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Beyond Basic Beauty

When you are too young to be called Ma'am, but the lines or acne scars on your face say otherwise, it may be time to consider cosmetic treatments at StarkMD Plastic Surgery and Aesthetic Center just off the Main Line. Discover the rejuvenation and joy of brighter, smoother skin with our Philadelphia microneedling and PRP.


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What is Microneedling?

Microneedling reduces fine lines and wrinkles, and provides excellent results in reducing acne scars and improving their appearance. The microneedling device creates precisely targeted micro-injuries which stimulate the body’s natural process of healing, triggering the body releasing cytokines and stimulating growth factors that help to generate collagen and elastin. The procedure involves creating hundreds of microscopic channels in the dermis to stimulate the skin’s natural production of new collagen and elastin, promoting healthier-looking skin.

Microneedling is effective in reducing the appearance of lines, wrinkles, acne scars, and stretch marks, making it a versatile treatment option for various skin concerns. The treatment usually takes an average of 30-60 minutes, based on the number of treatment areas and the size of skin area treated. Microneedling’s varying needle depths allow for a high level of versatility, resulting in it being an effective and safe treatment that can be used on many different areas of the body.

It is recommended to undergo a series of three microneedling treatments for optimal results spaced thirty days apart. The procedure is known for its effectiveness, minimal invasiveness, and suitability for all skin types, with little downtime required for patients. Microneedling has been recognized for its impressive results and substantial return on investment for practices, making it a popular choice for individuals seeking skin rejuvenation and improvement in the appearance of acne scars and other skin concerns.

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Introducing the SkinPen

The SkinPen, the first device approved by the FDA, is a small tool with multiple tiny needles that penetrates the top layer (epidermis) of your skin with controlled micro-injuries that, in turn, releases cytokines and stimulates the body's natural healing response with collagen and other growth factors. The use of microneedling with the SkinPen has shown a vast reduction in the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, large pores, scars, and stretch marks.

The SkinPen has been recognized as the 'Top Rated Treatment for Acne Scars' and 'Top Skin Care Device' in the Aesthetic Everything® 2019 Aesthetic and Cosmetic Medicine Awards. It is the only Class II microneedling tool that is both FDA-approved and legal to sell in the United States, and it is manufactured in the U.S. Ninety percent of patients who underwent SkinPen Microneedling reported that they would recommend this treatment to their friends and family. The SkinPen comes with a cartridge that has needles tailored to each patient. You may experience a mild warming and vibrating sensation during your treatment. The SkinPen's needles can be adjusted to different depths, allowing it to be used on the face, neck, chest, and decolletage areas.

Microneedling Benefits

This procedure offers a range of benefits, including improving the appearance and texture of the skin, reducing the appearance of acne scars, stretch marks, and wrinkles, and addressing medical conditions such as alopecia and hyperpigmentation. Some of the benefits of microneedling by body area include:

  • Face: Reducing the appearance of lines, wrinkles, acne scars, and enlarged pores
  • Body: Minimizing the appearance of stretch marks and scars

Additionally, microneedling is a non-surgical procedure that doesn't carry the risk of skin discoloration, making it ideal for people with darker skin tones. It can also be used to deliver drugs or vaccines directly into the skin, and it has been shown to improve the absorption of skincare products and topical treatments. Microneedling is known for its ability to improve skin quality and texture immediately, making it a popular choice for individuals looking to rejuvenate their skin without undergoing surgery or experiencing extended recovery periods.

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Am I a good candidate for Microneedling?

Microneedling is a versatile treatment that can address a variety of skin concerns, making it suitable for many individuals. The use of microneedling has shown a vast reduction in the appearance of the following skin conditions:

  • Fine wrinkles on your face, neck, and body
  • Acne or trauma scars

Microneedling is indicated for patients older than 22 years of age wanting to achieve a significant level of skin renewal. Microneedling is effective in all skin types. With minimal downtime it is perfect for the patient with a busy schedule. Additionally, individuals with active skin infections, such as cold sores or acne, may not be suitable candidates for the procedure. Those with a history of keloid scars may not benefit from microneedling, as it is not effective in treating raised scars.

Additional Reading

Here are some key points to consider regarding eligibility for microneedling and its benefits:

  • Microneedling is effective in reducing the appearance of lines, wrinkles, acne scars, and stretch marks, making it a suitable option for individuals seeking skin rejuvenation
  • The procedure is ideal for patients with busy schedules, as it involves minimal downtime, allowing individuals to resume their daily activities shortly after treatment
  • Microneedling is suitable for all skin types and does not carry the risk of skin discoloration, making it a favorable option for individuals with darker skin tones
  • It is important to consult with a healthcare provider before undergoing microneedling, especially for individuals with a history of skin infections, keloid scars, or other underlying health conditions

Microneedling Procedure

Treatments are very comfortable. Our Microneedling procedure is done in the office and only requires the application of numbing cream. Treatment takes about 30 minutes to one hour and will vary depending on the size, the number of areas treated, and the intensity of the treatment needed. This makes microneedling a convenient and efficient treatment experience, making it suitable for individuals with busy schedules.

Once the numbing cream is applied and takes effect, our skilled practitioners initiate the microneedling process. Using a specialized device, tiny, controlled micro-injuries are created on the skin's surface, stimulating the natural healing response. This innovative technique encourages collagen and elastin production, promoting skin renewal and rejuvenation.

with PRP

Microneedling with Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) is a cosmetic procedure that combines the use of tiny needles to stimulate collagen production with the application of plasma from the patient's blood to rejuvenate the skin. This treatment is used to address various skin concerns, including acne scars, surgical scars, wrinkles, fine lines, hyperpigmentation, sun damage, and uneven skin texture. The addition of PRP to microneedling may expedite the healing process, stimulate even more skin renewal, and potentially produce better results than microneedling alone. Patients typically undergo four to six treatments spaced four weeks apart to maintain collagen production and optimize skin rejuvenation.

HydraFacials provide a boost to the health and tone of your skin by deep-cleaning, exfoliating, and hydrating your skin. You’ll receive custom-blended serums that help to improve the overall appearance of your skin.

Microneedling Results, Recovery, and Aftercare

Following the microneedling procedure, it is important to provide appropriate aftercare to support the skin's healing and rejuvenation process. This may include hydrating the skin, using antioxidant serums, and considering oral supplements such as Omega 3, Zinc, and glucosamine to aid in the healing and rejuvenation process.

Results are visible within days but become more noticeable starting at three weeks and continue to improve for up to three months after your treatment. During your consultation, Dr. Stark and his skincare team will discuss with you about further treatments to maintain optimal results.

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Schedule Your Philadelphia, PA Microneedling Consultation with Dr. Stark Today

Dr. Stark brings the best and most effective treatments to his patients and is dedicated to their health, well-being, and self-confidence. If you want more information about microneedling Philadelphia aesthetic experts at StarkMD can answer any questions you have and address any concerns during a consultation. Schedule your microneedling consultation with Dr. Stark today.

Microneedling FAQs

After the topical anesthetic is applied, during treatment, most patients just feel the vibration of the pen.

Your total healing time depends on how your body reacts to the treatments. You may have slight redness or swelling. Most patients see their skin return to normal in less than 24 hours.

All cosmetic treatments carry some risks, but complications are rare. The most common side effects include bruising, swelling, and redness.

The general recommendation is a minimum of three to six sessions, spaced approximately four to six weeks apart, for mild to moderate acne scars. For more severe scarring, up to 12 sessions may be necessary to achieve optimal results.

Microneedling costs can vary widely, with estimates ranging from $50 to $800 per session, depending on factors such as the treatment area, the number of sessions needed, and the professional's specific rates. The overall cost may also be influenced by the location, the provider, and any additional treatments paired with microneedling to enhance results.

Philadelphia plastic surgeon Dr. Ran Stark brings decades of experience and training to each consultation. When you meet with Dr. Stark, he takes the time to give you information and options, so you can have confidence in your decision to move forward with the best procedure for you. Confidence. Personalized care. Impeccable results. That’s the Stark Difference. Discover that difference yourself by scheduling a consultation with Dr. Stark today.

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