Skin Resurfacing for Facial Rejuvenation
Everyone wants clear skin. However, despite the number of skin creams and facial tools on the market, most people find clear skin out of reach.
At Resurgence Med Spa we know how difficult it can be to find a solution for clearer, brighter, and tighter-looking skin. That’s why we use new skin resurfacing methods like microneedling that can help eliminate the appearance of skin imperfections, provide you with clearer, healthier-looking skin, and treat many common issues. Two of the best skin resurfacing methods available today are SkinPen and Morpheus8. Both of these procedures use microneedling technology.
What Is Microneedling?
Microneedling uses a tool with tiny needles to create pinpricks in the skin. Once the skin absorbs these wounds, the body’s natural collagen production is stimulated to heal them. As collagen is produced, it results in the growth of new skin cells that replace the older ones that were damaged and can help promote clearer skin with less laxity.
Morpheus8 uses radiofrequency technology and microneedling to create tiny wounds, referred to as “micro-channels” in the skin. The use of radiofrequency results in a tightening effect on the skin while correcting issues with skin clarity. This powerful tool can resolve common skin issues with the following benefits:
- Reducing fine lines and wrinkles
- Tightening sagging skin
- Smoothing skin texture
- Minimizing pore size
- Reducing the appearance of hyperpigmentation and acne scars
- Fading stretch marks
We recommend that patients undergo three separate treatments over three months to obtain the best results with Morpheus8.
SkinPen is an FDA-approved microneedling device that can treat acne scars and other common skin issues. The SkinPen is a small device containing 14 microneedles that gently prick the skin, resulting in tiny wounds that are healed through the body’s natural processes.
Similar to the Morpheus8, SkinPen stimulates the production of collagen and elasticity. It can effectively treat a variety of skin concerns, including the following:
- Acne scars
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Stretch marks
- Surgical scars
- Neck wrinkles
For the best results, most patients have three treatments spaced approximately 30 days apart.
What Are the Benefits of Microneedling?
Suitable for All Skin Types and Tones
While other treatments may not be recommended for individuals with specific skin tones or types, both Morpheus8 and SkinPen may be used on just about anyone’s skin.
Patients with darker skin tones who might not be able to undergo other skin resurfacing procedures such as chemical peels or laser treatments will appreciate the versatility of microneedling.
The needles used in Morpheus8 and SkinPen are fully customizable and can be tailored to treat specific areas of the skin. Some parts of the skin will require longer needles that reach into the lower layers of the dermis, while other areas will require shorter needles. Our skilled team will ensure that the appropriate length of needles is used for your skin.
Following a Morpheus8 or SkinPen treatment, you can return to your normal activities. There is no recovery period required for undergoing microneedling. We will advise you of any precautions you need to take when caring for your skin in the days following your microneedling procedure.
Treats a Wide Variety of Skin Problems
You can treat several skin issues with the use of microneedling with SkinPen or Morpheus8. These all-in-one procedures use your body’s natural healing methods to tackle hyperpigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles, skin laxity, acne scars, and other issues. Many patients prefer microneedling over more invasive procedures.
Unlike some other skin rejuvenation procedures, microneedling is minimally invasive. You won’t need to undergo surgery or a long recovery time with Morpheus8 or SkinPen.
Microneedling can help you achieve healthier and younger-looking skin with almost zero downtime post-procedure. Making it an easy, fast, and easily available treatment option for when you want to improve the appearance of your skin.
Can Be Combined with Other Treatments
Patients often find that they can enhance the benefits of their microneedling procedure with other treatments. For example, dermal fillers can add volume to the face, while Botox can reduce the appearance of forehead lines. We will work with you to recommend other treatments to combine with microneedling.
How Does the Microneedling Procedure Work?
Before undergoing a microneedling treatment, you will have a consultation with us. During your consultation, we’ll discuss your skin concerns and where you would like to see improvements.
We’ll ask you for your medical history and a list of medications you are taking. This allows us to determine whether a microneedling procedure is appropriate for you or if another treatment may be more effective.
On the day of your appointment, we’ll cleanse your face and neck thoroughly before beginning your treatment. Both the Morpheus8 and SkinPen are used similarly during skin resurfacing. A topical numbing cream will be applied before starting the procedure.
Depending on which device we have decided to use, we’ll begin to apply the tool against the surface of your skin to create micro-wounds. It will be spread evenly across the skin until all areas of the face and neck are treated. Following the treatment, we’ll provide a skin calming serum that can help reduce any redness you may have.
We will provide you with aftercare instructions to follow in the days after your procedure. You’ll begin to see initial results within two weeks following treatment. We may recommend multiple procedures to achieve significant changes in the skin.
Which Is Better: Morpheus8 or SkinPen?
Both procedures provide similar results and can treat skin clarity issues. However, for those with significant skin sagging, the radiofrequency energy used in Morpheus8 can help with skin tightening. SkinPen does provide help for sagging skin, but it won’t be as noticeable as with Morpheus8.
During your consultation, we will recommend the appropriate treatment for you, considering the skin issues you seek to combat.
Ready to Rejuvenate Your Skin?
At Resurgence Med Spa in Houston, TX, we offer microneedling treatments that can result in significant improvement to common skin issues associated with aging and skin clarity.
Morpheus8 and SkinPen can treat a wide variety of concerns, including hyperpigmentation, acne scars, fine lines and wrinkles, enlarged pores, and skin laxity. To start your skin resurfacing journey, contact us today to schedule a consultation!