For the benefit of our Atlanta patients with a wide range of cosmetic skin concerns, we offer innovative, minimally invasive microneedling treatments. The process of using tiny needles to perforate surface skin promotes deep renewal and rejuvenation, reducing fine lines and wrinkles, repairing scars, and making skin firmer and stronger.
To learn more about microneedling or other skin care treatments available at Peachtree Dermatology in Atlanta, request a consultation online or call (404) 355-1919.
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Microneedling, also known as skin needling, is a minimally invasive in-office treatment to promote your skin's ability to heal and renew itself. We use the advanced Eclipse MicroPen microneedling device, which has precisely spaced microneedles in a sterile, disposable tip. These create thousands of invisible and virtually painless perforations to the skin. By creating these microscopic channels in the skin, the body responds by increasing the formation of new collagen and elastin, as well as releasing growth factors that promote scar repair and healing.
This results in the skin becoming firmer and regaining elasticity. Fine lines and wrinkles are visibly reduced, pores become less noticeable, and the overall surface texture of the skin improves.
Microneedling is an excellent treatment for smoothing the skin and can be used for acne scarring, anti-aging, and other skin surface irregularities.
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The procedure involves the application of a topical anesthetic, typically requiring 45 minutes to 1 hour to prepare the skin. The actual microneedling procedure takes approximately 30 minutes to complete. Growth factors are then applied to the skin that penetrate through the microperforations and assist with wound healing, followed by a calming serum. Makeup can be applied 4 hours after the procedure.
For the best results, we recommend a total of 4 to 6 treatments, spaced 4 weeks apart. Booster treatments can be done once or twice a year to maintain your results.
Recovery is minimal. The skin will be mildly irritated the first night after the procedure, but it generally improves the following day. Redness of the skin will continue for 2 to 3 days, although it is easily covered with makeup so no time away from work is required.
Because it takes time for the skin to repair itself and build collagen after each treatment, optimal results will not become noticeable until a few weeks after treatment. The improvement is gradual but very long-lasting because your own body's collagen and elastin are stimulated to form, resulting in smoother, more supple skin.