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Bring on the Needles… Microneedling that is!

Are you are looking for a skin procedure in Scottsdale, Az that can reduce fine lines, improve tone and texture and minimize scarring with very little downtime? Well, Microneedling  may be the treatment for you.  It is one of the hottest skin procedures to hit the market and showing huge success.

How does it work?

I realize the thought of needles may not sound appealing, although I must press they are very fine needles, micro in fact. This beauty procedure involves using a device called a Micropen that contains 12 tiny micropoints on its end that rapidly and gently move over your skin’s surface stimulating collagen production. These tiny micro-abrasions helps stimulate your own body’s collagen production leading to less fine lines, wrinkles, scarring, in addition to bringing out the natural glow to your skin.

Is Microneedling the correct procedure for me?

Microneedling is an excellent procedure in Scottsdale, Az for almost everyone and can be tailored to your specific skin’s needs. It can benefit a patient looking for mild rejuvenation and brightening to a patient looking for deeper wrinkle reduction, scaring, pore size reduction or even stretch mark lightening. The depth of the treatment is adjusted according to the patient’s needs and skin health.  We can also adjust the strength of the treatment by adjusting which topical is applied to the skin during the treatment. For most patients topical growth factors and Hyaluronic acid are applied to the skin during the micronedling, which amplifies your own collagen production. If you are looking for an even deeper treatment PRP can also be used topically.

What is PRP?

PRP stands for platelet rich plasma. To obtain your own PRP we draw a small amount of your blood with a sterile needle and spin down your blood to extract the plasma layer. The plasma is rich with nutrients that nourish and revitalize the skin, such as stem cells and growth factors. The plasma is applied to the skin during the microneedling procedure and can create a stronger healing response revealing even better results, using your own body’s healing factors.

What else do I need to know?

Microneedling can be mildly uncomfortable which we significantly reduce by applying topical anesthetic to the areas we are treating. The entire procedure generally takes 30-45 minutes and you should expect to look pink to red when you leave the office in Scottsdale, Az, which generally lasts up to 24 hours or less. Most patients are back to their normal activities the next day, although we suggest leaving your face untouched for at least 6 hours following the treatment to allow the growth factors to continue to work on the skin. The following day you can wash your face with a gentle cleanser and apply makeup and of course sunscreen! You do want to avoid retinols or other harsh lotions or treatments for 5 days following the procedure.

For best results we do recommend a series of at a least 3 treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart, although our doctors in Scottsdale, Az can provide you with a more individualized recommendation for your specific skin care needs. Please call for a free consultation at 480-409-2902.

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