Microneedling is a minimally invasive derma roller procedure that usually involves the use of small needles to prick your skin. The procedure is considered very effective in treating mild scarring related to aging, wounds, and acne. With microneedling, it is not only considered for people with overall good health, but also, you will immediately notice firmer and brighter skin. Read on to learn more about microneedling and why it’s important to have it done at Medspa in Katy.
What is Microneedling?
Microneedling is a well-known skin treatment that helps your body generate new collagen cells and skin tissue for firmer, smoother, and more radiant skin. The main purpose of the treatment is to stimulate your body’s natural healing capabilities. Additionally, microneedling is mainly performed on the face to get rid of your wrinkles, large pores, and scars.
At Marvelous Clinic and Medspa, our team of professionals often use an innovative and efficient device, SkinPen, that glides dozens of thin, small needles across your skin. The micro-wounds created are usually not visible to your naked eye, but they help the body send healing compounds to the injured sites and trigger more collagen production. This later results in skin that looks and feels healthier with a radiant and youthful glow.
Before the actual procedure, your healthcare provider will first use a topical anesthetic to help lower any chances of pain. This is done at least an hour before the treatment. During the actual microneedling process, your doctor will apply a serum or a calming agent. In total, you should be out of the procedure room in a couple of hours.
Your doctor will use a pen-like tool to make dozens of small pricks under your skin. Later on, the doctor will carefully remove the pen-like tool evenly across your skin to allow the rejuvenation of new, even skin.
Targeted Treatment Areas
In addition to the primary use on the face, microneedling can be used to treat stretch marks on other parts of your body. Some of the common targeted skin issues include:
- uneven skin tone
- large pores
- acne scars
- fine lines and wrinkles
- age spots
- reduced skin elasticity
Results of Microneedling
Unlike plastic surgery, microneedling is minimally invasive with little to no downtime required. Although you may experience some people complaining of redness and irritation for some time after the treatment, it is part of the body’s natural reaction to the tiny pricks produced by needles on the skin. Moreover, you can try applying camouflaging makeup during the first few days to hide the redness. Make sure to carry sunscreen as your skin will be more sensitive to the rays of the sun. After your microneedling procedure, you should expect to see optimum results within a few weeks.
Possible Side Effects
Just like all cosmetic procedures, microneedling also has some side effects that range from mild skin irritation to severe:
What is the Cost of Microneedling?
According to estimates by Dermapen, microneedling averagely costs between $100-$700 per session. Since microneedling is considered an aesthetic or cosmetic procedure, it is not covered by insurance.
When it comes to achieving smooth, firm, and natural-looking skin, microneedling is the ideal choice. Weight loss specialist Mohammed Mansour, MD, at the Marvelous Clinic and Medspa uses the SkinPen® microneedling device to stimulate your skin’s natural healing capabilities. Start today by booking a consultation online or calling the office in Katy, Texas.