Microneedling

The Spa in Saxonburg -  - Wellness & Aesthetics

The Spa in Saxonburg

Wellness & Aesthetics located in Saxonburg, PA

Microneedling Specialist
Skin revitalization treatments are among the most commonly requested aesthetic procedures in the United States, with Americans spending millions of dollars each year in an effort to reduce or reverse the accumulative effects of aging, sun exposure, and lifestyle. At The Spa in Saxonburg in Saxonburg, Pennsylvania, Kathryn A. Ryan, DO, and her top-notch team are proud to offer patients from across the Pittsburgh metropolitan area the most advanced skin care treatments, including microneedling skin rejuvenation. Call the spa or book your appointment online today.

Microneedling Q & A

The Spa in Saxonburg

What is microneedling skin rejuvenation?

Microneedling rejuvenation, also known as collagen induction therapy, involves the use of tiny needles to create micro-wounds on the surface of your skin, which stimulates the production of collagen and helps tighten underlying skin structures.

This new, highly-advanced technology can help correct or reduce the appearance of a wide variety of skin flaws, including:

  • Wrinkles and fine lines
  • Age spots and other pigmentation marks
  • Vertical lip lines
  • Loose, saggy skin
  • Visibly large pores
  • Stretch marks
  • Surface scars, including those caused by acne

Because the wounds created by microneedling are very small and superficial, the procedure requires nothing more than topical numbing cream. The depth of the needle placement varies depending on what the treatment is targeting: Stretch marks and acne scars require a slightly longer needle depth than enlarged pores and fine lines, for example.

What is the treatment like?

Dr. Ryan and her team of licensed professionals perform microneedling using the state-of-the-art VistapenTM fractional microneedling device. With its spring-loaded tip, VistapenTM uses multiple disposable needles to vertically pierce your skin, creating fine channels across the treatment area that allow for the transdermal delivery of topical nutrients into the deepest layers of your skin.      

The VistapenTM device has vibrating, stamp-like motion that delivers a safer, more controlled treatment experience than similar devices, resulting in minimal discomfort and a better outcome. Microneedling isn’t considered painful. Discomfort is generally minimal, and patients who have undergone other aesthetic procedures say that the tingling and light prickly sensation feels similar to microdermabrasion.

What can I expect from the procedure?

Whether your primary goal is to diminish the appearance of a surgical scar, erase fine lines, or simply tighten large pores, VistapenTM microneedling leaves your skin looking tighter, smoother, and more even.

Like laser skin resurfacing treatments, microneedling relies on your body’s natural healing response to achieve results. Because this process unfolds over time, you’ll need to undergo multiple treatments scheduled over the course of a few months to get the results you’re after. Most patients attain optimal results after undergoing a series of four to six treatments, spread out over a total of three to six months.    

Although your skin may be slightly red for about an hour after each treatment, this short-lived side effect is minimal, and most patients can resume normal activities immediately.

*Individual results may vary.

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