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Close up a woman's face as she undergoes microneedlingAs we age, our bodies naturally produce less collagen and elastin, which—along with factors like UV exposure, genetics, and stress—can contribute to skin sagging and wrinkling. Both microneedling and plasma fibroblast therapy can refresh and rejuvenate the appearance of the skin, resulting in a more youthful look. At CosMedic Skincare, our team of aesthetic experts offer both SkinPen® microneedling and Subnovii plasma pen treatments in order to help patients achieve the anti-aging outcomes they desire. That said, the two procedures do have some key differences, which you can read more about below.

Microneedling is a minimally-invasive treatment that works by using tiny needles to create microchannels in the outer layers of the skin. This causes the body’s healing process to activate, leading to increased collagen production. Over time, this boost in collagen production can help firm and tighten the skin while also reducing the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, enlarged pores, acne scars, and other common skin concerns. Microneedling can also be combined with other skin-enhancing technologies, such as radiofrequency (RF) energy—using our Morpheus8 device—or platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy, for more dramatic results.

Plasma pen treatment is a non-invasive procedure that uses the pen-like Subnovii device to create targeted sparks along the skin surface. Similar to microneedling, this causes carefully controlled damage to the outer layers of the skin, stimulating the body’s natural healing response and boosting collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid production. The results of plasma pen treatment are often longer-lasting than those achieved with traditional microneedling, with some patients reporting skin improvements that have lasted for years. The plasma pen can also deliver more targeted improvements, especially in the delicate areas around the eyes that many other treatments cannot safely address.

Ultimately, both microneedling and plasma fibroblast therapy are safe and effective ways for many patients to address wrinkles, fine lines, sagging skin, and other common signs of aging. During a consultation with one of our skincare specialists, we can help you determine if either treatment is the ideal choice for addressing your needs. Contact us today to learn more.