What is Microneedling?
When over-the-counter skin products are no longer proving effective, but you aren't ready for surgical procedures, consider microneedling. Board-certified physician Dr. Tricia Shimer offers microneedling with the Collagen P.I.N. device at her office in Dallas, TX. Also known as collagen induction therapy, this noninvasive skin rejuvenation treatment uses many fine needles that glide over the skin to effectively and safely create micro-injuries in the needed areas of the skin. The micro-injuries trigger the natural production of elastin and collagen, two nutrients that contribute to the health and appearance of your complexion. Easily combined with other treatments, such as vitamin serums or platelet-rich plasma (PRP), microneedling can help reduce scars, stretch marks, and pores. Make an appointment for a consultation at Evolve Med Spa to learn more about the benefits of this procedure and ways we can tailor it to your needs and goals.
What Are The Benefits Of Microneedling?
- Lessens the signs of aging
- Reduces wrinkles and fine lines
- Tightens sagging skin
- Improves sun damage and dark spots
- Diminishes the appearance of scars and acne scars
- Treats acne
- Reduces stretch marks
- Enhances the effectiveness of skin treatments
- Shrinks pores
- Gentler than laser treatments or chemical peels
- Faster recovery time
"Every time I visit they can tell I get nervous and they go above and beyond to talk with me about my day and make me fell comfortable, not just the doctor but all the nurses as well! Thank you Dr. Shimer!!!"- K.P. / Google / Jan 15, 2020
"A friend referred me to Evolve Med Spa and I’m so happy they did! I did IPL treatments with Samantha and the results are incredible. The results truly exceeded my expectations! Jessica is always very informative and answers all my questions. She is great about explaining the procedure and what to expect. Very professional!"- M.H. / Google / Mar 26, 2021
"Absolutely love Dr. Shimer and her team!! Everyone is friendly and extremely attentive. I'm so glad that my friend shared her great experience with me and encouraged me to try Evolve Med Spa."- E.D. / Google / Jan 13, 2021
"I was taken care by Sam. She was so professional and expert in what she does. And my results were awesome. I will surely recommend her."- P.P. / Google / Dec 26, 2020
"She and her staff are friendly and attentive. Great people!"- S.M. / Google / Sep 11, 2020
Is Microneedling Right for Me?
It is possible you may be a candidate for microneedling if you have mild skin problems, such as a decrease in firmness or uneven texture. Microneedling procedures may also minimize the look of pores, stretch marks, and scars. It may take a while before seeing improvements from your microneedling procedure because the elastin and collagen require a month or longer to have an impact on the skin; however, you will see natural-looking results and gain better overall skin health.
Our Microneedling Technique
Microneedling at Evolve Med Spa is performed within about 30 – 60 minutes in a private treatment room. We can apply anesthesia or numbing cream if desired; however, patients generally feel little or no pain and discomfort. The areas of skin being treated will be cleansed before the handpiece is passed evenly over. Once the microneedling is complete, a treatment like platelet-rich plasma (PRP) or a vitamin-infused serum can be applied so the nutrients can penetrate deeper into the skin. We will massage in a moisturizer selected for your skin type, along with UV protection due to increased sun sensitivity following the procedure.
What to Expect after Microneedling
After your microneedling procedure, you might have mild redness and swelling for around a day; however, this should fade naturally. It can take around 1 – 2 months as the elastin and collagen supply increases until you see significant changes in the health and appearance of your complexion. You should plan to get around 4 – 6 follow-up sessions every 4 – 6 weeks for optimal outcomes and long-lasting skin benefits.
Typically, patients need 3 – 6 sessions to achieve their best results. However, how many sessions you need will depend on your goals and the condition of your skin. Microneedling may be performed every 4 – 6 weeks as needed. In your consultation, Dr. Shimer can estimate the number of sessions you will need after assessing your skin and listening to your needs and goals. When you have reached your goal, Dr. Shimer recommends getting touch-up treatments about twice a year.
How much does microneedling cost?
During your initial consultation, Dr. Shimer will analyze your skin and then develop your unique plan. Once this is complete, she will go over your treatment costs and what to expect during the procedure. Evolve Med Spa frequently offers specials on skin treatment packages, so be sure to ask about our current deals during your appointment.
What exactly is microneedling?
Also known as collagen induction therapy, microneedling is a nonsurgical treatment to improve the health of your skin. Collagen is a fibrous protein that helps your skin stay smooth, supple, and firm. As you get older, your stores of collagen are depleted, and your skin gets thin and less elastic. Microneedling causes tiny skin wounds. These micro-injuries prompt your skin to generate new skin cell growth and increase collagen production. After a short recovery period, your complexion appears firmer, brighter, and healthier.
Can I combine other treatments with microneedling?
In the process of microneedling, channels are created in your skin that make it easier for treatments to penetrate the deeper layers. This is why microneedling is commonly combined with other treatments, like vitamin-rich serums or platelet-rich plasma (PRP). Microneedling plus PRP is often called the vampire facial. During your initial consultation, Dr. Shimer will talk about what treatments may be performed along with microneedling and which can help your skin's health.
How many treatments are recommended for optimal results?
Most patients need 3 – 6 microneedling treatments to see their best results. However, how many treatments you require will depend on your skin's condition and your goals. Microneedling may be performed every 4 – 6 weeks. During your initial consultation, Dr. Shimer can estimate how many sessions you will need after assessing your skin and listening to your goals. When your skin goals are reached, Dr. Shimer recommends scheduling maintenance treatments about twice a year.
Is microneedling safe for everyone?
On the whole, microneedling is appropriate for all skin types and tones. Since the skin injuries created are so small, there are rarely side effects afterward. Microneedling can be performed on most areas of skin, including the arms, face, neck, chest, thighs, and calves. Microneedling is not recommended if you've taken Accutane recently, plus if you have an active skin infection, open wound, or herpes simplex. Additionally, you may not be a candidate for microneedling if you're nursing, pregnant, or getting radiation therapy.
Natural Health and Radiance
Enhance the health and appearance of your complexion with microneedling collagen induction therapy at Evolve Med Spa. A noninvasive treatment that may produce significant improvements, microneedling increases your natural production of collagen for smoother, firmer skin. We invite you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Shimer at our Dallas, TX office to hear more information about this procedure and other complementary skin revitalizing options.