Stretch marks, scars, irregular pigmentation, wrinkles, and fine lines accumulate with time and can make you feel self-conscious about your appearance. MDPen microneedling treatments offer a noninvasive, non-chemical skin rejuvenation treatment for these concerns. At Georgia Center for Female Health in Peachtree Corners and Decatur, Georgia, Lynette D. Stewart, MD and Wanda I. Cape, CNM, MPH offer facial microneedling as part of their commitment to providing women with the clinical care they need to look and feel their best at every stage of life. Call the office, or schedule online to learn more.
Microneedling, or collagen induction therapy, is a minimally invasive skin rejuvenation treatment that stimulates your own body to naturally restore and heal your skin. The MDPen is a device equipped with tiny needles that penetrate your skin and makes micro-wounds in the outer dermis. The fine needles stimulate your body’s own natural healing process, but aren’t significant enough to cause visible wounds.
The entire treatment is chemical-free and involves only a brief period of downtime. MDPen is one of the safest and most effective methods of microneedling available today. The needles are so small that the procedure causes no scarring.
Micro-needling can used to improve the appearance of a wide range of skin imperfections, including:
Discuss your complexion concerns with the providers at Georgia Center for Female Health to determine if facial microneedling is right for you.
Before you undergo microneedling, the team applies a topical anesthetic to the surface of your skin. This ensures more comfort during the procedure. The session lasts about 20-60 minutes, depending on the size of the treatment area and the extent of skin damage.
After treatment, plan on needing three to four days of downtime to recover. You’ll appear as if you have a sunburn, with some redness and mild swelling.
Microneedling dramatically boosts your skin’s look. You’ll notice improvements in your skin’s appearance after just one treatment, but usually need multiple sessions to obtain dramatic, long-lasting results.
Anyone interested in improving the quality of their skin is a potential candidate for microneedling. If you’ve used Accutane in the past six months, have open wounds, cuts, or abrasions, have received radiation treatment in the past year, or are pregnant or breastfeeding, you should wait to have microneedling treatments. Dr. Stewart evaluates your particular needs and health history to ensure the treatment is right for you.
To learn more about microneedling and how it can boost your skin’s health and look, call Georgia Center for Female Health, or book a consultation online.