Microneedling Specialist

Outer Banks Dermatology -  - Board Certified Dermatologist

Outer Banks Dermatology

Board Certified Dermatologists located in Nags Head, NC

If you’ve ever wished there was a way to lift and plump your skin without fillers or surgery, microneedling is just what you’re looking for! The tiny needles trick your skin into initiating the healing process, increasing collagen and elastin production. Dr. Renee Glover and Dr. Theresa Conologue supervise every microneedling treatment at Outer Banks Dermatology for the best results. Set up an appointment to discuss the treatment at the Nags Head, North Carolina location over the phone or online.

Microneedling Q & A

What is microneedling?

Microneedling is an anti-aging treatment using fine needles to poke the skin and stimulate the healing process. As the skin tries to heal itself, it increases cell turnover and turns up collagen and elastin production to create a more youthful complexion.

Collagen and elastin create structural support for the skin. Levels of the proteins go down as you age, and this treatment is designed to restore more youthful levels. They also create a new, more replenished layer of skin to replace the damaged one.

What skin problems does microneedling help with?

Since microneedling increases collagen and elastin production, which plumps the skin, it’s a great way to reduce the visible signs of aging. These include:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Acne scars
  • Sun damage
  • Pigmentation
  • Large pores
  • Stretch marks

What happens during a microneedling treatment?

As you rest comfortably, your aesthetician prepares your skin for the treatment. She may apply a topical anesthetic, depending on your comfort level and the depth of the needles.

Then, she uses a handheld device to run a series of tiny sterile needles over the treatment area. Although this sounds painful, it doesn’t have to be. The trained professionals at Outer Banks Dermatology know how to perform the treatment with minimal discomfort. You may feel a slight prickly sensation, but you shouldn’t be in pain.

Your experienced aesthetician performs the microneedling therapy under the supervision of Dr. Glover or Dr. Conologue. That ensures you have the highest quality experience and the best results.

What are the benefits of microneedling?

Microneedling is a non-surgical, minimally invasive procedure that replenishes your skin in a way that only facelifts could provide years ago. With minimal recovery time, you can return to your normal activities right out of the office.

The treatment is also very safe and effective. It pays to be under the supervision of a trained specialist because it minimizes side effects and the risk of infection.

The tiny openings that microneedling creates also increases your skin’s absorption of beauty products. The active ingredients in these products can penetrate deeper into the layers of the skin through the microchannels created by the needles.

If you’d like to learn more about microneedling, contact the Nags Head, North Carolina clinic online or by phone.

How many treatments are needed to see the best results?

A series of 3 treatments spaced four weeks apart is recommended for the best results. A touch up treatment is recommended 6 months after the series has been completed.