What Is Microneedling?
Microneedling is a cutting-edge technique designed to trigger the skin’s own healing process and restore a youthful appearance. In order to do this, our experienced physician, Dr. Atkins, and our highly trained medical aestheticians use SkinPen®’s hand-held device, which has a unique design and advanced technology to deliver multiple tiny wounds to the targeted region. In reaction to the micro-wounds, the body’s natural healing process kicks in, producing more collagen and elastin. Over the next months, the skin’s repair system plumps tissues, smoothing wrinkles and creating a firmer texture. This technique significantly improves the appearance of the skin and can take years off of aging skin without the use of any invasive or ablative procedure.
How Is Microneedling Performed?
At Atlanta MediSpa & Surgery Center, every microneedling procedure is performed in a comfortable and sterile treatment room. The duration of the procedure is dependent on the area of concern, but usually lasts less than an hour. Prior to treatment, our physician applies a local anesthetic to the area. Next, we apply a layer of Skinfuse® Lift HG gel and position the SkinPen® on the treatment region. One of our certified team members will then glide the SkinPen® across the region, creating a series of microscopic channels in the skin to a customized depth. Once the treatment is complete, we will give you the Skinfuse® gel to help hydrate your skin for the next 24 hours. After 24 hours you may return to your daily skin routine.
What Is PRP?
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is a procedure in which we use the plasma of your blood to help promote healing. In order to do so, our physician or PA will draw your blood in a test tube and spin it in a centrifuge to separate the plasma from the red blood cells. This concentrated plasma has growth factors and cytokines that stimulate the healing mechanism of the immune system.
When we combine microneedling with the platelet rich plasma technique, it stimulates healing and leaves you with amazing results!
What Can I Expect Post-Procedure?
Microneedling leaves your skin looking healthier, more youthful, and tighter just within one session. For maximum results, we recommend a series of 3-6 treatments, each 30 days apart.
For the remainder of the procedure day, your skin may have mild to moderate erythema (redness) that resembles a mild sunburn. The next day you can expect to have significantly less redness present, and you may apply sunscreen and makeup. You should avoid sun exposure and sweaty exercise for 72 hours post-procedure.
What Makes Me A Good Candidate?
Microneedling is a great option for almost all skin types and complexions. For more information on whether microneedling is the best option for you, call 678.213.2220 or visit us today to book a consultation with our experienced and trusted physician, Dr. Atkins.