Microneedling promotes the formation of new collagen and elastin, which results in fresh, more youthful looking skin. The Dr Pen device we use can penetrate the skin with precision to treat areas that other microneedling instruments, such as dermal rollers, cannot reach. As a result, we can treat more difficult area with wrinkles around the eyes and mouth. In our experience, we have seen dramatic results for a variety of skin conditions such as:
Just about anyone! It can be used for all skin types, even darker skin which is often limited when it comes to laser treatments.
The most common application of microneedling is to the face and neck. However, it can also be applied to the décolleté, hands, legs, abdomen, and your back. The Dr Pen device helps target skin irregularities that need more collagen remodeling, such as acne scars or stretch marks.
After the skin is cleansed and prepped, a topical numbing cream or anesthetic is applied to prevent any pain throughout the procedure. Either Dr. Demetri or our licensed esthetician will set the precise depth of the pen based on your skin type. The pen has fine needles attached to it which create micro injuries to the skin. This results in smoother, more youthful-looking skin.
On average, our patients are done with a treatment within 30 to 60 minutes.
Fresh looking skin! After the procedure, it is normal (and expected) for your skin to appear red and flushed, similar to a sunburn. These symptoms usually resolve in 2-3 days but will improve significantly within a few hours of the treatment.
Contact our office today to schedule an informative consultation for Microneedling with Dr. Demetri. He can let you know if a Microneedling is the right choice for you and can recommend additional procedures and treatments to help you reach your goals.