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Microneedling

Scottsdale Skin Boutique & Dermatology is your premiere center for comprehensive medical, surgical, and aesthetic dermatologic care. Our expert medical professionals are proud to offer evidence-based treatment plans tailored to each of our patients' individual needs. Based in the heart of Scottsdale, it is our pleasure to care for patients from Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, Phoenix and surrounding communities in the Valley of the Sun.

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What is Microneedling?

Microneedling is a skin resurfacing technology that uses the skin’s natural healing process to reduce skin imperfections, treat sun damage, and restore a smoother, clearer complexion. Instead of removing layers of skin with heat or chemicals, microneedling creates microscopic “injuries” in the skin using an instrument containing dozens of very fine, short needles. The “injuries” are not visible to the naked eye, but they do trigger the natural healing response, prompting your skin to produce new collagen and elastin and regenerate new, healthy skin cells. At Scottsdale Skin Boutique & Dermatology, we only use the SkinPen®, FDA-approved microneedling device to ensure safety and effectiveness. If you are interested in learning more about how microneedling can minimize your pores, smooth acne scars, and decrease hyperpigmentation, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with one of our expert aesthetics providers at your earliest convenience.

 

What are the Benefits of Microneedling?

There are many benefits to receiving microneedling treatments with the expert medical professionals at Scottsdale Skin Boutique & Dermatology, including:

  • Minimally invasive cosmetic procedure
  • Smooths away fine lines and moderate wrinkles
  • Improves the appearance of acne scarring
  • Minimizes enlarged pores
  • Evens out hyperpigmentation
  • Reduces the appearance of stretch marks
  • No downtime or recovery period required

What is Microneedling with PRP?

Along with the benefit of microneedling, there is the added advantage of using your own platelet rich plasma (PRP) containing growth factors, platelets, and stem cells to amplify the healing process. A small sample of your blood is drawn from your arm similar to when you donate blood or take a blood test. Then, it is spun down in a centrifuge to separate its components. The PRP is extracted and placed topically onto the area to be treated.  Microneedling is performed, enabling the PRP to enter the skin. The platelets organize in the skin releasing a number of growth factors and cytokines to promote healing including attracting immune cells to repair the damaged area and developing new collagen. If you are interested in learning more about how the addition of PRP to your microneedling treatment can improve your results, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with one of our expert aesthetics providers at your earliest convenience.

What are the Benefits of Microneedling with PRP?

Adding platelet rich plasma (PRP) to your microneedling treatment will supercharge the results and decrease the healing time. PRP contains growth factors, platelets, and stem cells that improve the collagen and elastin response in the skin. By bathing the skin in your body’s own natural cytokines, your expected microneedling results are enhanced. Your skin will be smoother with less hyperpigmentation and smaller pores.

What Can I Expect During My Microneedling Treatment?

Prior to treatment, your skin will be gently and thoroughly cleansed to remove makeup, oil, dirt, and residues. To ensure you are as comfortable as possible, a topical numbing agent will then be applied to the targeted areas prior to beginning treatment. If you have decided to use platelet rich plasma, a small sample of your blood will be drawn from your arm, spun down in a centrifuge, and then placed on the skin. Once the skin is numb, the SkinPen microneedling device will be lightly and evenly pressed into the treatment areas.

What Can I Expect after My Microneedling Treatment?

Because microneedling is a minimally invasive cosmetic treatment, there is no formal downtime or recovery period associated with the treatment session. Most patients report returning back to their normal daily activities including work immediately following their microneedling treatments. Mild redness, peeling, tenderness, and swelling on the treatment area is normal and generally subsides on its own within a week. Most patients are able to see results from microneedling after one session. Our expert aesthetic team advises three to six monthly treatments for optimal results.

Am I a Good Candidate for Microneedling?

At Scottsdale Skin Boutique & Dermatology, we offer the Beauty Design. Starting with a one-on-one conversation with our expert aesthetic providers, we construct time-based treatment plan recommendations (daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly) tailored to your needs and desires using best medical practices and the most effective dermatologic treatments and procedures. Following our Beauty Design, you will have a balanced approach with injectable treatments, aesthetic dermatology services and medical grade skin care customized to fit your individual aesthetic desires and to promote your natural beauty. We encourage you to schedule an appointment to discuss your unique concerns at your earliest convenience. Let’s navigate your beauty journey together!

How Much Does Microneedling Cost?

The cost of microneedling for you at Scottsdale Skin Boutique & Dermatology will vary depending upon your personalized treatment design. Our expert aesthetic team will work closely with you to create a plan that reflects your unique goals. For your convenience, Scottsdale Skin Boutique & Dermatology also offers financing options through CareCredit®. We encourage you to schedule a consultation with our expert aesthetic providers at your earliest convenience to discuss how we can help you achieve the results you desire.

The expert medical professionals at Scottsdale Skin Boutique & Dermatology are proud to offer comprehensive, personalized treatments for a variety of medical, surgical, and aesthetic dermatologic concerns. Please contact us to schedule your appointment today at 480-998-1400. We look forward to demonstrating our commitment to your care.