Introduction to Microneedling

The older we get, the more appreciative we become of things that didn’t even cross our minds growing up. Everyone is fully aware that with age comes physical changes, some good, some not so great. Collagen and elastin production drastically decreases over the years which is what leads to fine lines, wrinkles, scarring, and other skin blemishes that make you appear older than most would like. At Elite Medicine in Cincinnati, we offer Microneedling to our patients as a way to reignite collagen and elastin production so they can look younger, improve self-esteem, and reduce or completely erase the imperfections skin collects over time. To learn more about Microneedling and how it can benefit you, please keep reading below.

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What Is Microneedling?

Microneedling is a minimally-invasive treatment that is sometimes referred to as collagen induction therapy (CIT). The treatment involves puncturing the skin repeatedly with tiny, sterile needles as a way to increase collagen and elastin production, resulting in firmer, more volumized skin and a reduced appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and scarring.

At Elite Medicine in Cincinnati, we use the SkinPen, a handheld device that is one of the very first FDA-approved microneedling devices created to get your skin looking more renewed and youthful after each session. The healing process occurs in three simple stages:

  1. Inflammation: The SkinPen uses very fine microneedles to penetrate your skin and triggers your body’s natural immune response system to disinfect, remove debris, increase your blood flow, and encourage new tissue creation.
  2. Proliferation: The newly created micro-channels (tiny holes in your skin) become rebuilt with new connective tissue, blood vessels, and collagen protein production.
  3. Remodeling: Your new dermal tissue will form with increased collagen and elastic proteins, which improves skin quality and visibly reduces acne scarring and neck wrinkles.

What are the benefits of Microneedling?

Some of the many benefits our Cinncinati Microneedling patients have seen from their treatments include:

  • Customizable
  • Diminish acne, scars, and stretch marks
  • Enhances results when combined with other treatments
  • Firms mild skin laxity (i.e. around the eyelids or mouth)
  • Helps erase age spots, sun damage, melasma, and hyperpigmentation
  • Improves fine lines & wrinkles
  • It can be performed on any part of the body
  • Natural results
  • Reduces pore size
  • Zero recovery time

The best candidates for Microneedling in Cincinnati are those with the following characteristics:

  • Has a positive attitude regarding cosmetic treatments
  • Is in overall good health
  • Looking to get rid of blemishes or wrinkles
  • Maintains realistic expectations for results
  • Requires treatment of scars or hyperpigmentation

Who are the Best Candidates for Microneedling?

If you currently have acne, infections, or wound healing issues, Microneedling may not be the best treatment for you. We strongly encourage you to let your skin heal to its healthiest point before scheduling a consultation.

What’s the First Step?

The first step in getting Microneedling in Cincinnati is to schedule a consultation at Elite Medicine. When you come into our boutique MedSpa, you will be able to meet with Dr. Ridge or a certified member, of our Aesthetic team. During this time, you will be able to express your desires for the treatment, ask any questions you might have, and have your skin evaluated. You will also be asked a few questions regarding your medical history to prevent any unnecessary risks during or after your treatment. We always request that you be as open and honest as possible when discussing your medical history, we are very discreet and confidential, and we only ask these questions for your health and safety.

Once all of the information needed is collected, a treatment plan will be made for you. If you agree with this plan, you can get your microneedling procedure performed immediately afterward, or you can schedule a better day and time with our Patient Coordinator.

What to Expect on the Day of Microneedling?

When you come into Elite Medicine for your Microneedling treatment, we will first have you get comfortable on our reclining chair. While not every patient requests it, we can apply a topical numbing cream that will make your experience more tolerable. The Aesthetician will then take the handheld SkinPen device and move it across your skin, making roughly 1mm penetrations into your skin with very tiny needles. After your treatment, you may be offered an ice pack to keep some of the swelling or bruising to a minimum.

Depending on the location and surface area of your treatment, you can expect your session to last around an hour.

Microneedling Recovery

After your treatment, you will be able to return to your normal routine. Please keep in mind that your skin will most likely still be red and slightly swollen for at least the first few hours but may last for a few days. As your body begins to produce more collagen and elastin over the next few weeks, you should be able to notice a healthier glow and more firm, volumized skin.

How Much Do Microneedling Cost in Cincinnati?

The cost of Microneedling in Cincinnati is determined by numerous factors, including how many sessions you will need to meet your goals and the surface area being treated. After meeting with Dr. Ridge or another member of our Aesthetics team, your treatment plan will be created and our Patient Coordinator will be able to provide you with a breakdown of the pricing of your treatment.

Why Choose Us?

Our boutique Medical Spa is run by Dr. Shelli Ridge, a board-certified doctor of Osteopathic Medicine and a proud member of the National Board of Osteopathic Medicine and the American Osteopathic Board of Family Medicine, as well as a Clinical Instructor at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine. Our mission at Elite Medicine is to provide the most advanced aesthetic and cosmetic procedures in a comfortable and relaxing environment. We have a wonderful team dedicated to providing all of our patients with a comfortable and safe environment where they can get the help they deserve.

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Schedule Your Consultation

If you are interested in Microneedling in Cincinnati and would like to utilize this very popular skin rejuvenation treatment, we encourage you to call Elite Medicine today! You can also request an appointment through our website and a friendly and helpful member of our team will be in touch with you shortly.

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