Microneedling in Nashville, TN
Dr. Michael Gold has acquired new technology to give our patients another option for skin rejuvenation through a treatment known as microneedling. This treatment makes use of tiny needles to induce collagen production in the skin, making it healthier and younger-looking. Gold Skin Care Center in Nashville provides the following options:
- amiea med®
Microneedling is backed by scientific evidence and years of successful outcomes. We aim to offer effective solutions that align with both your dermatological needs and lifestyle preferences.
What Is Microneedling?
Referred to as collagen induction therapy, microneedling is a minimally invasive technique for revitalizing the skin, employing a specialized instrument outfitted with fine needles. These needles strategically puncture the skin’s surface to induce controlled micro-injuries. Every such microscopic perforation initiates the body’s natural healing process, prompting the production of fresh collagen and elastin fibers. The outcome is enhanced skin tone and elasticity, along with a noticeable diminishment in scars, stretch marks, and pore dimensions.
What Does Microneedling Treat?
Numerous skin conditions can be treated with microneedling — fine lines, melasma, hyperpigmentation, surgical scarring, chicken pox scarring, stretch marks, and large pores. Usually, these skin problems can be effectively treated with a series of four to six microneedling sessions.
How Does Microneedling Work?
Once microneedling produces tiny wounds in the skin, the body reacts to this by starting to renew itself using its healing mechanisms. The skin creates new stem cells, fibroblasts, and other wound-repairing cells. This process induces the production of new collagen in the skin, known as neocollagenesis. Not only does this treatment stimulate collagen production, but it also builds up the growth of endothelial cells, which are the thin layers of cells lining the blood vessels and capillaries. This means there will be better blood supply to the skin, which creates a healthy glow.
Some Benefits of Microneedling Treatments
Improves Skin Appearance
When it comes to enhancing the look of your skin, a microneedling treatment can offer good results. This treatment can address many different aesthetic concerns, from fine lines to uneven texture. If you’re looking for a reliable way to improve the appearance of your skin, microneedling may be the right fit for you.
Improves Skin Health
One microneedling benefit is its ability to improve overall skin health. We often use microneedling for acne scars because it can help to reduce the visibility of scars over time. By stimulating collagen production, the treatment not only makes your skin look better but also promotes healthier skin long-term, slowing down aging and reversing sun damage.
Can Be Used Virtually Anywhere
The versatility of microneedling makes it the ideal treatment for many situations. While the face is the most common area for treatment, it can also be used effectively on various parts of the body such as the neck, hands, and even the chest, providing a more comprehensive approach to skin revitalization.
Non-Invasive Skin Rejuvenation
If you’re searching for a way to rejuvenate your skin without undergoing a surgical procedure, microneedling offers one option for you. This treatment requires no extensive downtime or recovery, so even our busiest patients can enjoy microneedling benefits.
Suitable for Most Skin Types
Microneedling can be suitable for a wide range of skin types. Whether you have sensitive, oily, dry, or combination skin, this treatment can be adapted to meet your specific needs. It’s a customizable option for those looking to address multiple skin concerns in a single treatment.
Exploring Our Microneedling Devices
What Is SkinPen?
As part of our microneedling services, we offer treatments with SkinPen. This is the first FDA-cleared device, and it is known for its precision and safety features, including single-use, sterile needle cartridges. It provides a controlled induction of the skin’s self-repair process by creating thousands of microchannels in the dermis. These tiny holes stimulate a three-step process: inflammation, proliferation, and remodeling. The result is often firmer, more youthful skin.
What Is amiea med?
When it comes to microneedling, amiea med stands out for its state-of-the-art technology. This device offers several different adjustable options so that we can tailor it specifically to your skin type and concerns. The design minimizes discomfort while maximizing efficiency, providing quick and consistent results. This device also features a single-use needle cartridge to prevent any cross-contamination. amiea med is gentle and precise, which means that it can be used to treat all different types of skin.
A Step-By-Step Guide Through Your Microneedling Treatment
Step 1: Consultation
The first step is a comprehensive consultation where we assess your skin type, discuss your concerns, and tailor a treatment plan best suited for you.
Step 2: Treatment
During the treatment, you’ll feel a scratching sensation that might be similar to light sandpaper on your skin. A single session can take between 30 and 60 minutes, depending on the size of the area being treated.
Step 3: Aftercare
After the treatment, it’s common for your skin to appear pink, similar to a mild sunburn. You’ll need to stay out of the sun, refrain from exfoliating or harsh products, and be gentle with your skin for the first few days post-treatment.
Step 4: Microneedling Results
After several weeks, you can begin to watch for microneedling results. This is your time to communicate with your doctor about your satisfaction with the results and schedule any additional treatments if recommended.
Frequently Asked Questions About Microneedling Treatments
Is It Safe to Undergo Collagen Production Treatment?
The sharp and precise design of the needles keeps your skin from tearing or becoming damaged during treatments. Because of this and other features, microneedling with these devices can be a safe option for many and can be used in areas where harsher treatments may not be suitable. A topical numbing cream is used to prevent any pain during the treatment. The tiny pricking channels close within one hour, so post-treatment infections are extremely rare. The treatment can be repeated every four to six weeks as needed.
How Long Does It Take to See Microneedling Results?
You may notice initial changes as soon as a week after your treatment. However, the most noticeable microneedling results typically appear after four to six weeks, as the collagen production process takes time. Individual results can vary based on skin type and the issue being treated.
How Many Microneedling Sessions Will I Need?
The number of sessions varies depending on your skin condition and desired outcomes. For moderate acne scars, for example, you might need three to four treatments. If you are interested in an anti-aging program, you may want to schedule sessions every few months to maintain results. A personalized consultation will provide you with an estimate tailored to your specific needs.
What Skincare Products Can I Use After Microneedling Services?
You should always be cautious with your skincare routine after undergoing microneedling. We recommend using gentle, hydrating products and avoiding active ingredients like retinoids and alpha hydroxy acids for a few days post-treatment. Your post-treatment care will be discussed in detail during your consultation so that it is customized according to your situation.
Is Microneedling the Same as Dermarolling?
While both microneedling and dermarolling involve puncturing the skin with the intention of promoting collagen production, they are not the same. Microneedling treatment uses more advanced devices like the SkinPen or amiea med, which offer greater precision and depth control and vertical needle motion, leading to more consistent results. Dermarolling is often done at home and lacks the technological benefits of professional microneedling devices. It can also lead to tearing or damage to the dermis because of the rolling motion.
Schedule Your Microneedling Consultation Today
At Gold Skin Care Center, we offer microneedling for acne scars, hyperpigmentation, fine lines, and various other skin concerns. With years of expertise and a commitment to patient care, we’ve become a trusted name in Nashville, TN, for dermatological treatments. We are equipped with advanced devices like the SkinPen and amiea med, offering targeted solutions that can significantly improve the look and health of your skin.
Ready to take the first step toward healthier, revitalized skin? We encourage you to fill out our online form or give us a call at (615) 625-6338 to schedule a personalized consultation. Let us help you explore the various treatment options available to meet your skin’s unique needs.
Contact our skin care specialists in Nashville for a consultation today.