Woman with beautiful skin after microneedling treatment


Are you unhappy with skin imperfections like wrinkles, stretch marks, or acne scars?

Sometimes we need more than a topical cream to minimize our concerns—that’s where microneedling comes in.

Hove Center for Facial Plastic Surgery serving Main Line, PA, uses the Secret™ PRO microneedling device to smooth skin and clear blemishes.

What Is Microneedling and How Does It Work?

Microneedling is a procedure in which a device is pressed into the skin, creating pinpricks to stimulate the body’s natural healing response. As part of the natural healing process, the production of collagen and elastin is encouraged. This tightens the skin along with improving concerns like:

  • Hyperpigmentation and sun spots
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Stretch marks
  • Large pores
  • Acne scars
  • Scarring

We can use microneedling for areas of the body like the face, neck, décolletage, and even legs. Microneedling treatment is safe for all skin types and tones.

See the Power of Microneedling

Before microneedling
After microneedling

Effective Microneedling Treatment Using the Latest Technology

At Hove Center for Facial Plastic Surgery, we use the Secret PRO by Cutera® to combine fractional CO2 laser technology and RF microneedling in a single device. Together, these two factors work to treat the full thickness of the skin by performing skin resurfacing and deep dermal remodeling for superior results.
Secret PRO by Cutera®

Your Microneedling Appointment What You Can Expect


You will first meet with Dr. Christopher Hove at our Paoli office serving the Philadelphia Main Line. During this appointment, he will examine your skin, ask about your goals, and determine if you are a good candidate for microneedling treatment.

Numbing Cream

While most patients don't find microneedling treatment particularly uncomfortable, we will apply a numbing cream to minimize any discomfort.


Dr. Hove will use the Secret PRO microneedling device to gently create microscopic punctures in the skin, promoting the body's healing response and production of elastin and collagen.

Healing Ointment

A healing ointment will be applied to the treatment area. You will be given aftercare instructions that include minimizing exposure to the sun and not wearing makeup for several hours.

Results and Maintenance

There's no downtime after your procedure, but you may experience side effects like:

  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Discoloration

These side effects are normal and should fade on their own in a few days. To make the most of your microneedling treatment, our Main Line, PA, doctor typically recommends three appointments spaced one month apart and periodic touch-ups. Final results are apparent about three to four months after treatment.

Quality Care From Start to Finish

"Dr. Hove and his team are incredible. They took such good care of me before, during and after my procedure. I would recommend this practice to any friend or family member. Lastly, I LOVE my results."
Amy Slutzky
Christopher R. Hove, M.D.

Hove Center.
Leaders in Facial Plastic Surgery.

Dr. Christopher R. Hove uses his refined skills and artistic touch to create exceptional results through facial plastic surgery. Specializing exclusively in facial procedures, Dr. Hove provides cosmetic and reconstructive surgery as well as nonsurgical enhancements. Dr. Hove is a member of:

  • American College of Surgeons
  • California Society of Facial Plastic Surgery
  • American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
  • American Board of Otolaryngology

Schedule a consultation with Dr. Hove at our Paoli, PA, office by contacting us online or by calling (610) 647-3727.

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