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Microneedling is a skin treatment used in the Atlanta, Georgia area and across the United States. This procedure is also known as Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT). It is a minimally invasive way to quickly boost the skin’s collagen and elastin production, two natural substances that are key to skin rejuvenation. If you are truly interested in combating signs of aging, microneedling is a procedure you should be doing.

Types of Microneedling

Because each patient has unique skin and aging concerns, our licensed aesthetician will examine your skin and recommend a course of treatment.

  • Microneedling with Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP): Microneedling is known to promote elastin and collagen growth, however; when combined with PRP, the results can be dramatic. Prior to the procedure a syringe of your own blood is drawn and put through a centrifuge that separates out the good platelets. The prepared PRP solution is applied to the treatment area before and after treatment to ensure that it fully absorbs.
  • Microneedling with Vitamin C Serum: Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant used for a variety of medical and aesthetic treatments. This super rich serum works in tandem with microneedling to clarify, brighten and improve the appearance of scars. While this procedure is beneficial for many patients, it does not promote elastin or collagen growth on the same level as PRP.
  • Basic Microneedling: Patients don’t have to combine this award winning technology with PRP or Vitamin C serum to get great results. A single treatment performed once a year can garner excellent results, though two or three applications done about seven weeks apart are optimal. For those who wish to treat deep wrinkles or acne scars, more sessions performed at shorter intervals are recommended. Stretch marks can also be diminished with as little as three treatments.

No matter which microneedling procedure you choose, you can expect to experience the following dermal improvements:

  • Reduction of wrinkles and fine lines
  • Firming up of sagging skin
  • Restored plumpness to skin
  • Diminishes acne or surgical scars, and stretch marks
  • Reduces the appearance of stretch marks
  • Can prevent early signs of aging
  • Brightens skin for a more youthful glow

About the Procedure

SkinPen MicroneedlingIn order to perform this skin treatment, Georgia Dermatology Med Spa uses a SkinPen. This is a handheld, medical-grade device, which is the only FDA cleared microneedling device on the market. Microneedling can be safely and effectively performed on the face, neck, hands, and décolleté or chest area.

First, our aesthetician will apply a topical anesthetic cream to the skin to ensure there is no discomfort. Then, the pen is rolled on the skin’s surface to puncture and trigger the release of growth factors that stimulate collagen and elastin. During the procedure, a person will feel as though a fine-grade sandpaper is being rubbed on their skin. The reciprocating needle tip moves very rapidly, reducing discomfort, along with the help of an application of hydrating gel. Different needle lengths are available depending on the desired results.

Patient will receive a complimentary SkinPen + SkinFuse Treatment Kit to use at home.

Treatment takes between 30 and 60 minutes to complete, depending upon the surface area size being worked on.

Downtime and Results

Immediately after the procedure and upon leaving Georgia Dermatology Center, the skin that was treated will appear as though it is sunburned. The redness can last anywhere from two to four days, with some patients seeing their skin return to normal within 24-hours. Using high-quality skin care products provided by Alexander Gross, M.D. and his staff will help in speeding up the healing time.

Patients will note positive changes taking place over the coming days and weeks after the procedure, for up to six months, as collagen production continues.

Alexander Gross, M.D. at Georgia Dermatology Center supervises all the cosmetic procedures performed by  their medical aestheticians. In addition, their medical spa provides all of the current, top-notch, minimally invasive procedures such as microdermabrasion, FotoFacial, BBL, facials and peels to rejuvenate skin.

The content on this web page is not meant to take the place of professional medical advice. If you are considering a microneedling procedure or have other dermatological concerns, please contact the staff at Georgia Dermatology Center to receive more information or to make an appointment.

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