Improving fine lines, acne, and surgical and traumatic scars, the SkinPen with a plasma facial also improves skin tone and loose skin. Moving a micro-needling device over the surface of your skin, your Rivela Plastic Surgery aesthetician will, with minimal discomfort, create just the right amount of micro-injury to be perceived by the body as micro-damage eliciting your body’s own natural response to trigger the production of collagen and elastin. Your body will rejuvenate itself without the downtime associated with other more aggressive treatments. The effects of SkinPen rejuvenation can go on for months after treatment so change can be both immediate (in 6 to 8 days) and improve over time. A series of treatments with the SkinPen and the plasma facial in Houston is usually recommended to achieve optimal results.
SkinPen with PRP at Rivela Plastic Surgery is a unique non-surgical in-office facial rejuvenation procedure. Before this plasma facial treatment, one of our trained medical staff will draw a small amount of your blood from your arm (just as they would in your general practitioner’s office) and place it in a centrifuge to extract growth factors. This concentration of growth factors from your own blood called PRP (platelet-rich plasma) is combined with a patented hyaluronic dermal filler and then injected into the areas of your face where you have noticeable expression lines, wrinkles, or drooping with a dermapen.
After a SkinPen treatment with a plasma facial, you will see an immediate improvement in major fold lines, as well as smoothing and tightening of the skin. In the days and weeks following your treatment, you will see a healthier glow emerge as blood flow increases. Smoothing and tightening will continue to improve as collagen is regenerated over the next three to four months. Results of the SkinPen with PRP are typically seen to last 9 months to 2 years.
More information on SkinPen®, a highly advanced skin rejuvenation therapy system, used for skin tightening, lifting, and rejuvenation, reduces fine lines and wrinkles, improves stretch marks, minimizes pore size, and also improves keloid, surgical, and acne scars.
The SkinPen® is a fractional micro-needling device with a unique spring-loaded disposable needle tip that uses an automated, vibrating stamp-like motion that enhances results while offering a more controlled and safer method of treatment than other micro-needling devices, all while causing less epidermal damage.
The SkinPen’s multiple, vibrating needles pierce the skin several hundred times per minute to enhance rejuvenation and is far safer than other methods because the SkinPen® is fully adjustable, it is easier to treat delicate areas around the nose and eyes.
The automated needling motion minimizes pain and discomfort while increasing the effectiveness of treatments by promoting an even absorption of topicals into the skin. It is as effective as Fractional Laser Therapy and IPL but has a significantly shorter recovery period.
SkinPen® offers exceptional results, is easy to use, and has better precision and control than leading alternatives, all at a fraction of the cost.
The ideal candidates for a SkinPen treatment with a plasma facial are individuals with any skin tone and type.
However, a SkinPen treatment with a plasma facial is not recommended to individuals prone to cold sores, because the procedure might cause a breakout. It is also not ideal for people who have active acne, rosacea, facial eczema, or a poor wound-healing history. If you have undergone skin radiation in the past year, it is best to avoid this treatment option.
Dr. Rivela will assess your skin during the initial consultation and then recommend the best treatment option. You can point out specific problem areas, ask questions, discuss your goals, and ask about the procedure’s cost.
You can resume your normal activities the day after getting a SkinPen treatment with a plasma facial. There is very little downtime/recovery time needed, although there may still be some redness for a time. Avoid alcohol-based exfoliants and products while your skin recovers, and use sun protection.
It helps to avoid activities that involve excessive heat and sweating for at least 72 hours after the procedure to prevent irritation, bruising, or swelling.
The price of a SkinPen treatment with a plasma facial may vary based on the provider and location. The cost will also change depending on how many sessions you need.
Contact Rivela Plastic Surgery if you want all the benefits of a treatment with SkinPen and a plasma facial in Houston. Dr. Rivela is a board-certified plastic surgeon working with an experienced staff. Get in touch with us today to schedule a consultation.