SkinPen®

Microneedling Treatments

We Can Rejuvenate Your Skin With Microneedling Treatments

No matter how well you take care of your skin, signs of aging will begin to show over time. But Tru-Skin Dermatology can help rejuvenate your appearance with SkinPen® microneedling treatments. Environmental factors can expedite the aging process and diminish your natural glow, so you should visit any of our offices in Austin, TX and the surrounding area to restore your youthful look. We have board-certified doctors and dermatologists on staff who are committed to reversing skin damage. Among the most effective ways of doing so is through collagen induction therapy using the state-of-the-art SkinPen®. We have extensive experience with the FDA-approved device, and our team is confident it will work for you. If you want to reset your skin and turn back the clock, call us today to learn more about microneedling.

What Is Microneedling?

Microneedling is a minimally-invasive technique that enables skin rejuvenation by creating thousands of tiny tissue injuries with a technologically-advanced tool. Tru-Skin Dermatology is proud to use the SkinPen® device to facilitate the process, which is otherwise known as collagen induction therapy. Micro-injuries cause the skin to generate more collagen, which ultimately results in it becoming firmer and smoother. The SkinPen® accelerates healing by creating microscopic channels that allow nourishing serums to deeply penetrate the skin and increase collagen and elastin production. Microneedling therapy is ideal for safely reducing or even eliminating the appearance of fine lines, dark spots, and scarring.

Determining If You Are a Candidate for SkinPen® Therapy

SkinPen® treatments can be beneficial for almost anyone eager to improve their appearance. It is safe for men and women with all skin types. We will schedule a consultation at Tru-Skin Dermatology to evaluate your skin, discuss your aesthetic goals, and explain the SkinPen® process. However, if you have an active skin infection or are pregnant or nursing, we recommend delaying treatment.

How to Prepare for SkinPen® Treatments

You should discontinue the use of any anti-aging or acne treatment products at least five days prior to beginning SkinPen® therapy treatments at Tru-Skin Dermatology. Additionally, we advise you to avoid prolonged sun exposure for a minimum of one week before your appointment and three weeks after your treatment. We also recommend refraining from waxing the week before your session because this will remove a layer of skin cells, thus increasing your chances of an adverse reaction. Please arrive at our clinic with minimal or no makeup for the best results.

Understanding the SkinPen® Process

Each SkinPen® microneedling treatment we perform at Tru-Skin Dermatology takes roughly a half-hour to complete once the skin is properly numbed. Our dermatologists will ensure you are comfortable in a private room before beginning the process. First, your technician will apply a topical anesthetic to the treatment area to minimize any potential discomfort.  They will then glide the SkinPen® device across your skin, allowing tiny needles to penetrate its surface at a predetermined depth. Treatments are tailored to each patient’s needs. Finally, we will gently wipe your skin before applying a Skinfuse® Lift HG ointment that provides nourishment to the deepest layers of your skin to maximize your benefits.

What to Expect During Microneedling Treatment Recovery

Following your SkinPen® session, you will be able to return to your normal routine almost immediately, though you may have slight redness or swelling in the treatment area. Your face may remain tender for a few days, but that should gradually wane. If you wear makeup, please wait 12-24 hours before applying it. Most of our patients undergo a series of three or more treatments spaced four to six weeks apart. We will help forecast your treatment regimen during an initial consultation. After each session, you will experience three main phases of healing:

  • Inflammation – Your body’s immune system will react to microneedling by disinfecting the tiny wounds, maximizing blood flow, and generating new tissues.
  • Proliferation – New collagen, elastin, and granulation cells, as well as a network of blood vessels, will lead to a stronger extracellular matrix.
  • Remodeling – The establishment of new blood vessels and dermal tissue strengthens your collagen to tighten and protect your skin.

Benefits of SkinPen® Therapy

Many individuals are on a never-ending quest to find the fountain of youth. SkinPen® treatments can play a role in reversing the effects of aging and helping you look your best. Among the benefits of microneedling are:

  • Little to no risk of complications
  • Minimizes scarring
  • Rejuvenates appearance
  • Safe for all skin types
  • Useful in multiple areas of your body
  • Works well with other topical solutions

Contact Tru-Skin Dermatology Today

If you want tighter, stronger, more youthful-looking skin, SkinPen® treatments at Tru-Skin Dermatology may be in order. Our specialists are committed to helping you look and feel your best, so we offer microneedling therapy at our offices in Austin, Bastrop, Bee Cave, Bulverde, Cedar Park, Hallettsville, and La Grange, TX. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.