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Beautiful Results with Microneedling
Wrinkles, Loose Skin, Hyperpigmentation – Is There Anything Microneedling Doesn’t Treat?
Though no one treatment does everything, microneedling addresses an amazing variety of cosmetic issues. In addition to wrinkles, loose skin, and hyperpigmentation, microneedling can help rosacea, stretch marks, large pores, spider veins, and scarring (it can be especially effective on acne scars). It can even stimulate hair regrowth. As a facelift alternative, microneedling is less costly, less risky, and its non-invasive nature means almost no downtime.
How Does Microneedling Work?
Since microneedling is minimally invasive, Dr. Kayem performs the procedure in his Beverly Hills and Cayman Islands offices. Though microneedling involves minimal pain, Dr. Kayem will apply a prescription-strength anesthetic cream to your face before the procedure to minimize any discomfort. He will then gently apply a microneedling pen to your face. The pen creates microscopic holes, micro-injuries that stimulate your skin to produce new collagen and elastin as part of the natural healing process. Since microneedling’s effect ensues from new skin growth, you may need a few treatments to see best results. The treatment takes about an hour and there is minimal downtime after the procedure. Your face may look pink for the first 24 hours, as if you had a mild sunburn. Dr. Kayem will give you specific instructions for microneedling aftercare, though in general terms you will simply need to hydrate, avoid the sun, and protect your skin from irritants for 24 hours (including makeup).
A Truly Modern Facelift Technique: The Vampire Facelift
Microneedling with PRP, also known as a Vampire Facelift or Vampire Facial, uses your own blood to further stimulate the healing and plumping of skin. In this procedure, the doctor draws a small amount of blood, which is then spun in a centrifuge in order to separate the platelet-rich plasma (PRP) from the rest of your blood. The PRP is applied after microneedling, when the tiny holes help your skin absorb the protein-rich plasma.
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