Oculofacial Plastic Surgeons located in Reston, VA
What is microneedling?
Microneedling is one of the latest trends in skin care. Dr. Rostami uses a device equipped with dozens of tiny needles to puncture the top layer of your skin. The minuscule holes are invisible to your eye but stimulate your body’s natural wound-healing response. As a result, your skin increases its production of collagen and elastin, two of the primary building blocks that give your skin its youthful strength. Microneedling also increases your skin’s cell turnover to further revitalize your look.
What are the benefits of microneedling?
Microneedling is a minimally invasive way to effectively improve a number of common skin concerns. The therapy boosts skin health, radiance, and strength.
Consider microneedling to:
- Reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles
- Minimize the look of mild-to-moderate scarring
- Improve the appearance of hyperpigmentation and sun damage
- Shrink enlarged pores
Any topical skin care products you use, such as serums and moisturizers, work more effectively following microneedling, too. The tiny holes in your skin deliver these compounds to the deepest layers to assist with cellular repair and skin remodeling.
What is microneedling with PRP?
Microneedling with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) boosts your skin-healing results. PRP is a compound derived from a sample of your own blood that’s processed to separate the platelets from other components. PRP is rich in growth factors that help your skin cells grow new, younger-looking skin.
PRP is injected or applied during the microneedling process when your skin is especially receptive to benefitting from the healing. The procedure also includes application of a hyaluronic acid dermal filler.
Why should I consider microneedling?
If you’re bothered by the signs of aging, sun damage, acne scars, or a dull complexion, you can benefit from microneedling. It’s effective on all skin types.
Microneedling offers extraordinary skin-rejuvenating benefits without invasive surgery or the cost of laser treatments.
Is microneedling painful?
Prior to your microneedling session, a technician applies a light numbing cream to minimize sensation. You will feel some prickling and pinching as the microneedling device glides over your face, especially in areas where your skin is thinner, but most people find the session quite tolerable.
If you’re ready to experience microneedling for yourself, call Rostami OPC or book an appointment online today.
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