There are a multitude of lasers, skin products, and treatments for trying to take away fine lines on the face. Microneedling is a fairly new technique that uses very fine needles to poke microscopic holes in the skin.
This stimulates the body’s natural ability to grow collagen to repair fine lines and even out skin tone. Microneedling is often used in conjunction with stem cell-derived skin products, chemical peels, or platelet-rich plasma to create an even more dramatic result. The advantage of microneedling over laser resurfacing is that there is little to no down time.
Immediately after the treatment, your skin will look like you have a mild sunburn. This improves and can be covered up with makeup 6 hours after the treatment. Microneedling is also safer than lasers to use in those with darker skin tones.
Saxon MD offers the only microneedling device on the market approved by the FDA to reduce facial wrinkles and acne scarring. The Exceed microneedling device includes several features that make it a superior choice compared to other microneedling treatments.
Exceed is the only microneedling device that uses tapered needles to allow for less skin tearing and faster healing. In addition, Exceed features a six-needle tilting plate that adjusts to the skin’s surface throughout treatment to ensure proper perpendicular penetration. This feature also allows for more consistent results and easier treatment of more contoured areas of the face, such as around the nose or the eyes.
Exceed has an impressive patient satisfaction rate, with nearly all recipients reporting significant improvements in the elasticity and texture of treated skin. Exceed is safe and effective for all skin types and tones and poses a notably low risk of hyperpigmentation related to other anti-aging therapies.
Using a dermaroller at home is similar to microneedling in the office. There are, however, several key distinctions.
The first is that the angle that the needle enters the skin with a microneedling pen is more uniform than with a dermaroller since the pen is always at a perpendicular angle to the skin surface. A dermaroller needle enters and leaves the skin at different angles creating variable results. The depth of skin penetration can also be adjusted based on the area being treated.
The eyes often need a shallower depth than the cheeks or body. It is also important to note that the tips of a microneedling pen are individually packed in sterile packages, whereas the dermaroller has to be cleaned with alcohol after each treatment. The needles of the dermaroller quickly become dull requiring replacement of the needles. If this isn’t done it can create scarring.
You can expect your Exceed microneedling treatment to take approximately one hour. When you arrive at Saxon MD for your Dallas or Austin microneedling, Dr. Sarah Saxon or a skilled team member will thoroughly cleanse your face and apply a topical numbing cream that will be allowed to sit for 20 minutes.
Once the treatment area is sufficiently numb, your providing specialist will wash off the cream and apply any specialized serums before beginning microneedling. Your specialist will guide the Exceed device over the entire treatment area, adjusting the depth of your treatment to the condition of your skin in each area of the face. When microneedling is complete, your specialist will re-apply any specialized serums, which will be deeply absorbed by the microchannels created during treatment.
You may experience some redness or a sensation similar to a sunburn immediately following treatment. This can be reduced with a cold compress. Depending on the depth of your treatment, you may experience pinprick scabbing in the treated area that will resolve within two to three days. Most Dallas or Austin microneedling patients achieve the best results with four Exceed microneedling sessions spaced four weeks apart.
If you would like to learn more about Exceed microneedling in Dallas or Austin, TX.
Please contact Saxon MD during regular business hours to schedule your consultation with Dr. Sarah Saxon. During your consultation for microneedling Dallas & Austin facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Saxon will thoroughly assess your skin and develop your personalized treatment plan to help you achieve the best results possible.
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