Everyone wants soft and beautiful skin. Yet with factors like sun damage, acne, wrinkles, dryness, and age constantly wreaking havoc on your body, a glowing complexion can be difficult to achieve. However, there is a great way to dramatically improve the overall appearance of your skin: microneedling.
Microneedling, or collagen induction therapy, is a non-surgical procedure in which tiny needles are applied to the skin in order to encourage your body’s own healing response. Dr. Zuliani offers microneedling treatments for improving fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, hyperpigmentation, enlarged pores, and many other conditions. Treatments can be customized to improve the look, color, and texture of your skin without the downtime typically associated with more intensive procedures.
Who might benefit from Microneedling
Dr. Zuliani recommends microneedling for women and men of all skin types. Microneedling is an effective option for people who want an alternative to laser treatments. Your personalized session can address many skin concerns on most parts of the body, including:
Wrinkles and fine lines
Hyperpigmentation and sun spots
Acne, surgical, or post-traumatic scars
Dull, rough, or uneven tone and texture
Your microneedling treatment with Dr. Zuliani’s team will be personalized, based on your unique skin type, concerns, and goals.
How is Microneedling performed?
Microneedling is an in-office procedure at Zuliani Facial Aesthetics in Bloomfield Hills. First, your skin will be cleansed and a topical numbing cream applied to the treatment area for optimal comfort. The appropriate needle depth setting is chosen based on your skin’s unique needs and the handpiece is carefully moved over the treatment area, creating micro-injuries to the skin in order to stimulate your body’s healing response. Treatment usually takes about 30-60 minutes, depending on the size the area targeted.
What can be expected after a Microneedling treatment?
Downtime and recovery from microneedling are minimal. Patients typically experience mild redness, swelling, and tenderness after the procedure, but those effects tend to fade within 1-3 days. A topical cream can be applied to further soothe away any discomfort, and sunscreen should be used to protect healing skin.
You’ll begin to notice a brighter, healthier glow to your skin, and it will gradually improve over the next few weeks as the healing process progresses. Full results can be seen up to six months post-treatment as new collagen production continues. A series of 4-8 treatments, spaced 4-6 weeks apart, is recommended for the best outcome.
Morpheus8 is a minimally invasive skin rejuvenation procedure that pairs microneedling with radiofrequency (RF) energy. It uses tiny needles to deliver RF energy deep into your skin, creating micro injuries that trigger your body’s natural healing response and promote production of new collagen and elastin, to firm and remodel skin.
Who might benefit from RF Microneedling?
Morpheus8 skin resurfacing can safely benefit all skin types and tones, addressing a broad range of skin concerns.
Given its stimulating effect on collagen production, the treatment excels at tightening and contouring mildly sagging skin, smoothing wrinkles, and minimizing other signs of aging.
Microneedling with radiofrequency energy is also particularly effective at improving the appearance of acne scars—though avoid it if you still have active acne, since the needles can spread breakout-causing bacteria.
The microneedling aspect of Morpheus8 helps resurface the top layer of skin, so people with sun damage and dark spots should see clearer, brighter, more evenly toned skin post-treatment.
Most notably, Morpheus8 is a safe option for people with dark skin, who might otherwise be at risk of hypo- or hyperpigmentation from other resurfacing treatments (like lasers). Your provider can choose a needle type that’s safest for your skin tone, from microneedles that emanate heat along their full length to coated microneedles that emanate heat only from their very tips, to precisely target the deeper layers of the skin without damaging the skin’s surface.
How is RF Microneedling performed?
Microneedling uses needles to puncture the skin performing collagen-induction therapy because the repeated puncturing of the skin causes microtrauma that initiates a recovery cascade of collagen production in the skin.
Microneedling RF delivers electrical energy that causes coagulation in the tissues, meaning there is exfoliation and collagen remodeling, improving the texture and tone of the skin at the same time that it causes the skin to tighten. Both the dermis and epidermis (lower and upper layers of the skin) are affected, resulting in a combination of deeper remodeling and resurfacing.
What can I expect during the RF Microneedling Treatment?
The treatment takes 15 to 60 minutes, depending on the size of the treated area. The provider begins by covering the treatment area with numbing cream, which may need up to an hour to take effect. If your provider plans to use a higher setting on the device, you may need local anesthesia. We also have PRO-NOX available for your comfort.
The provider will use the device in a stamping like motion across your skin, allowing the needles to puncture below the surface and deliver the radiofrequency energy.
You may feel pressure and dull discomfort during the procedure, but it’s typically not too painful, due to the numbing cream.
What can I expect after receiving RF Microneedling?
Morpheus8 recovery is relatively easy, with no real downtime. You can expect one to three days of redness, itchiness, and swelling.
You can boost your results post-treatment with targeted skin care.
You’ll also need to avoid direct sun exposure for a few weeks and use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 when you have to be out and about, to avoid post-procedure hyperpigmentation. A physical sunscreen containing titanium dioxide and/or zinc oxide will be gentler on your healing skin.
Why should I consider RF Microneedling?
• Minimal downtime
• Results can take effect within just a few days
• Softens line and improves acne scarring
• Assist in building new collagen
Let's Discuss Your Goals
Dr. Giancarlo Zuliani is a double board certified facial plastic surgeon. His artistic eye, attention to detail, and individualized care allow him to achieve remarkable results that solve a person's concerns while preserving his or her unique identity. We would love to discuss your goals and begin working toward a more beautiful, refined, and confident you. Please give our office a call at 248.322.3362 (248.FACE.DOC) or click the button below to request a consultation with Dr. Zuliani at Zuliani Facial Aesthetics in Bloomfield Hills.