Microneedling (Skin Needling) - Revision
What is microneedling and how does it promote facial rejuvenation?
Microneedling (also known as Collagen Induction Therapy) – is a non-surgical facial rejuvenation treatment that uses a “dermaroller” with series of tiny needles to gently penetrate the top layers of the skin. Microneedling rebuilds the skin by stimulating the production of skin elastin and collagen — resulting in a smoother appearance and reduction of fine lines and wrinkles.
Why might microneedling need a revision treatment?
Typically, microneedling revision patients come to us either because they are unsatisfied with a previous treatment because the results were not significant enough to produce the level of skin rejuvenation improvement they were seeking. Or, they may need to include a supplemental topical treatment to accelerate the rejuvenation process. For our revision patients typically fine lines and wrinkles may still evident. Or acne scarring and large pores may still be visible. In this case, another microneedling treatment — or a series of treatments — may be necessary.
Customized microneedling treatment plan.
Because everyone has uniquely individual skin care challenges revision of microneedling treatments is quite common. That is why we will create a customized treatment plan specifically for you and your skin during your initial consultation. We will provide you with an estimate of how many treatments you will need along with recommendations for any topical treatments. Depending on your skin’s condition and desired results, you may need additional treatments and/or the use of supplemental treatments to boost the results of your microneedling treatment, these may include:
- Platelet Rich Plasma: The PRP provides an added stimulus to boost collagen production along with the use of the nutrient-rich platelets. This treatment is sometimes known as the “vampire facial”.
- Vitamin C skin serum: Microneedling helps Vitamin C serum to penetrate the outer layers of skin by creating “micro-channels” for deeper absorption.
- Topical retinoid therapy: Topical retinoids are medicines derived from Vitamin A compounds used for treating mild to severe acne, sun damage, fine lines, wrinkles, and freckles.
How many microneedling revision treatments will I need?
You will notice visible improvement after the first or second treatment but more noticeable results will be evident after 3-5 treatments spaced approximately 4-6 weeks apart. Your skin will continue to gradually improve over the next 6 to 12 months with proper skin care regimen. Any post-treatment skin care products will be included in your customized treatment plan.
Who Performs The Microneedling Revision Treatment?
The microneedling revision treatment is performed by Jennifer Fick, FNP-C, CANS, a Board Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist. You can read more about Jennifer here, or on her own website. Dr. Deschamps-Braly is on hand to consult in more complex cases if necessary.