Growing older is not fun for a majority of people, but microneedling is a simple and easy procedure that can make it smoother. Microneedling can take years off of your face and improve the overall appearance and texture of your skin. If you live in Philadelphia, South Jersey or the surrounding area, you no longer have to hide behind your age. Located in Bala Cynwyd, Dr. Paul M. Glat performs microneedling for both men and women who want to look more youthful.
Microneedling utilizes an electric needling device that stimulates the production of elastin and collagen in your skin. It breaks down old scar tissue and stimulates the rapid growth of new skin cells, which fills fine lines and wrinkles. This allows you to refresh your appearance and regain your youthfulness. The outcome appears natural so that you can maintain your own natural beauty and enhance your features.
The main benefit of microneedling is that the procedure can give you a refreshed, natural appearance without surgery. The process stimulates the natural elastin and collagen compounds in your body to improve the overall texture and appearance of your skin. However, there are several other benefits of microneedling:
Microneedling utilizes a device that gently slides over the skin, penetrating the upper layers. Prior to the procedure, Dr. Glat and his staff will clean the treatment area and apply a numbing cream so that you remain comfortable during the procedure. Then, he will roll the small, handheld device, which has a sterile tip, over your skin. The disposable tip on the device has about 12 small needles that gently penetrate about 2 millimeters into the upper layers of your skin.
This safe, effective procedure creates numerous miniscule, controlled wounds on the surface of your skin. In response, your body produces extra elastin and collagen to fill in the wounds and make your skin look plumper. This reduces the noticeability of fine lines, scars, and wrinkles on your face. Dr. Glat will continue the process over your entire face to give you a refreshed, smoother appearance.
Following the microneedling treatment, Dr. Glat might apply several facial creams or treatments to heal, hydrate, protect and soothe your skin. This ensures that you will heal fast and see results in only a few days. It may be necessary for you to undergo a microneedling treatment every four to six weeks to achieve the results that you desire.
Dr. Glat, or one of his associates, will discuss the specific requirements for you to prepare for microneedling during your initial consultation with him. You might have to incorporate certain vitamins and antioxidants into your daily skin routine for as long as a month prior to the procedure so that your skin is ready. He could also require you to take oral supplements that condition your skin, such as flaxseed oil or fish oil.
Right after your microneedling treatment, your skin might look red like it is sunburnt and feel tingly or warm for about 12 to 48 hours. You will be able to return to your normal activities without any restrictions. To reduce the redness, you can apply hyaluronic acid or mineral makeup to the treatment area. It is recommended that you wear a sunscreen with a zinc base as well to protect your skin from UV rays following the procedure.
Your cost for microneedling will vary from other patients’ costs. Dr. Glat’s team will be happy to talk with you during your initial consultation about the cost of your microneedling treatment. Along with accepting Discover, Visa and MasterCard as forms of payment, our office also offers financing. Also, check our Current Specials.
If you have fine lines, scars or wrinkles on your face, you could benefit from microneedling treatments. You are also likely to benefit from microneedling if you want to look more refreshed and youthful and if you will commit to undergoing several treatments. Many patients need multiple treatments, which are spread four to six weeks apart to achieve the results that they desire.
Dr. Glat and his team will start your initial consultation by reviewing your medical history to ensure that you do not have any underlying conditions that could cause complications. Then, he will talk to you about your goals and assess your skin to determine if microneedling is an ideal course of treatment. Dr. Glat will also discuss the results of your exam thoroughly and give you an opportunity to ask questions. When you are satisfied and have no further questions, you can schedule your first appointment for the procedure.