Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure designed to address common signs of aging like wrinkles, fine lines, age spots, and loss of skin elasticity. Additionally, it is also performed on patients who wish to improve the appearance of acne scars and stretch marks. If this is your first time to try this type of treatment, it is advised that you choose a microneedling surgeon in Chicago or wherever you are currently located to ensure optimal results, among other things.
Chicago Microneedling Surgeon at Gold Coast Plastic Surgery
If you live in Chicago or nearby areas and you are looking for the best Chicago microneedling surgeon to perform the procedure on you, you’ve come to the right place. Gold Coast Plastic Surgery is a premier cosmetic facility in Chicago trusted by residents and visitors alike for all their cosmetic needs, be it surgical/invasive or non-surgical/non-invasive.
What is microneedling?
As mentioned above, microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure aimed at improving the appearance of common signs of aging like wrinkles and fine lines as well as common skin blemishes like acne scars, sun spots, and other types of facial scars. It has also been performed on patients looking to minimize the visibility of their stretch marks as well as the size of their pores.
Considering the numerous skin issues that a microneedling procedure can effectively improve, it comes as no surprise that it remains on top of everyone’s list when it comes to rejuvenating aging skin and improving certain skin blemishes.
A microneedling device, which is typically a roller with tiny needles attached to it, will be pressed along the target area to create tiny injuries (from the needles that prick the skin). This then stimulates the body’s healing response, sending a signal to produce collagen to heal and repair the injuries. This results in the growth of new skin, and this new skin is blemish free and more supple which translates to having rejuvenated, younger looking skin once optimal results are achieved.
At Gold Coast Plastic Surgery, Dr. Moynihan uses SkinPen Precision device for all microneedling treatments. Incidentally, the SkinPen Precision device is the only microneedling device in the United States that has received the FDA’s seal of approval.
How is microneedling performed?
Before your Chicago microneedling surgeon performs the procedure, your skin or target area(s) will be thoroughly cleansed after which, the surgeon will apply a topical numbing cream to minimize discomfort during the procedure. Once the skin is numb, Dr. Moynihan will proceed to press the microneedling device against the skin to stimulate collagen production.
The procedure usually takes only about 45 minutes to complete.
What is recovery like after treatment?
Immediately after your microneedling treatment, you will notice that your skin looks pinkish or reddish (like what your skin usually looks sunburned). You may also feel a slight discomfort from all the tiny injuries created on your skin, including itching, a light burning sensation, and tenderness.
Your skin may also feel a little tight, dry, and rough but all these post-procedure effects will resolve in about three to five days following treatment.
Dr. Moynihan, leading Chicago microneedling surgeon, also advises patients to avoid the sun after treatment, and refrain from using make-up for the next 24 hours. Specific instructions will be provided to the patient, which should be followed down to the last detail, to prevent infection and to help with the recovery process.
How many microneedling sessions are needed?
Patients usually see results after only one microneedling session, but this still depends on the extent of the skin issue(s) to be treated, the patient’s skin condition (skin health), and their treatment goals. Usually, microneedling surgeon in Chicago Dr. Moynihan develops a customized treatment plan for each of his patients, based on the factors mentioned above: skin health, specific issues, and treatment goals.
On average, patients undergo about three to six sessions to achieve their desired results. These sessions are spaced out, usually at four to six-week intervals, to allow the skin to heal. If multiple sessions are recommended for you, Dr. Moynihan will create a schedule for each treatment session. It is advised that you likewise strictly follow the schedule to sustain the progress.
What issues does microneedling address?
To reiterate, skin issues that a microneedling treatment can effectively improve include the following:
Dr. George T. Moynihan, M.D.
When you come in for consultation, you will be seen by Gold Coast Plastic Surgery’s founder and one of Chicago’s leading facial plastic surgeons, George T. Moynihan, M.D. Dr. Moynihan is double board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. With that said, you can be certain that when you choose him to be your microneedling surgeon in Chicago, you are in good hands.
Chicago microneedling surgeon at Gold Coast Plastic Surgery
When you’re ready to reveal a younger looking, more gorgeous you, please feel free to contact Gold Coast Plastic Surgery at (312) 736-7793 to schedule a consultation with Dr. George T. Moynihan, M.D. You may also send us a message here for questions or inquiries.
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