Three Reasons You Should Leave Microneedling to the Experts

October 6, 2021Why Leave Microneedling to the Professionals


Microneedling is a
non-surgical treatment designed to address a range of common skin concerns. At Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics, we utilize the SkinPen® microneedling device as part of this service. This device was the first to receive FDA approval for microneedling and remains the Gold Standard in the industry. Microneedling treatment with SkinPen® is only available through approved medical providers. The device is not available for use at home.

Why Shouldn’t I Microneedle at Home?

Microneedling is a gentle, safe, and effective way to address issues as varied as scars, stretch marks, and fine lines and wrinkles. However, not everyone is a candidate. The first reason to choose a professional for treatment is to make sure you are a good candidate for microneedling. If you have a skin condition or type that is unsuitable for treatment, your risks of unsatisfactory results – and even injury – increase significantly. Working with an experienced provider helps to ensure you are selecting the best treatment for your specific needs.

When you administer your own treatment, it can be hard to gauge appropriate depth and pressure. This can lead to increased risks for bleeding, swelling, and the potential for infection and scarring. The second reason to see a professional for treatment is to reduce your risk of these and similar complications. At our Houston office, our board-certified surgeons and anti-aging and cosmetic physicians know how to customize each procedure to help ensure optimal results with minimal risk.

Microneedling devices create controlled trauma to the skin which ultimately helps to stimulate collagen production as part of the healing process. Home microneedling devices are not designed to penetrate the skin in a controlled manner and, therefore, cannot offer the same results as professional treatment. What’s more, home devices are difficult to clean and can easily become contaminated with bacteria and dirt. When used aggressively enough to penetrate the skin, this increases the risk of skin damage and infections, making the third reason to avoid at-home treatment a double: home devices are neither as hygienic nor as effective as those offered by a skin care professional.

Contact Us for a One-On-One Consultation

To learn which non-surgical option is best suited to help you reach your aesthetic goals, call Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics at 281-242-1061 and schedule a consultation at our Houston office today. We welcome women and men from Katy, Sugar Land, The Woodlands, and all surrounding areas of Texas.

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Dr. Ravi Somayazula and Dr. Swapna Gopathi, are Board-Certified Physicians, while using a patient-centered approach and spend as much time as needed to make each patient feel special and respected—not just another person walking through the door. As a team, a one-of-a-kind treatment plan is created to address concerns from head to toe with the latest surgical and non-surgical techniques, including: Breast Augmentation (Implants), Tummy Tucks, Liposuction, Mommy Makeovers, miraDry®, Botox®, Dermal Fillers, and AVÉLI ® Cellulite treatment. Working side-by-side, Dr. Ravi and Dr. Gopathi strive to create a long-lasting relationship with each patient, meeting any new aesthetic needs as they arise. Together, the staff at Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics take each patient step-by-step through their cosmetic journey to achieve the desired aesthetic results.

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