Westlake Plastic Surgery offers SkinPen Microneedling, a non-surgical procedure that uses small needles to stimulate collagen production in the skin and create healthier, more attractive skin. If you’re looking to diminish wrinkles or scarring and achieve an even complexion with little downtime, consider Microneedling with Westlake Plastic Surgery in Austin, TX. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!
The SkinPen is a device containing solid, sterile needles which has been used successfully to improve the appearance of scars, signs of aging, stretch marks, and hyperpigmentation. It was FDA-approved in April 2005. Using the SkinPen to microneedle is called collagen induction therapy or CIT (collagen induction therapy). It involves the creation of thousands of microscopic punctures to increase natural collagen production. Like many lasers and energy devices, the SkinPen appears to have an effect on fibroblasts (the cells that create collagen) without actually harming them. As a result, you will watch your skin gradually become smoother, firmer, and more even.
Microneedling offers comprehensive dermal repair to correct a broad range of cosmetic skin concerns, including:
In addition, microneedling allows topical skincare products to penetrate deeper, enhancing their effectiveness. It also offers a lower risk of side effects in relation to other treatments, such as laser resurfacing or chemical peels.
People of all ages and skin types can benefit from microneedling. It is best for those who are looking to achieve more youthful, healthy-looking skin through a non-surgical rejuvenation technique that does not require significant downtime. If you have a scar, stretch mark, or other minor skin imperfection, microneedling may help improve your appearance. Some patients with mild hyperpigmentation and melasma may also benefit from treatment.
Before your treatment, your provider will apply a topical numbing solution to ensure your optimal comfort. During your procedure, we will use a pen-like device called a SkinPen to deliver microscopic needles to produce thousands of tiny punctures into your skin. Your provider will move the device throughout the target area, applying your treatment evenly. Once your microneedling treatment is complete, your provider will apply a serum or calming solution to your skin. You will be able to leave our office immediately after your procedure.
According to most patients, microneedling recovery is relatively quick. Depending on your skin type and the details of your treatment, you may experience some redness or irritation for a few days after treatment. If you have sensitive skin, your skin might remain sensitive for a week or so afterward. As with any non-surgical rejuvenation procedure, it's important to be realistic about what microneedling can do for you; though its effects are subtle and gradual, people who try it are almost always happy with their results!
Long-term micro-channeling has been shown to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin and improve cell membrane function. This treatment increases blood flow while helping skin heal naturally by triggering your body’s own healing processes. You will notice improvements in the quality of skin soon after treatment, although your results will continue to develop for as long as six months. Although it is not intended to completely replace traditional surgery, microneedling can reduce scarring from cuts or surgical removal. At Westlake Plastic Surgery, we specialize in cosmetic procedures that are all about enhancing your natural beauty. If you’re looking for a way to reduce fine lines and wrinkles without surgery or downtime, microneedling might be right for you!
If you are interested in discussing microneedling in Austin at Westlake Plastic Surgery, contact us to schedule your consultation. SkinPen Precision Microneedling offers impeccably beautiful results, so you can feel your best in your skin.
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You may experience some discomfort during your treatment, though treatment is quite tolerable for most patients. If desired, a topical anesthetic can be applied prior to your microneedling procedure to ensure that you’re as comfortable as possible.
You can undergo microneedling treatment as frequently as every four to six weeks, and you can repeat the procedure as many times as you like! Many of our patients include microneedling in their regular skincare routine to maintain their bright, clear, luminous appearance.
When it comes to improving your life, there’s no time like the present. The decisions you make today about your skin health, your body, and your beauty will impact you for the rest of your life. For more than three decades, Westlake Plastic Surgery has made the future brighter and more beautiful for patients just like you. Schedule your consultation today to begin your aesthetic journey at Westlake Plastic Surgery.Schedule An Online Consultation