What is the secret to clear, glowing skin? The answer can be found by seeking the care and treatment of a skincare professional. Our physician-led practice, Premier Plastic Surgery Center in Charlotte skin-enhancing treatments are offers so you can rejuvenate your skin and glow from within.
At Premier Plastic Surgery Center, microneedling, also called collagen induction therapy, is a non-surgical procedure designed to enhance the appearance of the skin by stimulating the body’s natural ability to produce collagen.
Some of the cosmetic benefits of microneedling include:
The best candidates for microneedling are healthy adults who want to see specific cosmetic improvements to their skin.
Morpheus8 can be used on all skin types, colors, and it addresses a wide range of cosmetic flaws. Many patients opt for microneedling instead of laser treatments or a chemical peel because there is minimal discomfort or downtime, by comparison.
Microneedling is not intended for pregnant women, as the healing process induced by the procedure requires vitamins and nutrients that are better reserved for the growing baby. During your consultation, we can educate you on whether you are a good candidate for microneedling or if another cosmetic procedure would better serve you. At Premier Plastic Surgery Center we strive to deliver the best microneedling Charlotte has to offer.
Immediately following an injury, the body starts the process to dissolve damaged tissue and replace it with new cells.
Microneedling is a controlled way to induce controlled wounding to kickstart the skin’s self-repair process to trigger new collagen synthesis. When performed by a professional, microneedling will not cause scar tissue formation.
While there has been a surge of “DIY microneedling devices” on the market sold both online and in stores, these devices are not the same as the medical-grade devices used at Premier Plastic Surgery Center. Likewise, the pens you can buy online may not be properly sterilized or sanitized. It’s essential to see a professional for microneedling because there is a microscopic difference between the controlled wounds inflicted by a physician who uses these more advanced devices versus using a microneedling device at home.
Our plastic surgery center is run by Dr. Ferrari, a highly trained and experienced plastic surgeon in Charlotte. Dr. Ferrari and his staff are here to help you learn how to best enhance your appearance with customized cosmetic solutions, depending on your needs and expectations. By seeking our team’s professional medical attention, you will be well informed about patient safety, comfort, and you can rest assured your results will be satisfactory.
Morpheus8 is radiofrequency energy (RF) enhanced microneedling. Like traditional microneedling, Morpheus8 uses needles to puncture the skin down to the level where collagen is produced. These tiny wounds trigger collagen production.
What separates Morpheus8 from other devices is that it also uses RF energy to shoot columns of energy into those punctures, further enhancing collagen production.
Patients who use RF skin tightening report fewer blemishes, tighter skin, more definition and a better overall appearance. Morpheus8 can be used on the eyes, face, neck, abdomen, back and legs.
At Premier Plastic Surgery Center, we also offer the first FDA-cleared microneedling device, called the SkinPen by Bellus Medical. The SkinPen is a medical-grade tool available only to physician-operated practices. The sterile, one-time-use sanitized pen glides across the face as 12 very small needles go in and out of the face in a vertical motion. The esthetician gently guides the SkinPen across the face as you relax with minimal if any discomfort.
SkinPen can be used on all skin types, colors, and it addresses a wide range of cosmetic flaws. Many Charlotte microneedling patients opt for this procedure instead of laser treatments or a chemical peel because there is minimal discomfort or downtime, by comparison.
SkinPen is not recommended for those who have a history of keloid scarring, bleeding disorders, an active bacterial or fungal infection, heart disease, and other conditions.
There is minimal downtime following a microneedling session, especially when compared with cosmetic procedures that seek similar results, such as laser skin treatments or chemical peels.
You may notice what looks and feels like a minor sunburn. In just one day, you’ll be able to return to your everyday activities and conceal the signs of treatment easily. Within a few more days, there should be no evidence you got microneedling.
Many patients notice an immediate difference in their skin, although it can take several microneedling session, because it takes time for the skin cells to turn over. Treatments can be administered every 4 to 6 weeks, and by the 2nd or 3rd treatment, you should notice smoother, brighter, younger-looking skin.
Don't let scars, stretch marks, or wrinkles get you down. There are options for cosmetic improvement, and you can expect dramatic, positive results at our office. We offer appointments every weekday, and our team members are prepared to assist you.
You don't have to live with the embarrassment of imperfect skin! Call us at (704)-844-8344.