If you are looking for anti-aging or skin resurfacing treatments, microneedling can provide an effective option. For many patients who have fine lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, rough skin, rosacea, acne scarring, and more, it can help to renew the skin and make it appear more youthful and vibrant.
We offer microneedling treatments at Resurgence Med Spa because they can provide effective results while allowing our patients to immediately return to normal activities. These non-invasive procedures can be built into your regular skincare routine or scheduled to provide targeted treatment for specific concerns. You can get more information by scheduling a consultation at our clinic in Houston, TX.
What Is Microneedling?
Microneedling is a professional cosmetic treatment that uses the skin’s own regenerative and restorative abilities to resurface and firm the skin. During a microneedling treatment, a medical-grade device containing several rows of tiny needles is stamped onto the skin.
When the needles puncture the skin, they create tiny microchannels. The angle and depth of the needles is carefully controlled by the microneedling device which prevents the skin from being damaged during treatments.
Microchannels are beneficial for the skin because they trigger a healing response. Blood flow increases in the area as your body heals the perforations. Your body also sends in fibroblasts to assist with the process. Fibroblasts are a cell that aid in the formation of connective tissue, specifically collagen and elastin fibers that are essential for skin elasticity.
What Benefits Can Microneedling Services Offer?
Microneedling for Acne Scars
When your body is healing acne scars, it has little regard for the aesthetics of your skin. Often, it doesn’t form enough tissue to replace the amount that was damaged during an inflammatory acne breakout. Microneedling for acne scars can help to fill in the tissue that is lacking through skin cell growth and the formation of new collagen fibers to support the depressed tissue of the scars.
Microneedling for Fine Lines and Wrinkles
After age 21, collagen production decreases by approximately 1% each year. As you age, you may notice your skin becoming less elastic which can cause the surface of the skin to develop folds and wrinkles. Microneedling procedures can target the root cause of fine lines and wrinkles by restoring a strong collagen and elastin support structure under the surface of the skin, causing it to feel and look smoother.
Microneedling Benefits for Sagging Skin
Sagging skin has the same root cause as fine lines and wrinkles. Weaker, thinner skin that has less support in the dermis can begin to succumb to the effects of gravity. This can result in sagging skin, particularly along the jawline, on the brows, on the neck, or around the eyes. The extra collagen that can be produced after microneedling can provide skin tightening benefits.
Microneedling for Hyperpigmentation
Microneedling benefits can not only be seen in the lower layers of skin, but also in the top layer. Over time, sun exposure, acne, and more can cause hyperpigmentation on the surface of the skin. After microneedling treatments, new, evenly toned skin can replace skin that is affected by hyperpigmentation. This can help your skin to appear smooth, vibrant, and more youthful.
What Types of Microneedling Treatments Do We Offer?
SkinPen® Microneedling Treatments
SkinPen is a microneedling device that can provide skin-tightening and reduction of fine lines and wrinkles in the neck and other areas. It is also an effective treatment for acne scarring. It can provide results in as few as three microneedling services and offers customization to help us treat different concerns.
This device can be used on a wide range of skin types and tones making it a versatile treatment for many different areas of the body.
Morpheus8® RF Microneedling Treatments
Morpheus8 is a microneedling device that also includes radiofrequency energy. It can provide many of the same benefits as the SkinPen through its microneedling technology. However, with the addition of radiofrequency energy, this type of microneedling benefits skin that has more sagging.
By heating the subdermal tissue, the Morpheus8 device causes controlled injury of tissues in the deeper layers of the skin. The tissue coagulates, which stimulates collagen and elastin production and tightens the skin. Because the device delivers fractional energy, only specific areas of the skin are affected, leaving the remaining tissue untouched.
Are Microneedling Treatments Uncomfortable?
Microneedling can come with slight discomfort that can feel like scratching on the skin. This can be particularly noticeable on areas such as the forehead and cheekbones. However, we can minimize discomfort during treatments by using a numbing cream or other methods.
How Many Microneedling Procedures Are Needed?
More than one microneedling service is commonly needed to achieve satisfactory results. We may recommend a series of three or more treatments spaced apart to give your skin time to heal.
How Soon Can You Expect Results?
You may begin to see microneedling results several weeks after treatment. However, as your skin continues to produce more collagen and as the cell turnover rate increases in response to treatment, you may notice even more results. Treatment results differ from person to person so it is important to discuss your expectations and possible results with your doctor.
Renew Your Skin With Microneedling Treatments
Microneedling can be a good way to address hyperpigmentation, acne scarring, sagging skin, wrinkles, and more. This treatment can be used on many areas of the face and body and can be performed with minimal downtime. If you are interested in renewing your skin through our microneedling treatments at Resurgence Med Spa, contact us today. Our services in Houston, TX can be scheduled by phone or through our website.