Micro Needling Provides Beautiful Facial Rejuvenation
LifeSmiles is proud to be one of the area’s newest and best providers of an exciting procedure known as automated micro needling, or collagen induction therapy. Offered at Dr. Randy Mitchmore's comfortable office in Houston, TX, this radical new approach to skin treatment can work wonders to make an improvement in the appearance and vitality of the skin, thanks to the tiny needles which work to stimulate the skin’s regenerative systems and processes.
With micro-needling, it’s possible to reduce the aging appearance of skin, including the wrinkles and fine lines that are often associated with growing older. Micro-needling can also be used to address long-time dermal imperfections and scarring, deep pores, including stretch marks, acne scars, and more.
Once primarily used by specialists in the entertainment industry as a way to enhance celebrities’ appearances, LifeSmiles is very proud to offer this new technology.
How It Works
After an examination with Dr. Randy Mitchmore or his staff, a topical gel is applied to the skin. Based on your current skin condition and the desired effect, the Eclipse Micropen will be adjusted to an appropriate level of pressure, and then utilized.
The Micropen uses a fast series of movements with 12 micro-needles. Though it may sound intimidating, the sensation is often compared to the feeling of being brushed with light sandpaper. The needles move with enough speed and accuracy to greatly reduce discomfort throughout the process.
Another product, PRP, or platelet rich plasma, can be applied as well. The benefit of micro-needling is that it can create extremely small micro-channels that allow for a nutrient-rich substance, such as PRP, to be more readily absorbed directly into the skin. As a result, you get an even more enhanced effect. PRP is a relatively new and exciting technology that gives your skin a rich, nutritient-rich injection of plasma that it can use to rebuild collagen and kick-start important regenerative processes.
Healing usually takes between 24 hours and 4 days, depending on the area that is treated, the settings used in the Micropen, and other factors. Dr. Mitchmore can recommend different products like probiotics from Love MyBody and general home care that can help to speed the recovery process along, but you should find that there is generally very little discomfort. Most people say it feels like the have a sunburn from being at the beach. This is not like the laser treatments that are unsightly and very painful for 4-6 days.
Time needed to see full results often vary, but over the course of days, weeks, and even months, you should see remarkable improvements to your skin as collagen production increases and restores much-needed tone.
During the initial consultation, Dr. Mitchmore can work with you to determine which treatment schedule and recovery period will be best for top results. In most cases, that will mean 2 to 3 treatments 4-6 weeks apart. Deeper treatment may require more sessions to achieve the desired results.
Get Started With Your Treatments Today
If you are ready to achieve a rejuvenated appearance using a safe and effective treatment, Dr. Mitchmore and his staff are excited to help you accomplish your goals. To set up a date and a time for your treatment, please contact the office online today or call (713) 714-3555.