SkinPen® MicroneedlingHouston, TX
Among the many options for enhancing one’s skin, people find that most store-bought products make little to no difference. People throw their money away trying one lotion or cream after another, only to find that none of them provide long-lasting change. People may believe that the only procedures are the expensive and invasive surgeries.Learn More About SkinPen
The Benefits for Your Skin
Fortunately, we have the treatment to help you enhance your skin with minimal changes to the body. This treatment is known as SkinPen® microneedling. This device and treatment help to remodel the skin with minimal procedures. You do not have to continue investing in faulty products or other at-home methods that are not effective.
Call us today to begin your treatment for more youthful-looking and rejuvenated skin.
The SkinPen is a microneedling device that can treat acne scars in patients over the age of 22. This procedure essentially uses micro-fine needles to create tiny holes in the skin, around two millimeters. This will activate the body’s natural response to heal the wounds. The healing process will involve stimulating the production of collagen and elastin in the skin.
In just three sessions, people will begin to see a noticeable change in their overall appearance. The number of appointments necessary will vary per patient. Regardless of how long it takes, you can diminish acne scars and other scar tissue. Benefits of the SkinPen microneedling treatment include:
- Easier to administer treatment than traditional methods
- Ability to alter the depth the needle goes for each patient
- Comfortable experience
- Each session is between 30 to 60 minutes
- This is the first FDA-cleared microneedling device
- Works for all skin types
- Little to no recovery time needed
- Enhances the effects of other skin products or lotions
- Little to no pain during the procedure
This treatment will help people to achieve the smooth skin and appearance they desire. During the procedure, we will keep the patient comfortable and relaxed with a soothing environment. While the patient may feel the needles, it will be the smallest of pricks if anything at all. Known as micro-injuries, the body will heal these areas fairly quickly.
After the treatment, the patient can see a greater effect when using other lotions or creams since they will fill these holes in the skin. We will walk patients through every step of the process to help them understand each step and get the most out of the experience.
Remove Unwanted Scars without Intensive Surgery
The first step will be a consultation in which we determine the patient’s overall health and if this is the right treatment for them. Once the patient is cleared for the treatment, we will schedule one or several appointments. The number of appointments will be based on the patient’s need. Some patients may only want or need three appointments while other patients go through all six.
Regardless, we will be here every step of the way to guide the patient. Each appointment will have three phases as outlined by the SkinPen product website.
The first phase involves inflammation by piercing the skin. During this phase, we will use a metal tool to administer the needle to specific parts of the face. This will trigger an immune system response. The body will then disinfect the wounds, remove debris in the skin and increase the blood flow before creating new tissue.
This phase is known as proliferation in which the wound heals itself with new cells. These cells will help to rebuild the area of the skin and begin creating a new network of blood vessels.
Phase three is known as remodeling in which the body replaces the wound with new dermal tissues and blood vessels.
After Each Treatment
Following the procedure, the patient will need to keep an eye on a few factors. We will go over anything the patient needs to know following the treatment. For instance, the patient needs to hydrate the skin after the procedure with something like aloe. While we will help with this, we may also recommend certain facial creams with nutrients to help with the healing.
We will help to ensure the patient is all set to return to their normal routine without much issue. Since this procedure creates new openings in the skin until it heals, the patient will need to pay attention that dirt and other bacteria do not feel those pores. The first step to this treatment is to give us a call and schedule an appointment. We can answer any questions and determine if this treatment is right for you.
WHAT IS SKINPEN?
SkinPen by Bellus Medical is the first microneedling device cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, clinically proven to safely and effectively treat facial acne scars for ages 22 and up. With as few as three non-invasive and affordable treatments spaced 30 days apart, you can improve your appearance for six months after your last treatment – and step out with confidence.
HOW MICRONEEDLING WORKS
SkinPen by Bellus Medical is the first FDA-cleared microneedling device.
It causes controlled micro-injuries that stimulate your body’s natural wound healing process, while minimizing cellular damage. The result is effective remodeling of scar tissue, while keeping the overall structure of the skin intact.
There are three phases to the wound-repair process:
Phase I: Inflammation. Piercing the skin triggers your immune system to disinfect the wounds, remove debris, increase blood flow and begin to create new tissue.
Phase II: Proliferation. The wound is rebuilt with new granulation cells, which are part of the extracellular matrix. Additionally, a new network of blood vessels develops.
Phase III: Remodeling. The wound is replaced with new dermal tissues and blood vessels.
Best of all, SkinPen works. Ninety percent of subjects in the clinical trial would recommend the procedure to family and friends.
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