Microneedling

Microneedling Injections by Radiant Esthetics in Newport, RI

Microneedling creates microscopic openings on the surface of the skin. It causes the tissue to produce new collagen and elastin, resulting in smoother, healthier skin. The treatment is entirely non-surgical and requires minimal downtime. You may hear Microneedling called collagen induction therapy because the treatment boosts the collagen in your skin. Collagen is the supportive structure of youthful, smooth skin, which naturally declines with age. By generating the creation of collagen, Microneedling leads to softer, plumper, firmer skin.

Improves skin conditions such as:

• Wrinkles and fine lines
• Hyperpigmentation
• Sun damage
• Mild inelasticity
• Acne scars
• Large pores
• Rough skin
• Dull skin

CAUSES OF AGE SPOTS

Although age spots are usually caused by accumulated exposure to the sun‘s ultraviolet (UV) light, they may also be the result of using tanning beds/lamps; trauma or injury; or genetic predisposition. People with light skin are more likely to develop age spots, as are those with a history of frequent sunburn or sun exposure.

DIAGNOSIS OF AGE SPOTS

True age spots are harmless and do not require treatment. If what is thought to be an age spot appears irregular, however, a biopsy may be performed to ensure that it is not malignant. Spots with the following characteristics should be evaluated by a physician:

TREATMENT OPTIONS FOR AGE SPOTS

Possible side effects of Sculptra injections include localized bleeding, tenderness, discomfort, redness, bruising and swelling. Side effects usually fade within a few days, although can last longer.

According to Valeant Aesthetics, “Other side effects may include small lumps under the skin that are sometimes noticeable when pressing on the treated area. Larger lumps, some with delayed onset with or without inflammation or skin discoloration, have also been reported.”

CAUSES OF AGE SPOTS

Although age spots are usually caused by accumulated exposure to the sun‘s ultraviolet (UV) light, they may also be the result of using tanning beds/lamps; trauma or injury; or genetic predisposition. People with light skin are more likely to develop age spots, as are those with a history of frequent sunburn or sun exposure.

DIAGNOSIS OF AGE SPOTS

True age spots are harmless and do not require treatment. If what is thought to be an age spot appears irregular, however, a biopsy may be performed to ensure that it is not malignant. Spots with the following characteristics should be evaluated by a physician:

In addition, spots that are itchy, red or sensitive, or that bleed, should be checked for malignancy.

TREATMENT OPTIONS FOR AGE SPOTS

Although age spots are not medically dangerous, many people who develop them find them aesthetically unappealing. Treatments to remove age spots or make them less prominent include the following:

Treatment of age spots is considered strictly cosmetic, so insurance companies typically do not cover procedures to remove them.

The Treatment

Modern treatments use a mechanical pen-like device. The device penetrates the skin at a particular depth, making the treatment customizable. As the provider applies the device to the skin, it produces tiny openings or micro-wounds in the epidermis. These punctures prompt a healing response in the skin without harming the tissue. Microneedling causes the skin to sufficiently absorb any variety of rejuvenating skin products chosen by you and the provider. We use the SkinPen. The first FDA-approved Microneedling device is clinically proven to treat acne scars for women and men safely. The FDA’s clearance covers the SkinPen device and the protocol, including the SkinFuse Kift HG hydrogel to protect against abrasion. Also, the custom-designed Bioseath prevents cross-contamination.

FAQ

The treated area includes the face, chest, neck, abdomen, and thighs. Microneedling treats acne scars, stretch marks, sagging skin, fine lines, deep wrinkles, melasma, and pigmentation.

The enhancements will be gradually noticeable eight to twelve weeks after the procedure. We recommend 3 sessions for optimal results.

The visible results appear for up to twelve weeks. It varies for each patient.

Most commonly, people experience sunburn-like redness. You may experience peeling, dryness, swelling, and bumps. These symptoms subside within a few days.

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