Also called skin needling or collagen induction therapy (CIT), microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure that uses small needles to prick the skin. This helps the body generate new collagen and skin tissue for a smoother, more toned appearance. Microneedling is most often used on the face. It can help treat acne, scars, wrinkles, and large pores.Schedule consultation
Microneedling is typically done in 4-6 sessions, about a month apart. Your skin must be clear before the procedure to avoid causing an infection or excessive inflammation.
With each session the skin becomes thicker and more tolerant, allowing the technician to insert the needles deeper into the skin. Microneedling essentially causes hundreds of tiny wounds, which forces to the body to generate new collagen and elastin—the proteins that make skin firm and taut.
The technician applies a collagen-enhancing serum after each procedure. Some microneedling specialists take it a step further with a “vampire facial.” This involves withdrawing a person’s blood and processing it to create platelet-rich plasma (PRP), which helps speed healing.
Both microneedling pens and rollers insert tiny needles into the skin. Rollers are less expensive and cover a larger area at once, but they’re also more painful and cause more trauma to the skin.
Pens, on the other hand, use a vertical motion, which means they can reach deeper layers of the skin, and they’re better for treating hard-to-reach areas, such as around the nose and upper lip. They’re more expensive, but they create less trauma to the skin.
The technician will numb your skin, and the procedure usually takes 30-60 minutes, depending on the size of the procedure area. The numbing cream will help minimize discomfort during the procedure.
You’ll have redness and some swelling for 1-2 days after the treatment, but it typically starts to fade significantly within a few hours. Your skin will peel after 3-5 days, which is normal. You’ll need to follow a microneedling skin care regimen after the procedure, which the treatment team will explain in detail.
Like all procedures, microneedling comes with some risks. These include:
The average cost of microneedling is $300 per session. Your cost may be higher or lower, depending on your needs and situation. You may need between 4-6 sessions, depending on your goals. The Aesthetic Surgery Institute offers financing (subject to credit approval).
Call us at (713) 892-5476 for a free consultation and to learn more about a microneedling procedure in Houston.
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