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
"If you are looking for a plastic surgeon, please look no further, Dr. Ellsworth is your man. I have never been treated with such care and compassion as I was with Dr. Ellsworth and his WONDERFUL staff. Suffice it to say, he gave me my life back. I had chronic pain for over 14 years as a result of a marlex mesh being used to help repair my diastasis recti hernia. My body tried to reject it and I was in horrible pain because of this. Two more “revision” surgeries were performed, but still left me with pain. I tried for years to find a surgeon to remove it, but all told me it could not be done, or they didn’t feel confident to try. I had almost given up until a doctor in San Antonio led me to Dr. Ellsworth. ANSWERED PRAYER!!! He knew my case was going to be difficult and tedious, but because he had compassion for me and really cared about my 24/7 pain, he suggested we take out the entire mesh. I. WAS. IN. SHOCK. I was never afraid, because I knew I was in the best of hands. So here I am, 6 weeks later, and I’m happy to report that I am now PAIN FREE! Dr. Ellsworth brings expert knowledge and compassion BOTH to the table! I am forever grateful!!"- B.S. / Facebook / Jun 19, 2021
"Dr. Ellsworth did my breast reduction and i couldn’t even imagine being more happy than i actually am with the results and experience. His team is amazing, so sweet and caring. Dr. Ellsworth has the best bedside manner and really cares about how you feel, while sincerely understanding your discomfort. I would recommend him and his team to everyone."- A. / Google / Mar 17, 2021
"Dr. Ellsworth and his entire staff are a blessing. They are very professional and a joy to be around. Dr. Ellsworth performed my reconstruction surgeries after breast cancer and he did a phenomenal job. He is definitely an amazing doctor. His work is beautiful. I never thought that after my mastectomy I would look normal, but he made me feel great about myself again. I cannot stress enough what an amazing job he did! He takes his time with his patients and never makes you feel rushed. He truly does care and will make sure to meet your expectations. His PA’s are so sweet. Cecilia is very caring and always pleasant to be around. Ally is also great and sweet! His entire staff is awesome!"- M.F. / Google / Feb 25, 2021
"Amazing surgeon and staff! They are so kind and patient and really treat you like family. Highly recommend"- S.P. / Facebook / Feb 23, 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.
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.