Microneedling in Charlotte, NC
Medical director Dr. Giordano and his staff at Carolina Age Management Institute treat patients from Charlotte, Huntersville and surrounding areas of North Carolina who want to restore a younger-looking appearance. Microneedling with DermaPen® and SkinStylus® minimizes the appearance of wrinkles, lines, and scars to reveal a smoother complexion.
What is Microneedling?
Microneedling is a skin care treatment that uses a hand-held device with super tiny needles. The needles make microscopic punctures in the skin that cause the body to increase collagen production for healing the “micro-injuries.” This also fills out wrinkles, scars, fine lines and other skin imperfections. At Carolina Age Management Institute, Dr. Giordano uses DermaPen® and SkinStylus® during microneedling skin treatments.
Benefits of Microneedling
Microneedling has been used for several years as a skin treatment to smooth the complexion. With DermaPen® and SkinStylus®, these minimally-invasive treatments are more advanced and offer the following benefits:
- More targeted to specific areas
- Less downtime
- Less chance to injure surrounding skin tissue
- Faster healing
- Uses disposable needles to eliminate cross-contamination
- Minimal discomfort
- Adjustable needle depth
- Faster treatment time
How Does Microneedling Work?
Traditionally, microneedling involves a device that makes microscopic holes in the skin. This causes the body to rush collagen to the area to begin healing, which in turn increases volume and smooths out skin imperfections. The DermaPen® and SkinStylus® do the same; however, they are more targeted to the treatment areas.
- DermaPen® penetrates deeper into the layers of skin as the device is moved across the targeted areas. The holes are very microscopic and trigger the body’s response of sending collagen and elastin to the area for healing. With DermaPen®, there is much less chance of trauma and minimal damage.
- SkinStylus® is a safe and effective treatment for all skin types. It includes a seven-step safety feature to eliminate the risk of cross-contamination and requires little to no downtime.
Both treatments are very targeted to specific areas with the design of their devices as opposed to traditional microneedling that uses a cylindrical device that rolls over broader areas of skin. The result is more diminished or even eliminated skin imperfections.
With these methods, the treatment typically takes 30-60 minutes to complete. To prevent any discomfort, a topical numbing cream is applied about 15 minutes prior to the treatment.
The preparation for microneedling involves avoiding skin care treatments in addition to direct sun. Additionally, it is recommended that patients stop taking medications and supplements that thin the blood. During a consultation, Dr. Giordano or a staff member provides detailed instructions for microneedling preparation.
With DermaPen® and SkinStylus®, there is very little recovery. The skin’s appearance immediately after treatments is similar to a mild sunburn. This resolves itself within about 24-48 hours. Patients can resume their normal routines immediately following their appointments.
The results start to become visible within a week and continue to improve as the healing process continues. While one treatment corrects skin imperfections, many patients may opt for three to four treatments about six weeks apart to achieve optimal results (several more for more severe imperfections).
How Much Does Microneedling Cost?
The cost of microneedling using the DermaPen® or SkinStylus® depends on the area to be treated as well as the number of treatments performed to achieve the desired look. During your consultation, we review the cost involved as well as payment and financing options. We accept cash, checks, and major credit cards in addition to offering financing through CareCredit®.
Is Microneedling Right for Me?
If you have significant acne scarring or moderate wrinkles and lines that you’d like to diminish or erase, microneedling may be right for you. One of the biggest advantages of the DermaPen® and SkinStylus® is that they can be used on all skin types.
We recommend you schedule a consultation with Dr. Giordano to make sure you are a candidate for DermaPen® or SkinStylus®. During this appointment, he evaluates your skin as well as your current overall health and medical history. Once the recommendation is determined, we work with you to schedule the treatments.
At Carolina Age Management Institute, Dr. Giordano offers microneedling using DermaPen® and SkinStylus® to patients from Charlotte, Huntersville and surrounding areas of North Carolina. Contact our office today to schedule your med spa consultation!