Microneedling in Kingwood, TX
Experience the Benefits of Microneedling at Kingwood Urgent Care. This Non-Surgical Treatment is Designed to Reduce the Appearance of Wrinkles, Fine Lines & Acne Scars. To Find Out If Microneedling Is Right for You, Call Us. We are located at 2601 W Lake Houston Pkwy Kingwood, TX 77339.
Not every treatment for decreasing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, or skin texture issues consists of a cream, injection, or surgery. Micro-needling is a different approach to improve your skin. Using small needles, Kingwood Urgent Care Clinic, serving Kingwood, TX and the general vicinity, can reduce problems that affect your self-esteem.
General Information About Micro-needling
Micro-needling utilizes thin needles applied into the skin. Since they penetrate your skin, your body automatically repairs the area by sending the protein collagen to help it heal. Moreover, as you age, your body produces less collagen, which leads to wrinkles. Basically, micro-needling sends collagen to your body, which reduces the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and skin in general.
The basis of micro-needling was discovered in the early 1900s. However, the procedure was refined by Dr. Desmond Fernandes. The first reported micro-needling procedure as we know the treatment was in 1995, but modern technology advanced the procedure even further.
What to Expect During Micro-needling
A micro-needling procedure begins with our practitioner evaluating your skin, gathering data about your medical history and determining the proper course of action for you. Then, our practitioner applies a topical anesthetic to the area. Surgical steel needles penetrate your skin in different areas using a pen-like tool. Your body will respond by sending collagen to repair the area. Then, we typically apply a topic collagen-enhancement serum to further encourage healing.
What to Expect After Micro-needling
You may notice your skin appears red for the first one to three days. Three to five days after your procedure, you may notice your skin peeling or flaking. You can combat these issues with a moisturizer, though. Generally, we advise patients to come in for four to six treatments to see optimal results.
After your procedure, you may have some immediate changes in your skin. However, most patients don’t respond fully to the treatment until two to four weeks later.
How Long Do Results Last
Most patients have fewer wrinkles and fine lines, or they’re less pronounced. The texture of their skin looks healthier. They experience a more radiant complexion, and their skin looks fuller. Generally, these results last anywhere between four to six months. You may come into our office for treatments every five months, though.
Risks of Micro-needling
There aren’t many risks of micro-needling. Most patients tolerate it well. However, some individuals experience minor side effects from the treatment, such as swelling, bruising, or infection.
Who Can Get Micro-needling
Basically, most people who have good overall health may receive micro-needling. You shouldn’t receive the treatment if you’re pregnant. You may not qualify for the procedure if you have certain skin issues like eczema or psoriasis because it could irritate your condition. We also don’t advise patients who have open wounds or a history of scarring to undergo this treatment. It’s not ideal for people who recently had radiation therapy, either.
Why Choose Us
We strive to reduce the chance of side effects as much as possible by following stringent protocols. For instance, we always use sterile, fresh needles with each one of our patients. When we apply the treatment, we only go as deep as we need. After your treatment, we educate you on ways to reduce redness and other irritation. For example, you’ll need to wear sunscreen on your face when you go out in the sun.
For a noninvasive correction option for wrinkles, skin texture problems, and fine lines, contact Kingwood Urgent Care Clinic, serving Kingwood, TX and the surrounding region, at (281) 360-7502.