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 is the best!! He partnered perfectly with my breast surgeon and truly provided me with the best care through a difficult time. I feel and look amazing! Dr Shenaq and his entire staff are kind, caring and a true blessing to me."- J.M. / Yelp / Sep 13, 2019
"Dr Shenaq is the best!! He partnered perfectly with my breast surgeon and truly provided me with the best care through a difficult time. I feel and look amazing! Dr Shenaq and his entire staff are..."- J.M. / Yahoo / Sep 13, 2019
"In 1998 my 9 year old had a major accident on his dirt bike (he was wearing a full face helmet) . Dr Shenaq put over 60 stitches in his face and you can’t even see a scar. The muscles in his far head were severed and hanging out of his face too. He does amazing work and I would recommend him to everyone!"- L.C. / Facebook / Feb 23, 2019
"5 STARS- 10 stars if I could! I would not have been able to survive the last year without the kind and loving care of Dr Shenaq and ALL of his staff! Brenda, Olga and Marcie were also there for me whenever I had questions or concerns or even when I was having a bad day and needed someone to talk to. When I first met with Dr. Shenaq and his staff I had just been diagnosed with Breast Cancer and I was nervous, frightened, and very concerned about my overall health. I have... Type 2 Diabetes and I DID NOT have it under control. Dr Shenaq was very kind, compassionate , comforting and very comforting, yet, very adamant that he was very concerned about my A1C and told me that he would not do the DIEP Reconstruction until my blood sugar was under control. This was a wakeup call for me! I got me A1C under control and was able to have the procedure. I am now 30 pounds lighter, have a flat tummy and my girls look great!!!! I am so confident and very grateful for these wonderful people! Go see him! You will not regret it!"- B.A. / Facebook / Sep 18, 2018
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.