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Microneedling

Microneedling in Charlotte NC

Over time, your face may start to exhibit signs of age, sun damage, or everyday wear-and-tear. For example, many of us have had the experience of looking in the mirror and being surprised at the wrinkles, fine lines, or other blemishes we see before us. If you’ve had this experience and wish to learn about non-surgical methods for recovering your youthful appearance, we’d invite you to learn more about microneedling. We’re pleased to offer microneedling facial treatments, as well as microneedling with PRP, here at H/K/B Cosmetic Surgery.

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What is Microneedling?

Microneedling is a non-surgical, cosmetic treatment fully approved by the FDA to address wrinkles, acne scars, fine lines, and other facial blemishes. The procedure is performed with a small device that creates “micro injuries” across the surface of the skin and the dermis layer that’s just below it. These micro injuries are caused by tiny needles, which very subtly puncture the skin and make small holes. This may sound like an unusual way to repair or rehabilitate the skin, but actually, it’s highly effective. The secret to microneedling is that it taps into the skin’s own ability to heal and restore itself. By puncturing the skin, we can actually jump-start the body’s built-in healing process. The injured skin responds to the micro injuries by releasing numerous growth factors, including collagen and other elastic tissue. In other words, by damaging the skin, microneedling actually prompts the body to develop a healthy new layer of skin – skin that looks youthful and unblemished.

SkinPen Microneedling

At HKB Cosmetic Surgery, we use a medical-grade, state-of-the-art microneedling technology called SkinPen, which ensures greater control over the induction of the body’s self-repair capabilities. The SkinPen creates thousands of micro-injuries with the utmost precision, ensuring collagen production without the risk of scar tissue formation. The SkinPen also offers some variability in how deep the micro injuries penetrate, allowing us to customize the treatment to meet each patient’s needs. SkinPen ensures a comfortable experience and beautiful, long-lasting results for each patient.

Benefits of Microneedling Treatments

There are a number of reasons why patients come to H/K/B to receive microneedling treatments. Simply put, it’s one of the best options available for non-invasive skin repair, without the need for a prolonged recovery time. What’s more, microneedling can be an effective way to treat a variety of skin conditions, including:

  • Unevenness in skin tone or texture
  • Fine lines, creases, and wrinkles
  • Areas where the skin has become lax or saggy
  • Enlarged pores
  • Acne and acne scarring
  • Sun spots
  • Age spots

Through microneedling, you can minimize these imperfections and gain a smoother, clearer, more youthful-looking facial appearance. To learn more about the benefits of microneedling in Charlotte, NC, we welcome you to reach out to H/K/B Cosmetic Surgery at any time.

Benefits of Microneedling with PRP

There are numerous specific benefits that microneedling with PRP can offer:

  • It can help reduce broken capillaries and spider veins
  • It minimizes the appearance of enlarged pores
  • It reduces the visibility of scarring, including acne scars
  • It helps lighten areas of hyperpigmentation or sun damage
  • It gives the skin a healthy “glow”

The bottom line: Microneedling is all about tapping into the body’s ability to heal itself. By using PRP, we can help heighten this self-healing effect, leading to even greater results. If you have any additional questions about a microneedling facial, or microneedling with PRP, reach out to H/K/B Cosmetic Surgery at any time.

Difference Between Microneedling Facial vs. Microneedling with PRP

Patients who come to H/K/B Cosmetic Surgery will have a choice between a conventional microneedling facial, or a procedure that pairs microneedling with PRP.

To understand the difference between these two treatment options, it’s important to define PRP. PRP stands for platelet-rich plasma, which is drawn from your blood. PRP is placed into a centrifuge, which allows us to isolate stem cells. These cells offer a highly potent concentration of growth factors; when we add them to the normal microneedling process, it makes the procedure even more effective.

We encourage you to ask your provider about the advantages of using microneedling with PRP, and specifically how this approach can lead to smoother, more fully resurfaced skin.

Microneedling Facial Results and Recovery

For those considering microneedling in Charlotte, NC, it may be useful to consider everything that the treatment entails, from start to finish.

Microneedling facial is performed on an outpatient basis, in the comfort and privacy of the H/K/B facility. We’ll apply some topical numbing agents to the treatment area, ensuring your comfort during the microneedling process. The micro injuries produced are so small, they’ll be all but invisible to the naked eye. The duration of a microneedling procedure can vary, but usually it takes about half an hour.

Following a microneedling facial, you may notice some redness or swelling. Some patients say that it’s similar to having a very mild sunburn. Usually, this lasts for just a couple of days. During that time, you may also experience some peeling, as your old skin dies off and new skin is generated.

Because this is a non-surgical procedure, you’ll be cleared to return to your normal activities whenever you like. The one precaution you’ll need to take is shielding your skin from the sun’s rays. We’d recommend wearing a hat or scarf when you go outside, and avoiding prolonged exposure to the sun. You’re always welcome to ask your provider for additional information about recovering from microneedling.

While some patients may begin to see some improvements to their skin in just a few days, the full results may take up to six months to manifest. You can anticipate steady improvement during that period.
Microneedling, including microneedling with PRP, can be a good option for virtually any adult who wishes to improve the appearance of their skin and to reduce some of the visible signs of aging. It is a safe and effective treatment for all skin types. If you have any questions about your eligibility, feel free to contact our office.
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Learn More About Microneedling in Charlotte, NC

If you’re ready to schedule a microneedling in Charlotte, NC session, or simply have some additional questions about the process, we welcome you to contact us. Make an appointment with H/K/B Cosmetic Surgery in Charlotte, NC. We’d love to talk with you further about the benefits of microneedling treatment.