Dermal Roll Microneedling
If you’re tired of fine lines, wrinkles, and other common signs of aging but don’t want to undergo a surgical procedure, our innovative facial and body rejuvenation treatment may be right for you! The dermal roller microneedling system, also called percutaneous collagen induction (PCI), was designed as a minimally invasive method of stimulating collagen development in the treated area to produce more youthful, natural-looking results over time. If you’re interested in dermal roller microneedling, our experienced team offers a complimentary initial consultation to determine if this approach can help you achieve your cosmetic goals.
Microneedling is designed to be a safer, less invasive alternative to many surgical enhancements. The epidermis, which is the thin upper layer of skin, protects our bodies from harmful UV radiation, pollutants, and other environmental stressors. Ideally, you’ll want the healthiest and thickest epidermis you can, for both aesthetic and functional reasons. Utilizing topical Vitamin A, C, and E as well as beta-carotene can help to maintain elastin and collagen integrity in the skin; however, the natural process of aging can lead to the thinning of the epidermis, often resulting in fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin. Microneedling helps to boost collagen production, typically making your skin appear younger, smoother, and more radiant.
For more information about dermal roller microneedling, or if you wish to schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our doctors, please contact us today.
How Does Dermal Roller Microneedling Work?
Treatment will begin with the topical application of an anesthetic, which will be allowed to activate for approximately 30 minutes. Your face will then be carefully cleansed prior to utilizing the Roll-CIT handheld microneedling tool, which will be rolled vertically, horizontally, and diagonally across the area of concern. This device features rows of ultrafine microneedles that are designed to create tiny perforations in the epidermis. These miniature fissures jump start the body’s natural healing process, stimulating elastin and collagen production. While some patients will be satisfied with the results after one treatment, you may wish to repeat the procedure until achieving your desired outcome.
What Are the Benefits of Microneedling?
Microneedling offers a multitude of benefits without resorting to invasive techniques or requiring the injection of foreign substances. In addition to treating common signs of aging, microneedling can potentially:
- Restore skin resiliency
- Reduce the appearance of acne and surgery scars
- Diminish the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and creases
- Minimize hypo-pigmentation
- Reduce stretch marks
- Fade dilated blood vessels (telangiectasia/couperose)
Dermal roller microneedling can be particularly effective on smoker’s lines, which can be difficult to successfully address with dermal fillers. This treatment offers gradual rejuvenation of the treated area, and you can expect to see improvement over several weeks, with the final results visible after five months. You may also repeat the procedure as often as you wish, as soon as one week after the previous session. Dr. Shehla Ebrahim and Dr. Christopher Pavlou will develop a customized treatment plan based on your expressed goals.
Does it Hurt?
Some discomfort can be expected; however, we will minimize your irritation as much as possible. A topical anesthetic will be applied prior to the procedure to enhance your experience.
What is Recovery Like?
Immediately following the treatment you may experience some mild bleeding and the skin may appear pink. We will clean and moisturize the treated area and provide you with at-home skin care products to use while healing. You may take a lukewarm shower in the evening, being careful to remove any solidified bumps that have developed. After cleaning, you should apply the products as directed, and continue using the formulas throughout the healing process. We recommend that you use a fresh pillowcase and avoid direct sunlight as well as contact with pets for a couple days. In most cases, you should be able to return to work the next day.
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Dermal roller microneedling is just one way to experience facial rejuvenation at Afterglow. We also offer an expansive selection of cosmetic injectables and skin care products to help you look your best, including JUVÉDERM®, BOTOX® Cosmetic, Ultherapy®, and more. If you love our microneedling treatments, EndyMed™ combines microneedling with radiofrequency energy for more comprehensive enhancement.