When home skin care products are not effective, but you are not ready for surgery, consider nonsurgical skin rejuvenation treatments, like microneedling. Double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. George A. Toledo and his trained aesthetic team are pleased to offer microneedling (also known as collagen induction therapy) at our office in Dallas, TX. Microneedling uses many fine-gauge needles to safely and effectively create micro-injuries in the needed areas of the skin. The micro-injuries trigger the body's natural production of collagen and elastin, two nutrients that improve the health and appearance of your skin. Easily combined with other skin treatments, like serums or PRP (platelet-rich plasma), microneedling can help reduce pores, scars, and stretch marks. Schedule a consultation at Highland Park Plastic Surgery Center to learn more about the benefits of microneedling and ways to customize the treatment for your skin needs and goals.
Microneedling with PRP
As an added benefit to microneedling, your own platelet-rich plasma (PRP) can be applied to the same area to further help tissue heal and allow the skin to grow new cells. These two treatments together can reduce the appearance of scars, fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, and other skin issues. The texture of your skin can be greatly improved to appear smoother and more even without damaging the skin.
Prior to the microneedling section of your treatment, someone from our medical staff will draw your blood for the PRP collection. The drawn blood will then be taken to our lab for the separation process where your stem cells, platelets, and growth factors will be condensed into PRP. Once the microneedling is complete, the PRP serum will be applied to the skin to sink in.
"So impressed with Dr. Toledo's rhinoplasty results! And even more impressed with how much my breathing has improved! I didn't even realize how blocked my breathing was until now, it really is life changing. Beautiful results. And a perfect little nose!"- J.D. / Yelp / Mar 24, 2019
"In August 2019 I had a revision rhinoplasty by Dr. Toledo. My first rhinoplasty in 2018 I regrettably chose another surgeon who made my nose go from bad to worse & I often cried over what the other surgeon did to my face. After a year of tears & feeling hideous from a lumpy misshapen nose I consulted with Dr. Toledo and scheduled my revision. My results are beyond incredible! Not only did he fix what the other surgeon damaged, Dr. Toledo gave me a smaller, symmetrical, and beautiful nose! My confidence has improved dramatically, no more feeling insecure about a large lumpy nose. He is very professional, highly skilled, and the best at what he does. I highly recommend him for rhinoplasty. So much love and respect for him."- A.F. / Google / Jan 30, 2020
"I would 100% recommend Dr. Toledo if you are considering a rhinoplasty. - In October of 2019, I received an ethnic surgical rhinoplasty from Dr. Toledo and team. Everyone was so professional and very kind. As I nurse myself, it was very nice to see how informative and compassionate the entire staff was. They walked me through each process step by step, keeping me feeling very comfortable. I am very happy with the results of my nose, and I would 100% recommend Dr. Toledo if you are considering a rhinoplasty."- B.L. / RealSelf / Jan 29, 2020
"In October of 2019, I received an ethnic surgical rhinoplasty from Dr. Toledo and team. Everyone was so professional and very kind. As I nurse myself, it was very nice to see how informative and compassionate the entire staff was. They walked me through each process step by step, keeping me feeling very comfortable. I am very happy with the results of my nose, and I would 100% recommend Dr. Toledo if you are considering a rhinoplasty."- B.L. / Google / Jan 28, 2020
"In October of 2019, I received an ethnic surgical rhinoplasty from Dr. Toledo and team. Everyone was so professional and very kind. As I nurse myself, it was very nice to see how informative and compassionate the entire staff was. They walked me through each process step by step, keeping me feeling very comfortable. I am very happy with the results of my nose, and I would 100% recommend Dr. Toledo if you are considering a rhinoplasty."- B.L. / Yelp / Jan 28, 2020
You may benefit from microneedling if you have slight to moderate skin issues, like rough skin texture or low elasticity. Microneedling treatments can also reduce the appearance of scars, pores, and stretch marks. You should be willing to wait a while before seeing the results of your microneedling treatment since the collagen and elastin will need time to have an effect on the skin, but you will have natural-looking results and gain better overall skin health.
Microneedling is performed in a treatment room in about 30 – 60 minutes with numbing cream or local anesthesia if requested, but most patients feel mild or no discomfort. The skin being treated will be cleansed before the microneedling handpiece is passed evenly over. After the microneedling is performed, a topical treatment, like platelet-rich plasma (PRP) or a vitamin-infused serum, can be applied for deeper penetration of the nutrients into the skin. After the treatment, a moisturizer will be applied since your skin will be sensitive.
What to Expect
You may have some swelling and redness for about a day, but this should subside quickly on its own. It may take about 1 – 2 months as the collagen and elastin levels increase before you see visible improvements in the health and appearance of your skin. You should plan to get about 4 – 6 maintenance treatments every 4 – 6 weeks for optimal results and lasting skin health.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does microneedling cost?
The cost for microneedling will vary, depending on what is included in your treatment plan. During your initial consultation, Dr. Toledo will perform a skin analysis and then develop your unique treatment plan. From there, he will be able to discuss your costs and what to expect during the procedure. Highland Park Plastic Surgery Center often offers specials on skin treatment packages so be sure to ask about current deals during your consultation.
What exactly is microneedling?
Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, is a nonsurgical treatment to tighten and rejuvenate your skin. Collagen is a fibrous protein that helps keep your skin supple, smooth, and tight. Over time, your natural stores of collagen are depleted and your skin becomes thin and loses elasticity. Microneedling creates small wounds in your skin. These micro-injuries prompt your skin to increase its collagen production and generate new skin cell growth. Once healed, your skin appears brighter, firmer, and healthier.
Can I combine other treatments with microneedling?
During the microneedling process, channels are created in your skin that make it easier for treatments to penetrate the deeper layers. This is why microneedling is often combined with other treatments, like vitamin-rich serums or platelet-rich plasma (PRP). During your consultation, Dr. Toledo can discuss what treatments may be performed along with microneedling and which would most benefit your skin.
How many treatments are recommended for optimal results?
Most patients get 3 – 6 microneedling sessions to achieve their best results. However, the number of treatments you need will depend on the condition of your skin and your goals. Microneedling can be safely performed every 4 – 6 weeks as needed. During your consultation, Dr. Toledo will be able to estimate how many treatments you will need based on your skin and goals. Once you have reached your goal, Dr. Toledo recommends getting maintenance treatments every six months.
Is microneedling safe for everyone?
For the most part, microneedling is safe for all skin types and tones. Since the skin injuries created are so small, there are very few side effects after the treatment. Microneedling is not recommended if you have used Accutane within the last 2 – 3 months, as well as if you have an active skin infection, open wound, or herpes simplex. In addition, you may not be a candidate for microneedling if you are pregnant, nursing, or undergoing radiation treatments.
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Natural Health and Radiance
Improve the health and appearance of your skin with microneedling treatments at Highland Park Plastic Surgery Center in Dallas, TX. A minimally invasive treatment that can give you dramatic results, microneedling boosts your natural production of collagen for smoother, firmer skin. Schedule a consultation with plastic surgeon Dr. George A. Toledo to learn more about this procedure and other skin rejuvenation procedures.