Deerfield, IL Dermatologist
Deerfield Dermatology Associates
707 Lake Cook Road, Suite 280
Deerfield, IL 60015
(847) 480-0004
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What is Micro-Needling?
Automated Microneedling (also known as Collagen Induction Therapy or CIT) is a new innovation in aesthetic medicine for the treatment of fine lines, acne scars and improvement of the skins texture, tone and color. During this procedure, tiny needles are used to create controlled micro-injuries to the skin in order to produce collagen and elastin. The skin’s repair process results in a thicker dermis with softer wrinkles. Micro-Needling also crates micro-channels which allow topical gels, creams and serums to be absorbed more effectively, enhancing their effects in deeper layers of the skin.

What are the benefits?
Wrinkle reduction, texture, tone improvement and softer younger-looking skin with fewer signs of aging. New collagen production reverses years of sun damage. Micro-Needling also has a positive effect on hyper-pigmentation as well as treating uneven skin tone, acne scars, traumatic scars and stretch marks.

What areas of the body can I treat?
Micro-Needling can be done on all parts of the body, face, neck décolleté, arms, hands,legs,abdomen and back.

How is the procedure done?
A sterile needle-tip containing 12 tiny micro-needles is attached to the MicroPen. Our Esthetician. will apply a thin layer of topical gel to your skin and select the appropriate treatment depth based on your unique needs. Next, in a single motion, the pen will be gently pressed against the skin while simultaneously gliding in one direction until the entire treatment areas has been covered.

What does it feel like?
The feeling associated tih Micro-Needling is similar to sandpaper being moved across the skin. While some areas are more sensitive than others the speed of the reciprocating needle tip makes the treatment comfortable.

How long does the procedure take?
The procedure takes about 30 minutes depending on the size of the area treated.

What is the downtime?
Immediately after the treatment you will notice a bright redness to the skin. The total healing time depends on the depth of needles used and the number of overlapping passes performed. On average, patients are red for 2-4 days. Some patients heal completely in 24 hours. Utilizing post-care products will speed up the healing process.

When will I see the results?
Patients notice an immediate “glow” to their skin. Visible changes to the skin develop over the course of several weeks. Results continue to improve up to 6 months after the treatment as collagen production continues.

How many treatments will I need?
Some patients only require a single treatment, once per year to achieve optimal results. However it is recommended for most patients to receive a series of 2-3 treatments spaced about 6-8 weeks apart. For patients with deep wrinkles, advanced photo-aging, stretch marks or acne scars it is recommended to receive 6-8 session at 6 week intervals.

 

Board Certified Dermatologists

Dr. Burton E. Silver, M.D., Emeritus
Marcia E. Johnson, M.D.
Jonathan A. Dalton, M.D.
Divya Singh-Behl, M.D.
Madhuri V. Konanahalli, M.D.

Stefanie Kadolph, MMS, PA-C

Office Hours
M-T-Th-F
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed & Sat
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Appointments only,
walk-ins not accepted.

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Deerfield, IL Dermatologist Deerfield Dermatology Associates 707 Lake Cook Road, Suite 280 Deerfield, IL 60015 (847) 480-0004
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