While most people want a younger and healthier-looking complexion, many of them aren’t sure how to attain these aesthetic goals. Many individuals may only want to make natural-looking improvements to their appearance without the inconvenience or downtime associated with extreme treatment methods. With the SkinPen®, our experts at ReNew You MD are able to provide patients with sophisticatedly subtle improvements to the color, texture, and overall appearance of the skin through a simple, fast, and effective treatment.
ReNew You MD offers our patients access to micro-needling, micro-needling with growth factors, and micro-needling with PRP treatments with the SkinPen® in the comfort of our Houston and Lake Jackson offices. Contact us today for more information, or to schedule a consultation appointment!
What is the SkinPen®?
At ReNew You MD, we use the SkinPen® to perform a cutting-edge aesthetic treatment technique called micro-needling. Also referred to as collagen induction therapy and skin needling, micro-needling is a minimally-invasive cosmetic procedure that uses a series of fine needles to stimulate the body’s natural healing process, rejuvenating and enriching its appearance. This treatment can be used on nearly any area of the body, and is clinically proven to be safe and effective.
Our practice offers patients access to three different micro-needling treatments: traditional micro-needling, micro-needling with growth factors, and micro-needling with PRP.
How Does it Work?
During a micro-needling treatment, a series of ultra-thin needles are passed over the patient’s desired treatment area. These needles puncture the skin, creating a series of small, controlled injuries on its surface. Because these injuries are small, they jumpstart the body’s natural healing process without leaving behind unsightly scars or causing the patient significant pain or discomfort.
As these injuries activate the body’s natural healing process, the circulation of blood, nutrients, and other healing biological compounds increases in the treatment area. Collagen and elastin proteins strengthen, and the skin begins to create younger, healthier tissues.
During a traditional micro-needling procedure with the SkinPen®, treatment ends here. If a patient chooses to undergo micro-needling with growth factors, growth factors are also introduced into the treatment site, further speeding up and encouraging the body’s natural healing process. During micro-needling with PRP, platelet rich plasma from the patient’s own blood is drawn, isolated, and then reinserted back into the treatment site. Because this blood has a particularly high concentration of growth factors and other healing nutrients, it also encourages skin renewal, regeneration, and rejuvenation.
What Problems can it Address?
Micro-needling with the SkinPen® can be used to address a wide variety of cosmetic imperfections, including:
- Fine lines
- Stretch marks
- Mild scars
- Skin laxity
Am I a Candidate for SkinPen®?
Nearly anyone interested in achieving healthy, radiant skin is a potential candidate for micro-needling, micro-needling with growth factors, and micro-needling with PRP treatments with the SkinPen®. This device can be safely used on all skin types and is gentle enough to address skin on even the most sensitive areas of the body.
Interested in learning more about the cosmetic benefits that treatment with the SkinPen® can bring you? Contact ReNew You MD today for more information, or to schedule a consultation appointment. We look forward to hearing from you!