Microneedling

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Microneedling in Martinsburg

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A Microneedling treatment in Martinsburg is one of the most advanced forms of Microneedling available. This treatment has been FDA approved and uses an industry leading, medical grade Microneedling system that offers a variety of benefits, and is minimally invasive. This treatment has been proven to provide benefits to those with acne scarring, fine lines and wrinkles, and stretch marks.

Microneedling treatments from Dr. Robert Bowen are appealing not only because of the benefits it offers, but also due to the little time required for treatment. On average, the treatment only takes an hour. There is also very little recovery or downtime afterward!

The Procedure

Details.

What it Treats

Acne scarring
Fine lines
Wrinkles
Stretch marks

Procedure Time

60 minutes or less

Eligibility

Female or Male

Typically 22 years old or older, however, some skin conditions may be eligible for treatment in younger patients. Those with scarring or other less common conditions at younger ages may be eligible for this treatment. We are happy to advise on your particular circumstances during a consultation.

Recovery & Downtime

There is minimal downtime associated with a Microneedling treatment. Patients typically experience slight swelling and redness/pinkness after treatment, similar to a light sunburn. Some patients heal within 24 hours. Redness can be covered with makeup. You will likely be able to return to normal activities the following day.

Microneedling Benefits in Martinsburg:

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Fast & Effective

One of the best parts of a Microneedling treatment, aside from the amazing results, is how quickly it can be performed. A typical Microneedling session takes only 30 minutes!

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Minimal Downtime

There is minimal downtime associated with a Microneedling treatment. Patients typically experience slight swelling and redness/pinkness after treatment, similar to a light sunburn. Some patients heal within 24 hours. Redness can be covered with makeup. You will likely be able to return to normal activities the following day.

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Immediate & Continued Results

Many of our patients begin to see immediate results after receiving a Microneedling treatment! The benefits don’t stop there though. You will continue to see improvements to your skin over the following 3 to 6 weeks as your skin fully repairs from the treatment.

The Microneedling Process.

What to Expect?

Consultation.

Before your Microneedling treatment in Martinsburg, you'll meet with one of our providers for a skin consultation. Your provider will discuss any concerns you have about your skin, as well as what you’d like to accomplish. We will also discuss any sensitivities your skin may have.

Treatment.

During your microneedling treatment, your provider will make sure adequate numbing has been administered and that you are as comfortable as possible.

Results.

Many of our patients begin to see results immediately after receiving a Microneedling treatment! The benefits don’t stop there, though. You will continue to see improvements in your skin over the following 3 to 6 weeks as your skin fully repairs from the Microneedling procedure.

Next Steps.

You will begin to see results after your first treatment and will continue to see improvements in your skin for 3 to 6 months following your Microneedling appointment. To maximize results, we recommend repeating treatment once a month for 3 months.

Microneedling Before & After

3 Easy Steps of a Microneedling Treatment

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Preparation

A topical numbing agent will be used to ensure your comfort during your treatment

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Treatment

We will use the Microneedling tool to lightly pierce the skin with tiny (micro) needles to inspire your skin to repair itself, creating new skin and boosting collagen production naturally.

03

All Done!

To conclude your session, your provider will apply a soothing gel that will soothe the skin and help to prevent it from drying out.

It is important to properly prepare for your microneedling in Martinsburg. Before your appointment, you should:

 

6 months before treatment

  • Discontinue use of oral isotretinoin.

1 week before treatment

  • Minimize sun exposure and do not use a tanning bed.
  • Use sunscreen for extra protection.
  • Discontinue use of aspirin, naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn), coconut oil, omega-3 fatty acids (fish oil; ingestion of fish), ginseng, gingko, turmeric/curcumin, St.John’s Wort.

3 days before treatment

  • Discontinue use of ibuprofen.
    Note: Acetaminophen (Tylenol, Advil) can be used before and after treatment

Day of treatment

  • Discontinue use of retinoid creams.
  • Wash treatment area with non-abrasive cleanser (no exfoliation).
  • If you are prone to cold sores, take relevant medication you are prescribed.
  • Ensure 24 hours since your last autoimmune therapy session, if applicable.

*Always consult your physician before discontinuing medications

To get the most out of your Microneedling session in Martinsburg, it is important to follow these steps:

 

Day of treatment

  • For 4 hours after treatment use only SkinFuse Lift HG on the treated area.
  • For the remainder of the day avoid clothing on the treated area (i.e. hats, scarves, headbands, or any other clothing), if this cannot be avoided then use only cotton clothing that has not been treated with fabric softener or dryer sheets.
  • If you are prone to cold sores continue medication for 5 days after treatment.
  • For discomfort you may take acetaminophen (i.e. Tylenol, Advil).
  • After 4 hours you may use your normal skincare products except retinoids and exfoliating products.
  • Try to avoid sun exposure

3 to 5 days after treatment (or once skin is no longer sensitive or peeling)

  • You may resume retinoid use.
  • You may resume use of alpha-hydroxy acids (e.g. lactic acid, glycolic acid, malic acid).
  • You may resume use of salicylic acid.
  • You may resume the use of scrubs and exfoliating products.

Frequently Asked Questions.

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