Microneedling Specialist

Dermatology Center of Northwest Houston

Lisa Hitchins, MD, PA

Dermatologist located in Cypress, TX

Did you ever wish you could just erase your lines and wrinkles, like filters on your selfies do? When Mari Benavente, aesthetician at Dermatology Center of Northwest Houston in Cypress, Texas, uses the SkinPen® on your skin, your dream comes true. Men and women who live in the Houston area and want to rejuvenate their skin through microneedling with the SkinPen can contact Mari Benavente today by phoning the helpful Dermatology Center team or by using the online appointment form.

Microneedling Q & A

What is microneedling?

Microneedling with the SkinPen is a minimally invasive therapy that stimulates your skin to look and act younger.

The SkinPen creates micro-wounds in your skin that trigger your body’s repair system. Your immune system jumps in to disinfect the micro-wounds, remove any debris, increase blood flow, and produce healing cytokines and growth factors.

The micro-wounds are gradually replaced with healthy new skin tissue and blood vessels. The process also stimulates your body to produce new, strengthening collagen to firm up and tighten your skin and elastin to make it resilient again.

What are the benefits of microneedling and collagen remodeling?

The rebuilding process that the SkinPen initiates makes your skin look and act younger. Microneedling improves aging or scarred skin by:

  • Smoothing out acne and chicken pox scars
  • Smoothing out and improving stretch marks
  • Plumping up fine lines and wrinkles
  • Strengthening and thickening the skin
  • Removing or fading hyperpigmentation
  • Tightening the skin
  • Making the skin more resilient

After your SkinPen microneedling treatment, Mari recommends that you nourish your skin with SkinFuse products. SkinFuse is a skincare regimen that’s formulated to support your skin as it remodels itself after microneedling.

Where can I use the SkinPen?

You can use the SkinPen on any area of your skin that’s been damaged by age, sun exposure, or scarring. Most men and women choose to treat their faces, necks, decolletage, and hands. Mari adjusts for different needle depths (.25 mm-2 mm) depending on your skin’s thickness.  

Does microneedling hurt?

Before your SkinPen treatment, Benavente applies a topical anesthetic to your skin. During your treatment, you may feel a little discomfort, similar to that of an eyebrow waxing.

After your SkinPen session, your skin may be pink or slightly red. You may also have some slight swelling. These effects should resolve within a few days.

Is microneedling okay for all skin types?

You can use the SkinPen no matter how dark or light your skin is. The SkinPen doesn’t cause hyperpigmentation.

How many SkinPen treatments do I need?

Most men and women need at least three 30- to 60-minute SkinPen treatments to get the improvement they want. You need to leave about four weeks between each treatment so your skin can heal.

Get started on creating your new skin today by contacting Mari at Dermatology Center of Northwest Houston online or by phone.