SkinPen® Microneedling in Houston, TX

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What is Microneedling?

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.

What are the Benefits of SkinPen Microneedling?

SkinPen is the first FDA-approved microneedling treatment. It was recommended by 90% of patients in a clinical study. The treatment reinvigorates skin with a minimally invasive procedure devoid of heat or chemicals that takes as few as 30 minutes to complete. Microneedling with SkinPen can reduce the appearance of all of the following conditions:

  • Wrinkles, lines, and Crow’s feet
  • Acne scars
  • Uneven skin tone, hyperpigmentation, and discoloration
  • Skin laxity
  • Sun damage and/or sun spots
  • Rough skin texture

Am I an ideal candidate?

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.

How does MICRONEEDLING work?

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 Can I Expect After Treatment?

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.

SkinPen FAQs

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.

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