Facts about Microneedling You Probably Didn’t Know
At Goals Plastic Surgery, their staff is comprised of a number of different people, with years of experience in a variety of aesthetic enhancement fields. Led by Dr. Sergey Voskin, considered to be the best plastic surgeon NYC has to offer, are a number of estheticians, patient coordinators, massage therapists, weight loss gurus, and skincare experts. With such a versatile team, Goals has been able to attract countless patients to their practice, and not just for plastic surgery procedures, but a number of minimally-invasive medical spa procedures and skincare treatment modalities. When it comes to aesthetic enhancement, skincare has always been one of the key aspects and is considered to be a vital aspect of helping patients to realize their ideal appearance. In fact, skincare treatment is the number one method used to slow down the aging process, and prevent women from prematurely aging with issues such as wrinkles, loose hanging skin, hyperpigmentation marks, and lost facial volume. In order to treat these types of unwanted skin issues, the team at Goals recommends patients undergo a dermapen microneedling treatment. If you haven’t heard of this revolutionary treatment than you are most certainly missing out on the best skin that’s possible for you. With a popular variation known as PRP microneedling or the vampire facial, made famous by Kim Kardashian in years past – people can remember that viral image of Kim with blood all over her face. Essentially, dermapen microneedling works by using the body’s own naturally restorative nature to help heal unwanted blemishes and other skin issues. To begin, your surgeon will use the pen-like device known as a dermapen to create a series of micro-puncture sites (essentially a series of controlled wounds) within the patient’s skin, and along the treatment area. Once these micro-puncture sites are created, it triggers the body to send healing agents like collagen, blood and oxygen to the site, in order to encourage the healing of the skin tissue. Not only does it send collagen however, it also stimulates the production of collagen, so as to create new skin cells to take the place of the old, damaged ones at the surface. Essentially this process will leave patients with brighter, tighter, and smoother, not to mention blemish-free skin overall. In order to educate you a bit more on what exactly microneedling and microneedling PRP variation entail, here are some things you probably didn’t know.
· Relatively Pain-Free
One of the most interesting aspects about dermapen microneedling is that it is relatively pain free. The only time individuals might feel some type of sensitivity would be around the hairline and occasionally along the bridge of the nose or around the mouth and lips. In some instances your doctor may also provide you with numbing gel in order to mitigate any pain or discomfort.
· PRP Microneedling
The fact is that with conventional microneedling PRP is not used, but because of the healing and restorative powers of PRP, or platelet rich plasma, many patients are now starting to prefer it to be used. PRP microneeding is also often referred to as the vampire facial, simply because of how the patient’s face is completely covered in blood essentially, like a vampire having just consumed someone’s blood. The fact is that with microneedling PRP helps to not only just speed up the recovery process, but to also clear and cleanse the skin, as well as to smooth, tighten, and lighten hyperpigmentation issues. If you choose to add platelet-rich plasma, your derm will take a few vials of blood from your arm and run your blood through a centrifuge to extract the PRP, which will be used to coat your face before and after the procedure.
· Take the Next 24 Hours OFF
While the procedure is certainly a minimally-invasive one, if you think about it, having a ton of little hole poked into your face can actually be pretty invasive. And while your skin should heal fast, especially with the PRP solution, there is still a decent amount of downtime needed. You’ll notice swelling and redness for the next 24 to 48 hours, so plan accordingly. It’s also advised not to wear makeup or do any form of vigorous exercise for at least 24 hours after your procedure.
One of the most interesting things that is known to happen after using a dermapen or derma roller, especially for those with semi active acne already, is acne breakouts along the treatment area. He pen will pick up the bacteria and spread it around, causing one breakout to become many – this is why its important to have a thorough skincare examination from your doctor beforehand.
For more information on microneedling or other skincare treatments be sure to contact Goals Plastic Surgery today!