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Everyone wants to feel comfortable and confident in their own skin. Textural concerns, sun damage, hyperpigmentation, and large pores can all crop up at any age, even with proper skin care methods. Early signs of aging and exhaustion, such as fine lines, wrinkles, and a loss of elasticity, can also detract from your previously vibrant appearance. Microneedling is a minimally invasive treatment that covers a wide range of textural and tonal concerns and is ideal for all skin types. Microneedling heals your skin from the inside out by stimulating collagen and elastin production for a youthful, bouncy, and glowing skin by creating tiny micro-injuries in the skin.

Cohn Plastic Surgery offers microneedling in South Birmingham, Alabama, at its Vestavia Hills Medspa.

What Are the Benefits of Microneedling?

Microneedling is a minimally invasive aesthetic treatment that boosts collagen and elastin production by creating micro-injuries with tiny, sterile needles. The minor wounds caused by the needles prompt your body’s natural healing process, causing it to produce more collagen and elastin, improving the skin’s tone and texture. Microneedling can improve a variety of skin concerns, including:

  • Acne
  • Acne scars
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Large pores
  • Skin laxity
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Stretch marks
  • Sun damage

Additionally, since microneedling does not involve light or lasers, it is safe for all skin types, including dark skin tones.

Am I a Candidate for Microneedling?

Candidates for microneedling may have dull skin with poor texture and one or more aging concerns. Candidates should also:

  • Be generally in good health
  • Have no current skin infections
  • Not be prone to excessive bleeding or bruising
  • Have reasonable expectations for results

If you are interested in treating your skin’s textural irregularities, hyperpigmentation, large pores, and more and would like to see if microneedling is right for you, call Cohn Plastic Surgery today at (205) 590-9900 to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced microneedling specialists.

How Does Microneedling Work?

During your microneedling treatment, your skin may be prepared with a topical anesthetic. Your provider will then move a pen-shaped device with tiny, sterile microneedles on the head across the treatment area. The needles make tiny injuries or micro-injuries as they move the device across your skin. Your provider will adjust treatment to your needs, paying particular attention to specific areas as needed.

Afterward, you may be given a protective cream or moisturizer to cover the treatment area. Treatment generally ranges from 15-30 minutes, depending on the size of the treatment area and the severity of concerns.

What Is Recovery Like After Microneedling?

Microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure with little downtime and recovery after treatment. Your skin may be slightly red and swollen immediately following treatment, and as it heals, you may experience some peeling or tightness.

Your skin should be back to normal after one week.

How Long Do Microneedling Results Last?

As it takes some time for collagen and elastin to build up in your system, most patients will see optimum results after a few sessions, spaced apart by a few weeks.

After about one month, you can expect to see renewed, glowing skin with improved fine lines, wrinkles, and a smoother complexion. Most patients can maintain their results by undergoing treatment once every few months once the desired results are met.

Microneedling FAQ

  • Each microneedling session will vary depending on your needs and goals for the procedure, so the price will vary. After your comprehensive consultation with one of our microneedling specialists, we will be happy to provide an accurate estimate.

  • Microneedling is primarily painless; at most, you may feel a slight scratching sensation as the tiny needles pass over your skin. Some patients may request a topical anesthetic to be applied before treatment for optimum comfort.

  • Microneedling is a safe and effective procedure when performed by licensed medical professionals. While rare, side effects are possible, such as:

    • Excessive redness, bruising, or swelling
    • Infection
    • Scarring

    Microneedling should only be performed by trained medical professionals, such as our experienced technicians at Cohn Plastic Surgery’s Medspa. We will go over this treatment’s risks and side effects in detail during your consultation to ensure your utmost comfort.

Microneedling at Cohn Plastic Surgery’s Medspa in Birmingham

Cohn Plastic Surgery in Birmingham, AL, offers a comprehensive set of non-surgical aesthetic treatments for all your needs, including microneedling.

If you want to see how microneedling can help improve the texture and contour of your face, call us today at (205) 590-9900 or fill out our online contact form to schedule a consultation.

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