Microneedling makes it feel like you can turn back the clock on your skin and will help heal scar tissue.
When we were young, a scraped knee would heal seemingly in minutes. We could laugh all day and never see a wrinkle.
As we grow older, our skin begins to lose its taut, firm, strong appearance. The sun starts to leave its mark in the effect of wrinkles, dryness, and sunspots, Even scars don’t seem to fade the way they used to. Thankfully, the surgeons at the Philadelphia-based Morgenstern Center offer a solution that can restore that refreshed, youthful appearance, or even clear up and heal scar tissue – microneedling.
Microneedling is a procedure that has been in practice for more than 20 years and is used to stimulate the body’s natural healing process and built-in repair mechanisms.
It does this by creating microscopic, controlled punctures into the skin, which kickstarts an increase of collagen and other healing factors, allowing the skin to retain a youthful, firm, smooth and elastic texture.
Additionally, the microchannels that microneedling creates allows for topical gels, creams, and serums to be absorbed more effectively, further enhancing their effects in the deeper layers of your skin.
Microneedling is intended to help improve skin issues such as acne, hair loss, dark spots on the skin, large pores, stretch marks, sun damage, and fine lines and wrinkles.
Not only is it less expensive than laser treatments, but it is also ideal for people with darker skin tones as it does not rely on heat, the way laser treatments do (which can affect your skin’s pigmentation). We require that any patient interested in receiving treatment needs to have a consultation with one of our Lancaster microneedling experts prior to the surgery.
As we grow older, our skin’s ability to produce collagen in the skin begins to deteriorate, which leads to wrinkles and various signs of aging. Our smooth, supple skin tends to lose elastin and collagen, and the strength and elasticity of our skin visibly fade.
Microneedling, at its core, causes microscopic trauma to our skin – this trauma signals to our body to pump up the amount of collagen it is producing. With this increased collagen comes the firmness, tautness, and support of youthful skin.
It is not only age that affects our body’s collagen production, either – other factors such as acne scarring, stretch marks, and other scars can also cause collagen loss. These issues can all be improved by microneedling, one of the safest and most effective ways to rejuvenate one’s skin and treat scars and wrinkles.
Simply put, microneedling is the process of inserting very fine, short needles into the skin. This can sound intimidating, but these puncture sites are merely surface-level deep. Some patients request a numbing gel to be applied prior to treatment.
Microneedling treatments are commonly performed in a series of 4 to 6 sessions, about a month apart. This is because after the skin becomes thicker after each session, needles are able to subsequently be inserted deeper, allowing for maximum repair and healing.
Prior to receiving microneedling treatment, you will want to cease usage of any intense topical treatments, as harsh products could aggravate the skin.
In addition to having a cleansed and toned face, you should also avoid using retinol for at least two days prior to the treatment and avoid sun exposure for about three days prior and following the procedure.
A topical numbing cream will be applied to the treatment areas, after which our provider will begin with the microneedling process of rolling the derma roller on the areas of skin to be treated. By making tiny columns in the skin, the body will immediately begin to make new collagen, filling the treatment areas and healing them.
The entire microneedling process usually takes about 10 to 20 minutes, depending on the size of the area to be treated. Upon completion, a serum will be spread on your face. To find out more about the procedure, contact us to arrange a consultation with one of our aesthetic experts in microneedling in Lancaster.
Immediately following the procedure, you will notice a bright redness to your skin – this can last for up to 2 to 4 days, but most patients completely heal within 24 hours. Your skin will retain a youthful glow, and visible changes will make themselves known over the next several weeks. Results can continue to improve and show for up to 6 months after treatment.
It is recommended that our Lancaster microneedling patients receive a series of 2 or 3 treatments, spaced about 2 to 3 months apart for maximum results. For patients with more significant skin-care concerns, such as acne scars, it is often recommended that they receive 6 to 8 sessions at 6-week intervals to receive the maximum benefits from the procedure.
Results from the procedure are not visible immediately, because your body will continue to lay down new collagen for approximately 3 to 6 months after the treatment.
When you visit a facial plastic surgeon and a high-end cosmetic surgery center like the Morgenstern Center for Orbital & Facial Plastic Surgery, you will receive top-tier care and only the best medical-grade products and treatments.
Non-surgical face enhancement treatments are becoming increasingly popular, especially among patients who prioritize luxury skincare solutions. Some of the most popular choices for men and women include microneedling, microdermabrasion, and dermaplaning.
Philadelphia native Dr. Morgenstern believes that refreshing the appearance of your eyes, cheeks, forehead, or other facial areas can have a tremendously valuable rejuvenating effect. Dr. Morgenstern is a subspecialist in the area of facial plastic surgery and is uniquely accredited by the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He is the only Plastic Surgeon in Lancaster and surrounding areas to be trained in General/Trauma Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Craniofacial Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery, and Ophthalmology.
Contact the Morgenstern Center today to set up a one-on-one consultation, where you will have the time to discuss any concerns or questions you might have in full detail. Our Lancaster Microneedling experts are ready to discuss your aesthetic goals and establish a tailored treatment plan to meet them.
Each individual microlesion caused by the derma roller is perceived by the skin as an injury, but because the epidermal barrier is minimally disrupted, scarless wound healing occurs, leaving no lasting marks.
In addition to general rejuvenation and overall blemish and skin control, microneedling can treat the following conditions:
At The Morgenstern Center for Orbital and Facial Plastic Surgery, you will find innovative treatment options and a commitment to excellence. Let Dr. Kenneth Morgenstern guide you on your path to wellness by creating a personalized treatment plan to optimize your results.
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