What Does Microneedling Do For Your Skin?

SkinPen® Microneedling in San Antonio and Boerne, TXWhen it comes to skin rejuvenation, microneedling is taking the aesthetics industry by storm. This minimally invasive cosmetic procedure does more than just smooth away imperfections and is a fan-favorite for results that last. Dr. McRae and her team wanted to review each type of microneedling and how they can benefit you, so you know what to expect from your microneedling sessions before you book your private consultation.

What is Microneedling?

Microneedling is a minimally invasive cosmetic treatment that addresses signs of aging for naturally youthful results. Microneedling is different from laser skin resurfacing procedures in that it doesn’t involve removing any layers of skin. Instead, a handheld device fitted with several hair-like micro-needles is pressed into the surface of the skin to create a series of small puncture wounds called micro-channels. These micro-channels trigger the body’s natural healing processes to boost collagen production in the skin and help the skin better absorb nutrients from medical-grade skincare products. This means you get the results you desire in the short-term, and keep seeing these results improve for the long term.

What are the Benefits of Microneedling with the SkinPen®?

The SkinPen® is one of the most high-quality, advanced microneedling devices out on the market. Not only is the SkinPen® device approved by the FDA, but it is also clinically proven to be a safe and effective treatment to treat acne scarring in patients 22 years and older. In as little as three SkinPen® treatments, patients can reap the benefits of less noticeable acne scarring and refreshed, rejuvenated skin for years. The SkinPen® is the perfect microneedling treatment for patients who wish to address their acne scarring, fine lines, wrinkles, enlarged pores, and uneven skin texture.

What are the Benefits of RF Microneedling?

Radiofrequency (RF) microneedling combines the skin tightening powers of radiofrequency technology and the rejuvenating powers of microneedling to provide patients with the youthful, radiant skin they desire. At McRae M.D. Medical Laser Center, we’re proud to use the Scarlet SRF microneedling system. Scarlet SRF is different from SkinPen® in that it emits radiofrequency energy into the skin while the microneedling device is creating micro-channels. This energy promotes skin tightening to reduce signs of aging caused by lax skin, like jowling and wrinkles. RF microneedling is ideal for patients who wish to address their uneven skin tone, uneven skin texture, mild signs of aging, and mild facial skin laxity.

Is Microneedling Right for Me?

If you’re looking to address your unwanted signs of aging without having to undergo the downtime and recovery period associated with most laser treatment plans, microneedling is a great option for you. Dr. McRae and her expert medical team may recommend SkinPen® microneedling if skin texture is your biggest concern, or RF microneedling if you’re more interested in skin tightening. The best way to find out which microneedling treatment is right for you is to schedule your private consultation with Dr. McRae and her team of aestheticians.

IF you have any questions about microneedling and how it can benefit you, we encourage you to contact us and schedule your one-on-one consultation with Dr. McRae today.


Elizabeth McRae, M.D. F.A.C.P.

Internal Medicine Doctor in San Antonio and Boerne, TX

Elizabeth McRae, M.D., F.A.C.P. has been board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine since 1991. She graduated from the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center where she received her Medical Degree. Dr. McRae received her internal medical training as part of the LSU Charity Hospital System. She is also a fellow of the American College of Physicians. Dr. McRae has practiced Advanced Laser Aesthetics since 2005. She has been a member of the American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery since 2007. The Doctor has also published research for ASLMS Journal in 2013. Dr. McRae has trained with specialists in the Laser and Aesthetic fields, both plastic surgeons and dermatologists, to bring the latest in Aesthetic Services to the Texas Hill Country.

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