McGuiness Dermatology & Plastic Surgery
Dermatologists and Aesthetic Specialists located in , Flower Mound, Plano, Prosper, Murphy & Richardson, TX
Microneedling is a safe and effective treatment for many skin imperfections, including acne scars and fine lines. The expert team at McGuiness Dermatology & Plastic Surgery offers microneedling with the SkinPen® at their state-of-the-art offices located in Plano, Flower Mound, Prosper, and Murphy, Texas. To learn how microneedling can revitalize your skin without surgery, call or book an appointment online.
Microneedling Q & A
What is microneedling?
Microneedling is a nonsurgical method of skin rejuvenation that enhances skin’s smoothness and luminosity. The team at McGuiness Dermatology & Plastic Surgery uses the SkinPen microneedling system to restore healthy, younger looking skin.
The SkinPen is a handheld device with several tiny needles at the tip. These needles deliver controlled micro-injuries across the surface of your skin. The micro-injuries trigger your body’s natural healing response, which leads to an increase in collagen and elastin.
Collagen and elastin provide the structure that creates firm, youthful skin. However, after age 20, your body produces 1% fewer collagen and elastin proteins every year.
What skin conditions does microneedling treat?
Microneedling enhances your natural beauty by reducing the appearance of a wide range of distracting skin imperfections. The team at McGuiness Dermatology & Plastic Surgery uses microneedling to correct several cosmetic concerns, including:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Age or sun spots
- Stretch marks
- Acne scars
Before your microneedling procedure, your provider at McGuiness Dermatology & Plastic Surgery discusses your particular needs and desired outcome. Then, they recommend a customized microneedling treatment based on your unique goals.
What are the benefits of microneedling?
In addition to helping you achieve healthier skin, microneedling offers numerous advantages over similar skin rejuvenation treatments, such as laser therapy. Benefits of microneedling include:
- No surgery, incisions, or anesthesia
- Quick, 15-30 minute procedure
- No downtime for recovery
- Low risk of side effects
Microneedling is also a versatile treatment, capable of treating the skin in most areas of your face and body.
What should I expect after a microneedling treatment?
You should notice improvements in your skin within a week after your first microneedling procedure. Depending on your needs, the team at McGuiness Dermatology & Plastic Surgery may recommend multiple treatments spaced four to six weeks apart. Follow-up treatments may be necessary to maintain optimal results.
Microneedling doesn’t require recovery time, so you can resume normal activities immediately after leaving the office. Side effects are minor, but you may experience some redness or swelling after the procedure. These side effects typically subside within two to four days.
To discover how microneedling can revitalize your skin, call McGuiness Dermatology & Plastic Surgery or book an appointment online today.
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