About SkinPen Micro needling
New Look Houston now offers SkinPen treatments, a minimally invasive, outpatient procedure that stimulates your skin’s natural ability to repair itself to give an overall look of healthy, smoother skin. SkinPen can be used on most parts of the body and has been shown to dramatically improve the appearance of fine lines, acne scars, stretch marks and overall skin texture, often with just one treatment. SkinPen’s unique system causes your body to produce new collagen and elastin, effectively creating smoother skin where fine lines, scarring and stretch marks once were.
The SkinPen works by creating temporary, micro-sized openings in the skin with a disposable needle cartridge. This painless, natural process stimulates new skin growth without using thermal energy or chemicals. Our bodies naturally react to the treatment by producing new cells and extracellular materials, including the vital collagen and elastin that are key to youthful, smooth skin appearance.
The SkinPen works in three phases. During the treatment, the SkinPen’s microscopic needle pierces the dermal tissue, activating your body’s immune system. Inside your body, neutrophisl and marcophages cells are sent in to disinfect the area, clear debris and increase the blood supply. Your body begins to create new skin. After the treatment, you may experience minimal side effects similar to a mild sunburn, such as redness, tenderness and some swelling. Patients can conceal most side-effects with makeup and go back to regular activities immediately. Within a few days, any evidence of side effects will be gone.
In the second phase, your skin cells continue to multiply and grow in the treated areas. This new skin has stronger collagen and elastin, giving a fresh, youthful appearance and reducing the appearance of any scarring, fine lines, or stretch marks.
In the final phase, your skin will contract as the body heals itself. Tighter, smoother skin is in place of your old skin.
SkinPen treatments can be customized to fit your needs, including the adjustment of the depth of the needles based on each person’s skin thickness or levels of scar tissue.
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Equipment we use:
Microneedling is your new best friend when it comes to combatting the appearance of facial acne scars, fine lines and wrinkles and improving the overall texture and tone of your skin.
The SkinPen/microneedling device causes controlled micro-injuries that stimulate the body’s natural wound healing process. The micro-injuries trigger the release of cytokines and growth factors that lead to remodeling of collagen and elastin.
There are three phases to the wound repair process:
Inflammation. Piercing the skin triggers your immune system to disinfect the wounds,
remove debris, increase blood flow and begin to create new tissue.
Proliferation. The wound is re-built with new granulation cells, as well as a temporary (type III) collagen and elastin, which are part of the extracellular matrix. Additionally, a new network of blood vessels develops.
Remodeling. The wound has been replaced with new dermal tissues and blood vessels. The type III collagen in the newly formed tissue is replaced with stronger type I collagen, which can contract to create a tightening or “shrink wrap” effect on the skin.