If you want healthy and beautiful-looking skin all year long, you are going to need an amazing skin-care routine. There are a lot of different types of skin-care treatments, and finding the perfect combination of treatments can be difficult and overwhelming. Fortunately, there are treatments like microneedling that make an excellent addition to any skin-care routine.
At Bayview Plastic Surgery in Houston, we know how important good skin care is. That is why we offer microneedling treatments performed by highly skilled and experienced professionals who can provide personalized results.
What Is Microneedling?
Microneedling is a unique skin treatment that utilizes the skin’s natural renewal process. Microneedling is performed using a special pen-like device that contains a cluster of very fine needles that oscillate in place when the device is activated.
The device is slowly passed over the surface of the skin, where the needles make small wounds. The needles do not cause significant damage, only light damage. This triggers the skin’s renewal process. During this process, fresh healthy skin cells form, giving the face a smoother and younger-looking appearance.
Microneedling also triggers the production of essential proteins like collagen and elastin in the skin. Collagen helps to strengthen and tighten the skin. This gives the surface of the skin a smoother appearance and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Elastin allows the skin to be stretched without becoming worn out, which help to preserve its tight and smooth appearance.
The small punctures in the skin, known as microchannels, that are created through microneedling make it easier for serums, moisturizers, and other skincare products to penetrate the skin which can increase their overall effectiveness.
Is Microneedling Right for Me?
Microneedling is an excellent treatment option for people of all skin types and can effectively used to treat a wide variety of skin concerns. Microneedling treatments can be used to improve the appearance of:
- Poor skin texture
- Fine lines
- Acne scars
- Loose skin
- Stretch marks
- Sun spots
- Enlarged pores
What You Should Know Before Microneedling
Microneedling treatments can produce some discomfort. The amount of discomfort caused by the treatment will depend on how aggressive the treatment is and how deep the penetration of the needles is. In order to minimize the amount of discomfort experienced, a topical numbing gel can be applied prior to the treatment.
Multiple treatments are typically required in order to attain your ideal results. Treatments will be spread out over three to six months. Improvements in the appearance of the skin can be seen after just a single treatment.
Minimal downtime is required after microneedling. The skin may be pink and tender for a few days following the treatment. Bleeding may occur during the treatment but should not be an issue during recovery. After a few weeks, the surface layer of skin will begin to flake off and reveal a fresher and more radiant layer underneath. It is recommended that you avoid direct sunlight as your skin heals following your microneedling treatment in Houston.
Enhancing the Results of Your Microneedling
Microneedling treatments can be performed along with other facial rejuvenation procedures we offer at Bayview Plastic Surgery in Houston. Products like Botox and Juvederm can be injected to help reduce the appearance of lines, folds, and wrinkles which can provide more comprehensive results.
The Cost of Microneedling
The cost of your microneedling will depend on the number of treatments that need to be performed to properly treat the aesthetic issues on your face. The cost of your microneedling treatment in Houston as well as the payment options available to you can be discussed during your consultation at our office.
If you are interested in making microneedling a part of your skin-care routine, contact Bayview Plastic Surgery today to schedule a consultation. Our expertly trained staff has provided countless people in the Houston area with amazing care and results, and we can do the same for you.