Patients in and around the area of Knoxville, TN who have skin concerns know that it is important to turn to a board certified dermatologist for quality care. Dr. Matthew Doppelt of Southeastern Dermatology understands how important it can be to have soft, healthy-looking skin. When patients come to him asking for non-invasive ways of achieving better skin without having to go through extensive downtime and healing, he may make the recommendation of microneedling therapy.
What is microneedling?
Microneedling is a treatment that is done on the skin with a special device that pricks the skin with very tiny needles. The result is the reduction of the appearance of acne scarring, stretch marks, fine lines and wrinkles on the skin.
How does microneedling work?
The needles are used to stimulate the skin’s natural healing processes in which growth factors and collagen promote new healthy skin cells. At the same time, after the microneedling procedure, patients can have custom serums applied on the skin that can be absorbed and provide added benefit.
Microneedling is a wonderful alternative to more aggressive procedures such as laser skin rejuvenation which can require more extensive downtime. This is why it is so important for patients to consult with a board certified dermatologist, Dr. Matthew Doppelt to better understand what procedures are most appropriate for specific skin concerns. It is best that procedures such as microneedling be performed by qualified professionals to ensure safety and effective results.
The procedure can be done in our practice in a short period of time, and patients will find that healing times are reduced dramatically to just a day or two. Patients may experience some light bleeding during the procedure but this will stop before they leave the practice. Patients will be given aftercare instructions to ensure their skin is healthy and radiant in just a few days as the procedure allows it to heal and rebuild its collagen and elastin.
Southeastern Dermatology offers Morpheus8, the most advanced fractional radio-frequency treatment on the market. Morpheus8 dramatically improves skin tone and texture for a more radiant, youthful appearance. The technology delivers radio frequency (RF) energy to the skin area using pins that produce heat and create small micro lesions in the treatment area. The gentle heat generated by the Morpheus8 pins in the skin tissue promotes collagen production that rejuvenates the skin and improves appearance in the skin. Morpheus8 is ideal for patients with moderate to deep wrinkles, acne scar, stretch marks or discolored skin tone. The most common areas of treatment are the lower eyelid, upper eyelid, smile lines, cheeks, mouth and neck but can be used anywhere on the body.
SkinPen is another microneedling option offered at Southeastern Dermatology. SkinPen is a non-surgical, automated microneedling device that uses microchannels to boost the body’s natural healing process while minimizing cellular damage. SkinPen is the first FDA-approved microneedling device, and has been clinically proven to cure facial acne scars safely and successfully in patients aged 22 and older. You can improve your appearance and increase your self-confidence with as few as three inexpensive and non-invasive treatments spaced 30 days apart.
If you live in Knoxville, Tennessee and are serious about enjoying the benefits of the microneedling procedure, contact the team of Southeastern Dermatology today to book an appointment and examination to find out microneedling may be the wonderful alternative you have been seeking for better looking skin!