What is Microneedling?
When skin-care products no longer provide optimal results but you don't want to undergo surgery, our skilled dermatologists may recommend a minimally invasive treatment like microneedling. At Clear Lake Dermatology in League City and Webster, TX, we proudly offer microneedling (also known as collagen induction therapy). Dermapen, SkinPen®, and MicroPen microneedling all use devices that have fine needles to effectively and safely create micro-injuries to your skin. The micro-injuries prompt the body's natural production of elastin and collagen. These nutrients improve the overall health and appearance of your skin. Often performed with other skin treatments, such as vitamin serums or platelet-rich plasma (PRP), microneedling can minimize scars, pores, and stretch marks. Schedule an appointment at Clear Lake Dermatology to learn more about the benefits of microneedling and how to personalize the treatment for your skin concerns and goals.
"The dermatologist I saw was very nice and informed me very well about my situation. I had a microneedling procedure done and it all turned out great."- V.!. / Google / Jan 08, 2019
"The dermatologist I saw was very nice and informed me very well about my situation. I had a microneedling procedure done and it all turned out great."- H.!. / Google / Feb 01, 2018
"Fighting Wrinkles - Wrinkles are helped with filler as well as Dysport and the combination works well. I am always pleased with the results. There are other treatments that I have had in the past that have been helpful as well. I recently had microneedling which seems to have worked well; it was much easier to tolerate than Ultherapy."- S. / RealSelf / Mar 28, 2018
If you have mild or moderate complexion problems, like rough skin texture or low elasticity, microneedling may be a great treatment option for you. Microneedling procedures can also reduce the look of scars, pores, and stretch marks. Because this treatment stimulates the production of elastin and collagen, you'll have to wait a month before seeing the full benefits of your microneedling treatment. Once your skin heals and produces additional nutrients, you'll see a healthier-looking complexion.
Our Microneedling Technique
Microneedling takes place in one of our spacious procedure rooms and usually takes 30 – 60 minutes to complete. Generally, the procedure causes minimal discomfort, but if needed, we can apply a numbing cream or local anesthesia. We'll start the procedure by cleaning your skin, and then we'll gently move the microneedling handpiece over your treatment area. After completing the treatment, many patients want to apply PRP (platelet-rich plasma) or a vitamin serum because the nutrients can penetrate the skin easier after microneedling. After your procedure, we'll use a personalized moisturizer with SPF because your skin will be more sensitive.
What to Expect
After your microneedling session, you may experience mild side effects, including redness and swelling. These side effects should subside on their own in a day or so. It may take 1 – 2 months for the collagen and elastin levels to increase enough that you're able to see visible changes in the appearance and health of your treated skin. You should schedule 4 – 6 follow-up sessions spaced 4 – 6 weeks apart for the best results and long-term benefits. During your consultation, we'll discuss your cosmetic goals and determine how many sessions you'll need. With proper skin care, your results should continue to improve over the next 6 – 12 months because of the increased production of collagen.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $425 - $699
- Recovery Time
- 3 - 14 days
- How Long It Takes
- 45 - 60 minutes
- Follow Up Time
- 4 weeks
Natural Health and Radiance
Enhance the appearance and health of your complexion with Dermapen, SkinPen, or MicroPen microneedling therapy at Clear Lake Dermatology in League City or Webster, TX. A nonsurgical treatment that provides significant results, microneedling boosts your natural production of collagen for smoother, firmer skin. Schedule an appointment with one of our team members to learn more about this excellent procedure and other skin rejuvenation options.