What is Microneedling?
When home skin treatments aren't giving you the results you desire but you aren't ready for surgery, try nonsurgical procedures for skin rejuvenation such as microneedling, a newer technique that has become very popular among our Las Vegas, NV area patients. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Christopher Khorsandi is pleased to offer microneedling (also known as collagen induction therapy) at his office at VIP Plastic Surgery. 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 nutrients that enhance the overall health and appearance of the skin. Schedule a consultation at VIP Plastic Surgery to discover more about the benefits of microneedling and ways to customize the treatment for your skin concerns and goals.
Can I have microneedling?
You may benefit from microneedling if you have slight to moderate skin issues, like a decrease in firmness or an uneven texture. Microneedling treatments can also improve the appearance of pores, scars, and stretch marks. You need to be willing to wait a while before seeing benefits from your microneedling treatment since the collagen and elastin will need a month or longer to have an effect on the skin, but you will see natural-looking results and gain healthier, stronger skin.
"Two weeks ago I went in for a PRP facial to correct some discoloration from acne scars, and I have to say, I am loving the results! Day 1 my skin felt like it was on fire, but by day 3, the redness and puffiness had gone down and revealed shocking results. Not only did the discoloration fade dramatically, but my skin felt soft and had this crazy glow. It was mentioned that I'll continue to see results over the next six months, so I'll be back to give a more in-depth review then. Dr. Khorsandi and his team are simply amazing and I encourage everyone to pay them a visit."- T.R. / Yelp / Apr 26, 2018
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Procedure Time
- < 1 Hour
- Procedure Recovery Location
Microneedling Treatment Technique
Collagen induction therapy with microneedling is done in one of our office procedure rooms in about 30 – 60 minutes with numbing cream or a local anesthesia if desired, but patients typically experience mild or no discomfort. The skin being treated will be cleansed before the microneedling tool is passed evenly over. The tool used has numerous needles that glide gently over the treatment area, leaving tiny holes that will heal and create new skin growth. After the microneedling is done, a topical treatment like platelet-rich plasma (PRP) or a vitamin-infused serum can be applied for deeper penetration of the nutrients into the skin. A moisturizer will be massaged in along with sun protection since your skin will be sensitive after the treatment.
Microneedling After Your session
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 4 – 6 maintenance treatments every 4 – 6 weeks for the best results and long-term skin health.
You'll love Your Results
Improve the health and appearance of your skin with microneedling collagen induction therapy at VIP Plastic Surgery in Las Vegas, NV. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Khorsandi to hear more about microneedling for skin revitalizing.