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SkinPen Microneedling

If your skin looks dull, tired, wrinkled, or damaged, you may need a refresh. Thanks to the miracles of modern aesthetic medicine, we now offer microneedling in Houston which activates your body’s innate regenerative processes, healing your skin from within.

Heal Your Skin From Within

Your skin is a protective armor. It keeps you safe from harmful UV rays, direct sunlight, bacteria, injuries, viruses, environmental pollutants, and other toxins. When you’re young, your skin can regenerate and heal easily. But as you grow older, your body’s ability to regenerate and produce new collagen decreases. As your skin’s collagen reserves dip, you develop wrinkles and textural irregularities. Microneedling is a skin rejuvenation technique that allows us to catalyze your body’s innate regenerative properties.

woman during Microneedling in Houston

SkinPen Microneedling Treats:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Sagging skin
  • Skin laxity
  • Textural irregularities
  • Age spots
  • Sunspots
  • Sun damage
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Pigmentation problems
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Acne scarring
  • Other facial scars

What is SkinPen Microneedling?

Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, is a minimally invasive cosmetic treatment that improves the skin’s appearance. It involves using a device that contains fine needles to create hundreds of tiny punctures in the top layer of skin. This triggers the body’s natural healing process, which results in the production of new collagen and elastin. Microneedling can treat numerous concerns, such as fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, and stretch marks.

SkinPen is a specific type of microneedling device that is FDA-cleared and clinically proven safe and effective. SkinPen uses sterile, single-use needles that are just 0.3 mm in width. These needles are much thinner than those used in traditional microneedling devices, which means that they cause less trauma to the skin. Our SkinPen microneedling in Houston also allows us to customize your treatment to your specific needs and skin type.

SkinPen Microneedling + PRP

Microneedling can be done on its own, but adding platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to the procedure can further improve results. PRP is made from a small sample of your own blood with a high concentration of platelets. The growth factors in platelets are responsible for most of your body’s healing activities, such as blood clot formation, blood vessel formation, and collagen production. When PRP is combined with SkinPen microneedling, it can boost the results of your treatment.

woman after skinpen microneedling in houston

Dr. Erickson’s SkinPen Microneedling Technique

Your microneedling treatment is performed after a thorough evaluation. Our medical providers carefully examine your facial skin, discuss your goals and concerns, measure the degree of skin laxity, identify the primary skin concerns, and curate a personalized treatment plan. Depending on your skin condition and goals, our medical provider will determine the appropriate treatment depth and whether you can benefit from the addition of platelet-rich plasma.

The first step during our SkinPen microneedling in Houston is to cleanse the skin. This helps to remove any dirt, oil, or makeup that could cause infections. Next, a numbing cream is applied to the skin to help minimize discomfort. Once the numbing cream has taken effect, the medical provider will use the SkinPen microneedling device, moving it across the skin in a slow and steady motion.

If you opt for a PRP addition, the medical provider will also draw a small sample of your blood from your arm using a syringe. Your blood sample will be spun in a centrifuge to isolate the platelet-rich plasma, which will rise to the top of the vial. The PRP serum will be combined with your microneedling treatment, delivering the growth factors deep into your skin.

After the microneedling treatment is complete, the medical provider will apply a serum to your skin to soothe the skin and promote healing. The entire process takes 30 minutes to an hour.

Benefits of SkinPen Microneedling:

  • Minimally invasive treatment for skin problems
  • No surgeries, incisions, chemicals, or scarring
  • Painless and comfortable treatment
  • No harsh side effects or complications
  • Stimulates natural collagen production
  • Personalized according to your skin type and conditions
  • Improves overall skin tone and texture
  • Can be combined with PRP therapy
  • Concludes within an hour
  • Completely natural-looking results
  • No post-treatment downtime
woman after Microneeding in Houston

Recovery After SkinPen Microneedling

After your microneedling session, your skin will look slightly red and sunburnt. You may experience mild soreness, tenderness, and brushing, but these side effects dissipate within a few days. You can resume normal activities immediately, but you must avoid strenuous workouts and direct sunlight until the side effects dissipate completely.

The Results of SkinPen Microneedling

The results of your microneedling treatment will gradually appear over several weeks and months. As your body produces new collagen fibers, your skin will look smoother, softer, and more youthful. If you also opt for PRP, the results may appear slightly faster.

woman after SkinPen microneeding in houston

Consult Dr. Erickson

Dr. Cameron Erickson is a nationally-renowned facial plastic surgeon specializing in cutting-edge surgical procedures. He fosters a caring and compassionate atmosphere where all medical providers are committed to helping you achieve your aesthetic goals. Please schedule an appointment to explore your options for SkinPen microneedling in Houston.

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3636 Westheimer Road
Houston, Texas 77027

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