TN area office. No anesthesia is necessary to ensure your comfort. During the appointment, Dr. Moran will make small wounds under the skin with a pen-like instrument, called the SkinPen. The tool will move evenly across your skin, ensuring even results.

Once the procedure is complete, she will apply a serum to soothe and protect the treated area.  SkinPen treatments typically take about 30 to 60 minutes to complete and are tolerated very well. Most of our patients report that they feel little to no discomfort during the procedure, and are able to return to their normal daily activities right away.

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After your Appointment

Although microneedling is a minimally-invasive procedure, there will be side effects whenever the skin is penetrated. With SkinPen, these effects are usually mild and will vary depending on how deep the needle was inserted and the intensity of the treatment. Here’s a general overview of what you can expect during the days after your appointment:

  • Day 1: Mild to moderate swelling and redness, similar to a mild sunburn. There may be some mild bruising as well.
  • Day 2: Some redness may persist, but bruising, swelling, and most redness should show signs of diminishing.
  • Day 3: Redness, bruising, and swelling should be nearly gone. Normal appearance with makeup may be achieved.
  • Day 4: Your skin should appear mostly normal at this point. 

The Results

Many patients notice healthier looking skin immediately after the procedure. However, the natural repair process of your own skin continues to progress over the course of several weeks. You may not see your full results until three to six months following your final session. The full results are typically an improvement in acne scars and surface signs of aging, along with brighter, firmer skin. Most patients require multiple sessions to achieve their ideal results. 

Is it Right for Me?

At our Nashville area office, we perform minimally-invasive microneedling procedures on men and women of all ages – from young individuals to older adults. In addition, patients with all skin types and colors can benefit from the SkinPen treatment. 

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Mary Lynn

Moran MD

Meet Dr. Moran

As a renowned educator, speaker, and surgeon with over 28 years of experience, Dr. Moran is one of the nation’s most sought-after experts in facial aesthetics. She is the only female Double Board-Certified Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon in Tennessee, and the first woman elected as president of the AAFPRS. She completed her training at Tufts, Boston University, and the University of Michigan, and is an assistant clinical professor in the department of otolaryngology at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. 

Discover Your Options

To learn more about microneedling in Franklin, TN and discover if it’s an appropriate treatment for your skincare needs, please contact us today and schedule a consultation. 

Microneedling FAQ

How long is the procedure?

How many microneedling treatments will I need?

Is microneedling painful?

Are there any risks?

How long is the procedure?

Typically, a microneedling treatment session will take around 15 to 30 minutes.

How many microneedling treatments will I need?

For optimal results, we generally recommend undergoing four to six microneedling treatments spaced approximately four to six weeks apart.

Is microneedling painful?

Microneedling treatment can be a bit uncomfortable, but it usually isn’t particularly painful.

Are there any risks?

Microneedling does come with certain risks, most of which are minor. The most common negative side effects of the treatment include:

  • Bleeding
  • Bruising
  • Redness
  • Itching
  • Peeling
  • Tightness

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