Microneedling Specialist

Integrative Medicine, Laser and Aesthetics

Functional Medicine & Aesthetics located in Carmel, IN

The signs of aging can show up on your face as sun damage, acne scarring, and uneven tone and texture. The team of highly trained medical and aesthetic professionals at Integrative Medicine, Laser and Aesthetics in Carmel, Indiana, focus on improving your skin from the inside out with microneedling treatments. Microneedling promotes your body’s natural healing response to reduce the outward signs of aging, naturally, from the inside out. Learn more about this minimally invasive procedure that can help you look younger and rejuvenate tired facial skin. Call the office or schedule online.

Microneedling Q & A

What is microneedling?

Microneedling is a facial treatment that uses a device with tiny needles to make microscopic punctures in your skin. This innovative technique triggers your body’s natural healing response, stimulating the production of proteins like collagen and elastin, the building blocks of the structures that support healthy skin. As your skin seeks to repair these tiny “injuries,” it rejuvenates skin tissue to reduce numerous signs of aging.

Who can benefit from microneedling?

Men and women who want younger, smoother skin can benefit from microneedling treatments. This comprehensive technique has a significant anti-aging benefit, and it also reduces the appearance of:

  • Enlarged pores
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Scars from acne or surgery
  • Stretch marks
  • Sun spots and areas of darker pigmentation

Microneedling is safe for adults with all skin tones and colors, as there’s no risk of discoloration.

What happens during a microneedling procedure?

When you come to Integrative Medicine, Laser and Aesthetics for a microneedling procedure, your aesthetician first applies a topical numbing cream to minimize or eliminate any discomfort.

Your aesthetician uses a device with small, sterile needles to safely puncture your skin and create tiny pinpricks.  

Most men and women don’t experience pain during the treatment, and it begins to rejuvenate your complexion almost immediately.

What can I expect after a microneedling treatment?

After your microneedling treatment, your skin may appear red for a few days as if you have had a mild sunburn. To keep your skin as healthy as possible, protect it from the sun by wearing sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or more and avoiding midday sun exposure. Within about 48 hours, your skin heals, and you can begin to notice the initial effects of your microneedling treatment.

Beyond the initial improvement you see in the first couple of days, your skin continues to repair itself from the inside out, generating new collagen and elastin, so you’ll have improved skin tone, texture, firmness, and diminished wrinkles for several weeks to come as you continue to notice the anti-aging benefits of the microneedling procedure.

Depending on your needs, Dr. Pabla may recommend multiple sessions, spaced about 4-6 weeks apart to deliver optimal results. Call the office or schedule a skin care consultation online to learn if microneedling is a good option for you.

How does Platelet Rich Plasma help to rejuvenate my skin?

Platelets are cells in the blood that help tissue to heal and grow, and are full of growth factors. Your technician will draw a couple vials of blood from your arm and then will place them in a centrifuge. The centrifuge spins and separates the platelets and Plasma from the rest of the blood and this is what your technician will use to apply topically or by injection. 

PRP is a natural way to induce healing as well as slow the aging process via your own growth factors. This is a great alternative to fillers which is comprised of synthetic ingredients. PRP is also very successful in helping to reduce the appearance of scarring.