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What is Microneedling?

Microneedling, sometimes called collagen induction therapy, is a minimally invasive procedure in which small punctures are made in the skin in order to stimulate the body’s rejuvenation process. These controlled micro-wounds stimulate circulation, cell and collagen production, and release growth factors.

Our office offers advanced microneedling procedures, which may include hyaluronic acid serums or your own stem cell solution that is applied and absorbed into the skin during treatment to further optimize the effects. After your microneedling treatment, we recommend applying hyaluronic acid serum at home for at least twenty-four hours post-treatment when the skin is most susceptible to absorption of moisture and products.

Types of Microneedling

Dr. Paik offers several types of microneedling at Midwest Facial Plastic Surgery—Standard microneedling, Microneedling with PRF, Microneedling with Exosomes, and RF microneedling and Fractional RF. While there is some overlap, we encourage you to learn more about each of the treatments below.

Standard microneedling: Just like the other types of microneedling, standard microneedling involves the use of a device to create small punctures in the skin where the treatment is administered. In standard microneedling, a serum such as hyaluronic acid (HA) serum is applied during the procedure. This addition helps maximize the effects of the treatment and often leads to quicker healing due to the enhanced delivery of the HA serum. You can also choose to enhance your results with the use of Exosomes or Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF). A series of four to six treatments is recommended.

Microneedling with PRF: Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF) is a concentrate made from the plasma, platelets, white blood cells, and mesenchymal stem cells from the patient’s blood. When combined with microneedling, this treatment stimulates the body’s natural healing and restoration process. The addition of PRF offers quicker healing and longer lasting results than standard microneedling or the addition of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP). PRF is the superior option because it is 100% natural, whereas PRP contains additives and anticoagulants. The presence of platelets, white blood cells, and stem cells from the patient bring about more healing factors. Most patients receive at least four treatments and start to see results after the second or third treatment.

Microneedling with Exosomes: This method of microneedling uses an advanced serum made of stem cells and exosomes, which act as a messenger from cell to cell to bring growth factors and rejuvenative properties to encourage tissue repair in skin cells. The serum causes your skin cells to regenerate at a faster rate, leading to a more radiant and youthful glow. As with the other microneedling treatments, there is little or no downtime required after the procedure, and a series of four treatments is generally suggested.

RF Microneedling: For more dramatic results, many patients choose to undergo a microneedling procedure with added radiofrequency (RF) energy, known as RF Microneedling. The addition of radiofrequency energy heats the dermal tissue, stimulating even more collagen production, skin tightening, and tissue coagulation. This treatment is ideal for those wanting faster, more dramatic results in a shorter period of time. This procedure is popular among our patients due to the quick appointment and impressive results. A series of three treatments is usually suggested.

Fractional RF: Fractional RF combines superficial dermal stamping (microneedling) and radiofrequency to stimulate tissue remodeling by heating and enhancing the production of new collagen and elastin in the superficial skin layers. This allows for the tightening of skin after repeated treatments. The procedure is most often applied as a series of five treatments.

Schedule Your Consultation

Many patients of Midwest Facial Plastic Surgery schedule their initial consultation without knowing which type of microneedling procedure would be most beneficial. Dr. Paik, our double board-certified facial plastic surgeon, will talk through the different treatment options with you and create a plan based on your treatment needs and desired outcomes. Contact our office today at 812-469-3434 to learn more and schedule your consultation with Dr. Paik.

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