Microneedling in the Knoxville, TN Area
What Is Microneedling?
Microneedling is a skin rejuvenation procedure to help your skin feel and look younger.
It is typically performed on the face but can also be done on the neck, chest, and hands.
Microneedling can be an incredibly versatile treatment option for a variety of concerns.
- Superficial fine lines and wrinkles
- Deeper wrinkles
- Skin resurfacing and smoothing
- Acne scarring such as pitting, and pockmarks
- Scars from surgery or trauma
- Stimulate hair growth for alopecia
After treatment, patients are asked to keep their face clean, cool, and moisturized during the next several days to help minimize the risk of complications.
Side effects are typically mild and can include a slight sunburn sensation. This feeling diminishes within a few days following treatment.
What Does Microneedling Do?
When microneedling is performed, tiny needles are inserted into the superficial to deeper layers of the skin, creating tiny micro-punctures in the skin.
This controlled and precisely placed treatment into the skin prompts your body to “fill in” those holes with new skin and collagen. The resulting inflammation and new collagen help to give your skin a more plump and refined appearance.
Each time a microneedling session is started, we use a new, sterile tip for our microneedling device. This helps ensure your treatment is clean and minimizes the risk of contamination.
In addition, our office microneedling treatments penetrate the skin deeper than at-home devices. Our microneedling devices “stamp” the skin producing a clean straight hole instead of making micro-tears in the skin like many rolling pins do.
Candidates for Microneedling Facials
While microneedling is relatively safe and effective, specific individuals may not be ideal candidates.
People with active acne need to wait for their acne to clear up due to the risk of spreading that acne bacteria to other parts of the face.
Also, pregnant or lactating women should wait until after they are finished breastfeeding to have this procedure done.
Other patients may need to be pretreated before microneedling to help prevent complications and to help promote a speedy recovery.
Our team of skin care professionals can discuss microneedling with you and the options for the best skin care treatment based on your specific concerns.
Together we can both decide whether microneedling may be right for you.
There are many benefits of microneedling.
One of the most significant benefits is treating various skin concerns, including uneven skin tone, fine lines, or acne scarring.
Since microneedling helps to stimulate collagen production, it can also help promote skin tightening and remodeling of acne scarring. As a result, many people report healthier appearing skin and mild skin tightening after a series of treatments.
Another benefit of microneedling is the limited downtime associated with the procedure. Microneedling is often called a “lunchtime procedure,” meaning our patients will come in to have it done and immediately return to work, their co-workers never realizing they had a procedure done.
A Premier Skin Rejuvenation Clinic in the Knoxville, TN Area
If you’re hoping to achieve lasting microneedling results, such as glowing skin, improved skincare product penetration, and skin that looks and feels younger, we can help.
Contact us today to schedule an appointment with our experienced skin care specialists to get the treatment you need to look and feel your best sooner.