For non-surgical skin rejuvenation that leaves you feeling instantly refreshed and continues to subtly improve your appearance over time, micro-needling at Plateroti Dermatology may be right for you.
Serving Templeton and surrounding areas in California, Plateroti Dermatology is led by board-certified dermatologist Dr. Carmelo Plateroti. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and find out how micro-needling can improve your aging and damaged skin inside and out without any surgery or downtime.
What is Microneedling?
One of the most popular and least invasive methods of skin rejuvenation, micro-needling can improve the skin from the inside out using a clinically-proven process known as Collagen Induction Therapy. At Plateroti Dermatology, we utilize the system for micro-needling, which is one of the most trusted micro-needling tools worldwide.
Micro-needling can safely and effectively target multiple skin imperfections including:
- Acne scarring
- Certain cases of general scarring
- Dull skin
- And more!
While micro-needling is primarily used on the face, it also has proven efficacy on the neck, decollete, arms, hands, legs, abdomen, and back. These treatment options can be discussed during your consultation with Dr. Plateroti and our medical team.
How Does Microneedling Work?
During a typical micro-needling treatment, our medical team will move the automated device slowly across the skin on designated treatment areas. This medical device contains several tiny needles on a sterile, single-use treatment tip, and the needles are designed to penetrate the skin at optimal levels. This treatment creates nearly-invisible punctures in the skin that stimulate the skin’s natural healing process, promoting the production of essential skin building blocks such as collagen and elastin.
PiXel8-RF Radio Micro Needling System & Arctic Chill Cold Air System
Radio Frequency (RF) Micro-needling is a non-surgical procedure with little to no down time and is now considered “the newest essential” for a successful aesthetic practice.
The PiXel8-RF uses bi-polar, RF energy alongside minimally invasive micro-needles to facilitate effective, non-surgical, skin tightening with little to no downtime. During the treatment, heat is driven deep within the skin layers to stimulate and remodel collagen and cause elastin cells to regenerate. This results in a firmer, smoother, and more consistent skin surface.
The PiXel8-RF was developed to combat the signs of aging. The PiXel8-RF is suited for all skin types, and after a single treatment, most patients notice that the area treated is smoother and softer. The amount of energy delivered into the tissue is adjustable and the micro-needles can be adjusted from .5mm up to 3.5mm to address each individual patient’s needs. The PiXel8-RF uses a unique design for tissue coagulation and hemostasis that may improve fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars and stretch marks.
Some people stay away from skin treatments because they don’t like needles, or don’t want to look like they’ve had work done. Now there’s Aquagold® Fine Touch™, a new microchanneling treatment to improve damaged skin with no bruising or down time. Aquagold is a revolutionary microneedle device that contains 24 karat needles, each of which is smaller than a hair follicle. This device delivers products such as platelet-rich-plasma, dermal fillers, and Botox directly into the skin.
Applying anti-aging products directly under the skin allows them to be absorbed much more effectively and with a much longer duration of effectiveness because these products do not have to bypass the natural protective barrier of the skin. Deeper penetration of these active ingredients results in a more healthy and vibrant appearance of the skin. Aquagold is a versatile tool for treating a number of cosmetic facial issues such as:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Acne scarring
- Decreased skin elasticity
- Loss of facial volume
How It Works
Depending on a patient’s concerns and desired results, we are able to fully customize the solution to be applied with the microchannel device. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is the primary ingredient in the treatment. It offers the following benefits:
- Stimulates collagen and elastin production to thicken and tighten thinning skin
- Improves skin tone and texture
- Smooths fine lines and wrinkles
- Acts as an antioxidant and has hydrating properties
These benefits will not be seen immediately, but will improve gradually over months. The solution can be customized with other ingredients to maximize results.
- Botox™ in small levels at the surface of the skin, where it is not near a muscle, improves the size of the pores, and decreases redness over time. This can help acne. The muscle relaxants provide a natural, gentle smoothing of the skin.
- Deeper wrinkles often require larger needles and more volume. This is accomplished with Juvederm® dermal fillers. Microchanneling with Juvederm® dermal filler provides a natural-looking increase in skin suppleness.
Aquagold works best in a series of three treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart. Results appear slowly and naturally as the PRP amplifies the natural growth factors your body uses to heal tissue.
Because the Aquagold treatment offers buildable results, it works well with other treatments. Used in conjunction with deeper dermal filler injections or after a laser treatment, Aquagold can enhance results. It is also an ideal addition to surgical facial rejuvenation and can help maintain results.
Are There Any Side Effects?
One of the main benefits of the micro-needling system is its ability to treat skin imperfections at the source without any downtime or contraindications. Treated areas may appear slightly flushed or pink afterward, but this is an indication that the skin’s healing process has begun. Most men and women who undergo micro-needling treatment are able to return to normal activities immediately.
Results may vary, and it may take more than one treatment to achieve optimal results. During your consultation, our medical team will let you know what you can expect.
Contact Plateroti Dermatology today to schedule a consultation and find out how micro-needling can create visible results and continuous improvements to your aging or damaged skin.