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Get Sensational Skin with the Help of a Plastic Surgeon

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, offers many skin-enhancing treatments so you can rejuvenate your skin and glow from within.

What Is Microneedling?

Microneedling, also called collagen induction therapy, is a nonsurgical procedure designed to enhance the appearance of the skin by stimulating the body’s natural ability to produce collagen. At Premier Plastic Surgery Center, we use the first FDA-cleared microneedling device, called the SkinPen® by Bellus Medical, 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. By promoting facial cell skin turnover through a controlled wounding to the skin, skillful microneedling has many proven cosmetic results.

Some of the cosmetic benefits of microneedling include:

  • Pore shrinkage
  • Pigmentation correction
  • Smoother skin tone
  • Anti-aging effects from plumper skin
  • Acne and body scar improvement
  • Stretch marks are less noticeable
  • Smoothed fine lines and wrinkles

How Does Microneedling Work?

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.

How Long Will It Take Until I See Results from Microneedling?

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.

Am I a Good Candidate for Microneedling?

The best candidates for microneedling are healthy adults who want to see specific cosmetic improvements to their skin. SkinPen 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. Also, 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. 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.

Can I Do Microneedling at Home?

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 SkinPen. 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 a SkinPen versus using a microneedling device at home.

Our plastic surgery center is run by, Dr. Ferrari, a highly trained and experienced plastic surgeon. 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 with be satisfactory.

Request an Appointment at Premier Plastic Surgery Center

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.

Trusted & Highly Recommended for Over 25 Years

Don't just take our word for it. Hear from our former patients.
  • “I made a very good choice in deciding to have my surgery performed by Dr. Ferrari. He is very professional and does a great job explaining the procedure with a realistic outcome. His staff is very friendly and extremely knowledgeable.”

    Paula K.
  • “Dr. Ferrari exceeded my expectations! He was very caring and explained everything in detail and also listened and addressed all concern”

    Dina C.
  • “Dr. Ferrari and his team of nurses were always willing to take time to answer my questions and concerns.”

    Parker W.
  • “I brought my daughter Emily who has severe facial acne in to see Donna. She put Emily on an antibiotic which has made a huge difference. The treatments I have brought her to get have also definitely helped - she looks SO much better already.”

    Emily P.
  • “From the time of the consultation through the post-op follow ups, they make you feel like you and your happiness are their #1 priority.”

    Krista P.
  • “To date my experience has been great so far. I was extremely comfortable during my consultation because Dr. Ferrari and his staff are very welcoming and genuine”

    Mandy C.
  • “Donna is an exceptional aesthetician & has always informed me of what she would recommend.”

    Lynda C.
  • “The consultation was thorough and everyone was extremely friendly. I had no hesitation on scheduling my procedure after my visit as I had 100% certainty that Dr. Ferrari was the best doctor for me.”

    Amie B.
  • “Dr. Ferrari has changed my life! I had liposuction on my flanks, abdomen, thighs and back, and he revised my c-section scar. Surgery was just over 2 weeks ago and I can already see how AMAZING the results are going to be”

    Kaitlin R.

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