Micro-Needling, which is also referred to as Collagen Induction Therapy, is a treatment where controlled and precise micro-injuries are made to the skin resulting in new collagen and elastin. Micro-Needling treats fine lines and wrinkles, skin laxity, texture, tone, color, hyperpigmentation, acne scarring, and overall skin rejuvenation. Micro-Needling creates micro-channels which allow topical gels, creams or Autologous Conditioned Plasma (ACP) to be absorbed more effectively, multiplying collagen production leaving the skin tighter, lighter, and brighter! This treatment is great on all skin types and is done in a series of 3-6 treatments. The SkinPen® treatment can be done on the face, neck, chest, hands, back, and abdomen.

Autologous Conditioned Plasma

ACP stands for Autologous Conditioned Plasma, which we refer to as your body’s liquid gold. Your body’s ACP has at least eight essential growth factors and signaling proteins, which are all anti-aging, collagen stimulating and recovery boosting agents that will leave your skin glowing. ACP is combined with your SkinPen® treatment to maximize your results and allow your body to recover and heal in a shorter period of time. The ACP treatment stimulates the collagen production that Micro-Needling causes and results in the beautiful glow you see immediately after your treatment.

SkinPen treatment in Mountain View, California

The SF Bay Area Plastic Surgery difference

When you schedule your SkinPen® & ACP appointment, you will be asked to discontinue the use of any active ingredients for 1 week prior to your procedure. Hydroquinone products can be continued up until the day before your procedure, however, all other active ingredients such as, but not limited to RetinA and Glycolic Acid should be discontinued. You will arrive at your appointment 30 minutes prior to your scheduled procedure time for a topical numbing cream to be applied. A small amount of blood will be drawn and put into a centrifuge to separate your plasma from other components of the blood, which will then be penetrated into the skin during your SkinPen® treatment.

SkinPen treatment in Mountain View, California

Recovering from SkinPen® & ACP at SF Bay Area Plastic Surgery

Immediately following your SkinPen® & ACP treatment, you can expect to be red, feeling very tight, and slightly swollen. The redness, tightness, and swelling can last up to 2 days and will be followed by some slight peeling. You will be required to use the post-procedure kit that will be given to you after your treatment for three days. One week after your procedure you may resume your normal skincare regime.

It is important to note that your SkinPen® and ACP treatment are an investment in which should be protected with the right products at home. Our skincare specialist will consult with you to go over the products being used and recommendations for products to continue maximizing the results of your treatment.

Our clinical staff will schedule a follow-up post-recovery office visit in Mountain View or Morgan Hill, California to discuss your progress.


Request your consultation

We invite you to schedule your cosmetic consultation with SF Bay Area Plastic Surgery today; we’d love to be a part of your journey to a more youthful you. To learn more about SkinPen® & ACP, please call us today at 650.964.2200. Fill out this form to request a consultation in Mountain View or Morgan Hill, California.

* Individual results may vary; not a guarantee.

If you are interested in becoming a patient of SF Bay Area Plastic Surgery, we invite you to schedule a consultation at one of our three Bay Area locations.


515 South Dr., Suite #25
Mountain View, CA 94040


275 Tennant Ave., Suite #105
Morgan Hill, CA 95037


15965 Los Gatos Blvd., Suite #201
Los Gatos, CA 95032

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