Are you looking for a more natural way to reduce your fine lines and wrinkles? Microneedling helps to boost your body’s natural production of collagen for smooth, youthful-looking skin. Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Cara Downey, and her expert team of professionals are proud to offer microneedling treatments to residents of Houston, Sugar Land, The Woodlands, and the neighboring communities in east Texas.
What is Microneedling?
Microneedling is a minimally invasive cosmetic treatment used to rejuvenate the skin by boosting the body’s natural production of collagen. At Heights Plastic Surgery, we use the SkinPen® microneedling device which is fitted with several very small, hair-like needles that, when pressed into the skin, create very small injuries called microchannels. These microchannels trigger your body’s natural healing processes which boost collagen production to smooth away fine lines and wrinkles, minimize pore size, reduce acne scarring, and even tighten loose and sagging skin around the face. The SkinPen® is the first FDA-approved microneedling device proven to safely and effectively treat acne scarring in patients 22 and older.
How Much Does Microneedling Cost in Houston, TX?
The average cost of microneedling in Houston typically ranges from $350 to $500. The total cost for your microneedling treatment will depend on factors including your surgeon’s fee, the location of your procedure, and other miscellaneous medical expenses. At Heights Plastic Surgery, we accept cash and all major credit cards. We are also happy to offer financing through CareCredit® for patients.
How is Microneedling Performed?
Before Dr. Downey begins your microneedling treatment, she will prep your skin by applying a topical anesthetic to your treated area, typically the face, neck and décolletage. She will then systematically press the SkinPen® microneedling device into the skin to ensure even coverage. Following your treatment, Dr. Downey may also saturate your skin with condition-specific serums to boost your microneedling results and promote the healing process. The entire microneedling treatment process typically takes about 30 minutes to complete.
What Can I Expect After My Microneedling Treatment?
Because microneedling is a minimally invasive treatment, there is no formal downtime or recovery period associated with the procedure. Following treatment, many patients experience their skin being red and sensitive to the sun for the next few days. This is normal and typically resolves on its own. Dr. Downey advises you to moisturize your face and apply a medical-grade sunscreen every day to ensure a smooth and swift recovery.
While many patients may start to see the results of their microneedling treatment within a few days, it typically takes a few weeks to see the ultimate results. Dr. Downey recommends coming in for regular treatments spaced three to four weeks apart to maintain your desired microneedling results.
Am I a Good Candidate for Microneedling?
Good candidates for microneedling treatments with the SkinPen® are in good general health and have realistic expectations of the results they can expect from their treatment. Ideal candidates for microneedling often desire to treat the following concerns.
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Mild sagging facial skin
- Enlarged pores
- Acne scarring
- Uneven skin texture
- Age spots and sunspots
With more than 12 years of unparalleled experience, Dr. Cara Downey is proud to provide her patients with cutting-edge techniques, unmatched results, and quality patient care. Heights Plastic Surgery and Studio Essex Medical Spa offers a wide array of surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures to help residents of Houston, Sugar Land, The Woodlands, and neighboring communities in Texas restore their confidence and enhance their natural features. Contact us to schedule your one-on-one consultation with Dr. Downey today.