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How Many Microneedling Sessions Do I Need?

Microneedling is a process that uses tiny needles to create micro-injuries in the skin. This, in turn, triggers the body to produce new collagen and elastin fibers.

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How Many Microneedling Sessions Do I Need?

Microneedling is a process that uses tiny needles to create micro-injuries in the skin. This, in turn, triggers the body to produce new collagen and elastin fibers.

It is a popular treatment for acne scars, wrinkles, and sun damage. Considering this remarkable treatment for facial rejuvenation and wondering how many Microneedling sessions do I need? Here’s the scoop!

Give It to Me Straight – How Many Microneedling Sessions Do I Need?

The number of microneedling sessions you need depends on your individual goals and your current skin condition. Most people need three to six sessions to see significant results.

However, if you have a lot of scarring or wrinkles, you may need more depending on your skin type and condition. Talk to your dermatologist to determine how many sessions you need and when is the best time to schedule them.

What Can I Expect During and After Microneedling?

A microneedling device is used to create tiny punctures in the skin during your treatment. Before treatment, a topical numbing solution is applied to ensure your comfort.

During treatment you may experience mild discomfort, and that’s totally normal. You will soon be numb and only feel a slight sensation of pressure as the microneedling roller is applied.

After microneedling treatment, redness, swelling, and / or bruising are completely normal side effects as your skin heals. It is important to note that these symptoms usually fade within a few days on their own. Once these symptoms subside, you’ll start to notice your skin returning to normal and then improving!

Isn’t It Time You Treated Yourself to Microneedling? Then, Contact Hagerstown Dermatology Today!

Microneedling is a great way to improve the appearance of your skin, and you deserve that!

So, give us a call today at 240-469-4835 to book your appointment, and we can give you a more personalized answer to your question, “How many microneedling sessions do I need?”

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Male Interest in Non-Surgical Cosmetic Treatments Is on the Rise

RealSelf is viewed as the most-trusted online resource for patients who are considering cosmetic procedures.

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RealSelf is viewed as the most-trusted online resource for patients who are considering cosmetic procedures.

The site recently revealed that more men than ever before are researching aesthetic procedures like skin resurfacing and skin tightening.

The most significant discovery is that male interest in non-surgical treatments is on the rise and has increased 6 percent since 2018.

While injectables, including Botox and dermal fillers, have seen the highest annual growth, a number of other skin rejuvenation technologies are on men’s radar.

Here are five of the fastest-growing cosmetic procedures among men

1. Microneedling

Microneedling saw a 27 percent jump in male interest between 2018 and 2019.

The non-invasive procedure creates microscopic injuries in skin, using ultra-thin needles of varying lengths. This controlled damage is designed to initiate a wound-healing response and stimulate collagen genesis.

Microneedling is safe for all skin types and can treat virtually any type of skin concern, making it a versatile option for men.

2. CO2 Laser

CO2 laser is an ablative technology that remodels skin by vaporizing superficial and deep layers. It is extremely effective in removing sun damage, acne scars, hyperpigmentation, wrinkles, and lines.

Unlike other noninvasive skin resurfacing treatments, CO2 laser can often achieve desired effects in one session. This advantage may be especially appealing to men who want to avoid frequent disruption to their busy schedules.

3. Juvederm

The hyaluronic acid dermal filler is one of the main reasons that male interest in non-surgical cosmetic treatments is on the rise.

The injectable experienced a 22 percent increase in popularity among men this year.

4. IPL

Intense pulse light treatments combat a multitude of pigmentary and vascular issues and require absolutely zero downtime.

5. Ultherapy

Ultherapy uses focused ultrasound energy to tighten, firm, and lift skin on the face, jawline, neck, and décolleté, without incisions, anesthesia, or recovery.

It has been hailed as an excellent facelift alternative, and results last one-and-a-half-to-two years.

With that being said, it’s not surprising that male interest in Ultherapy was up 21 percent from the previous year.

Interested in Non-Surgical Cosmetic Procedures for Men?

If you would like to learn more about non-surgical cosmetic procedures for men, call a highly skilled and experienced provider in your area to setup a consultation.

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RealSelf House of Modern Beauty Brings Well-Known and Emerging Aesthetic Brands to SXSW

RealSelf, the leading online resource to learn about cosmetic treatments and connect with medical aesthetic doctors, is proud to bring a wide range of partner brands to the RealSelf House of Modern Beauty, a first-of-its-kind SXSW exhibition house that offers guests the opportunity to explore the world of medical aesthetics through cosmetic treatments and educational events.

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Guests to Enjoy Treatments by Dysport, Emsculpt, HydraFacial, Invisalign, Restylane, SkinCeuticals, TempSure Envi, and Vivace

SEATTLE, March 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — RealSelf, the leading online resource to learn about cosmetic treatments and connect with medical aesthetic doctors, is proud to bring a wide range of partner brands to the RealSelf House of Modern Beauty, a first-of-its-kind SXSW exhibition house that offers guests the opportunity to explore the world of medical aesthetics through cosmetic treatments and educational events.

The RealSelf House of Modern Beauty will take place on Saturday, March 9 and Sunday, March 10, and is open to the public.

RealSelf House of Modern Beauty Brings Well-Known and Emerging Aesthetic Brands to SXSW

Treatment experiences offered throughout the weekend include:

  • DysportDysport® (AbobotulinumtoxinA) for Injection is an FDA-approved injectable treatment for the temporary improvement of the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines) in adults less than 65 years of age.

  • Restylane: The Restylane® line smooths away facial wrinkles and folds (Restylane, Restylane Lyft, Restylane Refyne, Restylane Defyne), provides subtle lip enhancement (Restylane, Restylane Silk), smooths the lines around the mouth (Restylane Silk), adds lift and volume to the cheeks (Restylane Lyft) and helps reverse the signs of volume loss in the back of the hands (Restylane Lyft).

  • HydraFacial: HydraFacial is a 3-step, 30-minute treatment that cleanses, extracts, and hydrates while refreshing skin with vital nutrients like antioxidants, peptides, and hyaluronic acid. The amazing results are both instant and long-lasting, improving the appearance of fine lines, enlarged pores, congested skin, and dark spots.

  • Invisalign: Invisalign® treatment combines the most advanced clear aligner system in the world with expert doctor care to discreetly shape your best smile without interrupting your lifestyle. Get a free digital preview of what your future smile could look like along with answers to any questions you have about how Invisalign® treatment can work for you.

  • SkinCeuticals: SkinCeuticals provides advanced skincare backed by science. Offered by dermatologists, plastic surgeons, and medi-spas to complement aesthetic procedures and approved for daily use at home, SkinCeuticals formulations help to correct signs of aging, protect healthy skin and prevent future damage.

  • Vivace: The newest generation of radio frequency microneedling, The Vivace is FDA-cleared for your safety. This minimally-invasive treatment stimulates the natural production of collagen and is shown to be effective in alleviating facial wrinkles, fine lines, and tightening and toning the face, neck, hands, and body. The Vivace boasts a precision robotic motor that brings discomfort to a virtual zero. Results are immediate and improve over time, giving you the best of both worlds.

  • Emsculpt: BTL Aesthetic brings new energy to the body shaping category with Emsculpt®, the first and only non-invasive body shaping procedure that simultaneously addresses both muscle and fat. FDA-cleared for the strengthening, toning and firming of the abdomen, buttocks and thighs, this groundbreaking technology is non-ionizing, non-radiating, and non-thermal, allowing individuals to receive next-level contouring results.

  • TempSure Envi: The natural aging process includes loss of collagen. Incorporating TempSure™ Envi facial treatments into your beauty regimen is a smart way to get tighter*, younger looking skin without invasive procedures or downtime. *Through soft tissue coagulation.

  • Breast Augmentation Consultation: Guests can receive a complimentary consultation and get their questions answered by a board-certified plastic surgeon.

“The RealSelf House of Modern Beauty is an innovative way to showcase a variety of treatments—from medical grade skincare like SkinCeuticals to well-known brands like Invisalign to in-office treatments such as injectables and microneedling—in a fresh context to an expanded audience,” said RealSelf chief brand and communications officer Jani Strand. “Events like this help make aesthetic procedures more accessible by infusing education into the experience, reducing negative stigmas and encouraging people to have open and honest conversations.”

Learn more about RealSelf and the House of Modern Beauty on the company’s official event website. Throughout the month of March, RealSelf will be exploring the topic of modern beauty on the company’s blog, The Treatment. Follow along at www.blog.realself.com.

About RealSelf

RealSelf is the leading online marketplace for people to learn and share experiences about cosmetic procedures and connect with the right doctors. Millions of people from around the world visit RealSelf each month to browse patient reviews, before and after photos, and medical expert answers to discover which treatments and doctors live up to their promise of being “Worth It.”

From simple skincare to emerging nonsurgical technologies to highly considered cosmetic surgeries, RealSelf makes it easy to get the insights consumers need to make smart, confident decisions and find the right doctor. For more information, visit The Treatment blog or follow RealSelf on InstagramFacebook and Twitter.

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Microneedling with PRP

Microneedling may be a low-tech solution, but that doesn’t mean the at-home experience is going to be the same as what you get at a clinic.

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Microneedling may be a low-tech solution, but that doesn’t mean the at-home experience is going to be the same as what you get at a clinic.

That’s according to Tina Alster, a Dermatology Professor at Georgetown. Microneedling should be handled by a professional, she insists.

Why’s that?

The Importance of Sterile Equipment

No matter what, you’re still puncturing the skin with microneedling. Which means that regardless of the seeming simplicity of the procedure, it should be handled by a medical professional. 

So what’s the at-home version? The fact is, at home needles don’t penetrate the skin. Their needles are shorter and duller.

This doesn’t have the same effect of puncturing the skin just enough to stimulate collagen production. 

Not to mention, the more skilled the person performing it, the better results you’ll generally see from microneedling. 

Does Platelet Rich Plasma Make the Procedure Work Even Better?

Microneedling has many advantages over other skin rejuvenation techniques–not the least of which is its quick recovery time and its lack of reliance on light, which can cause pigmentation issues.

The only drawback is if you have acne, or any other form of inflammation or infection, it can be exacerbated by microneedling.

It gets even better, however, when you consider the addition of PRP to the procedure. After all, microneedling opens up the channels for the PRP to be absorbed by your body, and PRP provides the necessary growth factors to make the healing process even more efficient.

Therefore you’re seeing some great results that you’d only usually see from higher tech and more involved skin rejuvenation techniques, with the same fast downtime that microneedling always brings.

Overall, it creates a better procedure due to the synergistic effects of both the microneedling and PRP

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