When home skin products aren't effective, but you aren't ready for surgery, learn more about nonsurgical treatments to rejuvenate the skin, like microneedling with SkinPen. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Warren Ellsworth IV is pleased to offer microneedling (also known as collagen induction therapy) at his office in Houston, TX. Microneedling uses several fine-gauge needles to safely and effectively create micro-injuries in the needed areas of the skin. The micro-injuries trigger the body's natural production of collagen and elastin, two nutrients that improve the appearance and health of your skin. Easily combined with other skin treatments, like serums or PRP (platelet-rich plasma), microneedling can help reduce pores, scars, and stretch marks. Schedule a consultation at Ellsworth Plastic Surgery to hear more about the benefits of microneedling and ways to customize the treatment for your needs and goals.
"Dr. Ellsworth performed a Flap surgical procedure on me. I had a stage 4 isheal pressure ulcer that required removal of tissue to the bone. I then had to lay on my side for 5 weeks in an LTAC facility.Dr. Ellsworth and his staff took very good care of me pre and post-op, which was over 1 year. He has an exceptional bedside manner. He and his entire staff are very professional. He takes time with his patients.In addition, Dr. Ellsworth did a procedure on our 22 year old son to remove excess skin from his tummy after he lost 65 lbs."- B.V. / Google / Jul 30, 2016
"Recomiendo 100% al Dr. Ellsworth y todo el staff Que trabaja en sus equipo en especial Carina y Cecilia. Este año tuve dos procedimientos tissue expander y DIEP Flap para reconstruir después de una mastectomia. Estoy satisfecha con los resultados, es increíble como pude volver a la normalidad. La recuperación y proceso del DIEP flap puede ser intimidante. Pero vale la pena, ya que los resultados son asombrosos. La naturalidad y la sensibilidad están volviendo. Agradezco mucho haberme encontrado a este equipo profesional, y me siento afortunada que me hayan recomendado este procedimiento. Gracias una vez más por su ayuda, y excelente trabajo profesional."- V.V. / Facebook / Nov 30, 2021
"If you’re looking for a plastic surgeon who is attentive, professional and has genuine bedside manner, look no further. You will be in good hands. My mommy makeover was easy and my recovery was a breeze! Dr. Ellsworth and his team of amazing PAs, nurses and front office staff were amazing. I am pleased and thrilled with my results!!"- A.A. / Google / Nov 21, 2021
"Ally is very personable, knows her stuff, and she is very gentle!! I will definitely be back!"- J.R. / Google / Jul 27, 2021
"Dr Ellsworth was awesome and so was his PA. They were kind, answered all of my questions and concerns and really took the time to get know me and what I wanted to accomplish with the surgery. I highly recommend them. Also, the office staff was always friendly and professional."- K.B. / Google / Jun 30, 2021
You may benefit from microneedling if you have slight to moderate skin issues, like a decrease in elasticity or rough skin texture. Microneedling treatments can also minimize the appearance of scars, pores, and stretch marks. You must be willing to wait a while before seeing improvements from your microneedling treatment since the collagen and elastin will need some time to have an effect on the skin, but you will develop natural-looking results and gain healthier overall skin.
A microneedling treatment is completed in a private treatment room in about 30 – 60 minutes with numbing cream or local anesthesia if preferred, but patients generally report mild or no discomfort. The skin being treated will be cleansed before the microneedling handpiece is passed evenly over. Ellsworth Plastic Surgery proudly uses the trusted SkinPen microneedling device for more stunning results. After the microneedling is complete, a topical treatment, like platelet-rich plasma (PRP) or a vitamin-infused serum, can be applied for deeper penetration of the nutrients into the skin. A moisturizer will be massaged in place along with UV protection since your skin will be sensitive after the treatment.
What to Expect
After your treatment, you can experience mild swelling and redness for about a day, but this should fade naturally. It may take about 1 – 2 months as the collagen and elastin levels increase before you see visible improvements in the health and appearance of your complexion. You should plan to get about 4 – 6 maintenance treatments every 4 – 6 weeks for ideal results and long-lasting skin health.
Is microneedling safe?
Microneedling is safe and effective, but only when performed by a medical professional like Dr. Ellsworth. The needles used for microneedling are tiny and should not damage the skin. If proper technique is not used, there is a risk of puncturing the skin and causing problems like bleeding or scarring.
Who might benefit from microneedling?
People who benefit from microneedling have acne scars, sun-damaged skin, or fine lines brought on by natural aging. Microneedling is also used to treat discoloration and hyperpigmentation. The great news is microneedling can be performed on most skin types and textures at Ellsworth Plastic Surgery.
How many treatments will I need?
How many microneedling treatments someone needs depends on their goals and the condition of their skin. Just like any other cosmetic procedure, you and Dr. Ellsworth will devise a plan which can be tailored to your specific needs and budget in Houston, TX. Let's create your treatment plan together!
Natural Health and Radiance
Improve the health and appearance of your skin with microneedling treatments and the innovative SkinPen device at Ellsworth Plastic Surgery in Houston, TX. A minimally invasive treatment that can create impressive results, microneedling increases your natural production of collagen for smoother, firmer skin. Schedule a consultation with plastic surgeon Dr. Ellsworth to find out more about this procedure and other skin improvement treatments.