incredible-marketing Arrow

Age and environmental factors can wreak havoc on your face, leaving you with rough, unevenly textured skin and a less-than-radiant overall appearance. While there are thousands of skin care options available, the reason behind your skin’s inability to repair itself is a decrease in your body’s production of collagen and elastin – the vital building blocks necessary for healthy, youthful skin. At Plastic Surgery Austin, we offer several facial treatments that address aging skin, including microneedling, a minimally-invasive therapy designed to increase your body’s collagen production to improve or eliminate the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation and acne scars.

Microneedling, which may also be called “collagen induction therapy,” involves the use of a device that is equipped with several tiny medical-grade needles. The microneedling device is passed over the surface of your skin multiple times, creating a number of evenly-spaced micro-punctures in the epidermis. The punctures are nearly invisible, but serve to activate the injury response in your body. This injury response stimulates healing, which means a boost in the production of collagen and elastin.

The increase in collagen and elastin not only helps to reverse signs of aging, but also helps to prevent aging by triggering cell turnover. After just a few microneedling sessions, you will be able to see a noticeable difference in the firmness and texture of your skin, as well as a visible decrease pore size, fine lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation and acne scarring. Microneedling is a minimally painless procedure, but may require a topical anesthetic for comfort. It can be done quickly and requires minimal downtime or recovery, if any. Another bonus to this treatment is that the micro-punctures on the surface of your skin will allow any skin care products applied after your session to absorb much more easily and work more efficiently. Microneedling can be performed as a part of your monthly facial treatment, and the effects are lasting, leaving you looking youthful and radiant.

If you are looking for a way to rejuvenate and repair your skin without resorting to fillers or laser treatments, microneedling may be the perfect treatment for you. Call our practice today at 512-324-2765 and schedule a consultation with Dr. Sharma to discover if this treatment is right for you.


Contact our office to schedule a private consultation with Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Sanjay K. Sharma, M.D., F.A.C.S.