Rejuvenated, refreshed, and renewed skin can be attained without going under the knife, and instead, patients can turn to microneedling. A newer type of nonsurgical skin care procedure, microneedling uses the innovative SkinPen®, the only FDA-approved microneedling device, which is a handheld device consisting of numerous fine needles. By using the SkinPen, Plano, TX Dr. Kristen Ann Aliano Messina and board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Vu Ho create tiny (micro) injuries into the skin. This jump-starts the skin’s natural ability to heal itself by initiating the production of collagen and elastin. These two natural components help improve the overall clarity, tone, and texture of skin by diminishing lines and wrinkles and adding needed volume to the skin.
"Great Practice and my Results Are AMAZING!! - Plano, TX - Dr Ho spent close to an hour helping me to evaluate an approach to treating my cystic acne scars. After having performed 2 microneedling PRP procedures along with a filler treatment I can't believe how incredible my skin looks. My friends and family can't believe my results as well. Casey Scott, my aesthetician, has also been HUGE in helping me achieve the desired results and as a medspa member my monthly silk peels are a monthly highlight. Casey and the rest of the staff make you feel immediate comfortable and welcomed. So thankful that I've found this practice. They are an answer to my prayers!"- T. / RealSelf / Aug 14, 2016
"I had the pleasure of having a skinpen facial with Sarah. This was a refreshing experience. I didn't know what to expect and had been reluctant to try a new place because of past experiences. Let me just say, coming to Sarah was the best decision I could have made for my overall facial skin health. She really took the time to listen to my concerns and made the process so easy and painless. I would recommend Sarah and Beyond Beautiful a million times over!"- J.G. / Healthgrades / Aug 07, 2019
"Sarah was so awesome! She is so sweet, funny, and she really cared about my skin and what I wanted from the session. She took the time to ask me about my skin and my past experiences with micro needling. She was so friendly, made me feel super comfortable about the treatment and made sure I was numb before she started needling me (haha). Overall, I was not in pain at all, and my experience was great! I will definitely come back to see her again, and I will recommend her to others as well."- S.K. / Healthgrades / Sep 06, 2019
"Had microneedling for the very first time. I was very hesitant at first because I thought it would be painful. Sarah made me at ease to know she would make me comfortable. The treatment was amazing and I can’t wait to come back and see her next month!"- J.N. / Google / Sep 11, 2019
"Great first visit with Sarah for microneedling. Treatment well and she did a great job of explaining everything!"- E.A. / Healthgrades / Oct 11, 2019
During a consultation, a medical professional will help determine if microneedling is right for you in order to achieve your goals. The ideal candidates for microneedling:
- Have facial lines and wrinkles
- Have acne scars
- Desire improved skin elasticity and tone
- Desire long-lasting results
- Desire a minimally invasive procedure
- Are under 50 years old
- Are not pregnant
What to Expect
The SkinPen is a handheld device that consists of stainless steel microneedles that will be used by the medical professional to create micro-injuries in the skin. The procedure is virtually painless since the needles are so tiny. After using the SkinPen, the patient can receive other procedures that will be enhanced by the microneedling. Commonly, patients receive PRP (platelet-rich plasma) therapy. Blood that has been drawn and treated to separate out platelets, growth factors, and proteins will be placed on the face to rejuvenate the skin. Microneedling can also be followed up with facials, injectables, and more.
After treatment, the patient can expect mild redness for about five days. Other common side effects can include flaking skin, tightness, and a burning sensation. Patients should follow all aftercare instructions carefully. Normal activities can be resumed immediately after treatment.
Since microneedling increases the production of collagen and elastin, it can take some time before these full effects are visible to the patient. However, patients may begin to notice some form of improvement in their skin rather quickly. Full results are usually noticed 3 – 6 months after treatment, and touch-up treatments are used to maximize results. Typically, patients receive 1 – 2 treatments per year for the best possible results.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- From $199
- Procedure Recovery Location
Want to Know More?
While it may not sound like fun to use tiny needles to create injuries to your skin, the procedure is virtually painless and achieves great results. By stimulating the production of collagen and elastin, your skin will continue to improve over time for smoother, younger-looking, suppler skin. Want to know more? Simply pick up the phone and call us today to schedule a consultation.
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