When home skin treatments aren’t effective but you aren’t ready for surgery, try a nonsurgical procedure for skin rejuvenation like microneedling. Novo Med Spa is pleased to offer microneedling (also known as collagen induction therapy) with the SkinPen device at our office in Frisco, TX. SkinPen is the only legally marketed and FDA cleared microneedling device in the U.S. Microneedling uses multiple fine-gauge needles to safely and effectively create micro-injuries in the needed areas of the skin. The micro-injuries trigger the body’s natural production of collagen and elastin, two nutrients that enhance the overall health and appearance of your skin. Easily combined with other treatments, like serums or PRP (platelet-rich plasma), microneedling can help reduce scars, pores, and stretch marks. Schedule a consultation at Novo Med Spa to discover more about the benefits of microneedling and ways to customize the treatment for your skin concerns and goals.
Virtually any adult is a good candidate for this procedure. Microneedling is safe and effective for all skin colors and types because it does not damage the epidermis. You may benefit from microneedling if you are looking to increase collagen production, treat fine lines and wrinkles, and tighten skin. Microneedling treatments can also improve the appearance of pores, scars, and stretch marks.
Collagen induction therapy with microneedling is done in one of our office procedure rooms in about 30 – 60 minutes with numbing cream or a local anesthesia if desired, but patients typically experience mild or no discomfort. The skin being treated will be cleansed before the SkinPen microneedling handpiece is passed evenly over the area. After the microneedling is done, a topical treatment like platelet-rich plasma (PRP) or a vitamin-infused serum can be applied for deeper penetration of the nutrients into the skin. A moisturizer will be massaged in along with sun protection since your skin will be sensitive after the treatment.
Following the procedure, you might develop light swelling and redness for about a day, but this should resolve on its own. You should begin to see visible improvements in the appearance and texture of your skin two weeks after the treatment. It typically takes 1-2 months to see full results. Collagen induction treatments typically consist of 3 treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart while scar reduction treatments typically require around 6 sessions. We recommend maintenance treatments every 4 – 6 months for the best results and long-term skin health.
Improve the health and appearance of your skin with SkinPen microneedling (collagen induction therapy) at Novo Med Spa in Frisco, TX. A minimally invasive treatment that can produce significant results, microneedling prompts your natural production of collagen for smoother, firmer skin. Schedule a consultation to hear more about this procedure and complementary skin revitalizing options.