If you suffer from dry or aging skin, you should examine your options for rejuvenation. Though over-the-counter treatments and more invasive forms of surgery are available, there is one method that is both relatively simple and able to produce surgical-quality results. SkinPen® is an FDA-approved procedure that can help remediate many types of skin blemishes and scar tissue, without the need for surgery.
If you want a non-invasive and effective way to rejuvenate your skin in the Houston area, contact us at Layton Aesthetic Plastic Surgery to set up a consultation to discuss SkinPen microneedling.
Why SkinPen May Be Your Ideal Collagen Induction Therapy
Collagen Induction Therapy, or CIT, includes several surgical and non-surgical treatments for skin repair and rejuvenation. SkinPen is a safe, effective CIT option for most patients over 22, regardless of skin type or color. It is clinically proven to be capable of reducing signs of aging or damaged skin, such as:
- Wrinkles, creases, and lines
- Discolorations or hyperpigmentation
- Scarring from acne or a related condition
- Enlarged or diminished pores
If you experience any of these signs, Dr. Layton can explain how this procedure could enhance the look of your skin.
How Does Microneedling Rejuvenate Skin?
SkinPen is a handheld device shaped like a thick marker or pen that creates precise, highly controlled micro-injuries just below the skin. These micro-injuries stimulate the body’s natural healing process. As things heal, they trigger the release of healthy collagen and elastin, which help revitalize and rejuvenate damaged, blemished, or dull skin.
Preparing for Treatment
Before you start SkinPen microneedling therapy, you will meet with Dr. Layton at our Houston clinic. During the initial consultation, Dr. Layton will describe all parts of the SkinPen procedure, addressing any questions or concerns you may have. He will then perform a physical exam of any areas you wish to have treated and review your current and past medical history to ensure you are an ideal candidate for this type of CIT skin restoration.
What to Expect during Treatment
SkinPen microneedling does not require general anesthesia. A surgical team member sterilizes the areas to be treated and then applies a topical anesthetic. During treatment, patients rarely report any discomfort. Most patients will feel only the mild vibrations that the SkinPen device generates. The surgeon uses the device to create a series of strategically placed micro-injuries below the skin’s surface.
A single SkinPen session generally takes between 30 and 60 minutes. You may experience pinkness and skin tightness, similar to a mild sunburn, once the anesthetic starts to wear off.
How Long Does It Take to See Results?
Depending on the patient’s unique situation, they may require follow-up treatments. On average, most patients go through one to three sessions of microneedling therapy.
Follow-up sessions, if necessary, are scheduled four to six weeks apart so the skin can fully heal. Recovery time and the number of sessions depend entirely on your specific needs and goals. Some patients report a noticeable improvement within 24 hours, but full results may take up to six months.
Call Our Houston Clinic Today to Schedule a SkinPen Microneedling Consultation
blemished skin and scars caused by blemishes can be safely and effectively treated without invasive surgery. Minimally invasive SkinPen microneedling may be the ideal solution for repairing and rejuvenating your damaged or aging skin. Call us today for an initial consultation. Dr. Layton, a board-certified cosmetic surgeon in our Houston office, can explain the SkinPen microneedling procedure in detail and perform a physical exam. Our clinic will also review your current and past medical history to help ensure this procedure is right for you.