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Microneedling in Houston, Texas

Microneedling is one of the many skin rejuvenation services offered by Dr. Danielle Andry, Dr. Courtney El-Zokm, and Dr. Nandi Wijay at The Oaks Plastic Surgery in Houston.

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What is microneedling?

Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, is a cosmetic procedure that can be used to treat a variety of skin conditions and imperfections.

During the minimally-invasive Houston microneedling procedure, a device equipped with tiny needles is used to create microscopic injuries in the skin. The body responds to these injuries by producing additional collagen and elastin for healing. The result is firmer, healthier skin after a single microneedling treatment.

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What can you expect from microneedling in Houston?

Houston microneedling can be used to treat and improve a variety of skin conditions and imperfections, such as fine lines and wrinkles, deep wrinkles, acne scars, traumatic scars, sun damage, enlarged pores, and more.

Microneedling in Houston isn’t limited to facial rejuvenation. It can also be used to successfully treat scar tissue, stretch marks, and other skin imperfections anywhere on the body. Aside from the face, Dr. Danielle Andry, Dr. Courtney El-Zokm, and Dr. Nandi Wijay commonly treat areas of the neck, chest, breasts, hands, arms, and hips with microneedling.

Unsure if your problem areas are candidates for microneedling? Contact The Oaks Plastic Surgery in Houston to schedule a consultation.

Why do you want a microneedling procedure in Houston?

Patients choose microneedling procedures in Houston for a variety of reasons.

  • Microneedling is a minimally-invasive procedure that doesn’t require surgery or the use of lasers for treatment.
  • The cost of microneedling in Houston is also less than that of a surgical procedure such as a facelift or scar revision surgery.
  • The recovery time from a Houston microneedling treatment is shorter than more invasive procedures.
  • Improvements to the treated areas will be visible almost immediately after your microneedling session.

What can you expect during your Houston microneedling session?

To begin your session, the skin that’s to be treated will be cleaned thoroughly and a numbing cream applied. After the area is prepared for your microneedling procedure, your doctor will prick your skin with a specially-designed device equipped with tiny needles. The size of the needles will vary, depending on the thickness of the skin in the treatment area and what the goals are for the treatment.

Depending on the area being treated, you may experience some discomfort as the needles pierce the skin, but your Houston microneedling session shouldn’t cause excessive pain. The entire microneedling session should last less than an hour.

What procedures are often performed with microneedling in Houston?

The most common complement to a microneedling session is a Vampire Facial. Recently brought into the spotlight by celebrities such as Kim Kardashian and Bar Refaeli, a Vampire Facial combines microneedling with a platelet-rich plasma serum derived from your blood. The serum helps stimulate collagen production and healthy cell growth. The addition of the platelet-rich plasma serum to the microneedling process helps to maximize the benefits of the procedure.

Microneedling is also often used after surgical procedures, such as a breast augmentation or a tummy tuck, to reduce scar tissue formation.

What can you expect after your microneedling procedure?

You can expect your skin to be red and tender for 24 to 48 hours after your Houston microneedling procedures. Most patients describe the sensation as similar to a mild sunburn.

You’ll need to follow a post-treatment skin care regimen prescribed by your doctor. Microneedling opens up channels deeper into your skin and certain products can cause skin irritation if applied after the procedure, before healing is complete. Infection can be a concern, as well, so you’ll need to avoid activities like swimming, going to the gym, and tanning for at least 72 hours after a session. Your doctor will provide you with a complete set of post-treatment skin care instructions.

As your skin heals, you will be able to see results immediately. You can expect to see continued improvement for up to 6 weeks from a single session. Be sure to take a photo before your first session so you can track your microneedling before and after progress as your skin heals and grows healthier.

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Can microneedling be done at home?

Although there are products marketed as do-it-yourself microneedling solutions, microneedling should always be done under a physician’s supervision. When done improperly, microneedling can result in broken capillaries, serious infections, and other skin damage.

The doctors at The Oaks Plastic Surgery in Houston are experienced in the most advanced microneedling techniques and can offer you the very best results. Schedule your Houston microneedling consultation today.

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