Used personally by Dr. Gueye and her staff to transform their skin, microneedling is a powerful tool to remove deep acne scars, hyperpigmentation, and rejuvenate aging skin. Otherwise known as percutaneous collagen induction therapy, this procedure can treat wrinkles, loose skin, fine lines, reduce pore size, remove stretch marks, and dark spots. It leaves skin smooth and tighter than ever before after as little as 2-3 treatments.
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Microneedling uses a fine needle to create microwounds, or channels, in the skin. This triggers the production of capillaries, elastin, and collagen. It’s also called skin needling or collagen induction therapy. If the procedure also uses radiofrequency waves, it’s called radiofrequency microneedling. The needle releases radiofrequency into the channels, causing additional damage. This enhances the effects of standard microneedling. The skin that grows back is thicker and smoother. This can target: fine lines wrinkles stretch marks appearance of large pores acne scars scars from injury or surgery hyperpigmentation loose, sagging skin cellulite hyperhidrosis You can also get radiofrequency microneedling with platelet-rich plasma (PRP). In this procedure, your provider draws blood from your arm and uses a machine to separate the platelets. After a microneedling session, we apply a snail enzyme based growth factor to the treated area which exceeds the results of PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma). This may maximize the results of your treatment. Radiofrequency microneedling is considered safe, but it isn’t appropriate for everyone. You may be an ideal candidate if you: are in good health have early signs of aging have realistic expectations Alternatively, you should avoid the treatment if you: currently or recently used Accutane have an active cold sore breakout have a skin infection have a moderate to severe skin disease (like psoriasis) are receiving chemotherapy or radiation therapy are pregnant are taking anticoagulants have a history of keloids, hypertrophic scarring, or poor wound healing. Please make a consultation appointment with Dr. Gueye to make sure this is the perfect procedure for you. What happens during the treatment? 1. We begin by cleansing your skin 2. Then we apply a topical anesthetic to the treatment area about 15-30 minutes before the procedure. In some cases, we might inject a local anesthetic instead but this would have been discussed with the doctor. The anesthetic numbs the area so you won’t feel pain. The microneedling device makes tiny wounds in the skin. Simultaneously, the tip of the needle releases radiofrequency waves into the wounds delivering a beautiful transformation when the skin heals. The procedure takes 10 to 20 minutes without including all the extra pamepring our Medical Spa patients receive. We finish with the application of a growth solution to support cell regeneration. After the procedure You can go home after the treatment and return to your normal activities. Wear SPF for several weeks after your treatment. Your skin will be extra sensitive to the sun during this time. Use antibiotic creams or emollients if your doctor prescribed them. Use a gentle cleanser after your treatment. Avoid wearing makeup until the next day. After 24 hours, you can return to your normal makeup and skin care routine. Make sure to book a package with at least 3 sessions separated by 3-4 weeks for best results.