We are excited to offer an FDA approved, non-surgical treatment of fine lines, facial sagging, acne scars, facial Scars wrinkles, sun damage, stretch marks, Hair Restoration, large pores, uneven tone or texture and thin skin called “Micro-Needling”. Treatments are now available for our patients at Yana Skin Care, Houston. Micro-needling activates the natural restorative processes of the body, to transform blemished and damaged tissue into smoother, clearer, more vibrant skin. This treatment has grown tremendously in popularity and if you are ready to see the change in your skin.
During this procedure, the tiny needles are used to create controlled micro-injuries to the skin in order to produce collagen and elastin. The skin’s repair process results in improvement of the appearance of softer wrinkles.
Automated micro-needling also creates superficial micro-channels which can be used with topical gels, creams and serums to help improve the appearance of the skin.
Collegen P.I.N is the most advanced medical-grade automated micro-needling device on the market.
Before and After
What Are The Benefits?
The benefits of micro-needling can include a reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, younger-looking skin with fewer signs of aging.
It may also have a positive effect on the appearance of hyper-pigmentation, hypo-pigmentation, acne scars, traumatic scars and stretch marks and generally creates a fresher appearance or glow to the skin.
What Areas Of The Body Can be Treated?
Face is the most popular area however, micro-needling can be performed on all parts of the body, including the neck, decollete, arms, hands, legs, abdomen and back.
What Does It Feel Like?
The feeling associated with it is similar to light sandpaper being moved across the skin.
While some areas are more sensitive than others, the speed of the reciprocating tip reduces discomfort while the applied hydrating gel also makes the treatment more tolerable.
How Is The Procedure Done?
A sterile cartridge containing 12 or 36 points is attached to the Collagen P.I.N.
We will apply a thin layer of topical gel to your skin and select the appropriate pen setting based on your unique needs. Next, in a single motion, the pen will be gently pressed against the skin while simultaneously gliding in one direction until the entire treatment area has been covered.
How Long Does The Procedure Take?
The procedure takes 15-30 minutes depending on the size of the area treated.
What Is The Downtime?
Immediately after the treatment you will notice a bright redness to the skin. The total healing time depends on the setting used and the number of overlapping passes your skincare professional performs. On average, patients are red up to 2 to 4 days. Many patients heal completely in as little as 24 hours.
Utilizing our post recovery kit provided by Yana Skin Care can help to speed up the healing process.
When Will I See The Results?
Patients notice an immediate “glow” to their skin. Visible changes to the skin develop over the course of several days and weeks. Results can continue to improve up to 6 months after a treatment as collagen production continues.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
Some patients only require a single treatment once per year to achieve optimal results. However, it is recommended for most patients to receive a series of 2-3 treatments spaced about 6-8 weeks apart.
For patients with deep wrinkles, advanced photo-aging, stretch marks or acne scars it is recommended to receive 6-8 sessions at 6-week intervals.
Special Precautions after your Microneedling treatment?
- Use a gentle cleanser with tepid water for the first 48 hours following treatment. Gently pat dry.
- Use only gentle skin care products for the first three days.
- Avoid makeup, retinoids, glycolic acids, Vitamin C products and sunscreens for the rest of the day following your procedures.
- Avoid sun exposure for 24 hours. After that, apply sunscreen with SPF 30 daily.