Dermapen® Microneedling

Microneedling is a treatment that creates thousands of micro-injuries in the skin, stimulating the skin’s natural healing and restorative processes. Dermapen® is an FDA-approved microneedling device that can tighten skin, minimize pore size, reduce fine lines, improves stretch marks and help heal all types of scars.

Double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Sugene Kim is known as one of the top female plastic surgeons in the state of Texas. A specialist in facial and skin rejuvenation, Dr. Kim helps men and women in Spring, Conroe, College Station and beyond feel happier and more confident with the way they look using a range of cosmetic, reconstructive and nonsurgical procedures.

Contact us online or call our practice today at 281-363-4546 to schedule your Dermapen® microneedling consultation at SGK Plastic Surgery, conveniently located in The Woodlands near Grand Central Park.

Who Should Consider Microneedling?

The best candidates for microneedling are men or women of almost any age who are concerned with the appearance of their skin. While microneedling is usually applied to the face, the treatment can also be used on other parts of the body to improve stretch marks, wrinkles and scarring. The most common areas to have microneedling treatments besides the face are the neck and décolletage, and stretch marks on the stomach or thighs.

The most common Dermapen® candidates are people concerned with acne scars, a loss of facial firmness, uneven skin tone or texture, or stretch marks. Microneedling can also improve acne, although candidates should not have an active acne breakout. Dermapen® microneedling is frequently combined with other med spa treatments as part of a comprehensive treatment plan.

Microneedling Techniques

Dermapen® is a fractional rejuvenation treatment that provides men and women with more youthful, healthier and more radiant skin on the face, neck, chest and more. This system essentially replaces older, damaged skin and allows for the generation of new collagen, dermal and epidermal skin. Dermapen® has been approved by the FDA and offers results that can be similar to those offered by fractional laser resurfacing, with a lower price tag and no downtime.

This procedure uses a sterilized microneedling device that vibrates several hundred times per minute. The speed is adjustable for customized precision in sensitive areas such as around the eyes and nose, as well as in spots that require extra attention, such as scars. While the procedure is not painful, a topical numbing cream is first applied to the skin to maximize comfort during your treatment. Because the needle is disposable, new needles are used for each procedure for optimal health and safety.

The microneedling device is passed over the treatment area several times, creating thousands of tiny punctures. Your skin may look and feel slightly inflamed immediately following your procedure. However, no downtime is necessary and you can return to your normal routine the following day, taking special care to avoid direct sun exposure.

Many people see good results after a single Dermapen® treatment. However, Dr. Kim recommends a series of treatments spaced 4 to 6 weeks apart for the best results. Depending on the extent of skin correction required, you may benefit the most from 3 to 6 microneedling appointments.

Why Choose Dr. Kim for Microneedling

As a double board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Kim is trained extensively in facial rejuvenation treatments. She is an expert at delivering high quality, natural-looking results that closely meet the goals of each individual.

Dr. Kim can recommend the best course of treatment for your skincare needs, including the right number of microneedling appointments and whether you might see the best results with a combination of procedures.

To learn more about Dermapen® microneedling at SGK Plastic Surgery, contact us online or call our practice in The Woodlands today at 281-363-4536 to schedule your consultation.