Reveal A Radiant Complexion
Microneedling is a minimally invasive skin rejuvenation procedure.
The needle pokes the skin to create a micro-injury. This not only stimulates collagen, but also creates channels to allow the direct infusion of serums deeply into the skin.
The serums can be platelet rich plasma or effective antiaging solutions that contain growth factors and hyaluronic acid to combat aging even further.
The plumping of the skin, filling in of fine lines and scars, and improvement of discoloration are all achievable with microneedling.
About Our Microneedling Treatments
If you’re tired of fine lines, wrinkles, and the other common signs of aging but don’t want to undergo a surgical procedure, our innovative facial and body rejuvenation treatment may be the right fit for you!
The dermal roller microneedling system, also known as skin needling, is a minimally invasive method of stimulating collagen development in the treated area to produce more youthful, natural-looking results over time.
How Does Microneedling Work?
A fine needled device is used to pierce the skin to create a controlled skin injury. Each puncture produces a channel that triggers the body to heal these microscopic wounds by producing new collagen and elastin, causing the cells to regenerate and repair. These miniature fissures jump-start the body’s natural healing process, stimulating elastin and collagen production which results in improved skin texture and firmness, as well as a reduction in scars, pore size, wrinkles, stretch marks and more.
What Are the Benefits of Microneedling?
Microneedling offers a variety of benefits to your skin without the need to resort to invasive techniques. In addition to treating common signs of aging, microneedling can potentially:
- Restore skin resiliency
- Reduce the appearance of acne and surgery scars
- Diminish the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and creases
- Minimize hypo-pigmentation
- Reduce stretch marks
- Fade dilated blood vessels
Dermal roller microneedling has been shown to be particularly effective on smoker’s lines, which can be sometimes difficult to successfully address with dermal fillers and other treatments.
Microneedling offers gradual rejuvenation of the treated area, and you can expect to see improvement over the course of several weeks, with the final results visible after several months. You may also repeat the procedure as often as you wish, as soon as one week after the previous session. Dr. Rao will develop a customized treatment plan based on your expressed goals.
How Long Does the Treatment Take?
In general, the whole procedure takes between 20-30 minutes depending on the area being treated.
Is There Any Downtime?
Unlike fractional laser therapy, Microneedling does not cause thermal (heat) damage to the skin. As a result, there is less redness, swelling, and downtime, and a minimal risk of side effects. This makes it a suitable treatment for all skin types and skin colors, and is an excellent choice for those patients who are seeking results without downtime.
The skin may be pink or red in appearance for 24-48 hours, much like a sunburn with some minor bleeding and very occasionally some mild bruising.
The skin may also feel warm, tight and itchy for a short while. Generally, the inflammatory reaction of the skin is overall usually short and fades significantly after a couple of days on average, depending on the skin color of the individual.
Patients with a more sensitive skin types or older patients may find it takes a little longer to recover fully.
Does It Hurt?
A numbing cream on the skin is used before the procedure in order to render the procedure painless. Nonetheless, some pressure sensations will still be felt, although these should not be painful.
When Will I See the Results?
Patients may witness a noticeable glow to their skin. More visible changes to the skin will develop over the course of several days and weeks. Results will continue to improve for several weeks after the treatment as collagen production continues.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
Some patients may only require a single treatment, once per year, to achieve optimal results. However, it is recommended for most patients to receive a series of 2-3 treatments spaced about 4-6 weeks apart. For patients with deep wrinkles, advanced photo-aging, stretch marks or acne scars, it is recommended to receive 6-8 sessions at 4-6 week intervals.
Microneedling is low risk and has no social downtime. It is a great cost effective maintenance treatment that essentially can be used on anybody. Fill in the form below now to book your free consultation with Dr. Rao.