Have you heard of microneedling? Are you wondering if it might be right for you? Microneedling is one of many dermatology treatments offered at AVIVA Dermatology. Our dermatologist in Houston, TX, Dr. Simone Stalling, offers microneedling and can determine whether it’s right for you. Call our dermatologist today to learn more about microneedling.

What is Microneedling?

Microneedling is a minimally invasive skin treatment that can help with a variety of skin concerns. During a microneedling session, a small pen-shaped device with tiny needles is used to make tiny punctures in the skin. These punctures are known as “micro-injuries.” They don’t leave scars, but they stimulate the skin so that it will repair itself. This is called dermal remodeling. The skin begins healing because of the inflammation caused by the microneedling device. When this happens, the skin then produces more collagen, which is beneficial in promoting youthful skin. As you age, your natural collagen production slows down. This is one way to stimulate new collagen production and heal your skin. In some cases, topical vitamin C, retinol, lightening agents and even platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatments can be applied during a microneedling session. This can make the treatment more effective.

What Conditions Can Microneedling Help With?

Microneedling is used to help with a variety of different skin concerns. If you have a skin condition that causes depressions or scarring in the skin, this might be the right treatment for you.

  • Wrinkles
  • Loose skin
  • Rosacea
  • Stretch marks
  • Scarring
  • Acne
  • Alopecia (Hair loss)
  • Skin pigmentation concerns
  • Uneven skin appearance

Overall, microneedling can help to improve the appearance of your skin. It helps by reducing large pores, fine lines, and scarring.

How Often Should You Have Microneedling Treatments?

Microneedling treatment requires 3-5 monthly or biweekly treatments depending on your desired results. Our dermatologist near you, Dr. Simone Stalling, looks forward to serving you and helping you to feel more confident in your skin. To get more information about microneedling or to schedule an appointment, call AVIVA Dermatology at 713-468-0303.