When Tiny Needles are All That and a Bag of Chips

Stand back everyone, medical microneedling is having a big – and certainly well-deserved – moment in the field of dermatology. That’s because the treatment is revolutionary when it comes to any patient wanting to improve the appearance of a variety of skin conditions, including:

  • Scarring
  • Loss of elasticity
  • Fine Lines and wrinkles
  • Stretch marks
  • Hyperpigmentation, also known as melasma

Microneedling is a fairly simple process that involves a pen-shaped, handheld medical device that uses dozens of fine needles to penetrate the surface of the skin at a very high speed. The needles break down old scar tissue and stimulate the production of skin cells.

The result includes the formation of new tissue layers of elastin and collagen fibers, and the formation of new capillaries, which improve blood supply. Also, as the fine needles puncture the skin, they create channels or micro-wounds that trigger the body to fill them with new collagen and elastin, which leads to improved skin texture, firmness and hydration.

It’s important to know that the microneedling done at Midwest Dermatology is different than needling done by beauticians and spas. MWD uses the original FDA-approved Skin Pen by Bellus Medical. The Skin Pen has needles that go to a depth greater than .3 mm, and Midwest Dermatology ensures that all microneedling procedures are done by a medical aesthetician, nurse or doctor, under the direction of a medical director. Done in a doctor’s office, microneedling can deliver smoother, firmer, more youthful-looking skin.

Bump up the benefits of microneedling with “add on” options that can maximize your results. Vitamin C serums and protein-rich plasma (PRP) can nourish the treated skin and promote firmness, tightness and regenerative properties that, literally, turn back the hands of time.

PRP, available only in medical practices and med spas, uses enriched plasma from your own body to stimulate collagen. It might sound like an extreme way to rejuvenate skin and build collagen, but the regenerative properties of PRP have been used in many specialized fields of medicine for years. For example, in orthopedics, PRS is used to accelerate healing of tendons, ligaments, muscles and joints.

Dermatologists have found that in as little as three treatments, microneedling with PRP can help reduce visible signs of aging such as wrinkles and fine lines; reduce the appearance of acne scars; and brighten the overall complexion while evening out skin tone and texture.

We know you can’t wait to get started (actually, neither can we!). Schedule a free microneedling consultation with one of our board-certified dermatologists by calling (402) 552-2555 or booking an appointment online.

To help you get the most out of this new treatment, we recommend scheduling a minimum of three sessions. MWD includes Vitamin C serum as an add-on, and you can add PRP to maximize your appearance even further. Prices for Skin Pen microneedling treatments at our Lakeside location are as follows:

Single Session Without PRP $350
With PRP $500
Package of 3 Sessions Without PRP $900
With PRP $1,300
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