What is Microneedling?

Microneedling is a non-surgical system that stimulates your skin’s natural ability to heal by the production of collagen. Microneedling uses 9 micro-needles to create thousands of invisible, vertical perforations into the epidermis and top layer of the dermis. As a result, the skin naturally produces collagen and elastin to repair these perforations, reducing wrinkles, reducing pore size, and improving skin texture.

Microneedling involves no surgery or anesthesia, minimal downtime, and quick results. It is a versatile treatment that can be performed on the face, neck, hands, or chest and offer patients a variety of benefits that include:

  • Tighter skin
  • Regained skin elasticity
  • Minimized pores
  • Smoothed fine lines and wrinkles
  • Improved scars, acne scarring, and hyperpigmentation
  • Reduced appearance of stretch marks

Microneedling FAQs

Who is a candidate for treatment?

Microneedling treatment benefits all skin types. Anyone who is concerned with fine lines and wrinkles, large pores, skin irregularities, acne scarring, mild stretch marks, mild to moderate loose skin or overall skin health is a candidate for micro-needling.

What to expect from microneedling?

To keep you comfortable during the Rejuvapen treatment, a topical numbing gel (lidocaine) is applied 20 minutes prior to microneedling. Temporary redness occurs after each treatment and deeper treatments may produce temporary pinpoint bleeding both which typically resolve within 24 – 48 hours.

Why use specialized solutions with microneedling?

Gels and growth factor serums are applied during the microneedling treatment which promotes better absorption into the skin. Growth factors help shorten healing time and optimize procedure outcomes with visible improvement often in 24 hours. The Rejuvapen treatment is designed to produce tighter, smoother skin, and a more youthful appearance.

What is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)?

Platelets in your blood work to repair and heal wounds. Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is the fluid component of your blood containing important healing compounds that our bodies naturally make. These compounds are called Growth Factors, and they have been demonstrated to stimulate repair that regenerates tissue, promoting new collagen formation, one of the essential components of healthy youthful skin.

PRP has been safely used in Orthopedic Surgery and Wound healing treatments for many years and now is being used in Plastic Surgery with excellent results.

How do we get the PRP?

When you arrive at the office, a very small needle is used to draw your blood in a single tube. The tube is then placed in a centrifuge ant the serum collected is then applied to your skin during the microneedling procedure.

What is Platelet Rich Fibrin Matrix (PRFM) and why use this with microneedling?

PRP can be converted to a compound called Platelet Rich Fibrin Matrix, which uses your own platelets mixed with a calcium solution, causing the platelets to release large quantities of valuable Growth factors known to assist in wound healing. The PRFM also is a “matrix” that stabilizes the platelets and GF so that they can be applied to your skin for treatment.

Who should NOT have the treatment?

Any patient with an active infection, Hepatitis or any other viral infection should not have treatment. If you are pregnant or trying to get pregnant then you should not have treatment. Anyone with a bleeding disorder is not a candidate for this treatment. Patients need to stop using Retin-A at least 2 weeks prior to treatment. If you scar easily, have a history of keloids or fever blisters, you shouldn’t have treatment without fully discussing your medical history with your esthetician prior to treatment. No one with a recent sunburn and no one who has received treatment for an autoimmune disease within 72 hours should have treatment. If you have any of these issues, alternative options for skin treatment can be determined and reviewed.

How often do I need to be treated?

To achieve the best results we recommend 3-4 treatments at 4-week intervals. Additional treatments may be necessary or desired depending on skin condition, and follow-up treatments may be considered 3-4 months later depending on how your skin ages.

Can I do microneedling without PRP?

Yes. However, using your own concentrated growth factors may result in a more optimal outcome.

Microneedling Before and After Photos

Microneedling Before and After - Chin and Jawline Microneedling Before and After - Forehead Microneedling Before and After - Cheeks

Are you ready to naturally enhance your complexion? If so, please call 678.566.7200 or fill out our online contact form to schedule a Rejuvapen® Micro Fractional Collagen Stimulation System consultation at Randy Rudderman Plastic Surgery. We offer services in both Alpharetta and Midtown Atlanta.

  • Dr. Rudderman and his staff made the experience easy and comfortable. They were realistic communicating surgery expectations, expected pain levels and down time from work. Nurses were informative and friendly and wait times minimal. I also liked the fact that Dr. Rudderman does all his own work and doesn't let other less experienced people do parts of the surgery the way other doctors may. I'm only one week out of the surgery, but I am very satisfied with the results so far.

    Susan Parker | Atlanta, GA
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