Microneedling makes use of very tiny oscillating needles which create small injuries into the epidermis and dermis. These micro-injuries to the skin encourage a skin response, which is cosmetically beneficial. Collagen is stimulated in this process resulting in improvement in such conditions as aged and sagging skin, fine lines and wrinkles, vertical lip lines, acne scarring, skin tightening and rejuvenation, enlarged pores, post-surgical scarring, stretch marks and hyperpigmentation.
HOW IS THIS PROCEDURE PERFORMED?
A topical anesthetic is applied for 45 minutes before the procedure. The treatment area is cleansed with a topical anesthetic and the microneedling device is applied over the treatment area. After the needling treatment is complete a post procedure mask is applied for immediate cooling and starts calming the skin.
WHAT IS THE DOWNTIME?
Only a couple of days of minimal swelling are noted and a patient could expect residual redness for up to 48 hours. Patients should stay out of intense sunlight for at least a week but the overall recovery is rapid. Some patients experience slight shedding or peeling of the skin. Make up can be applied 24 hours post procedure for those who prefer to wear it.
WHAT OTHER THINGS ARE THE MICRONEEDLING PROCEDURE USED FOR?
The microneedling procedure also can be used to deliver topical medications more effectively. For example, topical Vitamin C can be used immediately after to help treat rosacea or dull lackluster skin. Bleaching agents can be used to treat hyperpigmentation and retinoids for scaring and wrinkles.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS ARE REQUIRED AND HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?
At least three to five treatments are required for most skin conditions and these are spaced out every 2 to 6 weeks. Most treatments take under twenty minutes.
IS THE PROCEDURE VERY PAINFUL?
No, not at all. Minimal discomfort is noted if any. Patients describe the sensation as a roughness on the skin but no intense pain is really noted.
WHAT ABOUT POST OP CARE?
SkinCeuticles Post Procedure Kit is recommended for 3 days following each treatment. After 3 days of using the above mentioned kit, a patient can return to their prescribed routine.
HOW LONG DOES THE BENEFIT LAST?
Studies show that the results from microneedling can last for several years in some instances. Repeat treatments can easily be carried out because the treatments are easy to perform, cost effective and relatively painless.
HOW CAN I SCHEDULE A CONSULTATION?
Please call our office at 770-400-8407 to schedule your consultation. You can also email us firstname.lastname@example.org