Looking for a non-invasive way to get noticeably smoother, firmer skin? Microneedling may be an excellent solution.
At our boutique practice in Columbus, Microneedling is a procedure we are thrilled to offer. During your consultation, our team will provide their expert recommendations on which treatment is best for you and your skin. Our premier clinic is directed by Dr. Stephen P. Smith Jr. and Dr. Scott Smith. With their distinct medical background and passion for art, they can offer the best aesthetic results for Columbus patients interested in enhancing their face with microneedling.
These two proteins are what gives the skin its strength and elasticity. As we age, our skin slows down this process, which results in thin, sagging skin that is prone to fine lines and wrinkles. Once the production of these two proteins picks up again, your skin begins to tighten as it grows stronger and is able to hold its shape better.
Microneedling is an aesthetic treatment that is also known as collagen induction therapy. Through a series of microchannels, the body’s natural regenerative process is triggered. This process increases the production of collagen and elastin, which make your skin more youthful and radiant following the treatment.
Traditional Microneedling: The treatment works through very fine, sterilized needles that gently puncture the skin, creating micro-injuries. As the body begins to heal these tiny punctures, it creates more collagen and elastin. This strengthens your skin and helps it resist signs of aging. As the body works to heal these micro-punctures, the top layer of skin is replaced with newer skin that is full of collagen and elastin. As a result, you will have naturally radiant, younger-looking skin.
PRP Microneedling with radiofrequency: Through a handheld device, we use tiny needles to create small punctures in the skin. Your skin will produce collagen and elastin to stimulate cell growth and heal those micro-punctures, revealing smoother, more evenly-toned skin. Read our full page on RF Microneedling.
Most of our Columbus patients begin to see their Microneedling results within four to seven days after the first treatment. Since collagen and elastin are being produced, you will see optimal results about a month after your treatment. Results will vary based on your goals for the treatment. Some people may need multiple treatments to reach their desired goals.
What we love about Microneedling is how accessible it is to a variety of patients. We always recommend an expert consultation at our office to pinpoint the appropriate procedure to achieve your goals. In general, we recommend Microneedling for healthy adults who are looking to reduce wrinkles, scarring, or skin pigmentation. Our team should be informed if you’re on blood-thinning medication before treatment to tailor the procedure to your needs.
Microneedling stimulates elastin and collagen production, two essential ingredients to smooth, glowing skin. When combined with PRP and radiofrequency, it can reduce inflammation, promote cell turnover and new cell growth, and visibly reduce fine lines, wrinkles, active acne, and scarring.
Microneedling treatment sessions are performed in the comfort of our office. During treatment, the device is used to deliver heat to the treatment area. The depth of the channel created and where heat is delivered depends on your unique skin and experiences.
There is no set downtime associated with any of our microneedling treatments, and you should be able to return to your normal daily activities. However, your skin may be slightly sensitive and tender.
Results achieved with all three microneedling treatments will vary for each person and the specific treatment area. However, most people are able to achieve incredible results with just one treatment session!
Recovery usually takes about 24 hours but depends on the intensity of your treatment. Patients typically report no pain and very minimal swelling.
The action of microchannel creation triggers your body’s natural healing processes, and the radiofrequency energy promotes the production of collagen and elastin. Collagen and elastin fibers are important fibers that both occur naturally within the skin, but production naturally declines over time. Not only does this non-surgical, minimally invasive treatment achieve a refreshed complexion, but most people also enjoy softer smoother skin.
The cost of Microneedling in Columbus can depend on several factors and vary depending on each patient’s individual needs. Some of the factors considered are the number of treatment areas and the number of required sessions.
Our surgical and non-surgical staff at Smith Facial Plastics are highly trained in the art of facial aesthetics. If you’re interested in booking a consultation for Microneedling with our team in Columbus, please contact us today.
Your Microneedling questions answered
The process involves a quick blood draw before sending your blood through a centrifuge to separate the platelet-rich plasma or PRP. After your microneedling treatment, we apply PRP onto your skin to stimulate cell turnover and promote healthy skin. While the name can sound scary, the process is quite painless.
Patients tend to see a difference in their skin after only one week, but you can expect full results after four weeks.
Our Columbus Microneedling treatments are one of the more cost-effective ways to achieve noticeably smoother, healthier skin, particularly when compared to more invasive treatments.
We tend to recommend between 3-6 sessions, though it can vary based on your goals.