LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - The newest trend in turning back the clock without surgery is something called Microneedling.
It's a minimally invasive way to inject collagen into the skin to make it firmer and younger looking.
First, the patient gets a topical cream to numb the skin. Then, a micro-pen with 11 very tiny needles tap at the skin repetitively to wound and restore the top layer.
Recovery time is three or four days with some redness and peeling.
Dr. Michelle Tarbox, a Dermatologist at Texas Tech, says one of the best things about this technique is how many different ways it can be effective.
She says, "This is a technology we can use to revise scars. We can use it for stretch marks. It can be helpful with dispigmentation and it absolutely works well to rejuvenate the skin, fine lines, wrinkles, and texture improvement."
Most treatment cost about $300. But Dr. Tarbox she says you'll see better results with two to three treatments in a row.
Dr. Tarbox is a Dermatologist at the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center.