Skin concerns can run the gamut from dealing with residual acne scarring from the teen years to combat signs of aging when they arise much sooner than you expect. Fortunately, you don’t have to turn to surgery right away to address many of these issues. Nonsurgical treatments have evolved into efficient, practical solutions for a wide range of skin problems. Microneedling is one of those versatile procedures that work with the natural processes of your body to regenerate and rejuvenate the skin. The treatment offers improvement for a host of concerns, creating a smoother, more vibrant complexion in the process.
Dr. Ciaravino and the staff at Ciaravino Total Beauty are excited to offer the latest in microneedling technology, the SkinPen. This pen-sized device packs a powerful punch with every pass on the skin, creating microchannels that stimulate the skin’s rejuvenation process at a cellular level. As the only FDA-approved microneedling device for treating acne scars, the SkinPen has also proven highly effective in reversing early signs of aging. Whether it is used as a stand-alone procedure or in combination with other treatments, the SkinPen offers dramatic results that can last for many months without the need for anesthesia, incisions or recovery time.
Collagen induction therapy (CIT) or microneedling is a treatment that stimulates the body’s own healing mechanisms to restore health and beauty to the skin. The noninvasive procedure creates microchannels in the skin that trigger a three-step wound repair process:
Because this process takes some time, enhancements tend to occur gradually and last for many months for most of our patients.
While there are a variety of microneedling devices in use today, the SkinPen is the only one that is approved by the FDA. The agency cleared the SkinPen for use in patients age 22 and over to treat facial acne scars. It has also been proven effective in turning back early signs of aging and can be used with topical serums to enhance these results further. The procedure works on all skin types and tones, making this an appropriate treatment for nearly every patient looking for effective skin rejuvenation at Ciaravino Total Beauty.
One of the most considerable advantages of the SkinPen microneedling treatment is its versatility. The procedure can be used to address the following concerns:
The SkinPen microneedling treatment is commonly used on the skin of the face but can also be used to treat the neck and décolleté, backs of the hands and thighs. In addition to the benefits listed above, the treatment can also be used to reduce the appearance of cellulite. Because the depth of the needles can be easily adjusted, the process works equally well on thicker areas of skin like the midface and delicate areas around the eyes and mouth.
A treatment session using the SkinPen microneedling device is relatively comfortable, thanks to the application of topical numbing cream before the procedure. Once the area is numb, the pen is moved across the treatment area, delivering the fine needles at the prescribed depth based on the amount of correction you need. Most sessions only last about 30 minutes once the numbing cream has taken effect. However, larger or multiple treatment areas could take longer.
You will be able to resume your routine as soon as your procedure is over if you like. However, patients often experience a significant bit of redness after microneedling, and many feel more comfortable remaining at home for the rest of the day due to this visible side effect. Soreness after the procedure is minimal, similar to a sunburn, and should not keep you from performing any tasks you like. The redness should subside considerably by the second day, with a generalized pinkness to the skin that can usually be covered up with makeup. It is critical to protect your skin from UV rays while it is healing since it will be more vulnerable to burning than usual.
While microneedling using the SkinPen is highly effective on its own, the results can be enhanced even further by combining the treatment with custom serums. The micro channels created in the skin allow for these skin saving formulas to penetrate even more deeply into your dermal matrix, and rejuvenate your skin from the inside out.
Serums our aestheticians can apply include bottled growth factors explicitly designed for microneedling treatments to help you gain a more youthful and even glow. There are a variety of serums to choose from, based on your precise skin needs, from hydrating formulations to those used to treat acne or aging symptoms.
You will see positive results following your very first SkinPen microneedling procedure, once the redness subsides. Your skin should feel much smoother and sport a healthy glow. In the weeks following, you will see an improvement in your skin’s texture and tone, with a visible reduction in fine lines and scarring. However, to achieve the most dramatic results, we recommend three treatment sessions, spaced 30 days apart. Some patients may require one to three additional appointments to meet their aesthetic goals, particularly those that want to reduce acne scarring significantly. Once you complete your final session, your refreshed, rejuvenated appearance should last around six months before a touch-up treatment will be needed to maintain your positive new look.
The SkinPen is an innovative device that takes microneedling to the next level of safety and efficacy. At Ciaravino Total Beauty, we see remarkable results with this treatment, giving our patients another option in addressing skin concerns like early aging symptoms and acne scarring. If you would like to learn more about this procedure or find out whether SkinPen microneedling is the right treatment approach for you, contact Ciaravino Total Beauty today at 713-627-1200.
The physician took the time to understand what I wanted out of the surgery and he is very knowledgeable and professional. The Staff is kind and supportive and the office is clean and comfortable. My overall experience was wonderful and I will highly recommend ya’ll to everyone! The doctor took the time to listen to what I wanted from the procedure and worked with me to find the perfect size. The doctor explained why the size would be perfect based on my chest cavity and it was perfectly correct!
The staff and Dr. Ciaravino are very friendly and knowledgeable. They made me feel very comfortable before and after my procedure. Everyone in the office is very friendly and professional. I did not have to wait very long and answered all of my questions. Dr. Ciaravino’s expertise and advise was greatly appreciated and very happy with the results!
Dr Michael Ciaravino is a Magnificent Surgeon!! Honest, knowledgeable, caring with excellent bedside manners. I have been his patient for several years and I will never go to another doctor. I am so happy with my recent Breast Augmentation! My recovery has been easy, and I feel great ! Thanks to Dr. Ciaravino and his Amazing Team who made my experience be a terrific one ! I can’t say enough good things about the amazing Ciaravino Girls ! Thank you beautiful ladies for being there for me.
I was extremely nervous about scheduling Breast Augmentation/Liposuction surgery without visiting the facility due to me living abroad. Upon my arrival to Texas, I was able to visit the office for a consult/pre-op. The moment I walked in I was greeted by the receptionist and amazed by the chic yet calming decor. This was very much needed since I walked in with butterflies in my stomach. The nurse/patient coordinator was very attentive and assured me of the smooth process. She was definitely right. Dr.Caravino is amazing he was able to give me a very natural yet sexy look. I’m so very thankful and planning another visit soon. Thanks again to Dr. Caravino for giving me my pre-mom body back and thank you to his staff for being just as amazing.
Very professional staff. The doctor made every visit comforting and he’s clearly great at what he does. Love the end results, 2 days after the procedure I was feeling great! No pain, no bruising, everything was awesome!
EVERYTHING! The look, the ease of transitioning back to “normal”, the care….EVERYTHING! The doctor and staff are AMAZING! He and his staff were very attentive to my questions and needs and always made me feel at ease. I have already referred three people to him!
Dr Ciaravino and his staff exceeded my expectations. I have several of my friends whose gone to him for augmentations and recommended him. I couldn’t be more pleased!! From the scheduling over the phone for the consultation to the post-op appointment, choosing this practice is by far the best decision I made for myself. I can’t express how highly I will recommend to anyone looking for a change, I actually already have passed on his information to a couple ladies. The results are more than I imagined and I only had my surgery Nov 15, 2017 (2 weeks ago). I never had to take any of my pain medicine which as my first surgery ever I didn’t expect it to be so perfect! Thank you again to you Dr Ciaravino and his lovely beautiful staff for making me feel comfortable before and after. Look forward to seeing you guys in 3 months.
Information was explained clear and concise. I felt prepared in every aspect on what to expect and how to handle myself during the recovery process. The recovery went as explained and I had minimal discomfort. I am loving my results, the whole process was wonderful!
The accessibility of the staff after my procedure to answer questions I had was phenomenal. The results are amazing, I couldn’t be happier! The staff and Dr. C are all very knowledgable and very helpful. Dr. C did a fantastic job with my procedure and I am excited to see the final results once I am completely healed.
The staff was very friendly and helpful through the entire process. My results are exactly what I wanted and asked for as far as size and shape with a more natural look.
Doctor Ciaravino gave me exactly what I wanted. I love the way my breasts look. His assistants were very knowledgeable, helpful and extremely nice! I love the way my breasts look. I wanted natural and that’s what Doctor Ciaravino gave me.
Dr C’s office and staff are first class. Always kind, helpful and considerate. Each time I go in, it feels like going to see friends! I had abdominoplasty and breast augmentation. I love my body! Could not ask for better results!
From the first consultation to my last post-op app I have been so happy with everything. Dr Ciaravino and his staff have always made me feel super comfortable. I will be going back for any cosmetic procedures I need in the future!
Friendly staff and environment. Dr. Ciaravino was very thorough about explaining the risks and possible complications of the surgery and how to prevent them. Other than what I had researched about him prior to my consultation, I knew he’d be the perfect doctor to perform my surgery because of his bedside manner skills! Down to earth and doesn’t make you feel like a number. He addresses your concerns and took the time to explain my questions.
Everyone from the CSM to the nurse who has been on staff for 8 years. Everyone made my husband and I feel very welcomed and comfortable. Didn’t feel pressured and the staff was very informative!
Nadia helped explain every single thing I would need to know in such detail, I felt that I knew exactly what I was getting into. She is so sweet and kind I was nervous and she helped calm my nerves and make me feel right at home. By the time the surgeon entered the room, I had most of my questions answered so I felt fully ready and excited. Nadia is the BEST.
Dr. C, you and your staff are great!! You all made the whole process practically painless. I am very impressed with the results…You are so professional and at the same time so compassionate and caring, another happy patient!!
I cannot say enough wonderful things about every single person I encountered at this office. You are all thorough, kind, conscientious, and beautiful inside and out!
I have always been a bit apprehensive about having breast augmentation. Although I wanted one, I had a fear that they would turn out too big and look unnatural. Dr. Ciaravino listened to my concerns and truly did a beautiful job. He is truly an artist with his ability and truly did a beautiful job.
Just wanted to let y’all know that I think that Dr. Ciaravino is by far the most talented doc around. I had my surgery on Monday and haven’t had a pain killer since Tuesday morning. Not even a Tylenol. There was no bruising or swelling at all. I am just amazed at how simple and painless the whole thing was. I attribute this to Dr. Ciaravino’s talent and gentleness.