Clear Lake Dermatologists Serve Patients Requiring MicroPen Skin Needling & Micropen with PRP in Webster, League City, Friendswood and Houston, TX
A standard in Europe for decades, skin needling – or microneedling- is an advanced collagen therapy treatment which targets textural changes associated with skin aging and scarring.
What is MicroPen Skin Needling?
MicroPen skin needling helps stimulate the body’s natural collagen production and increases the production of new skin cells. It can treat large or small areas, quickly and easily.
What is MicroPen with PRP?
When Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) is used with microneedling, it penetrates your skin through the tiny channels the microneedles create. The PRP supercharges the microneedling benefits. PRP also addresses under-eye puffiness and dark circles to give you a more youthful, well-rested appearance. Since PRP is derived from your own blood, the side effects are virtually eliminated.
What is Platelet-Rich Plasma?
We obtain Platelet-Rich Plasma, or PRP, by drawing a small amount of blood from your arm into a sterile tube. This sample is centrifuged to separate your plasma, which we use for the treatment, from your red and white blood cells. Plasma contains high concentration of platelets, stem cells and growth factors. Platelets help your tissue heal and grow new cells.
How Does MicroPen Skin Needling Work?
Simply put, skin needling is the process of creating a small wound, prompting the skin to respond with collagen production and new skin cells. With the formation of new collagen many symptoms can be treated, such as:
- Stretch marks
- Acne scarring
- Facial wrinkles
- Lip wrinkles
- Improvement of skin texture
How deep does MicroPen Skin Needling go into the skin?
MicroPen uses a sterile, one-use-only pen-like device with adjustable fine surgical steel microneedles. They range in length from .25mm and 2.5mm. They are designed to penetrate the upper (epidermis) and lower (dermis) strata of the skin.
How many treatments will I need and how often?
Treatments are typically 4-6 weeks apart, depending on the condition being treated and the patient’s healing ability. In most cases a series of 4-10 treatments is recommended.
When does MicroPen Skin Needling show results?
Depending on what you are using the skin needling procedure for, you can expect to see results anytime between immediately after the treatment and six months. Deep scarring may take up to six months before results are visible.
Are there any precautions with performing MicroPen Skin Needling?
Extreme care should be taken when going outside because the sun can cause skin irritation. In some cases, you may need to take over-the-counter pain medication or pain relieving topical gels for temporary discomfort.