Dallas Skin Care Clinic and Laser Skin Center

Microneedling involves using small, sterilized needles to stimulate the body’s natural collagen response. One of our signature services, our clients say microneedling helps smooth and tone their skin, and improve appearance of wrinkles, scars and large pores.

Other potential benefits of microneedling include:

  • Reduced appearance of hyper-pigmentation, or dark spots
  • Improved skin elasticity
  • Improved appearance of stretch marks
  • Stimulate hair growth in people with alopecia

The Microneedling Procedure

During the procedure, we use tiny sterilized needles to make hundreds of tiny punctures in the skin. This is also known as collagen induction therapy. While most focus on the face and neck area, others microneedle legs and stomach for stretch marks, or treat hyper-pigmentation and scarring elsewhere on the body.

This treatment has little or no downtime, with only reports of minor redness or irritation a few days post-treatment. It is a safe procedure for most people, and they are able to apply makeup, return to work and normal activity immediately.

Each session is completed within 30-60 minutes, in our comfortable and private Dallas clinic. We will apply a numbing creme, and ensure you are comfortable during the procedure.

Frequently Asked Questions About Microneedling

What does the research say about microneedling?
According to the American Academy of Dermatology Association (AAD), the skin’s healing process after microneedling can help reduce the appearance of scars and dark spots and improve skin elasticity. Also, though more research is needed, a 2021 review suggests microneedling may promote hair growth in some people with alopecia.

How does microneedling work?
The punctures from microneedling injure the skin, stimulating the body’s natural collagen response. The skin responds by making new collagen-rich tissue that looks and feels younger, and is more durable to ‘heal’ and repair itself. It is well known that we lose collagen with age, so by encouraging the skin to make new tissue, additional collagen helps the skin appear more youthful.

What are the risks or side effects of microneedling?
There are very few risks and side effects with microneedling. Some patients experience irritation and redness post-treatment that generally goes away after a few days. Others report more severe side effects such as bleeding, bruising or peeling. In rare cases, infection can occur post-treatment. For generally healthy people, microneedling is safe. If you have psoriasis, eczema, open wounds, severe (active) acne, or have had radiation therapy, consider postponing microneedling.

Do I need to prepare for microneedling?
Prior to the procedure, you may need to stop taking certain medications, such as ibuprofen and those for acne treatment (like Accutane). Also, consider reducing topicals that increase your skin’s sensitivity such as retinoids and exfoliants.

How do I care for my skin post-treatment?
It’s best to avoid the sun, and use a good SPF post-treatment. Also, to avoid additional irritation or infection, wash your face using a gentle cleanser and avoid excessive sweating, abrasive cleansers, AHAs, retinols, or exfoliation treatments for several days. Instead, focus on boosting the treatment’s effectiveness through hydration, using cooling masks, hydrating serums, and antioxidants.

How many treatments will I need?
While you’ll see results after the first treatment, the most dramatic benefits begin to appear after a series of procedures. A series of 4-6 treatments is optimal to see reduction of fine lines, scarring, and pore size.