Collagen is one of the key building blocks of young skin. As you get older, your skin has less collagen, and this is why you develop wrinkles. Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, stimulates collagen production to tighten the skin and reduce wrinkles. Dr. Balinger offers SkinPen® microneedling for men and women in Houston, Conroe, and the surrounding areas of Texas.
What is Microneedling?
Microneedling is a non-surgical medical spa treatment that creates microscopic injuries in your skin. Your body responds to the microinjuries by creating new collagen fibers that lift and tighten your skin. The treatment takes very little time and requires no downtime.
How Much Does SkinPen® Microneedling Cost?
The average cost of SkinPen® microneedling is $400. If you decide to have microneedling with SkinPen® after you meet with Dr. Balinger for a consultation, we can discuss the cost before you leave our office. We offer free initial consultations at our offices in Houston and Conroe, as well as financing options for our patients.
What Are the Benefits of SkinPen®?
Microneedling can be performed with several FDA-approved devices, but SkinPen® has some distinct advantages.
- Safe for all skin types and skin tones
- See results in three treatments or less
- Treatment time is approximately 30 minutes
- Helps with acne scars, as well as dull complexion, wrinkles, and other cosmetic skin flaws
How is Microneedling Performed?
SkinPen® is designed with a series of tiny needles that are in a circular pattern. The device is gently pressed against the skin to create the microinjuries. Most patients relax during the treatment. Treatment times vary based on the size of the area.
What is Recovery Like After SkinPen® Microneedling?
Your skin may appear slightly red, and you may notice some minor swelling. Some patients report that their skin tingles or has a slight burning sensation. These symptoms typically last only one to two days. Optimum results are typically seen after three treatments. Collagen production can take up to six weeks, and you will see a gradual improvement in the texture and tone of your skin.
How Long Will SkinPen® Results Last?
Your body will continue to break down the collagen in your skin after your SkinPen® microneedling treatments, and the timeline varies by patient. To maintain the results, Dr. Balinger recommends that you repeat the treatment every one to two months.
Increasing collagen levels is a great way to keep your skin looking its best at any age. The treatment requires no downtime and can help with wrinkles, acne scars, and other concerns. Dr. Christopher Balinger offers SkinPen® microneedling for men and women in Houston, Conroe, and the nearby communities in Texas. Contact us today to schedule a free microneedling consultation at our office in Houston or our office in Conroe.