About SkinPen Microneedling

SkinPen microneedling, also known simply as microneedling, is a cosmetic procedure that involves using a device with fine needles to create controlled micro-injuries in the skin. This process stimulates the body’s natural wound healing response, which includes the production of new collagen and elastin fibers. SkinPen is a brand name for a specific type of microneedling device.

The process of healing and repairing the micro-injuries prompts the body to produce new collagen and elastin fibers. Collagen is a protein that helps maintain skin’s strength, elasticity, and youthful appearance. While some improvement may be noticeable after a single treatment, a series of sessions is often recommended for optimal results. Results become more apparent over time as collagen production increases.

The stimulation of collagen and elastin production can help improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Microneedling is often used to reduce the appearance of acne scars, surgical scars, and other types of scars. The procedure can help improve the texture of the skin and reduce the appearance of enlarged pores. Microneedling may help to even out skin tone and reduce the appearance of dark spots and hyperpigmentation.

Who is suitable for a Microneedling (SkinPen) Treatment?

Man and female with below skin concerns:

  • Fine Lines
  • Pores
  • Minor scarring
  • Crepe skin
  • Stretch marks
  • Acne scars

You are not a suitable candidate for SkinPen Microneedling Treatment if you:

  • have active skin cancer in the treatment area(s
  • have open wounds, sores, or irritated skin in the treatment area(s
  • Are allergic to stainless steel or anesthetics
  • Have a hemorrhagic (bleeding) disorder or hemostatic (bleeding) dysfunction
  • Are pregnant or nursing
  • Are currently taking drugs with the ingredient isotretinoin (such as Accutane).

You will require a consultation with your respective doctor at Yuchi Medical before having a SkinPen Microneedling Treatment if you:

  • your skin is prone to acne 
  • Were taking drugs with the ingredient isotretinoin 
  • You have had any skin treatment done in the past one months and are unsure whether you are a suitable candidate 


SkinPen creates hundreds to thousands of “micro” skin punctures per second to stimulate the skin’s natural wound healing process – inflammation, proliferation, and remodelling – to prompt tissue remodelling without causing scar tissue formation.

Best Practices

Before Treatment

  • Avoid sun exposure 2 weeks before the treatment.
  • Avoid exfoliation skincare routines such as acid scrubs, exfoliation, etc., for two weeks
  • Avoid Oral Isotretinoin (such as Accutane) 12 months before treatment.
  • Avoid retinol for 6 months before treatment. 
  • It is recommended to have HydraFacial or hydrating facial one week before the treatment or on the treatment day to boost the treatment results. 
  • Avoid having treatment during the menstruation period.
  • The overall operation time is usually 1.5 hours (5 minutes cleaning, 30 minutes topical numbing cream, 30-45 minutes operation)
  • Expect redness and swelling on the skin 1-3 days after the treatment, you may also experience some discomfort on the skin. 4-7 days after treatment, the skin may feel dehydrated, during which the skin may appear to be sallow, dull, peeling, etc.
  • To limit sun exposure on the day of treatment, we recommend bringing a cap/hat and a pair of sunglasses. 

After Treatment

  • Do not drink alcohol for 24 hours and avoid spicy food, shellfish and beef
  • No strenuous exercise for 24 hours
  • Wash your face after 24 hours
  • skin care products and cosmetics can be applied after 48 hours depending on the condition of the repair.
  • Pay attention to sun protection, physical sun protection above 50SPF and avoid sun exposure within two weeks

Frequent Questions

Yes. SkinPen is a safe treatment if performed by an experienced and certified practitioner. SkinPen is built with safety in mind. The sterile needle is single-use and is surrounded by a proprietary BioSheath that acts as a barrier to prevent cross-contamination between procedures.

It may cause some discomfort. However, numbing cream will be applied before the procedure to reduce the level of discomfort and pain.

The natural healing process of the skin takes time – after the treatment, the results will continue to improve in the weeks. Most patients will see the optimum results at around 3-6 months.

For some patients depending on the skin conditions, a course of 4-6 treatments spaced 4 weeks apart might be recommended to achieve the treatment goal.