Posts for tag: Microneedling

By Skin MD
April 03, 2019
Category: Skin Care
Tags: Microneedling  

Microneedling is an exciting cosmetic procedure for achieving more youthful looking skin. By smoothing fine lines and wrinkles, and firming and toningMicroneedling the skin, microneedling can help you appear refreshed. A dermatologist can help you decide if microneedling is right for you. At SkinMD, Dr. Ellen Jacobson is your dermatologist for microneedling in Nashville, TN.

What is Microneedling?

Microneedling is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure for dramatically improving the appearance of skin. It can be used to minimize the appearance of scars (including acne scars), wrinkles, fine lines, pigmentation, and various signs of aging. The procedure involves the use of extremely small needles on the skin, which helps stimulate collagen and elastin production. Collagen and elastin both help smooth and firm the skin for a more youthful and toned look. SkinMD uses the Collagen P.I.N., a handheld pen containing 36 motorized microneedles. Depending on the skin condition, different glides can be applied during the procedure to augment the results. Peels can also be applied after the procedure for an even more extreme effect.

How Can Microneedling Help Me?

It can be used to treat several different skin concerns on all types of skin. Microneedling can minimize the appearance of scars, brown spots and pigmentation, as well as reverse certain signs of aging. It can also be used to smooth fine lines and wrinkles, as well as firm and tone the skin to give you a more youthful and refreshed appearance.

How Soon Will I See Results?

Most patients undergo three to six sessions to achieve the desired results. Visible results are typically noticeable after the second microneedling treatment. The skin smoothing results become progressively better with subsequent treatments. Maximum results can be observed approximately three months following the last microneedling treatment session as that is the turnover time for collagen production.

Is Microneedling Painful?

Microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure that involves a slight prick to the skin. Most patients do not experience any pain during microneedling procedures, as topical anesthesia is applied before the procedure to reduce discomfort. However, the slight needle prick can be mildly uncomfortable for a small number of patients. Additionally, patients should expect 5-7 days of pink and peeling skin. Patients at SkinMD will be given a post procedure kit with each microneedling session.

Microneedling can help you achieve skin that is smoother, firmer, and more toned. For microneedling in Nashville, TN schedule an appointment with Dr. Jacobson by calling SkinMD at (615) 279-5656.

By Skin MD
June 21, 2018
Category: Skin Care
Tags: Microneedling  

Microneedling (also referred to as collagen induction therapy) is an aesthetic procedure that uses tiny needles to create a series of channels in the surfacemicroneedling of the skin to stimulate collagen production by triggering a healing response in the skin. Despite the use of needles, microneedling is actually a minimally invasive procedure. Although there are a number of at home microneedling treatment kits available, Dr. Ellen Jacobson, of SkinMD in Nashville, TN, recommends seeing a dermatologist for professional microneedling in order to obtain the best results.

Microneedling in Nashville, TN
As we age, collagen production begins to slow down and skin loses elasticity. Microneedling is designed to stimulate collagen production to minimize common skin and age related problems like fine lines and wrinkles and acne scarring. When the needles puncture the surface of the skin with a series of tiny pin pricks, collagen is produced to heal the skin. In addition to improving the skin's texture, microneedling may also make skin care products more effective as they are absorbed more deeply into the skin. PRP, as well as collagen stimulating peels, can be added after microneedling.

How it Works
SkinMD uses the Collagen P.I.N., which is a handheld pen that contains 36 motorized microneedles. A topical anesthetic is applied prior to the procedure to minimize discomfort. A typical treatment course involves four to six sessions over several months for the best results. Although it is commonly used on the face, it can be used on other parts of the body as well.

In addition to fine lines and wrinkles and acne scars, microneedling can also be used for other skin problems including:

  • Brown spots and pigmentation
  • Loose skin
  • Stretch marks
  • Large pores
  • Skin tone/texture
  • Hair restoration

If you have acne, rosacea, eczema or other skin irritations or problems, check with a dermatologist to see if microneedling is right for you.

Find a Dermatologist in Nashville, TN
For more information about microneedling and other skincare and anti-aging treatments, contact SkinMD by calling 615-279-5656 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Jacobson today.