Microneedling Specialist

Nikunj Patel, M.D., FACC -  - Cosmetic Surgeon

Neosculpt laser Vein & Cosmetic Surgery Center

Nikunj Patel, M.D., FACC

Phlebologist & Cardiologist. located in Abilene, TX

If you’re searching for a natural way to improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and acne scarring, microneedling might be a great fit for you. Dr. Nikunj Patel, FACC, and the team at NeoSculpt Laser Vein & Cosmetic Surgery Center offer microneedling to men and women in and around Abilene, Texas. There’s a reason why this treatment has garnered so much buzz in recent years: It works! To find out what microneedling can do for you, book an appointment online or call to speak with a team member.

Microneedling Q & A

What is microneedling?

Microneedling is an aesthetic treatment that uses a mechanized device with thin, sterile needles to create hundreds of tiny punctures in the surface of your skin. NeoSculpt Laser Vein & Cosmetic Surgery Center uses CosmoPen, a high-speed medical tool that uses a 12-pin needle head with variable depth and speed.

Your body responds to the micro-injuries with your natural healing response. That triggers cellular turnover, prompting your body to create new collagen and elastin.

Those tissues are already present in your skin, but your volume of collagen and elastin lessens over time. That causes your skin to develop fine lines, wrinkles, and folds. Renewed tissue production plumps your skin, giving you a more rested, youthful appearance.

What can microneedling treat?

Microneedling can improve the overall appearance of your skin, including the following conditions.

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Acne
  • Uneven pigmentation
  • Mild acne scarring
  • Enlarged pores
  • General texture irregularities
  • Loss of elasticity

You’ll begin to see improvements within a couple of weeks of your treatment. Using high-quality skin care products and embracing daily sun protection can extend your results.

Is microneedling painful?

The idea of hundreds of needle sticks doesn’t sound appealing, but the procedure is not as uncomfortable as you might imagine. A topical anesthetic ensures you remain comfortable during treatment, and a soothing balm afterward helps your skin recover.

You may notice some redness or sensitivity for a few days after your treatment, depending on how your body reacts to microneedling. However, many men and women return to their normal daily activities after their sessions. It’s important to protect your skin from sun exposure during the healing process.

What about microneedling add-ons?

If you’d like to get even more out of your microneedling treatments, consider adding platelet-rich plasma (PRP) or platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) to your session. Both preparations use a small amount of your own blood to create a condensed topical application that enhances cellular turnover and hastens healing.

Incorporating PRP and PRF into microneedling is a great way to benefit from your body’s natural healing properties. Microneedling creates hundreds of microscopic channels into the deeper layers of your skin. Applying PRP or PRF immediately afterward allows those concentrated preparations to penetrate deeply, where they are most effective.

To learn more about microneedling, book an appointment at NeoSculpt Laser Vein & Cosmetic Surgery Center online or over the phone.