Aquagold, Morpheus8, Skinpen & More

What it is

Microneedling is the all-in-one beauty solution to improve acne scars, stretch marks, wrinkles, and can take years off your body and face. Each treatment is tailored to individual skin goals, making this one the most effective treatments for the aesthetic improvement of your skin, on almost any part of your body. Results appear after the first treatment, and the full effects are realized at the end of the series.

Microneedling is also one of the most satisfying ways to get glow-y, plump skin on your face– you know the glow, the one without highlighter that makes you look ‘lit from within.’ The treatment makes you skin even more receptive to the products you use every day, and amplify the effects of all those pricey products that you use to maintain your skin at home. 

Each microneedling session is customized to your skin goals, and the cocktail of skin improving serums are custom-mixed for your after a consultation. 

Which Microneedling Treatment is Best for Me?

Each treatment is best prescribed once we can see your skin and understand your skin goals.

Microneedling can address a variety of issues including:

  • Acne scarring
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Loose skin
  • Rough skin texture
  • Pore size
  • Brown spots
  • Stretch marks
  • Pigment issues

The perfect entry-level microneedling option: SkinPen®

Safe for all skin tones, SkinPen® treats acne scars, melasma, stretch marks and more by creating ‘micro-punctures’ in the skin (it sounds worse than it feels!) These little ‘injuries’ to your skin stimulate collagen production and help your skin heal itself. The improvements in your skin are best seen over time, since the SkinPen® activates your body’s own healing process. We do recommend more than one treatment, however, people have seen skin-changing results in as little as two sessions. 

Patients often choose microneedling because it is “friendlier” than alternatives such as chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and various laser-assisted techniques. 

Some of our advanced favorites: Morpheus8, AquaGold & more

Morpheus8® pairs microneedling with RF energy for a minimally invasive treatment that helps promote your body’s natural healing response to promote collagen production and elasticity, helping to firm and remodel your skin. We love this treatment for all skin types, and it’s especially safe for olive and richer skin tones.

For melasma, stretch marks and surgical scars, we often explore the option of SkinPen®— which boasts little to no downtime. Like Morpheus8, SkinPen is wonderful on almost all skin tones.

AquaGold® Fine Touch has needles that are coated in 24k gold and almost as fine as human hair, making it one of the least painful microneedling (or microchanneling) experiences. With its hollow needles, the customized serums are ‘stamped’ into your face. AquaGold Fine Touch is fully customizable and can be used on your face, neck and chest.

One of our favorite treatments with AquaGold includes our ‘micro-botox’ treatment, that micro-infuses skin plumping benefits with AquaGold’s 24 carat gold needles.

Some of the treatments with AquaGold® include:

  • Improve superficial acne scarring with micro-hyaluronic gel
  • Enhance laser treatments with micro-serums containing growth factors
  • Brighten skin with micro-pigment reducers
  • ‘Micro-Botox’ and ‘Micro-fillers’ can be used like hylauronic acid-based

Perfect for

Almost all skin types. Contact us or call us at (212) 721-8200 to find the right treatment for you. The procedure is not recommended for people with active acne or people taking certain acne medications.

Treatable Areas

  • Face
  • Neck
  • Chest
  • Stretch marks on the body
  • Surgical scars


Approximately 30-60 mins per session

We typically recommend 2-3 sessions a year

Expect some redness and downtime


Prices start at $148* for SkinPen®

Prices start at $348 for other procedures

All treatments are fully customized to your needs


Is there any downtime with microneedling and microchanneling devices?

There’s very little downtime, but each person’s skin reacts differently. With microneedling, a bunch of tiny needles puncture the very first layer of skin. This process works to rejuvenate your skin by boosting collagen production, which in turn reduces the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and elevates the overall texture of your skin. However, because your skin is being punctured in order to let the customized serums penetrate your skin, you might experience some redness as the skin ‘heals’ (but the results are worth it!)

AquaGold® has the finest needles and boats the least amount of downtime, but the way your skin reacts will depend on multiple factors that are unique to you. On average, patients report 30 minutes to a day of redness after this treatment.

On average, expect redness and some itching while your skin ‘heals’ itself for 2-3 days. 

The procedure is not recommended for people with active acne or people taking certain acne medications.

Is microneedling with with the med spa the same as the roller I use at home?

Not even close. In fact, pardon our bias, but we do not recommend pairing this treatment with at-home derma rolling. Our treatments are clean and medical-grade. When you have a treatment performed at a physician-led practice, you only need to have this treatment performed a few times a year to see happy results with your skin (so you can cut out one step from that multi-step nightly routine!)

A more stern warning: refrain from using any at-home microneedling devices. It’s very easy to misuse them and end up damaging your skin’s texture.


Is SkinPen® effective?

Here’s what you can expect with SkinPen®

  • A comfortable experience
  • A short procedure time (about 3 minutes)
  • Mild post-procedure effects, similar to a mild to moderate sunburn
  • Effective on all body parts, including face, neck and decolletage
  • Safe for all skin types, light to dark
  • Ideal any time of the year
  • Little to no downtime
  • Lasting results

Needless to say, we love it. In order to best maintain the results of your procedure, we do recommend exploring our Skin Care Shop where you can find complementary products that maintain, enhance and heal after procedures.