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SkinPen

Nigro Dermatology Group

Cosmetic and Medical Dermatology located in Houston, TX

Beautiful skin can’t always come from great products alone. With SkinPen® treatments, available at Nigro Dermatology Group, the skilled team of cosmetic dermatology experts can stimulate a healing response deep within your skin for a noticeable enhancement in its quality and appearance. For more information about SkinPen treatments, call either of their two offices in Houston, Texas, or book an appointment online today.

SkinPen Q & A

What is SkinPen?

SkinPen microneedling is an innovative treatment for your skin offered at Nigro Dermatology Group. All SkinPen treatments work by making tiny, controlled injuries on the surface of your skin. Your body’s natural repair processes step in to heal the injuries, healing other blemishes and imperfections in the process as new collagen grows. SkinPen is a device that makes these injuries precise for an even, consistent result.

After your SkinPen treatment with your specialist at Nigro Dermatology Group, your skin repairs itself in three phases:

Inflammation

Your immune system causes increased blood flow to your skin to make it inflamed. It removes debris and disinfects the tiny wounds.

Proliferation

Your skin begins rebuilding itself with granulation cells. New blood vessels develop to nourish your skin in the area.

Remodeling

Dermal tissues like collagen and blood vessels rebuild your tissues stronger than before.  

What are the benefits of SkinPen treatments?

SkinPen offers a wide range of benefits to your skin’s appearance and texture. It helps reduce many common skin imperfections that make your skin look less healthy and smooth. Not long after a SkinPen treatment, you’ll notice fewer:

  • Large pores
  • Acne scars
  • Other small scars
  • Age or sun spots
  • Fine lines
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Stretch marks

Overall, your skin feels smoother and has a more even tone. If you continue to take care of it and protect it from the sun, you can enjoy the results of your SkinPen treatment for months at a time. Generally, the team recommends getting three treatments spaced out a month apart for the best effects. 

Am I a good candidate for SkinPen treatments?

Before you undergo treatment, your cosmetic dermatology specialist at Nigro Dermatology Group assesses your medical history and the current state of your skin to make sure you can safely get microneedling treatments. SkinPen treatments are relatively gentle, so many people who want better skin are candidates. You might be a candidate if:

  • You don’t scar easily
  • You don’t have any rashes or skin conditions
  • You aren’t pregnant
  • You have realistic expectations
  • You’re 22 or older

You should be prepared to have some skin redness for a few days after your SkinPen treatment. If it bothers you, you can safely cover your skin with makeup until it disappears.

For more information about SkinPen treatments, call Nigro Dermatology Group, or book an appointment online today.