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photo of beautiful woman with flawless skin | Georgia DermatologyMicroneedling is an exciting new skin treatment used in the Atlanta, Georgia area and across the United States. This procedure is also known as Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT). It is a minimally invasive way to perform a facial that will quickly boost the skin’s collagen and elastin production, two natural substances that are key to skin rejuvenation.

How Microneedling Is Performed

In order to perform this skin treatment, a handheld, medical-grade device, such as the Eclipse MicroPen, is rolled onto the skin’s surface. Very fine, tiny needles on the device puncture the skin and trigger the release of growth factors that stimulate collagen and elastin in order to smooth, plump, and firm the skin. The application of a topical anesthetic cream is usually applied to the skin first to ensure there is no discomfort felt. Different needle lengths are used, depending upon what the patient would like to accomplish.

The Benefits of Microneedling

There are many benefits to this quick, virtually painless treatment, but microneedling is most safely performed in a dermatologist’s office or at a professional skin spa in North Atlanta. The following dermal improvements can be gained with this CIT procedure:

  • Reduction of wrinkles and fine lines
  • Firming up of sagging skin
  • Restored plumpness to skin
  • Diminishes acne and surgical scars
  • Reduces the appearance of stretch marks
  • Can prevent early signs of aging
  • Brightens skin for a more youthful flow

Microneedling can be safely and effectively performed on the face, neck, hands, and décolleté or chest area. During the procedure, a person will feel as though a fine-grade sandpaper is being rubbed on their skin. The reciprocating needle tip moves very rapidly, reducing discomfort, along with the help of an application of hydrating gel. This type of skin treatment takes between 30 and 60 minutes to complete, depending upon the surface area size being worked on.

Downtime and Results

Immediately after the procedure and upon leaving Georgia Dermatology Center, the skin that was treated will appear as though it is sunburned. The redness can last anywhere from two to four days, with some patients seeing their skin return to normal within 24 hours. Using high-quality skin care products provided by Alexander Gross, M.D. and his staff will help in speeding up the healing time.

Patients will note positive changes taking place over the coming days and weeks after the procedure, for up to six months, as collagen production continues. A single treatment performed once a year can garner excellent results, though two or three applications done about seven weeks apart are optimal. For those who wish to treat deep wrinkles or acne scars, more sessions performed at shorter intervals are recommended.

Alexander Gross, M.D. at Georgia Dermatology Center provides top-notch, minimally invasive procedures such as microneedling, to rejuvenate skin.

The content on this web page is not meant to take the place of professional medical advice. If you are considering a microneedling procedure or have other dermatological concerns, please contact the staff at Georgia Dermatology Center to receive more information or to make an appointment.

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