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Microneedling in Chicago, IL

What is Microneedling?

Microneedling is a non-invasive, comfortable treatment that utilizes a pen-like device containing small needle tips. The pen is moved across the face, and the needles gently pierce the skin causing minor trauma redness (erythema).  Microneedling is beneficial for anyone who has any form of scarring including acne , burns, surgical, and stretch marks. It is also a great treatment  for aging skin. By causing minor “controlled damage”, the skin is stimulated to “heal” and create fresh, new, healthy collagen.

How is this procedure performed?

It is performed on an outpatient basis. A session typically begins with the aesthetician cleansing the face, prior to the application of the pen.  The pen is then moved over the surface of the skin.  The treatment may also include the application of a topical serum.  In addition, the procedure can be combined with the injection and application of platelet rich plasma to intensify the results. Platelet rich plasma (PRP) is created by taking a small sample of your blood and removing the red and white cells, leaving only a source of growth factors that act as stem cells for your skin to create even more collagen and elastin.

What areas can be treated?

All skin can be treated with this procedure.

What do most patients feel during a procedure?

Most patients feel only minor discomfort during the procedure and a tingling, warm sensation after it is completed.

What is the Recovery Period Like?

You will leave the office with a slightly pink face that may last 24-48 hours. Occasionally there is a small amount of flaking 2-3 days later, depending on how much prior underlying skin damage the patient has.

When Will Results be noticed?

Most people report a sensation of softer smoother skin within several days, but full  results will take several weeks.

Are Multiple Treatments necessary?

The general rule for treatment results is “the more downtime, the fewer the treatments” . Microneedling is a gentle procedure that should be performed monthly. We recommend a series of 4-6 treatments, but if combined with PRP, this can be decreased in half.

Who should NOT get microneedling?

Anyone taking any medications that interfere with their immune system will not get the same results. Examples include Humira.

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