Medical Microneedling and Photofacial
Ambleside Dermedics offers an advanced non-surgical procedure, medical microneedling and photofacial, for the treatment of wrinkles, pigmentation, acne scars, as well as overall tone & texture improvement.
What Is Medical Microneedling?
Medical microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure designed by renowned plastic surgeon Dr. Des Fernandes in South Africa. Ambleside Dermedics have experienced timeless success in providing our patients desirable results combining this technology with our gold standard photofacial.
How Does Medical Microneedling Work?
Medical microneedling is considered a safe and minimally invasive alternative to more abrasive and invasive procedures. The simple technique involves the newest microneedling technology in the market today – the Dermapen® – which creates channels into the dermis, inducing a natural process of skin rejuvenation. Medical microneedling of the skin creates tiny areas of trauma that initiate a natural process of healing which releases numerous growth factors and also stimulates the production of collagen and elastin. As a result, the skin becomes smoother and tighter, without any damage to the overlying epidermis.
The second part of this procedure involves our state-of-the-art, gold standard laser resurfacing technology called Photofacial or IPL (intense pulsed light). Using a controlled beam of energy, Dr. Shehla Ebrahim is able to achieve precise penetration of depth into the dermis in order to vaporize the damaged/acne-scarred skin in a safe manner with predictable outcomes and results.
Thin sections of skin are removed, layer by layer, which allows for the skin’s regeneration process to occur, resulting in smoother and more even skin.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About Medical Microneedling and Photofacial
What is medical microneedling and photofacial indicated for?
- to restore skin tightness in the early stages of aging
- people with very thin skin
- acne scarring
- fine wrinkles
- skin laxity
- stretch marks
- scaring e.g. burn, surgery
What results could I expect from medical microneedling and photofacial?
Medical microneedling and photofacial can thicken and rejuvenate the skin, reducing pigmentation marks and diminishing the appearance of dilated blood vessels (telangiectasia/couperose). The results of the treatment are ongoing and endure for many years, with the understanding that the long-term outcome is utterly dependent on and enhanced by the continued use of vitamin A, C, E, and antioxidants to provide food and protection to the skin.
How much does medical microneedling and photofacial cost?
The price of microneedling at our practice runs from $300 to $900, and the final cost will depend on the size of the area being treated as well as the number of areas. Photofacial also varies by size of the area, with small spots costing $100 and going up to $500 for more comprehensive treatment. During your initial evaluation, we will review your concerns and develop a customized treatment plan. We will go over pricing at that point, so that you are well-informed about all aspects of the procedure before beginning.
Contact us for a consultation for medical microneedling and photofacial services.