The different seasons of the year all have an influence on your skin’s health. After months spent in the summer sun, your skin may not be as vibrant as you want it to be. As we head into winter, the cold air will also have a negative impact on your skin, drying it out and even prematurely aging your appearance.
As a board-certified dermatologist, Lisa Hitchins, MD, PA, offers comprehensive skin services to protect your skin through winter, spring, summer, and fall. Dr. Hitchins is skilled in evaluating the overall health of your skin and recommending just the right treatments to restore its youthful texture and vibrant appearance.
Microneedling is a popular and effective treatment option to do both. This minimally invasive procedure may be right for you if you’re looking to revitalize your skin’s health before the change of seasons while protecting it from the ravages of winter’s cold.
Innovative SkinPen® deeply rejuvenates skin health
To ensure optimal results of your microneedling procedure, our aesthetician at Dermatology Center of Northwest Houston relies on the SkinPen technology. The SkinPen device allows her to create micro wounds in the surface layer of your skin to stimulate your body’s natural healing processes.
The SkinPen is versatile enough to also treat the delicate skin in your neck and hands. Our aesthetician easily controls the depth of the needles to match your skin’s thickness.
These micro wounds prompt your immune system to flush out the wounds, removing debris and naturally disinfecting the wounds. The blood flow to your face increases and your body produces growth factors to regenerate new, healthy skin cells.
Microneedling also triggers the production of new collagen and elastin, two essential proteins that hydrate, tighten, and plump up your skin to give it a more youthful appearance. As you age, your body slows down its production of these proteins, which is why your skin becomes less elastic and slack as you get older. Slack skin leads to wrinkles and fine lines that make you look older.
Maintaining the benefits of microneedling throughout the winter
Following your microneedling procedure, our aesthetician can infuse your skin with essential nutrients contained in Skinfuse®, a post-microneedling skincare regimen that supports your skin’s health. She applies the Skinfuse products directly to your skin after treatment to nourish it and keep it hydrated.
Skinfuse products purify and calm your skin while fortifying it with important antioxidants. You should also use the post-microneedling Infuse® sunscreen that contains zinc oxide to block harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays of the sun. The use of this high-quality sunscreen is important every time you step outside because the sun’s UV rays are present in all seasons, even if it’s cold outside.
Dr. Hitchins can also work with you on a regular skin care routine to cleanse and moisturize your skin throughout the winter months. With daily attention to your skin’s health, you can prevent excessive dryness, flaking, lines, and wrinkles.
If you want to boost the health and appearance of your skin before the holidays, schedule a microneedling consultation online or by calling the Dermatology Center of Northwest Houston today.