Microneedling is used to increase your skin’s collagen levels. Collagen is the skin’s main structural protein, responsible for keeping your skin looking firm and youthful. When collagen production declines due to aging and other factors, your skin develops wrinkles, begins to sag and loses its youthful appearance.
Luckily, there are ways to increase your collagen naturally, with microneedling being one of the least invasive but most effective options. At Persona™ Med Spa, we regularly perform microneedling treatments in combination with other therapies to maximize results.
What Is Microneedling?
Microneedling is a cosmetic treatment designed to encourage collagen production. Also known as collagen induction therapy, the treatment involves needling the skin with tiny, sterilized needles. These needles range in size from 0.25mm to 3mm.
This treatment was originally developed to reduce the appearance of scar tissue. This idea emerged after researchers discovered that breaking up tight collagen fibers in scar tissue led to collagen remodeling. Subsequently, this led to an improved appearance of the skin, with the scar tissue blending in with the surrounding skin. Later on, this technique was tested on various cosmetic concerns, and microneedling as an aesthetic procedure was born.
Microneedling is minimally invasive and requires little to no downtime. It is also comfortable, quick and safe for anyone in relatively good health. Most patients need two to three treatments spaced two to four weeks apart to see improvement. Your optimal number of microneedling sessions depends on many factors, which we will gladly discuss during your consultation.
Benefits of Microneedling
Microneedling can improve a wide range of cosmetic concerns and increase collagen production. It can also help topical therapies and skincare products reach the deeper layers of the skin.
Some of the numerous benefits of microneedling for the skin are:
- Improvement of fine lines and wrinkles
- Reduction of enlarged pores
- Correction of hyperpigmentation and sun damage
- Improvement in skin texture and tone
- Enhanced skin elasticity
- Reduced appearance of scars, including acne scars
Microneedling has many advantages over other procedures. Compared to chemical peels and more invasive procedures, there is little preparation involved, and most patients can resume their usual routine immediately after treatment.
Microneedling Treatments at Persona™
At Persona™ Med Spa in Houston, TX, we offer microneedling as a stand-alone treatment or in combination with other therapies. Using a pen-like device with disposable needles, we can stimulate natural collagen production to rejuvenate your skin and correct imperfections.
You may opt for some of the following treatment combinations for more efficiency.
Our proprietary facial protocol is an advanced anti-aging treatment that combines a traditional spa facial with non-ablative peeling, microneedling and human growth factor infusion. The result is remarkable skin rejuvenation marked by a reduction in wrinkles and a general improvement in skin texture and tone.
Human growth factors are naturally occurring proteins that play a critical role in skin health. When administered directly into the dermis with the help of microneedling and non-ablative peeling, this treatment works remarkably well to keep you looking youthful.
Microneedling with TNS® (Tissue Nutrient Solution)
TNS® is a patented blend of growth factors, soluble collagen, antioxidants and matrix proteins. This combination of powerful ingredients works together to repair damaged skin and trigger collagen remodeling. For this treatment, we use a perpendicular microneedling device that minimizes dermal tearing for seamless results.
This combination is ideal for anyone wishing to improve the appearance of fine lines, age spots, an uneven skin tone and enlarged pores in a quick, no-downtime manner. This treatment can also vastly improve skin texture and elasticity.
Persona™ Scar Reduction Treatment
Our specialized scar reduction clinical treatment is highly effective in reducing the appearance of acne and other scars. FDA-approved and clinically proven, this treatment combines microneedling, glycolic acid, patented growth factors, antioxidants and matrix proteins.
Microneedling works by breaking up collagen bundles within scar tissue and stimulating collagen production beneath it. The new collagen fibers elevate the depressed scar tissue. The addition of other ingredients enhances treatment efficiency while also correcting discoloration and other skin texture problems commonly seen with post-acne scars.
CoolSculpting® at Persona™ Med Spa in Houston
CoolSculpting® is not a weight loss solution for people who are obese, or a substitute for surgical methods such as liposuction. Good candidates have noticeable bulges of stubborn fat in certain areas that have not responded to diet and exercise. There is minimal to no downtime after the treatment, although some clients may experience temporary discomfort, redness, bruising, swelling, tenderness to the touch, cramping, itching, tingling, and numbness. Side effects are temporary and last a few days to a week. Clients may start to see changes as quickly as three weeks after treatment, and will experience the most dramatic results after two months. During a CoolSculpting® treatment, the affected fat cells are eliminated and as long as clients maintain their weight with normal diet and exercise, long-term results should remain stable. Typically, CoolSculpting® treatments result in up to 50% reduction of fat in the treated area(s) and create a noticeably contoured difference. If you are interested in a non-surgical fat reduction option, schedule a consultation with Persona’s Beauty Consultant, who will address your area(s) of concern and design an individualized treatment plan to best suit your individual needs.