Patients who desire smoother, more youthful skin may benefit from nonsurgical treatment with microneedling. This innovative collagen induction therapy (CIT) can minimize the appearance of fine lines, acne scars, and discoloration, resulting in a softer and brighter complexion. This treatment involves creating micro-injuries on the surface of the skin with small needles, stimulating natural collagen and elastin production. This process also allows the skin to be infused with topical gels, serums, and creams for optimal rejuvenation results.
Men and women who are in good health may consider microneedling treatment if they wish to correct the following imperfections:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Uneven skin texture
- Acne scars
- Stretch marks
- Dull complexion
Microneedling can be performed on various areas of the body, including the face, neck, décolletage, arms, legs, abdomen, and back. The procedure takes between 15 and 30 minutes to complete and involves the use of topical anesthetic to ensure patient comfort. The approach to your unique microneedling plan will be determined during a consultation with Dr. Castellese.
The Eclipse MicroPen™ mechanically pinpoints areas of concern, triggering the production of healthy collagen and the body’s natural regenerative response. Unlike other rejuvenation treatments, microneedling is minimally invasive and does not require the use of heat.
Pairing a microneedling treatment with platelet-rich plasma (PRP), which is derived from the patient, enhances results. This natural substance contains growth factors that promote healing and the production of new cells in the treated area. Blood is first removed through a thin, hollow syringe, and then it is purified to separate the valuable platelets. The PRP is applied to the surface of the skin, penetrating the dermis through the micro-channels created with microneedling.
Secret™ RF: The Benefits of Microneedling Plus Tightening
Secret™ RF microneedling delivers precise radiofrequency (RF) waves into the target areas to produce customized results with minimal downtime. The RF energy affects collagen fibers in the deeper layers of the dermis, revitalizing and restructuring the skin from the inside out. This technique also helps tighten the skin for dramatic effects. The neckline and jowl areas are ideal locations to treat and see the added tightening and contour improvements
The skin will likely appear pink or red immediately following any microneedling treatment, but this should resolve within two to three days, but will appear much better even one day after treatment. Recovery time may vary from case-to-case. There is no downtime associated with this procedure, but it is recommended to avoid direct sunlight until the skin has completely healed.
Most patients will have noticeably brighter, smoother skin following their microneedling treatment, and results continue to improve for as long as six months as the skin replenishes its stores of collagen. Depending on the desired extent of correction, multiple treatments may be necessary. Sessions are typically spaced four to six weeks apart and three to five treatments are recommended. Ongoing maintenance treatments are optional.