When home skin treatments aren't effective, but you aren't ready for surgery, try nonsurgical procedures for skin rejuvenation, like microneedling. Plastic surgeon Dr. Cynthia Mizgala is pleased to offer microneedling (also known as collagen induction therapy) at her office in Metairie, LA. Microneedling uses multiple fine-gauge needles to safely and effectively create micro-injuries in the needed areas of the skin. The micro-injuries trigger the body's natural production of collagen and elastin, two components of healthy, silky skin. Easily combined with other treatments, like serums and growth factors, microneedling can help reduce scars, stretch marks, fine lines, and enlarged pores. Schedule a consultation at A Woman Plastic Surgeon to discover more about the benefits of microneedling and ways to customize the treatment for your skin concerns and goals.
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You may benefit from microneedling if you have slight to moderate skin issues, like a decrease in firmness or uneven texture. Microneedling treatments can also improve the appearance of pores, stretch marks, and scars. The collagen and elastin will need a month or longer to have an effect on the skin after the treatment, but you will see natural-looking results and gain healthier, stronger skin.
Collagen induction therapy with microneedling is done in the comfort of our Red Spa by licensed, experienced aesthetician, Robin Brock. The skin being treated will be cleansed before the microneedling handpiece is passed evenly over. After the microneedling is done, a topical treatment, like growth factors or a vitamin-infused serum, can be applied for deeper penetration of the nutrients into the skin. A moisturizer will be applied in along with sun protection since your skin will be sensitive after the treatment.
What to Expect
Following the procedure, you might develop light swelling and redness for about a day, but this should resolve on its own. It may take about 1 – 2 months as the collagen and elastin levels increase before you see visible improvements in the health and appearance of your treated skin. You should plan to get about 1 – 2 maintenance treatments every 6 – 12 months for the best results and long-term skin health.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does microneedling cost?
Costs for microneedling will vary, depending on what is in your plan. During your consultation, Robin Brock will evaluate your skin and then develop your personalized plan. Once this is done, she will explain your costs and the procedure process. A Woman Plastic Surgeon often offers specials on treatment packages so ask about current deals during your consultation.
What exactly is microneedling?
Collagen induction therapy or microneedling is a nonsurgical treatment to improve the health of your skin. Collagen is a fibrous protein that helps keep your skin supple, smooth, and tight. As you get older, your stores of collagen are depleted and your skin becomes thin and less elastic. Microneedling causes small micro-injuries, which initiates more collagen production and generates new skin cell growth. Once healed, your skin is healthier, firmer, and brighter.
Can I combine other treatments with microneedling?
During the microneedling process, channels are created in your skin that make it easier for treatments to penetrate the deeper layers. This is why microneedling is commonly combined with other treatments, like vitamin-rich serums. During your consultation, Robin Brock can talk about what treatments may be performed along with microneedling to improve your skin health and appearance.
How many treatments are recommended for optimal results?
Usually, patients need 3 – 4 sessions to see their best results. However, the number of treatments recommended will depend on your goals and the condition of your skin. Microneedling can be performed every 4 – 6 weeks as needed. During your consultation, Robin Brock will estimate how many treatments you will need based on your skin and goals. Once you have reached your goal, Robin Brock recommends getting maintenance treatments twice a year.
Is microneedling safe for everyone?
Microneedling is safe for all skin types and tones. Since the skin micro-injuries are so small, there are usually no side effects after the treatment. Microneedling can be applied to most areas of skin, including the arms, face, neck, and chest. Microneedling is not recommended if you have been on Accutane in the last few months, as well as if you have an open wound, herpes simplex, or active skin infection.
- Average Cost
- $250 - $300
- Recovery Time
- 1 - 3 days
- Average Procedure Time
- 1 Hour
- Post-op Follow-up
- Procedure Recovery Location
Natural Health and Radiance
Improve the health and appearance of your skin with microneedling therapy at A Woman Plastic Surgeon in Metairie, LA. A minimally invasive treatment that can produce significant results, microneedling prompts your natural production of collagen for smoother, firmer skin. Schedule a consultation with Robin Brock to hear more about this procedure and other options to revitalize your skin.