Atrophic facial scars are always a challenge to treat, especially the ones that are deep-seated and/or involve much of the face. Micro-needling can help Cape Girardeau area patients who would like to minimize the appearance of wrinkles, scars, stretch marks, and acne scars while minimizing pores. It is offered by the board certified plastic surgeons at Heartland Plastic & Hand Surgery.
Micro-needling, also known as Percutaneous Collagen Induction Therapy or Collagen P.I.N.™, is an innovative technique that introduces a tiny, controlled wound into the skin in order to stimulate the growth of new skin and tissue. As part of the body’s natural healing process, skin responds to perceived wounds by releasing growth factors and producing new collagen and elastin. As a result, the refreshed skin is younger, thicker, and softer than before.
Micro-needling can be used on nearly all parts of the body, including:
- Face and neck
Benefits of Micro-Needling
By stimulating cellular regeneration, micro-needling can help tighten and lift your skin. This can reduce common skin issues such as fine lines, crow’s feet, acne scars, poor skin texture, sun damage, stretch marks, and body scars. And since you’re relying on your body’s natural processes, you’ll experience quick healing and long-lasting results.
In addition, by creating miniscule channels in your skin, micro-needling helps topical serums and creams penetrate your skin’s layers more deeply. This increases the effectiveness of your skin care regimen and other treatments.
How Is Micro-Needling Performed?
During your consultation, your doctor will listen to your treatment goals and desires in order to determine the appropriate treatment depth. When it’s time for the procedure, a topical serum will be applied to the region of skin to be treated, and a sterile needle-tip with 12 micro-needles will be attached to the Collagen P.I.N. device. In one smooth, gentle motion, the device will be guided gently over your skin in one direction. When the entire treatment area has been covered, you’ll have thousands of microscopic channels stimulating countless skin cells to refresh and renew your skin tone and texture.
Preparing for Micro-Needling
Depending on the extent and severity of your skin condition, you may benefit from multiple treatments spaced in four-week intervals. Before each session, make sure that the area to be treated is clean and free of make-up or creams. If you have a low pain tolerance, then consider asking for a topical numbing agent to minimize discomfort.
Downtime is virtually non-existent. Immediately following a treatment session, your skin may appear pink to moderately red. For the first four days, only mineral-based foundation should be used to minimize bacteria build-up.
Before and After Images after Collagen PIN Treatment
How Much Does Micro-Needling Cost?
The cost of your micro-needling treatment will vary according to your specific needs, including factors such as the treatment site and the severity of your skin condition. Heartland Plastic & Hand Surgery accepts cash, check, most major credit cards, and financing through CareCredit® and MedicalFinancing.com.
Is Micro-Needling Right for Me?
If you’re looking for an improved overall skin appearance, reduced scars and fine lines, or enhanced skin texture—anywhere on your body—then micro-needling may work for you. During your consultation, we’ll help you decide whether micro-needling is the best option for your aesthetic desires and goals.
Why Choose Heartland Plastic & Hand Surgery?
Dr. Deisher, Dr. Humphrey, and our entire staff are dedicated to providing you with personalized, expert care to help you achieve your treatment goals. With two physicians who are board-certified in plastic surgery, we have the skill and experience to help you look and feel your best.
What to Expect during Your Consultation
During your consultation, we’ll listen carefully to your needs, desires and concerns. We’ll examine the region that you would like to enhance and review your medical history, while answering all of your questions. Working together, we’ll explore your treatment options and select the right approach for your situation. We want you to be comfortable with your choice and to achieve the look you want.
David Deisher, MD and J. Stewart Humphrey, MD offer plastic and reconstructive surgery to patients across Missouri including Cape Girardeau, Jackson, Sikeston, Cape Girardeau County, Bollinger County, Perryville, and Dexter. Contact the Heartland Plastic & Hand Surgery office today at (573) 837-1610 to schedule your micro-needling consultation!