Microneedling is a great treatment to help with building collagen, diminishing fine lines and wrinkles, helping with texture, pores, and acne scarring. The device is a hand held pen that has anywhere from 11-36 tiny needles that create microchannels into the skin to help build/stimulate your collagen. A great outcome is when we get mild erythema and pinpoint bleeding to the skin. The great thing about this treatment is that it is minimal down time meaning the day you get the treatment done you will have slight redness and look like you have a mild sunburn. Within 24-48 hours this redness/erythema will fade dramatically. You can get this treatment done all year long where some procedures are limited or have to be more cautious in the summer. It is recommended to not wear makeup from 24-48 hours following the procedure. Also you do not want to workout for 24-48 hrs or any heavy sweating. Microneedling is minimal downtime meaning you will have some mild redness for 24-48 hours, and some mild dryness to the skin for a few days. Within a week you will have glowing skin. Microneedling is recommended in a series of treatments. At Carolina Age Management Institute we recommend the treatment in a package for best results. We have a package of 4 microneedling sessions and you come in every 4-6 weeks. It is also recommended to come in every 6-12 months for another session.
Microneedling is a great treatment stand alone but you can also add on PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) to enhance the treatment and also help with the healing process. PRP contains growth factors that promote collagen production. This process works by us drawing your blood and spinning it down in a centrifuge to separate and get all of your good growth factors to help promote healing, building collagen, and helping with fine lines and wrinkles. Microneedling will be performed and the channels that are created are open anywhere from 4-6 hours ago so you want to immediately apply the PRP to the entire face right after microneedling. We recommend to leave it on for those 4-6 hours or even overnight to absorb into those channels. If left on overnight you want to wash your face with a gentle cleanser the next day. The next 3-5 days following the microneedling with PRP you want to use a very basic skincare regimen meaning a gentle cleanser, moisturizer and sunscreen.
This treatment is great for everyone whether it is being a preventative treatment, and corrected treatment for acne scarring or a maintenance treatment. Come see us at Carolina Age Management Institute for high quality aesthetic care in the Lake Norman area or give us a call at 704-997-6530 to see if this treatment is right for you.