The SPA at Southeastern Plastic Surgery is Pleased to Introduce Micro-needling, a New Minimally Invasive Skin Rejuvenation Procedure.
You’ve no doubt heard about Botox®, facial fillers, laser procedures and even surgery to give faces a more youthful look. Now there’s a new minimally invasive skin-rejuvenation procedure that can help your skin repair and renew. Called micro-needling, it triggers your body to produce its own skin plumping and mending naturally and may also reduce the risk of scarring from surgery.
What is micro-needling?
It’s a procedure involving a device with extremely fine needles that produces very tiny punctures in the skin. This triggers the body to fill these microscopically small punctures by producing new collagens and elastin, which are natural proteins that keep skin elastic, plump and youthful.
Does it hurt?
These controlled punctures are extremely small and any discomfort is minimal. It can be reduced with some topical numbing cream. Micro-needling is performed in the office and there is minimal downtime after treatment. If any redness occurs immediately after micro-needling, it usually subsides in 48 hours.
What are the benefits?
In addition to helping firm facial contours, micro-needling may improve skin texture and firmness, acne scarring and reduce wrinkles and pore size. We are using it in conjunction with cosmetic surgical procedures to reduce scarring and improve outcomes, too. It is cost-effective and can be used to improve skin on areas that may not be suitable for peeling or laser resurfacing such as around the eyes and mouth, hands, and chest.
How long does it take to see results?
Improvements in skin texture may be seen within a few weeks. The number of micro-needling sessions a person needs to see significant improvement depends on individual skin condition and needs. Three to five treatments with a period of four to six weeks between treatments is usually recommended.
Call 850.219.2000 for more questions or to schedule your appointment.