If the natural aging process has begun to affect your appearance and your favorite anti-aging skin care products and at-home treatments aren’t effectively treating your signs of aging at home, we have a solution. At our Southwest Michigan Plastic and Hand Surgery location in Portage, MI, we offer the same microneedling treatments used by celebrities to tighten and tone the skin, using natural processes and effective forms of technology to deliver noticeable results.
What Is Microneedling?
Microneedling is a non-surgical skin rejuvenation treatment. It’s a minimally invasive treatment that creates micro-injuries in the skin, forcing the body to increase collagen production in the treatment area to strengthen the skin’s structure, resulting in overall skin rejuvenation and noticeably firmer, tighter, and younger-looking skin.
At Southwest Michigan Plastic and Hand Surgery, we offer three different types of microneedling: Secret™ RF by Cutera®, Morpheus8 by INMODE®, and MicroPen EVO™ treatments. All of these devices provide an effective solution to naturally combat the aging process and restore healthy and younger-looking skin.
What Are the Treatment Benefits?
Men and women with different skin types, concerns, and ages have been turning to microneedling treatments to improve skin texture and tone and promote optimal skin health. This treatment delivers anti-aging benefits and results in visible improvements in the skin. Some of the other treatment benefits include the following:
- There’s little to no downtime
- Results appear gradually in the weeks following treatment
- Treatments force the body to increase natural collagen production
- The treatment doesn’t require the use of surgical techniques or harsh chemical solutions
- Treatments can be scheduled regularly to prolong the results
What Does Microneedling Treat?
Both standard and radiofrequency microneedling treatments can treat some of the most common skin concerns. We can use these devices to customize a treatment plan to help patients achieve their skin goals. Our treatments can:
- Smooth frown lines between the brows
- Reduce the appearance of crow’s feet
- Diminish the appearance of fine lines
- Lift sagging cheeks
- Tighten enlarged pores
- Smooth facial and body wrinkles
- Soften lines around the mouth and on the chin
Our Treatment Options
Secret™ RF is a treatment device that uses microneedling techniques and radiofrequency energy to increase natural collagen production at multiple levels of the skin. Patients who want dramatic results and want to accelerate collagen production and tissue coagulation while targeting lines, wrinkles, uneven skin texture, acne scars, and skin laxity make good candidates for this treatment.
Morpheus8 is a treatment device by INMODE® that uses microneedles to create micro-wounds on the skin’s surface while simultaneously delivering radiofrequency energy to the treatment area. This treatment is popular among those with problematic skin conditions who want to tighten loose skin and improve skin texture on the face and body.
MicroPen EVO™ is a pen-like needling device that delivers a standard microneedling treatment, but the results are anything but basic. This device can treat several skin concerns but is especially effective for patients who want to reduce the appearance of acne scars and lighten skin discoloration like hyperpigmentation. The device creates tiny injuries in the skin and also stimulates cellular turnover. Post-treatment, the result is newer, healthier, younger-looking skin.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Should I Expect From a Treatment?
Our microneedling treatments are designed to create micro-injuries in the skin to affect changes in the deeper layers while leaving the surface layer unaffected. These resurfacing and rejuvenating treatments can improve the skin on the face and neck, but we can also use them to address problem areas on the body.
Patients can expect a comfortable treatment process with minimal discomfort and a mild warming sensation as the device creates microchannels in the skin. Depending on your treatment, we may apply a topical numbing solution to your skin before beginning your session.
Is There Downtime?
After your treatment, your skin will temporarily appear red and may be more sensitive, but you won’t have to plan around significant downtime. Most patients can resume their normal daily activities once their appointment is over. We will provide detailed aftercare instructions that you will need to follow to hydrate and protect your skin post-treatment.
When Will I Notice the Treatment Results?
Most patients enjoy initial treatment results, but the best results appear in the weeks following treatment as you notice the effects of increased collagen production. It may take several weeks to see improvement in your problem area, but you can rest assured that your body will respond to the treatment process and produce collagen to tighten your skin and restore a youthful appearance.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
While you will benefit from a single treatment, the best results come from a series of treatments. During your initial consultation, we will make treatment recommendations and give you a better idea of how many sessions you should schedule to achieve optimal results.
Am I a Candidate?
Microneedling is a safe treatment that can improve the skin of patients with all different skin types and tones. However, the best way to determine your treatment eligibility is to schedule an initial consultation with our team, who can evaluate your problematic skin conditions and imperfections, ask you some questions about your medical and health history, and confirm that one or more of these treatments are right for you.
Rejuvenate Your Skin
Whether you want to reverse the signs of aging, improve your skin tone and texture, or eliminate hyperpigmentation and acne scars, we can help determine which of our treatments is right for you and design a customized treatment plan that will help you achieve beautiful skin. Then, once you achieve your results, you can schedule regular maintenance appointments to extend your treatment results and enjoy beautiful skin long-term.