What is Microneedling?
Microneedling (aka collagen induction) is a nonsurgical treatment for the skin that uses tiny sterile needles to penetrate the skins surface. This process encourages collagen production improving a variety of common skin concerns.
Skin problems like poor texture, lines, wrinkles, sun damage and scars respond well to this treatment. Microneedling is considered minimally invasive contributing to its popularity because you don’t have to take time off to recover. A few days with skin that looks like you’ve had too much sun and some dryness is about it.
One of the exciting things about microneedling is its versatility. It can be used as an anti-aging procedure or for acne scars and stretch marks. While there are a variety of treatments for wrinkles, “smoker’s lines,” on the upper lip and crow’s feet can be difficult to treat because of location near the eye and small space above the lip. The hand piece is small enough to efficiently get into these areas. Unlike a laser, there is also no heat, so we can treat most skin tones without the risk of pigmentation that can come with laser.
- Reduces fine lines and wrinkles
- Improves skin tone and texture
- Large pores
- Sun damage
- Loss of skin elasticity
- Hair loss
Enhanced Microneedling with Growth Factor
We are excited to now offer a new enhanced microneedling procedure with growth factors. Growth factors add additional benefits to the procedure and healing process. Unlike PRP (Vampire Facial), this is a topical product that does not require a blood draw. Topical products penetrate the skin better after microneedling because of the tiny microchannel’s created. We use this to our advantage to enhance treatment results.
The product uses a proprietary process that is a breakthrough growth factor blend that includes regenerative stem cell factors and other matrix proteins essential to scarless wound healing. Human Fibroblast Conditioned Media help to boost the appearance of the skin’s tone and texture in addition to accelerated healing.
How We Do Microneedling Different
There are a lot of choices when it comes to microneedling. We like to separate ourselves by offering something you cannot get anywhere else. The microneedling device we use is the SkinPen system. SkinPen is FDA approved, has sterile one use cartridges that are disposable making it safe for patients.
Additionally, Dr. Michalak created a proprietary anti-aging formula that is applied to your skin after which is different than most standard microneedling procedures. We have successfully used the same formula after Fraxel Facial and Fortified Fraxel treatments.
Enhanced microneedling with growth factor incorporates both proprietary topicals.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
Treatment series are typically 3 to 5 spaced 3-4 weeks apart. The number of treatments will be determined during your consultation. Someone with deeper wrinkles or acne scarring will need more vs. preventative treatments.
The Beauty of Experience
Dr. Michalak is a board certified dermatologist, dermatologic surgeon, and cosmetic surgeon, with additional training in laser. He has been practicing for close to 30 years. His expertise has helped patients with some of the most challenging skin conditions. He was trained at Cornell University Medical College, completing his Clinical Internship and Dermatology Residency at the renowned Mayo Clinic.
Leslie Carney, Licensed Master Aesthetician performs the microneedling treatments in the office. Leslie works closely with Dr. Michalak in creating each treatment plan keeping the patients goals, lifestyle, and budget in mind. She has over 15 years experience in aesthetics, honing her skills through coaching from Dr. Michalak, and numerous advanced trainings.
Learn More by Scheduling a Consultation
Think microneedling might be for you? The next step is to schedule a consultation and be evaluated. Your consultation will determine if you are a good candidate, provide a treatment plan and pricing. Appointments can be made by calling 425-391-2500