While certain treatments can require a more specialized approach depending on patient skin tone, microneedling is not usually restricted based on that characteristic. However, there are still some critical aesthetic and safety eligibility requirements concerning this type of treatment based on the patient’s particular symptoms and degree of skin aging.

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Located in Davenport, Iowa, Genesis Plastic Surgery is fully equipped to treat patients from all backgrounds thanks to our non-invasive, minimally invasive, and surgical procedures. With a state-of-the-art medical spa and Joint Commission-certified operating room, we have the facilities to help patients get the comprehensive cosmetic care they deserve.

Our board-certified plastic surgeons and highly trained aestheticians will happily sit down with you during a consultation, where your symptoms and medical history will be carefully examined. If approved for microneedling, we typically prefer the versatile and powerful SkinPen® device.

How Microneedling Works and Why Skin Tone is Usually a Non-Factor

During a microneedling session, the SkinPen® device is slowly moved across each treatment area. The tool’s multiple tiny needles are used to penetrate through the epidermis (top layer of skin) and into the dermis (layer below), stimulating the body’s wound-healing response.

This encourages collagen and elastin production, allowing the body to reduce unsightly blemishes and create newer, healthier skin. This subtle approach to gradual results means there is little chance of hyperpigmentation, even when microneedling for different skin tones.

Is Anyone Excluded from Microneedling Therapy?

Those specifications make microneedling an excellent choice for most men and women of all skin tones. However, due to certain life events or health conditions, not everyone is automatically a candidate for microneedling.

For example, women who are pregnant or breastfeeding will be advised to wait until a later date. Additionally, patients with open wounds, sores, irritation, or active skin cancer near the desired treatment site(s) should not receive microneedling therapy.

Which Types of Skin Conditions Are a Good Match for Microneedling?

A microneedling procedure can be used to provide incredible anti-aging results for patients with mild to moderate wrinkles and fine lines so they can enjoy smoother, more youthful-looking skin. Other applications for SkinPen® microneedling can include:

  • Certain types of acne scars
  • Injury or surgical scars
  • Healed lesions
  • Sunspots
  • Enlarged pores
  • Stretch marks

Alternatives to Microneedling

Variations in symptoms and their severity can sometimes necessitate a microneedling alternative. For minor symptoms, a lighter treatment like dermaplaning or a chemical peel may be more appropriate for a simpler epidermis exfoliation.

On the other end of the spectrum, more advanced wrinkles and lines can be treated with the help of a facelift or another surgical procedure. If you are looking for smoother skin but also added volume, an injectable dermal filler like Juvederm® could be the way to go.

Microneedling for Diverse Skin Types

Our personalized microneedling services are not limited based solely on skin tone. If you think you might be a candidate for SkinPen® therapy, contact Genesis Plastic Surgery to set up your initial consultation!