Improving both skin tone and texture
When you look at a baby’s cheek, part of what makes it so beautiful is that the skin is smooth and unblemished. With time and age, however, the surface of the skin can become mottled with acne, scars, hyperpigmentation and fine wrinkle lines. Lifestyle choices such as sitting in the sun and smoking will hasten the process, but with age, the skin inevitably loses both collagen and elastin. These two are what make your skin look lifted and plump, and which allow it to “bounce back” after you smile, laugh or cry. The dermaPen is a non-surgical procedure that uses mircroneedles in order to stimulate your own body to produce more collagen and elastin. Also known as collagen induction therapy ( CIT) that uses shallow needles . The end result is smoother, plumper and more youthful glow skin.
Dr. Idahosa is an expert in non-surgical procedures for improving both skin tone and texture. He has long understood that any facial rejuvenation procedure that he performs is only as good as the canvas upon which he works. This is why he is such a fan of combination treatment regimen with laser skin resurfacing, chemical peels and microneedling procedures either on their own or in combination with radio frequency (RF) with PRP as well as natural Bone Marrow stem cells .
How Does Microneedling Work?
Microneedling procedures work by creating controlled micro-injuries. The important word here is “controlled”. There are at-home microneedling devices for sale on sites such as Amazon as well as several medical esthetic spas . We are not a fan for a number of reasons. The needles can become bent and/or infected thus causing more harm than good. Also, the needles that a licensed professional can use in a microneedling procedure are longer so they pierce deeper into the dermis thus causing a more pronounced improvement.
The procedure takes about 30 minutes, and afterwards, your skin may appear a bit pink or “flushed”. This typically fades within 24 hours. You will notice a difference immediately, and your skin will continue to improve over the next couple of months. Dr. Idahosa usually recommends 3-4 treatment sessions, based 1 month apart, for optimum results. There is really no downtime associated with the treatment . Dr. Idahosa will send you home with some Anteage post care Lift, a clean, non-cytoxic accelerator with hyaluronic gel to apply post treatment. This will help keep your skin from drying out. We may also recommend some other skincare products for you to use post treatment in order to maximize your results. All of this will be discussed with you in detail during your initial consultation.
So, if your skin is making you feel grey even when the sun is shining, come in and speak with us about the stem cell micro-needling . It will have you glowing as if you’ve been on a two week Caribbean vacation, only without the sun damage.