Microneedling Specialist

About Face by Luminous

Medical Spa located in New Providence, NJ

If you look tired and your complexion seems dull and lifeless, microneedling treatment could rejuvenate your skin and give you a new lease on life. At About Face by Luminous, in New Providence, New Jersey, medical director, Dr. Richard Maggio, MD, provides a range of aesthetic treatments including SkinPen® medical grade microneedling. Find out more about the benefits of microneedling by calling About Face by Luminous today, or book an appointment online.

Microneedling Q & A

What is microneedling?

Microneedling is an aesthetic therapy used to treat the signs of aging and blemishes on the skin. Microneedling can:

  • Reverse the effects of sun damage
  • Improve the texture of scars
  • Reduce stretch marks
  • Remove hyperpigmentation
  • Rejuvenate skin
  • Diminish fine lines and wrinkles

Dr. Rich and his team use the medical grade SkinPen microneedling device, which features up-to-the-minute technology for optimal effectiveness.

How does microneedling work?

Microneedling works by stimulating the body’s natural healing processes. The SkinPen device creates thousands of micro-injuries in your skin that trigger the regeneration process without using any chemicals or medications.

SkinPen works in three phases:


The multiple tiny punctures to the skin activate your immune system, which disinfects the wounds, causes blood flow to increase, and begins creating new tissues.


Your body rebuilds the damaged skin and underlying tissues by creating new cells and blood vessels.


Fresh, healthy collagen and skin cells replace the initial scar tissue, leaving you with stronger, unblemished skin.

What happens during the microneedling procedure?

Your practitioner at About Face by Luminous first makes sure you’re a suitable candidate for microneedling, then explains the procedure in detail before your treatment.

When you attend your SkinPen treatment session, your practitioner applies a topical anesthetic to ensure your comfort throughout the procedure. Most patients are aware only of the SkinPen vibrating gently against their skin.

Your SkinPen procedure typically takes around 30 minutes, after which you can carry on as normal, just taking care to observe the recommendations on aftercare. You may find your skin looks flushed after the treatment, as though you’d been out without your sun cream. You may also experience:

  • Dryness
  • Rough skin
  • Tightness
  • Itching
  • Peeling
  • Discomfort
  • Tenderness
  • Burning

These effects are a normal part of the healing process and usually clear up in a few days.

How soon will I see the results after a microneedling treatment?

You might see some improvement in your skin soon after treatment, but it takes several weeks for your body to complete the repair process. The length of time it takes to see the final results varies from patient to patient, but after a month you should see a noticeable change in your skin.

You may only need one session, or your practitioner might recommend a course of treatment, depending on what you wish to achieve.

To find out more about microneedling and the results you can expect from SkinPen, call About Face by Luminous today, or book an appointment online.