Microneedling with HA in Brentwood, TN
Hyaluronic acid, or HA, is a naturally-occurring substance that keeps your skin healthy and youthful. As you age, though, your body produces less HA, so your skin begins to show lines and wrinkles. While you have many options for restoring your HA levels, microneedling is shown to be a far more effective delivery system for HA. If you live in Brentwood, Nashville and surrounding areas in Tennessee, contact our office to learn more about microneedling with HA.
What Is Microneedling?
Microneedling involves the use of a device that breaks down old scar tissue, stimulating new skin cell growth. The process encourages the body to form new layers of tissue composed of collagen and elastin. The treatment also promotes the formation of new, tiny blood vessels called capillaries that provide blood and nourishment to the newly formed skin.
How Does It Work?
The needling device moves gently over the skin and penetrates only the skin layers that are closest to the surface. The process creates multiple tiny needle wounds in your skin that may be 2mm in depth or less. Your body responds to the stimulation by creating new elastin and collagen fibers. As a result, your skin is thicker and has increased volume that minimizes the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and scars.
What Conditions Respond To Microneedling?
- Surgical scarring
- Mild to moderate acne scars
- Stretch marks
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Keloid scars
- Skin texture and pore size
What Can I Expect From The Treatment?
The first step is cleaning your skin and applying a topical numbing agent. The procedure also involves the use of hyaluronic acid, or HA. HA attracts many times its own weight in water, promoting a noticeably increased volume in the skin. A small handheld device covered with 12 tiny, sterile needles pierces the skin. The needles pierce the skin and allow the hyaluronic acid to move underneath. The hyaluronic acid speeds healing and hydrates your skin.
How Will I Look After The Treatment?
People typically have some mild redness and swelling, similar to a very mild sunburn. These can last up to two days. Within several weeks, your skin should be brighter, smoother, and more radiant in appearance. The full effects of the treatment may become apparent only until several months later.
What Is The Downtime Like?
Some temporary skin inflammation can be expected, which should fade noticeably in hours. The skin will gradually fade from red to pink within two days. Applying hyaluronic acid following your procedure is recommended to reduce any visible redness. We also recommend you protect your skin using a zinc-based sunblock. Following the procedure, mineral makeup can be used.
What Are The Benefits Of Microneedling?
- Reduces the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, scars, uneven pigmentation, large pores, sun damage, and stretch marks.
- Skin improvement is apparent within a few days of the first treatment, and additional skin improvement is seen following six treatments.
- Treatments provide good value.
- High absorption rates for the topical serums.
- The dermis is thickened without damage or removal of the epidermis.
- Safe for all colors and skin types.
- Minimal side effects after treatment.
How Many Treatments Should I Need?
You can safely have microneedling performed every four to six weeks until you see the results you desire. If you choose collagen induction, we recommend you begin with three treatments, with at least four to six weeks between each treatment. Three to six treatments are advised if you require scar reduction.
How many treatments you require is dependent upon how you respond to the treatments and the amount of skin damage you have at the beginning. The treatment can be safely used on most skin on the body, including the arms, neck, and legs. Patients typically begin seeing results after their first treatment.
Is Microneedling Safe For All Colors And Skin Types?
Yes. It is considered safe and effective for all colors and types of skin. The treatment does not cause hyper-pigmentation.
How Much Does Micro-Needling with HA Cost?
Because each micro-needling with HA patient has different needs, you’ll want to discuss micro-needling with HA prices with your doctor or a member of his staff. The friendly and knowledgeable team at Cool Springs MD is available for one-on-one consultations to discuss pricing, as well as answer any questions or ease any concerns you may have about receiving micro-needling with HA. We’re happy to provide you with all the information you need to reach your aesthetic goals.
The combination of microneedling and hyaluronic acid offers our patients an advanced anti-aging solution. Contact our office in Brentwood today to schedule a consultation, and learn how microneedling with HA can improve your skin.