Am I An Ideal Candidate For Microneedling?
Patients who want to address scars, fine lines, wrinkles, or other cosmetic imperfections may be candidates for microneedling. Microneedling is minimally invasive, does not involve significant wounding of the skin, and is not light-based – meaning virtually anybody can safely undergo microneedling therapy with a minimal risk of long-term adverse effects.
This skin care technique can be used on all skin types. Even those areas of the body where skin is typically thin can undergo treatment with certain microneedling devices, where depth of penetration is consistent and easily regulated. Our team of skin care professionals can help you determine if you are an ideal candidate for microneedling treatment during your consultation.
What Can I Expect During Microneedling?
First, the treatment area is cleansed and prepped with a lidocaine gel to create sufficient numbness so you experience no discomfort whatsoever. During your microneedling procedure, a power handpiece is used to create tiny channels in the dermis of your skin, which initiates your body’s natural healing processes to create collagen and elastin.
This can result in notable improvements to your skin texture, including minimizing fine lines and wrinkles, as well as diminishing the existence of hyperpigmentation or discoloration of your skin. This same form of collagen induction with microneedling can reduce the prominence of acne scars. In addition, microneedling can be used to reduce stretch marks by creating collagen bridging.
What Can I Expect After Microneedling In Atlanta?
Following microneedling in Atlanta, it is important that patients take exceptional care of their skin. Since the procedure makes small puncture-like wounds in the skin, patients will need to take extra steps to ensure the treatment area remains clean. After the procedure, it is normal for the skin to appear irritated, flushed, or even bright red. However, these symptoms typically subside within 48 hours of the procedure. Some patients may experience pimples, acne, or dry, flaking skin after their microneedling treatment. Patients who take extra steps to maintain the health of their skin following the treatment often experience less of these side effects.
After your microneedling procedure, Dr. Killingsworth and his plastic surgery team will provide you with detailed instructions on how to take care of your skin while it heals to prevent any complications and ensure you achieve your desired results.