Port St. Lucie
At Porcaro Cosmetic Surgery, we are excited to complement the multiple treatment options we employ in your skin rejuvenation with the addition of the Dermapen Micro needling device!
Microneedling causes fractional facial rejuvenation by stimulation your body to produce collagen, a critical component of skin that is lost with ageing!
Very fine sterile disposable microneedles painlessly make microincisions in your skin. Microneedling results in skin tightening and significant improvement in the quality of your skin by stimulating the activation of growth factors, fibroblasts, elastin and collagen production.
A controlled skin injury occurs in response to the microneedling. The body heals these tiny punctures by producing new collagen. Improvement in skin texture and wrinkles anywhere you are treated can be expected.
Microneedling is particularly effective for the wrinkles of photoaging. Your “smoker’s lines’ of the upper and lower lip , wrinkles in your brow and crow’s feet, your acne scars and chicken pox scars can be significantly improved.
Your prominent skin pores can also be reduced with microneedling. Your age spots, hyperpigmentation as well as dilated capillaries can be improved. Wrinkles in the décolletage of the upper chest, as well as wrinkles of your neck and hands, keloid scars and stretch marks also respond very favorably to microneedling.
Another benefit of microneedling is that it enables Hyaluronic acid, which Dr. Porcaro applies to the skin at the time of the microneedling, to be directly injected into the skin thru the tiny microchannels.
Hyaluronic acid hydrates and rejuvenates and is a critical component of the skin, largely responsible for the skins’ youthful appearance.
The direct placement of hyaluronic acid into the skin while microneedling provides a significant benefit over topically placed hyaluronic acid. (Hyaluronic acid is present in many skin creams but poorly absorbed into the skin when applied topically.)
Many of the most popular “fillers” are hyaluronic acids, such as Restylane, Perlane and Juvederm.
A tremendous advantage of microneedling is that is has been shown to result in just as much improvement as with fractional lasers, Fraxel, IPL treatments and deep chemical peels but without the risks of burns, hyper or hypopigmentation and scarring.
These much more aggressive treatment modalities that work by burning the skin, already abandoned by some physicians including Dr Porcaro, have a significantly longer recovery and are several times more expensive than this simplier microneedling procedure.
You should see benefits 2 weeks after a session and the full benefit of new collagen production will be appreciated at 6 weeks.
You will need at least 2 sessions about 4-6 weeks apart for improvement in your complexion. The treatment of your acne scars may require 4-6 sessions, typically 4-6 weeks apart. Stretch marks may require 5-6 sessions. In order to maintain your final result, 2 treatment sessions annually are typically required.
Technique: After your skin is numbed with a topical anesthetic, Dr Porcaro will perform the microneedling procedure, which takes about 20 minutes. You will not need sedation or pain medicine nor will you require any preparation before hand. The device allows Dr Porcaro to customize your treatment by adjusting the depth of the microneeedling, depending on the area(s) you wish to have treated.
The recovery is quick, painless and predictable, with minimal downtime. Your skin will look and feel like you got a sun burn immediately after the microneedling session. This feeling will last a few hours. Redness is typically gone in a day or two. You will need to apply SPF 50 and avoid sun exposure immediately afterwards. You can apply clean makeup starting the day after your microneedling session.
- Safe; noninvasive procedure
- Results similar to laser, Fraxel, IPl and deep chemical peel
- Less expensive and less risky than above procedures
- Stimulates collagen production
- Doesn’t burn the skin like lasers
- Uses sterile, single use very fine needles
- Rejuvenates skin of face; improves wrinkles, scars and stretch marks
- Injects hyaluronic acid into the skin
- Can be performed on all skin types
- Can be used in areas difficult or impossible to treat with other modalities, such as ‘smoker’s lines’ and the entire nose
- Quick recovery; virtually no downtime
- Feels like a sun burn immediately after the session
- Benefit seen at 2 weeks; full collagen cycle takes 6 weeks
- Multiple sessions are required along with maintenance sessions