The Ageless Institute
Gregory Singleton, MD
Family Medicine Physician & Integrative Medicine Practice located in Orangeburg, SC
If you’re looking for an effective way to improve your facial complexion without injections or surgery, you might find microneedling to be the perfect solution. Gregory Singleton, MD even incorporates platelet-rich plasma into the treatment to enhance its rejuvenating effects. Make an appointment at The Ageless Institute in Orangeburg, South Carolina by calling or using the quick online scheduler.
Microneedling Q & A
What is microneedling?
Microneedling is a skin rejuvenation procedure that uses tiny needle pokes to encourage the skin’s healing process. Your practitioner runs a needle roller across your skin, and the tiny puncture wounds signal the body to send blood, healing agents, collagen, and elastin to the area.
That combination of materials boosts cell turnover and revives the skin’s growth factors. Collagen and elastin production typically slows as we age, but this process speeds it up again, so you’re left with a smoother, more youthful complexion.
Dr. Singleton enhances the procedure with platelet-rich plasma (PRP). He draws your blood, separates out the plasma, and applies the plasma to the wounds to saturate the growth factors.
What skin imperfections does microneedling treat?
As collagen and elastin production accelerates, the following signs of aging and sun exposure usually start to fade:
- Lines and wrinkles
- Acne scarring
- Stretch marks
- Pigmented skin and age spots
- Enlarged pores
- Broken capillaries
What can I expect during a microneedling treatment?
Dr. Singleton takes you into a private treatment room and has you rest comfortably. Then, he applies a topical anesthetic to the treatment area, takes some of your blood, and places your blood in a centrifuge to separate the plasma.
To start the procedure, he runs the needle roller over the skin, creating tiny micro-wounds. After he treats one segment, he applies some of the prepared PRP to the area before repeating the process.
You may feel some discomfort from the needles, but topical anesthetic should ease some of the pain. Dr. Singleton ices your skin afterward to reduce tenderness and swelling.
What are the advantages of microneedling?
Microneedling PRP therapy offers a minimally invasive, effective alternative to injections and surgery. The treatment uses your skin’s restructuring mechanisms and your blood without introducing any new substances or chemicals.
Under the care of a trained physician, the treatment is highly safe, carries minimal risk, and requires no downtime. Although the redness, pinpoint bleeding, and inflammation may hinder you from going out after the procedure, you don’t have to modify any of your daily activities afterward.
Microneedling also increases your skin’s ability to absorb the PRP and skin products you apply later. The little openings allow your products to soak deeper into the skin’s layers.
If you’re interested in trying microneedling, call or click the “book now” button to put an appointment on the schedule.
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