Are you looking for a simple, minimally invasive way to treat skin issues like fine lines, hyperpigmentation, and acne scarring? You may want to try microneedling. This versatile non-surgical treatment is suitable for all skin types and tones. You can also improve its efficacy by combining it with other cosmetic procedures. But which ones should you use?
What Is Microneedling?
Microneedling is a minimally invasive skin rejuvenation treatment in which tiny, fine needles create microscopic punctures in the skin. These controlled wounds trigger your skin’s natural healing process, which includes making new collagen and elastin – two essential proteins that firm and plump your complexion to look dewy and radiant. Microneedling can treat various skin issues, including wrinkles, scars, pigmentation, stretch marks, and enlarged pores.
At MAE Plastic Surgery, we use DermaPen® – one of the most efficient microneedling technologies on the market. This adjustable device allows us to vary needle depth depending on which skin condition we are treating.
Microneedling is an outpatient procedure performed with a topical anesthetic cream. The process is practically painless, takes about 30 minutes to complete, and is the ideal solution for anyone looking to reduce the impact of facial aging.
Which Treatments Can You Pair With Microneedling?
Though microneedling is an excellent skin rejuvenation treatment on its own, you can combine it with other cosmetic procedures like platelet-rich plasma or radiofrequency for enhanced rejuvenation.
Microneedling With PRP
Regenerative platelet-rich plasma therapy uses growth factors taken from your blood to encourage tissue repair and accelerate healing. Sports medicine doctors have used PRP therapy for decades to treat tendons, joints, and ligament injuries.
During a microneedling with PRP treatment, microneedling is the first step. Then, we introduce PRP into your skin through the micro-channels, allowing the platelets to penetrate deeper skin layers. Combining both procedures produces suppler, healthier skin.
Microneedling and RF Energy (Morpheus 8)
Microneedling with radiofrequency energy is another effective treatment. The RF energy triggers collagen remodeling while enhancing skin tone and texture. The microneedles can deliver RF energy much more deeply.
Facial Rejuvenation in Chicago, IL
Are you considering reviving your facial beauty, but aren’t comfortable with plastic surgery? Schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Epstein and discover how you can benefit from minimally invasive facial treatments!