Restore Your Natural Glow
The vast market of products, devices, and services available to treat your skin is a testament to the priority we place on our skin's appearance and health. Dr. Robert “Bo” Brobst and our master aesthetician, Lauren, are committed to hearing your goals and providing education and guidance as you try to navigate through all the options you might consider.
We focus on proven technologies, and over the past decade, microneedling has proven to be a great tool for improvement in skin quality and age-related changes. At Brobst Facial Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics, we frequently treat our patients with microneedling in Plano, McKinney, and Frisco. This can be performed on all skin types and is usually one part of a customized skin care treatment plan to meet your goal.
Rejuvenate and Revive
Microneedling is a procedure aimed at promoting cell turnover as well as collagen and elastin formation within your dermis. This tool provides a controlled vertical skin injury through the use of a contained microarray array of needles. The surface is left largely intact, while the depth of treatment is paramount when tailoring the treatment plan to meet your goals. The skin injury and resulting stimulation of wound healing leads to an increase in the extracellular matrix and fibroblast activity. Your skin initially looks better through immediate edema or swelling, followed by the desired endpoint of tightening due to an increase and improvement in collagen. Ultimately, this supports skin health and appearance through the renewal of a more resilient, youthful skin architecture.
We are here to support you and help you achieve your goals. Dr. Brobst and our master aesthetician Lauren, are committed to positive results while limiting anxiety and discomfort. You may be put off by the term "microneedling" because of the associated use of needles. However, these microarrays of needles are very small and are additionally camouflaged within the housing of the device. We also provide comfort measures and find it to be a well-tolerated procedure for most patients. If you are considering this procedure and would like to sit down for a chat, we are happy to help. If microneedling at Brobst Facial Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics is not the right treatment for your needs, we can provide a customized treatment plan that better suits your needs. Contact us if you would like to learn more.
Improve your skin
Microneedling is used to promote overall skin health and is typically beneficial in the treatment of the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and acne scars and can also improve skin texture and tone. It has application throughout the head and neck, and the effects are cumulative and pair well with other injectable and non-invasive treatment options.
Your microneedling consultation will begin with photographs and a thorough assessment of your skin's current health. Most patients have areas for improvement but are almost always too hard on themselves.
Once we have identified your ideal aesthetic goals, we will determine if microneedling can benefit you and how it may fit into an overall treatment plan that makes sense. We will review your medical and skin care history to confirm that you do not have any contraindications for treatment. The procedure will be discussed in detail, and we will discuss any comfort measures. We will usually have you return to the clinic for the treatment at a scheduled time. If you would like to come in for a microneedling visit in Plano, please reach out.
During a microneedling treatment, your practitioner will use a microneedling device, a pen-like tool with an array of fine needles on its surface, to create tiny punctures in the skin. The needles can range in size from 0.5 to 3 millimeters in length, depending on the specific treatment and the area being treated. The device is moved over the skin in a stamping motion, creating a grid-like pattern of micro-injuries. Once completed post-procedure instructions are reviewed, and ointment is applied prior to leaving
After the treatment, your skin may appear red
After the treatment, your skin may appear red and slightly swollen or have pinpoint bleeding. These effects usually resolve quickly, within hours to a few days depending on the depth of treatment. Some people may experience mild skin irritation, dryness, or itching. It is essential to follow the instructions provided by Brobst Facial Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics, which will include avoiding sun exposure, using an ointment or moisturizer, and avoiding certain skin care products for a few days.
You should also avoid picking at or scratching the treated area. We are here to answer questions during the recovery period, but it is crucial to follow the aftercare instructions to minimize the risk of infection and other complications. Most people with lighter treatments return to their daily activities immediately after the treatment, although avoiding strenuous exercise or activities that may cause sweating for a few days is generally recommended. Multiple sessions are frequently utilized to achieve your desired results. The frequency and number of treatments we decide upon will depend on your skin concerns. In general, we wait four to six weeks between treatments during the initial 6-month corrective phase to allow the skin to heal and recover fully. However, the skin's healing process may vary from person to person, and we will make changes as indicated.
The frequency of our microneedling maintenance treatments depends
The frequency of our microneedling maintenance treatments depends on what we are treating, what kind of environmental factors are contributing to skin damage, and how well the skin is cared for afterward. Some people benefit from more frequent treatments, while others may only need a treatment done every 6 - 12 months for maintenance.
If pregnant, we do not perform microneedling. While breastfeeding, you can resume microneedling, but we will discuss how we will need to account for comfort agents during and after the procedure.
The cost of microneedling is impacted by the total number of areas treated, the number of treatments, and the skill and experience of your provider. The overall price can be determined after considering how many sessions are indicated and the depth of your procedure.
We want to welcome you into our Plano office for a consultation to chat about how we can protect and preserve your beauty. We want to get to know you as a person and develop a plan that best fits your needs and lifestyle. At Brobst Facial Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics, you’re more than a patient — you’re part of our family. We want to take care of you the way family should. Schedule your consultation to get started today.