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What is microneedling?

Microneedling is a treatment that uses an electronic pen that contains tiny needles. The tiny needles move in a stamp motion across the skin to create thousands of micro-injuries. The micro-injuries stimulate growth factors deep within the skin, allowing new collagen cells to grow without the fear of scarring.*

Am I the right candidate for microneedling?

The right candidate for microneedling is an individual who wishes to treat large pores, fine lines, wrinkles, cellulite, scars, acne scars, and stretch marks.*

What should I expect during a microneedling procedure?

The microneedle procedure starts by putting numbing cream on the area that is going to be treated. Once the cream has been activated a serum will be applied to the skin, so the pen has something to glide on. You will feel vibrations as the pen moves across the area. Within a few minutes, your skin will begin to look red like you have a mild sunburn. The last step in the procedure is to add a topical cream to soothe and seal the skin.*

What should I expect after a microneedling procedure?

After the procedure, your skin will look and feel slightly sunburned. This will disappear within 24 to 48 hours. The treated area may peel, so we suggest letting the skin naturally fall off. Before you leave the facility, we will give you detailed guidelines on how to treat your skin at home.* 

How many microneedling treatments do I need?

We suggested getting three to six treatments spaced one month apart. Each treated area will need more or less procedures. Our skin specialist will let you know during the consultation how many you will need.*


Shawna is a California Board licensed acupuncturist and herbalist. She graduated from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine and has been in private practice in San Diego since 2011.


She has expanded her practice to include facial acupuncture and other facial and anti-aging techniques, including certification in microneedling. 

Pairing corrective peels with the Peel Simply Skin Team and microneedling with Board Certified Acupuncturist Shawna is the holy grail of corrective skin care, addressing scarring, texture, discoloration, and wrinkles on two fronts. 


Book your peel, then microneedling 4 weeks later. Repeat until you reach optimal results! 

For more information about microneedling please email


Any specific claims or permanent lengths of results vary for each client and are not guaranteed. Only a professional can determine what your specific treatment plan should be. 

*Shawna Galicia, L.A.c is not an employee of Peel Simply Skin. She is a licensed and insured, HIPPA compliant independent contractor and practitioner. Please contact Shawna directly for certification information. 

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