Microneedling is an advanced rejuvenation technique that creates tiny injuries in the skin to stimulate the body’s healing response. Layton Aesthetic Plastic Surgery offers this treatment to men and women living in Houston, Sugar Land, San Antonio, and the surrounding areas of Texas.
What is Microneedling?
Microneedling is a skin rejuvenation treatment that triggers the body’s healing response, as well as the production of collagen and elastin, by making tiny punctures in the skin’s surface. After treatment, the body restores the affected skin and continues to strengthen and enhance the skin. This technique can be used to address a range of cosmetic concerns, including:
- Acne scars
- Stretch marks
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Age spots and discoloration
- Poor skin tone and texture
At Layton Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, we offer microneedling treatments with both radiofrequency microneedling and SkinPen.
How Much Does Microneedling Cost?
The cost of microneedling with SkinPen is about $159. During your consultation, Dr. Layton will be able to provide you with a treatment plan that matches your specific needs. At this point, we will be able to provide you with the exact cost of your treatment. We also offer financing services to help make this and other treatments more affordable.
What is Radiofrequency Microneedling?
Radiofrequency microneedling (also known as Fractora) delivers radiofrequency energy to the skin through small needles that also produce localized heat in the treatment area. The gentle heat generated by the microneedling pins in the sub-dermal tissue promotes collagen production for skin rejuvenation. This combination exceeds the results of traditional skin resurfacing techniques without the associated downtime and other drawbacks. The depth and intensity of the treatment can be customized to each patient in order to produce optimal results. This technique can be used on the face or neck and is safe on all skin types.
What is SkinPen Microneedling?
SkinPen uses a handheld pen that contains needles to create small punctures into the skin. The body produces more collagen and elastin to repair this minor damage, resulting in a rapid recovery and healthier, more youthful skin. SkinPen can reverse years of sun damage, improve acne scars and enhance the overall appearance of aging skin. It can be used on all skin types thanks to individualized settings, which makes the treatment very comfortable for most patients.
Is There Downtime After Microneedling?
There is no downtime following microneedling treatments, although patients may experience redness or slight swelling in the treatment areas. These effects may persist for two or three days after treatment. In some cases, it may be necessary to avoid using make up for a few days following your microneedling treatment.
When Will I Notice Results from Microneedling?
After microneedling, some patients may notice rather immediate results. However, it can take several weeks for the full benefits of treatment to develop. Additionally, a series of treatments is typically recommended in order to achieve optimal results. We usually recommend a series of three or four treatments, each spaced about one month apart. At this rate, patients can expect the most significant results to develop approximately three months after their final treatment session.
Layton Aesthetic Plastic Surgery is proud to offer microneedling and other cosmetic solutions to residents of Houston, Kerrville and San Antonio, TX. To learn more about this treatment or to schedule your initial consultation, contact us today.