If over-the-counter skin products are no longer proving effective but you don't want surgical procedures, learn more about minimally invasive treatments to rejuvenate the skin such as microneedling. SkinMD is happy to offer microneedling services (collagen induction therapy) at either office in Hurst or Weatherford, TX. Microneedling with the SkinPen is a technique where we use several fine needles to effectively and safely make micro-injuries in the skin. The micro-injuries prompt the natural production of elastin and collagen, two nutrients that boost the appearance and health of your complexion. Often performed with other treatments, such as vitamin serums or platelet-rich plasma (PRP), microneedling may help minimize pores, stretch marks, and scars. Make an appointment for a consultation at SkinMD to hear more about the results of microneedling and how to personalize your procedure for your needs and goals.
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Microneedling Ideal Candidates
It's possible you could be a candidate for microneedling treatments if you experience light or mild complexion problems, like a slight decrease in elasticity or rough skin texture. Collagen induction therapy procedures may also minimize the look of scars, stretch marks, and pores. You must be willing to wait before seeing improvements from your microneedling procedure because the elastin and collagen require some time to develop and have an impact on the skin; however, you will develop results that look natural and gain healthier overall skin.
Microneedling Procedure Technique
A microneedling treatment is completed in a private treatment room in around 30 – 60 minutes with numbing if preferred; however, patients generally report little or no pain and discomfort. The areas of your skin being addressed will be cleaned before the handpiece is evenly passed over. Once the microneedling is finished, a treatment such as PRP (platelet-rich plasma) or a nutrient-rich serum with a vitamin infusion may be applied to penetrate deeper into the skin. A moisturizer selected for your skin type will be massaged in along with UV protection because your treated skin will be more sensitive until the skin heals.
What to Expect with Microneedling
After your microneedling treatment, you may experience mild redness and swelling for about one day; however, this should fade easily. It can take around 1 – 2 months for the elastin and collagen supply to increase for before you notice significant changes in the appearance and health of your complexion. You should schedule around 4 – 6 follow-up sessions performed in 4 – 6-week intervals for ideal outcomes and long-lasting skin benefits.
Microneedling Frequently Asked Questions
How much does microneedling cost?
You microneedling costs will depend on what's in your plan. In your consultation, a member of our aesthetics team will examine your skin and then discuss your aesthetic goals by having this treatment. Then, we will talk about your treatment costs. SkinMD frequently has discounts on treatment packages, so ask about our current deals in your appointment.
What exactly is microneedling?
Also known as collagen induction therapy, microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure to rejuvenate your skin. A natural fibrous protein, collagen helps your skin stay smooth, supple, and firm. Eventually, your supply of collagen is reduced and your skin gets less elastic and thinner. Microneedling makes tiny skin wounds. These micro-injuries cause your skin to generate new skin cell growth and increase collagen production. After a short recovery period, your complexion looks firmer, brighter, and fresher.
Can I combine other treatments with microneedling?
In the process of microneedling, channels are made that open up the skin to help other treatments reach the lower layers of the skin. That's why microneedling is frequently done before other skin treatments, such as special serums or PRP (platelet-rich plasma). Microneedling plus PRP is often called a vampire facial. In your initial consultation, we will explain which treatments would enhance your microneedling session.
How many treatments are recommended for optimal results?
Typically, patients receive 3 – 6 treatments to get optimal results. Although, how many sessions you require will vary based on your skin's condition and your goals. Microneedling may be done every 4 – 6 weeks. In your initial consultation, we can estimate the number of sessions you might want after assessing your skin and listening to your goals. We suggest scheduling touch-up sessions about twice a year once you are happy with your microneedling outcomes.
Is microneedling safe for everyone?
In general, microneedling is appropriate for all skin tones and types. Skin injuries created by microneedling are so minor there are rarely side effects afterward. Microneedling can be performed on most skin areas, including the face, arms, neck, chest, and legs. Microneedling isn't recommended if you've taken Accutane recently, or if you have an active skin infection, herpes simplex, or an open wound.
Envision Fuller SKin
Enhance the appearance and health of your future complexion with microneedling sessions at SkinMD in Hurst and Weatherford, TX. A nonsurgical procedure that may create impressive improvements, microneedling increases your natural collagen production for firmer, smoother skin. Make an appointment with SkinMD to find out more information about all of our wonderful skin improvement treatments.