Microneedling at Plastic Surgery of Houston yields a fresh, new layer skin in patients who desire an improvement in their facial appearance. See immediate results with microneedling as it enhances how your skin feels and reduces the appearance of acne scars, wrinkles, and sunspots on the skin. This treatment can be combined with other skin rejuvenation treatments, like microdermabrasion. By using tiny needles to create minuscule holes in the skin, microneedling causes the skin to rapidly heal itself by producing collagen and elastin. Houston, TX board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Jay Shenaq, offers this state-of-the-art technique to his patients who want to look better.
How does it work?
Our aesthetic team will clean the treatment area and apply a layer of topical gel to numb your skin. Using a sterilized handheld device (a cartridge-tip with 12 microneedles), our doctor will gently press the SkinPen across the skin in one direction until the entire coverage area is complete (about 30 minutes). Many patients say that this is a painless procedure, but some may say they experience some mild sensation in the skin.
"I met Dr Shenaq when my best friend had breast cancer. He took so much time to carefully explain the procedure to her. I was so impressed with this surgeon that when I came down with breast cancer in my left breast I immediately made my appointment with Dr. Shenaq. I had a double skin sparing mastectomy with reconstruction, and yes this plastic surgeon did a phenomenal job! Dr. Shenaq and his staff took such good care of me, they are very understanding, and really care about you. I could not be happier with the outcome of my surgery. Westside surgical center is where my surgery took place. If you want phenomenal patient care, this is the place to be. Dr. Shenaq with his particular care, really made me look and feel good about myself quickly."- L.M. / Yelp / Nov 03, 2015
"Dr. Shenaq and his staff have been a Godsend! Dr. Shenaq is doing my reconstruction surgery after a cancer diagnosis. He has been awesome! On my first visit he consulted with my husband and I until we had no more questions or concerns. He made sure I understood what was being done throughout the entire process. He answered all of my questions. He has been comforting, professional, extremely competent and the reconstruction looks fantastic! It is a work of art! It is more than I ever expected!His staff is so warm, caring and kind as well as professional! These ladies rock!I came here very frightened and insecure and now I am confident and very grateful because of the experience I have had. I am so happy I came here and I would encourage anyone who needs reconstruction to come to Dr. Shenaq! You will not be disappointed."- Anonymous / RateMDs / Dec 13, 2017
"Dr. Shenaq is a great doctor! Have been very pleased with how things turned out after my surgery. He is good at answering questions and making sure you get the care you deserve. His staff is also fantastic and will do as much as possible for your care! Really glad I went to Dr. Shenaq for my surgery."- Anonymous / RateMDs / Nov 28, 2017
"Dr. Shanaq performed breast reconstruction surgery associated with my breast cancer surgery for stage 0 breast cancer (DCIS). The results were amazing; stitches healed well & quickly with care regime prescribed. The follow-through by Dr. Shanaq & nurse Brenda wad most impressive. I would gladly recommend him to anyone I know seeking plastic surgery."- L.A. / Facebook / Nov 22, 2017
"I came highly recommended from Dr. White to Dr. Shenaq. When I called Dr. Shenaq's office, Marcie answered the phone. I asked, "do you have a minute to talk", I spent probably 45 minutes on the phone with her and was never put on hold. I told her I had breast cancer, had a bilateral mastectomy and had gone through TWO reconstruction surgeries and was still not right. That I looked deformed, and I did. Marcie let me cry practically through our whole conversation. I proceeded to tell her that I had consulted 2 other plastic surgeons and they told me "it's not that bad", "you're lucky to be alive" and I was about to give up hope until a friend referred my to Dr. White, and his staff was knowledgeable enough to refer me to Dr. Shenaq and I didn't know what to do and did she think that Dr. Shenaq would see me. Not only did she express her sympathy, she gave me an appointment date within a week! I had no idea I would get in that quickly to a Doctor that had come so highly recommended. I made my 8 hour drive with such hope and happiness in my heart. Only to find that the best was yet to come.Dr. Shenaq is such a calming Doctor! He looked at me and came up with a plan. He stayed with me for an hour, yes AN HOUR, discussing what he thought should be done, but he said, "more importantly, what would you like to see after surgery, I need to know what is in your mind of expectations so I can put them with my expectations"! Since I was diagnosed with breast cancer, I had the best Doctor in my eyes to to my mastectomy, the best Oncologist, and thought I had the best reconstruction Doctor, until now! Before surgery, he asked me again, "let's make sure we both are on the same way of thinking on what you want to see"! Dr. Shenaq kept me in the hospital after surgery to make sure I had the best care, that was October 18th, I started out seeing him every week for my post op visits, none of which were ever rushed. When I go see Dr. Shenaq, I feel I am his only patients, even though I see other patients, none of whom I ever saw wait very long, so that tells me he schedules appointments to allow quality time with each patient. I am now on my second two week post op visits. I feel so whole and complete. Dr. Shenaq and his staff have provided me with so much confidence! He had a lot of work to do one me, I didn't even have any bruising! He is remarkable! I actually look forward to the 8 hour drive to go see Dr. Shenaq and his staff! I am so happy with him and would encourage every woman to seek Dr. Shenaq out if you need reconstruction of any kind, but especially after a mastectomy!Lisa"- Anonymous / RateMDs / Nov 21, 2017
What to Expect
You can expect to leave our office with reddened, rosy skin after a microneedling procedure. This can last for several days and up to a week. We suggest using the aftercare treatment (like sunblock creams, vitamin gels, bleaching serums and more) your aesthetic team determines at your appointment. Pinpoint bleeding may also be seen, but this is a natural response to the treatment.
How many treatments will you need? It depends on the severity of marks on your skin. Many patients require only one treatment. Others will be advised on 2 – 3 treatments for maximum results. Keep in mind that once you have just a single microneedling treatment, you will see improvements in your skin for up to 6 months. Some patients will need more treatments if they are trying to erase traumatic scars or stretch marks in their skin.
Plan Your Procedure
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Amazing Skin with a Pen
You will love the renewed skin that microneedling can bring your face or other treated areas of your body. Brighten your skin today with this advanced technology. Your skin will glow with radiance, wrinkles will be less noticeable, and sunspots will be diminished. This safe and effective procedure can be customized to meet your needs as determined by our board-certified cosmetic surgeon.