What Is Microneedling?

Aging is inevitable, but there are some steps you can take when you begin to see the signs of aging on your skin to help reverse the process. At Novo Med Spa in Frisco, TX, we offer microneedling, a treatment that initiates a process that relies on your body to complete. It smoothes lines and wrinkles and helps heal the skin from the inside out.

Collagen is the key to youth, and this treatment will help increase your collagen to make your skin glow and radiate the vibrancy of youth that you may have thought was gone for good.

What Is Microneedling?

Microneedling is a treatment that uses a device with tiny, sterile, hair-thin needles to penetrate the deeper layers of your skin to increase collagen. Collagen is essential for youthful skin. If you’ve noticed lines, wrinkles, volume loss, and other skin imperfections, it’s probably because your body has stopped making as much collagen and elastin as it used to. You have plenty of collagen when you’re younger, thanks to your body’s high collagen production rates.

As you age, your body begins to produce less collagen, specifically after the age of 30, and it only goes downhill from there. However, all hope is not lost; just because your body makes less collagen doesn’t mean that it can’t make more. It needs a little help, and microneedling is a treatment that offers that help so that you can experience some amazing results.

Why Collagen Induction Therapy Works

One of the best ways to force your body into making more collagen is to injure it. Don’t worry; this isn’t a major injury resulting in blood and pain. Instead, this treatment creates just enough of an injury to make your body respond by increasing collagen production, restoring youth, and healing your skin from the inside out. Microneedling is called collagen induction therapy because it uses a device fitted with tiny hair-thin needles to do just that.

These needles create microchannels, also known as micro-injuries, which are tiny injuries in the skin that you can’t see, but your body feels. The body responds to those injuries by initiating an immune system response and cleansing the skin to disinfect it and begin the healing process. It also creates collagen in the area where the injury has occurred, which helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, plumps the skin, and makes you look and feel more youthful.

SkinPen Microneedling

At Novo MedSpa, we use the SkinPen to perform these treatments. The SkinPen is an FDA-approved microneedling treatment device that uses fine gauge needles to create tiny injuries in the skin to stimulate collagen production. In as little as three treatments, you can achieve some amazing results.

What Can It Treat?

The SkinPen is an effective device because it can treat many different skin imperfections and conditions. It can help reduce the appearance of acne scars, general scars, and stretch marks. It increases collagen production below the acne scar and the stretch marks, which helps plump the skin and raises it up to create a more even skin texture.

Increased collagen production helps visibly reduce the appearance of your acne scars and stretch marks in a way that no other topical products or treatments have been able to.

Treating the Signs of Aging and Other Skin Imperfections

It also helps improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, shrinks the pores, creates a more even skin tone, treats skin discoloration, including all of those marks and spots that qualify as hyperpigmentation, and it can even improve the most stubborn melasma.

Customizing Your Treatment

There are several ways that we can customize this treatment to meet all of your skincare goals. First, we can adjust the SkinPen’s needle depth to effectively target your concerns. Shorter length needles are often used in more sensitive areas, like around the eyes, while deeper needles are used where the skin is thicker and can tolerate a deeper treatment, like the cheeks.

Adding PRP to Your Treatment

Additionally, we can add PRP to this treatment to achieve some dramatic results. PRP is platelet-rich plasma, and it’s derived from your blood. A standard blood draw is required to obtain your blood which is then put into a device called a centrifuge. The centrifuge spins the blood to separate the golden PRP from the rest of the blood cells and then is applied to the skin during treatment.

The Power of PRP

PRP contains regenerative properties and growth factors that can help improve your skin, especially when applied during a microneedling treatment where your skin absorption rate nearly doubles.

Anything you apply to your skin during or after a microneedling treatment will absorb that much better because of the tiny microchannels. These microchannels have opened up the skin, and the PRP can penetrate deep into those punctures to reach the lower layer of your skin and begin a transformative process.

What Happens During a Treatment?

You can expect a typical treatment to take anywhere from 30 to 60 minutes. We can apply numbing cream or local anesthesia upon your request, but many patients make it through the treatment without either. The choice is up to you, and we will do everything to help keep you as comfortable as possible during your treatment.

The Treatment Process

Before beginning the SkinPen treatment, your esthetician will cleanse your skin before passing the device across your entire treatment area. Then, based on your treatment plan, she will apply PRP or another vitamin-rich serum to help your skin absorb all of the nutrients and get the best results possible.

The treatment will end with the application of moisturizing cream and sunscreen, which will be massaged into your skin to help protect it from the sun when you walk to your car and go about your day.

Can I Expect Immediate Results?

You will see an initial improvement in your skin once your treatment is complete, but the most noticeable results take time. Everything worth waiting for does take time so keep that in mind from week to week as you watch your results appear. Your skin will start to look fuller, firmer, and tighter. You’ll see your lines and wrinkles soften, and they may even disappear.

Collagen production can take up to 12 weeks to begin, but once that production kicks into gear, you will notice a difference in your skin. Patients often notice a visible improvement in their skin four weeks after initial treatment. You’ll see the best results when you undergo a series of treatments with a few weeks between each. Our skincare experts can help develop the right treatment plan to best target and correct your skin conditions.

Who Is the Best Candidate?

Almost everyone is a candidate for this treatment. This treatment can improve the skin of adults with all different skin types and tones. It doesn’t cause any damage to the top layer of the skin and instead works by forcing collagen production in the deepest layers of the skin. The treatment can be completely customized to your needs by adjusting the needle deaths from .25 to 2.5 mm.

Anyone who wants to increase collagen production to heal their skin and restore youth naturally, improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and get tighter skin will qualify as a good treatment candidate. This treatment will also help meet the aesthetic goals of those who want to shrink their pores, improve the appearance of acne scars or other scars, and visibly help reduce stretch marks.

Experience Beautiful Skin the Natural Way

If you want beautiful skin, a SkinPen microneedling treatment will help you get there. In just a few treatments, you can resolve some of those skin conditions that have been bothering you for years. Contact us today at Novo Med Spa in Frisco, TX, to set up your initial consultation with one of our skincare experts, who will help determine if this treatment is right for you.