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Microneedling In St. Louis, MO

Medical and Cosmetic Microneedling

Microneedling significantly improves the texture and appearance of treated skin by creating micro-injuries that prompt natural repair and allow for deeper penetration of skincare products. Avani Derm Spa by Nayak Plastic Surgery offers arguably the best medical and cosmetic Microneedling St. Louis, Missouri has to offer.

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What is Microneedling?

Microneedling is a therapeutic treatment in which an electric pen device delivers tiny needle pricks to the skin. Microneedling stimulates the skin’s natural healing response which can improve the appearance of fine lines and scars by stimulating collagen and other natural growth factors.

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What is the difference between cosmetic vs. medical Microneedling?

The main difference between cosmetic vs. medical Microneedling is the depth in which the needles penetrate.

Cosmetic Microneedling is a shallow treatment designed to brighten the skin and improve the penetration of the product. This treatment is great for maintenance and prevention of skin’s texture, tone and strength. Medical Microneedling aims to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, correct hyperpigmentation and melasma, and improve the appearance of scars, by driving the needles into the deeper layers of skin.

What can I expect during the procedure?

When you arrive at our office on the day of your treatment, your providing specialist will apply a numbing cream to your skin. As soon as your skin is numb and ready for treatment, your St. Louis microneedling provider will move the device throughout the treatment area, following a specific pattern to ensure even application.

Depending on the size of the treatment area, Microneedling takes 15 to 30 minutes. After treatment is complete, your specialist may apply a serum or other topical treatment to your skin. Due to the microchannels created during treatment, skincare products will seep deep into the skin for enhanced results.

What is the recovery time?

With cosmetic Microneedling there is no recovery time involved. Some redness immediately after treatment can be visible, but resolves the same day. Some bruising, swelling and redness for 2-4 days can be expected with medical Microneedling. The deeper the treatment, the more recovery time can be expected. It is also important to avoid using makeup and heavy products until the following day after treatment. Frequent application of sunscreen following treatments is important to avoid hyperpigmentation.

What results can I expect?

As your body works to repair the micro-injuries created during treatment, your skin will gradually become smoother, firmer, and more even. While you will likely notice a difference in your treated skin earlier, the most substantial improvements will appear over four to six weeks. Your results will continue to improve up to three months, as this is the approximate amount of time it takes for collagen remodeling to take place.

How often should Microneedling be done?

With both cosmetic and medical Microneedling, a series of treatments is recommended. Generally 4-6 treatments spaced every 2-4 weeks is necessary for the best results. Regular application of serums at home following treatments is also recommended.

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Am I a candidate for Microneedling?

Most generally healthy men and women who would like to improve the textural and aesthetic properties of their skin are candidates for Microneedling. However, patients with diabetes or those who take blood thinners may not be candidates for this treatment. Patients with an active skin infection or open lesions should not undergo Microneedling.

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Book your St. Louis Microneedling consultation with Avani Derm Spa by Nayak Plastic Surgery

Microneedling stimulates your body’s healing mechanism for significant and natural dermal repair. If you are interested in Microneedling in St. Louis with Avani Derm Spa by Nayak Plastic Surgery, please contact our office via phone, text, or contact form to schedule your consultation. We look forward to seeing you!

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I do Microneedling at home?

The increase in Microneedling popularity has led to the production of at-home Microneedling kits. However, many specialists caution against performing this procedure at home due to increased risks. Without proper care, Microneedling can result in scarring, facial injury, or infection.

Also, at-home Microneedling kits do not penetrate as deeply as professional devices and, therefore, do not offer the same level of results. For the best results and safest application, it is always advisable to receive treatment from experienced and certified professionals.

What is the difference between Microneedling and Dermarolling?

While the concept is the same, there are some distinct differences between Microneedling and Dermarolling. The pins used in Microneedling penetrate the skin at a perpendicular angle to allow for minimal injury to the skin’s surface. The position of the pins used with Dermarollers, however, penetrate the skin at varying angles. This causes treatment to be uneven and also increases the risk of scarring.

What are the risks and side effects of Microneedling?

Following microneedling St. Louis patients may experience minimal side effects. These side effects typically resolve within a few days of treatment. The most common side effects include redness, discomfort, peeling, bleeding, or bruising.

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