Plastic Surgery Affiliates offers microneedling, known as collagen induction therapy, for men and women. For more than 20 years, board-certified plastic surgeon, Michael Hueneke, MD, has provided these services to patients in Nashville, Brentwood, Hendersonville, Franklin, Smyrna, and the surrounding areas of Tennessee.
What is Microneedling?
Collagen has long been recognized as essential for young skin, and the cosmetic industry has developed many techniques for replenishing collagen that is lost due to aging. This includes products that contain collagen to apply to the surface of the skin, as well as collagen injections. Few, if any, of these techniques, produce the desired results, and any results that do develop are short-lived at best. Microneedling is unique because it has been proven effective for stimulating natural collagen development in aged skin.
Collagen is a substance that your body produces in the skin and other areas to give tissues structure. Your body produces less as you get older, and this is why you develop wrinkles and are more vulnerable to injuries. Microneedling is a treatment that uses a series of tiny needles to create micro-channels in the skin. Your body interprets the channels as injuries and triggers collagen to heal the micro-channels. The micro-openings also allow our nourishing serums to penetrate deeper into the skin compared to applying the products only on the surface.
How is PRP Therapy Used with Microneedling?
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy involves obtaining a blood sample from a patient, putting it into a centrifuge and spinning the sample until the blood separates from the platelet-rich plasma. The PRP is then injected into the patient. When PRP therapy is combined with microneedling, it has been proven to increase the skin’s elasticity and smoothness, speed up the skin’s healing process, refresh the skin’s texture and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. There is also a decrease in risk, as the PRP is the patient’s own sample.
What is the Cost of Microneedling?
The average cost of microneedling is $325, although this does vary by patient. We can discuss the details of your cost for microneedling at the time of your consultation. For your convenience, Plastic Surgery Affiliates offers financing options for qualified patients.
What Are the Benefits of Microneedling?
- Anti-aging benefits without surgery or scars
- Long-lasting results
- Stimulates natural collagen production
- Recommended for lines, wrinkles, acne scars, stretch marks, and more
What is the Recovery Time for Microneedling?
You have no downtime after your microneedling treatment. We may recommend that you avoid sunlight for a day or so to allow your skin to rest after the treatment.
If you are looking for a plastic surgeon for your microneedling treatments in Nashville, Brentwood, Hendersonville, Franklin, Smyrna and nearby areas of Tennessee, entrust your care to Dr. Hueneke, a board-certified plastic surgeon who has worked with men and women for over 20 years. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.