I’d like to discuss some new advances we’ve been making with our 3MD Microneedling. We’ve been customizing our protocols to create more corrective and longer lasting results by combining Microneedling with Laser Genesis and IPL-Photofacials.
What is Microneedling?
Microneedling is a treatment that stimulates your natural healing process by creating tiny micro-channels in the skin. As a stand alone treatment, we are having great success treating a number of skin conditions including generalized aging, scarring, rosacea, melasma, and hyperpigmentation from acne or sun damage. We usually recommend a series of 4 treatments spaced 4 to 6 weeks apart depending on your skin type and what we are treating.
Microneedling with Laser Genesis
We’ve used Cutera’s Laser Genesis for many years treating acne scarring, rosacea, wrinkles, general redness, and pigment issues. Combining these 2 modalities we’re seeing better and longer lasting results. By creating a healing process in the tissue we also see the tissue strengthen and people have fewer issues with rosacea
Microneedling with IPL-Photofacials
You can pair Microneedling with IPL also known as photofacials, to increase collagen and decrease hyperpigmentation from sun damage. IPL can also decrease diffused redness. Depending on skin type or issue being treated, this may be done in a series.
What to expect after treatment
Downtime is minimal which can include 1-3 days of redness and patients can wear makeup the next day. Results are maintained for several months after a series is completed. We recommend using some supportive products to add to your moisturizer and SPF. SkinMedica’s TNS Recovery Complex with human growth factor will boost the healing process and increase collagen production. We also recommend adding Skin Ceuticals or PCA’s hyaluronic acid serums. These add proper hydration and decrease healing time.
Discounts on packages are available for Microneedling, Laser Genesis, and IPL-Photofacials. Contact us to schedule a consultation to learn more. We look forward to helping you achieve your skin care goals!
Katy Turville, LME