Microneedling (Collagen Induction Therapy) – Raleigh, NC

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About Microneedling

When home skin treatments fail but you aren't ready for surgery just yet, try nonsurgical and minimally invasive procedures for skin rejuvenation like microneedling. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Glenn Lyle is pleased to offer microneedling (also known as collagen induction therapy) at our office in Raleigh, NC. Microneedling uses multiple fine-gauge needles to safely and effectively create micro-injuries in the needed areas of the skin. The micro-injuries trigger the body's natural production of collagen and elastin, two nutrients that improve the overall health and appearance of the skin. Schedule a consultation at Raleigh Plastic Surgery Center to discover more about the benefits of microneedling and ways to customize the treatment for your skin concerns and goals.

Ideal Candidates

You may benefit from microneedling if you have slight to moderate skin issues, like a decrease in firmness or an uneven texture. Microneedling treatments can also improve the appearance of scars, pores, and stretch marks. You'll have to wait a while before seeing the benefits from your microneedling treatment since collagen and elastin need a month or longer to have an effect on the skin, but you will see natural-looking results and gain healthier, stronger skin.

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Procedure Technique

Microneedling is done in one of our office procedure rooms in about 30 – 60 minutes with numbing cream or a local anesthesia if desired, but patients typically experience mild or no discomfort. The skin being treated will be cleansed before the microneedling machine is passed evenly over. After the microneedling is done, a topical treatment like platelet-rich plasma (PRP) or a vitamin-infused serum can be applied for deeper penetration of the nutrients into the skin. A moisturizer will be massaged in along with sun protection since your skin will be sensitive after the treatment.

What to Expect

You may develop light swelling and redness for about a day, but this should resolve on its own. It may take about 1 – 2 months as the collagen and elastin levels increase before you see visible improvements in the health and appearance of your treated skin. You should plan to get about 4 – 6 maintenance treatments every 4 – 6 weeks for the best results and long-term skin health.

Natural Health and Radiance

Improve the health and appearance of your skin with microneedling treatments at Raleigh Plastic Surgery Center in Raleigh, NC. Schedule a consultation with plastic surgeon Dr. Glenn Lyle to hear more about this procedure and complementary skin revitalizing options.

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