Microneedling Treatment in Dallas, Texas
What is microneedling?
Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, is a minimally invasive dermatologic procedure that can help improve the appearance of skin. Microneedling works by running a medical tool called a derma roller across the surface of the skin. The derma roller is equipped with tiny pin structures. As your dermatologist moves the derma roller over treatment areas, the pins cause mini puncture wounds in the skin. This causes the body to increase collagen production to the affected area, helping to improve skin tone.
Microneedling is primarily used on the face to treat scars, acne scars, wrinkles, and enlarged pores. Microneedling can also be used on other areas of the body to help treat stretch marks and scars. For improved results, some doctors may perform microneedling in conjunction with other treatment therapies, such as platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy. Our Dallas dermatologists will discuss any additional available treatment options with you and recommend the therapies that we believe would best meet your dermatologic needs.
Why is microneedling used?
Microneedling is used to help increase collagen production in the face. While microneedling may be used on other areas of the body, the primary treatment area for microneedling is the facial area. Microneedling may be used to help treat:
- Acne scars and other scars
- Sun spots/age spots
- Enlarged pores
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Uneven skin pigmentation
- Loose skin
What does microneedling treatment involve?
Microneedling involves your dermatologist making tiny microinjuries to the skin to help encourage collagen production to the face. To begin, your doctor may apply a numbing agent to the face to help ensure maximum comfort.
Once you are comfortable and relaxed, your doctor will roll a handheld device called a derma roller over the skin. At the head of the derma roller is a spool-like structure with tiny pins around its surface. As your doctor runs this end of the device across your skin, the pins will puncture the skin, causing tiny, virtually painless microinjuries. These tiny injuries to the face stimulate healing, which induces collagen production to the site of injury. This process results in firmer skin, improved skin tone, and enhanced skin texture.
Post-procedure, you may notice slight irritation and redness of the skin. This is a normal reaction of the body after it has sustained minor injury or trauma. Signs of irritation and redness should go away within a few days after the initial procedure. Despite slight irritation of the skin, you will be able to return to your normal daily activities as usual.
After the microneedling procedure, the skin will be more sensitive to sunlight. Your doctor will recommend that you apply sunscreen to treatment areas to protect the skin from sun damage.
Microneedling results are typically visible within the first few weeks following your procedure. To maintain results, additional microneedling sessions may be recommended.
What are the benefits of microneedling?
If you are seeking to improve the appearance of your skin, microneedling may offer the following benefits:
- Firmer skin
- More even skin tone
- Reduced appearance of scars
- Reduced appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Minimal downtime
If you are interested in microneedling, a consultation with an experienced dermatologist may be the first step towards helping restore the appearance and health of your skin. At Dermatology Treatment and Research Center, our board-certified physicians hold expertise in clinical, cosmetic, and general dermatology and are ready to provide you with high-quality expert care in a friendly and compassionate atmosphere. Call 972.661.2729 or fill out the form on this page to book an appointment.