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Microneedling

Microneedling

WHAT IS MICRONEEDLING?

Microneedling in Newnan 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. Makeup 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, where you can discuss preparation, price, and more. You can also email us kglendye@derminstitutemd.com

 

WHAT IS RF MICRONEEDLING?

RF micro-needling employs small silicone-tipped needles, which deliver heat energy directly into the skin. This technique is safe for all skin types. The downtime from RF micro-needling is less than that seen with the CO2 laser. Multiple treatments are usually required, and these are performed every three to six weeks.

WHAT DOES RF MICRONEEDLING TREAT?

• Unwanted sweating and body odor

• Acne scars

• Pore size and number

• Stretch marks

• Vertical lines on the face, neck and chest

• Aging neck skin

• Surgical and traumatic scars

• Creping skin of arms, hands, chest, and legs

• Acne when combined with a chemical called aminolevulinic acid and blue/red light

The best way to find out if RF microneedling or standard microneedling in Newnan is right for you is by calling our office at 770-400-8407 to schedule your consultation. You can also email us kglendye@derminstitutemd.com

 

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