SkinPen Microneedling in Annapolis, MD

logo-facialplasticsurgery logo-bostonu logo-abfprs logo-aaohnsf logo-abohms logo-nih

SkinPen microneedling in Annapolis, MD is a highly effective procedure that helps your skin look younger and healthier. This procedure enables you to produce higher levels of collagen and elastin, dramatically improving your skin’s overall appearance.

SkinPen microneedling offers many benefits to patients. It is minimally invasive and can give you more natural-looking results. At Murthy Facial Plastic Surgery, we take care to accommodate the special needs of our patients. Dr. Namita Murthy specializes in working with patients of all skin tones and ensures that our products and services are performed carefully and safely, with their wellness at the forefront. Schedule a consultation to learn more about the skin treatments we offer at our clinic.

What Is SkinPen Microneedling?

SkinPen microneedling is a simple, safe, effective, and minimally invasive skin therapy procedure performed at our Annapolis clinic. It works by creating controlled, painless micro-injuries in your skin with a special microneedling instrument that contains very fine, sterile needles. Microneedling can be used for a wide range of skin concerns, such as:

  • Acne scars
  • Active acne
  • Alopecia
  • Stretch marks
  • Post-surgical scars
  • Post-traumatic/burn scars
  • Topical skin drug delivery

This skin treatment is safe for all skin types.  This results in the stimulation of your body’s natural healing response to produce collagen and elastin and smoother, more youthful-looking skin. Collagen and elastin are both essential components for maintaining your skin’s elasticity and firmness. These components help your skin look smoother, firmer, and more resilient.

This microneedling treatment uses SkinPen, a globally leading brand of microneedling devices that offers smoother, more even-toned, and more even-textured results for your skin. SkinPen is recognized by dermatologists and clinicians as one of the top brands for clinical microneedling.

Benefits of SkinPen Microneedling Treatments

SkinPen microneedling has many positive benefits for our patients, including:

  • Minimally invasive: makes after-effects very mild and easily manageable
  • Reduction and fading away of facial scars including acne, post-traumatic, and surgical scars: encourages the growth of new skin cells
  • Skin rejuvenation and restoration effects: reduces fine lines and wrinkles and softens skin texture
  • Collagen and elastin production: leads to continuous improvements in skin texture and appearance
  • Hyperpigmentation reduction: minimizes the appearance of age spots and sunspots and evens out your skin tone, making it a good treatment for people of color

SkinPen microneedling may require multiple treatment sessions at Murthy Facial Plastic Surgery in Annapolis to achieve optimal results. The number of sessions depends on your individual health and needs, the condition and health of your skin, and your desired treatment outcome.

Specialized Treatments for Every Type of Skin

For people with special skin needs—including patients of color—receiving individualized treatment plans and focusing on minimizing hyperpigmentation risk are key factors to achieve successful treatment outcomes. People with deeper skin tones are more susceptible to developing post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH), a condition where the skin experiences discoloration after certain clinical treatments, including microneedling.

A good plastic surgeon who has the knowledge, skill, and experience with working with patients of color can minimize this risk by:

  • Using appropriate techniques and post-treatment care
  • Adjusting the depth and size of the needle size they use
  • Using soothing and gentle skincare products especially formulated for your skin to protect and heal your skin
  • Performing SkinPen microneedling treatments at a slower and more gradual pace, as needed

Dr. Murthy will communicate with you as to how best this procedure can be completed to meet your unique needs, so that you can achieve the best possible results from your SkinPen microneedling treatment in Annapolis.

What To Expect During the Procedure

When you arrive at the office, the planned treatment area will be thoroughly cleansed, and a numbing cream will be applied to your skin. As soon as your skin is numb, your microneedling provider will perform several passes at different needle depths over the targeted areas. The treatment will last 15 to 30 minutes.  After the treatment, we will apply a serum to your skin.  The microchannels created during the treatment will allow skincare products to penetrate more deeply into the skin for more effective results.

What Is the Recovery Time?

SkinPen microneedling has minimal downtime. The treated areas may be pink or red for less than 24 hours, but the skin will return to normal color by the next day. You may notice some flaky skin for 48 hours after the procedure.

Most importantly, avoid makeup or heavy products on the skin for a total of 24 hours after the treatment as they may penetrate more deeply and cause irritation.

What Are the Typical Results After Microneedling?

Each time the SkinPen microneedling device creates microchannels, your body will kickstart collagen synthesis to repair those channels which results in smoother, firmer skin with fewer wrinkles and pigmentation changes. We recommend at least three treatments spaced four to six weeks apart for maximum results. You can expect to see skin improvements for up to three months after each treatment.

Can Microneedling Help With Other Aesthetic Concerns?

In Annapolis, SkinPen microneedling is also effective in treating alopecia—hair thinning or hair loss. If you have areas on your scalp of hair loss or thinning, microneedling can be used to stimulate hair growth. When coupled with topical serums, the growth will be amplified.

Discuss SkinPen Microneedling With an Annapolis, MD Facial Plastic Surgeon Today

If you are considering SkinPen microneedling in Annapolis, MD you want to make sure that your plastic surgeon is highly experienced in working with patients of all skin types. Our talented plastic surgeon specializes in helping patients of color enhance their natural beauty. In addition to providing individualized concierge treatments where you can access your plastic surgeon 24 hours a day, our clinic also offers overnight care and car service for your convenience.

For more information or to schedule a consultation with our skilled plastic surgeon, please give Murthy Facial Plastic Surgery a call today.