Patients seeking solutions for many skin concerns at once will want to find a treatment that can address all their issues with a single procedure. For some of our patients, the benefits of microneedling allow them to achieve the desired results, improving the skin’s overall appearance and health. Dr. Hope Mitchell, our board-certified dermatologist at Mitchell Dermatology, helps patients in and around Perrysburg and Fremont, Ohio, enhance their skin’s appearance, addressing everything from hyperpigmentation to the early signs of aging.
Microneedling is a unique and minimally invasive skin rejuvenation procedure that uses very fine needles to puncture the top layer of the skin. The small wounds created by the needles cause the body to produce collagen and elastin, two proteins that are important for maintaining strong and healthy skin. This results in improved skin tone and texture, as well as treatment of various skin concerns.
There are many benefits of microneedling, from skin texture to hyperpigmentation. We use this treatment to reduce:
Depending on what your skin needs, microneedling can be done once or multiple times over a period of weeks or months. During each session, different depths of needling are used to maximize its effectiveness for your individual goals.
First, patients will need to schedule an appointment to undergo an evaluation with Dr. Hope Mitchell. During this time, she can assess the skin and make sure microneedling is suitable for one’s skincare goals. Before the procedure starts, she will cleanse the skin. Then, a topical numbing cream is applied before treatment so you do not feel any pain or discomfort. Once the area is numb, a specialized pen-shaped device with tiny needles is used to puncture the skin in a specific pattern to ensure full coverage. Each microneedling treatment session typically lasts about 30 minutes.
After the procedure, your skin may appear pink or slightly red for a few days. Dr. Hope Mitchell will give you instructions on how to care for and protect your skin during recovery. You must do your best to avoid sun exposure until any redness has resolved, use sunscreen daily, and follow all post-care instructions as directed by the team at Mitchell Dermatology. If you have any questions about the recovery process, this is the time to discuss them with our board-certified dermatologist.
Overall, microneedling is a safe and effective method of improving the appearance of your skin. If you are interested in learning more about this treatment and how it can benefit you, contact Mitchell Dermatology of Perrysburg and Fremont, Ohio, today to set up an appointment. We would be honored to answer any questions you have at our two office locations.