Feeling confident in your skin can truly make a difference in your overall self-esteem and quality of life. When you are tired of hiding under makeup or behind hair or clothing, microneedling in Houston is a non-surgical, affordable option that can be customized to eliminate imperfections such as acne scarring, stretch marks, fine lines and wrinkles, and more.
Microneedling is chemical-free, safe, and tolerable, and results are often seen quickly for most patients. To learn more about this treatment or our other services, reach out to Memorial Center for Cosmetic Surgery today.
What Is Microneedling?
Microneedling in Houston utilizes a handheld device with many small, thin, and sterilized microneedles to create tiny, painless punctures in the skin. Each one of these microneedles is thinner than a single human hair. These micro-injuries activate the skin’s healing and regeneration process at a cellular level.
This regeneration includes forming new cellular components, such as growth factors, and proteins, such as collagen and elastin. Each of these components is essential to skin health, and they allow the skin to be supple, bouncy, firm, and radiant.
The result is new, younger-looking, radiantly healthy skin, giving our patients a smoother, glowing, and even-toned appearance.
What Skin Conditions Can Microneedling Target?
Microneedling is truly a transformative, all-in-one treatment. It can target several skin concerns related to aging, hyperpigmentation, and uneven skin tone at once, including:
- Scarring, particularly acne scars
- Uneven skin tone
- Uneven skin texture
- Age spots
- Brown spots
- Fine lines
- Deep folds
- Skin laxity, particularly around the eyes
- Enlarged pores
- Stretch marks
Microneedling in Houston is ok for use on both the face and the body and is safe for almost all of our patients, including our pregnant and breastfeeding moms. Microneedling is approved for all skin tones, colors, and textures, and our office utilizes an advanced FDA-cleared device known as the SkinPen.
What to Expect from a Microneedling Treatment
The motorized pen used during microneedling treatments in Houston allows Dr. Mushin to achieve optimal control and consistent results. Your skin is cleaned prior to the procedure, and your surgeon will apply a topical numbing cream to the treatment area. The practitioner then moves the pen across the prepared region.
Most patients who receive microneedling treatments say the procedure is pain-free, but some may feel minor discomfort over bonier areas like the jawline. Our team will ensure you are comfortable and relaxed during the process.
Microneedling has minimal side effects. Patients can expect mild to moderate sunburn-like redness and mild swelling that typically lasts 24 to 48 hours.
Ideally, no makeup products should be applied to the skin while it is still sensitive and inflamed. Additionally, patients should wash their skin with a mild cleanser and use a gentle moisturizer and sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 to help the healing process. Our team will provide thorough aftercare instructions to ensure a speedy recovery and beautiful results.
A full recovery from a microneedling procedure generally takes a few weeks. The number of treatments you may need to see your desired result will vary based on your areas of concern and your skin type.
Can I Do Microneedling Treatments at Home?
There are some over-the-counter microneedling devices available to purchase. However, these are typically not as powerful or high-quality as those specially made for clinical use. Furthermore, a licensed skin specialist, such as a dermatologist, plastic surgeon, nurse, or medical esthetician, has the skills and knowledge to ensure your Microneedling treatment is administered safely and effectively. At home, you risk injuring yourself with the needles or seriously harming your skin. For these reasons, we recommend obtaining your microneedling treatment at a reputable clinic and always from a medical professional or skin specialist.
Transform Your Skin with Microneedling in Houston
Microneedling in Houston, administered by our expert team of clinical specialists, can transform your skin.
Skin imperfections can reduce your overall confidence in your appearance. Fortunately, you can enjoy even-toned, even-textured, and beautifully radiant skin with microneedling in Houston. Contact the Memorial Center for Cosmetic Surgery today to learn more about this comprehensive treatment.