Microneedling

In Birmingham, AL

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Introduction to

Microneedling

As we age, we lose our natural supply of structural skin elements, namely collagen, and elastin, which are responsible for the skin’s youthful appearance. Thanks to the innovation of non-invasive cosmetic procedures such as Microneedling, you can restore your confidence by creating healthier, more vibrant skin. Microneedling represents a quick, well-tolerated, in-office procedure with little downtime that can help reduce the appearance of skin concerns such as acne scars, stretch marks, enlarged pores, or fine lines and wrinkles. If you are looking for the best microneedling in Birmingham, AL, come see Raggio MD Facial Plastic Surgery to achieve your aesthetic goals.

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What is Microneedling?

A minimally invasive cosmetic procedure, Microneedling is all about giving your skin a boost by ramping up collagen and elastin production, the key structural elements of the skin. The neocollagenesis effects of microneedling target a variety of skin concerns like scars, acne, dark spots, and wrinkles, leaving you with smoother, firmer, and more toned skin. It can also potentially help stimulate the growth of hair in patients with hair thinning or loss, aka Alopecia. Essentially, the goal of microneedling is to kickstart the generation of fresh collagen and skin tissue, resulting in a revitalized and more youthful skin appearance. A great reason to choose Microneedling is how quick and easy the procedure is to undergo, and your ability to immediately resume your busy life without any downtime. Dr. Raggio and his team can adapt and design a custom treatment plan to give you the healthy skin you deserve.

What are the benefits of Microneedling?

Popular for its long-term skin remodeling results, here are some of the benefits you can look forward to with a Birmingham Microneedling treatment:

  • Reduce scars, acne remnants, fine lines, and wrinkles
  • Reduce the size of enlarged pores
  • Address hyperpigmentation or dark spots
  • Even out your skin tone
  • Improve skin elasticity
  • Reduce the prominence of stretch marks
  • Stimulate hair growth in cases of alopecia

Interested in learning more about the benefits of this treatment? Give the team at Raggio MD Facial Plastic Surgery a call today. 

Who are the best candidates for Microneedling?

The best Birmingham Microneedling candidates are those patients looking to address the following:

  • Dull appearance to the skin
  • Acne scars 
  • Other unsightly scars due to trauma or poor wound healing
  • Fine lines and wrinkles 
  • Poor skin tone
  • Enlarged skin pores
  • Irregular skin texture
  • Hair loss 

It remains important our patients at Raggio MD have realistic goals and expectations for a Microneedling procedure and that they are generally in good health and have no active or inflammatory skin conditions. To find out if you are a good candidate for Microneedling with Dr. Raggio, call us today to schedule a consultation.

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What’s the first step to scheduling a Microneedling?

What are the first steps?

We are excited to get you started on the journey to healthier-looking skin by scheduling your Birmingham Microneedling at Raggio MD. The first step is to call our practice and schedule a consultation with Dr. Raggio or one of his dedicated team members. During this session, you will receive a detailed facial analysis our team will walk you through the steps of the Microneedling procedure and its benefits. During the consultation, your goals will be assessed to determine whether you are a good candidate, and you will have the opportunity to ask questions about the procedure and share your concerns about how the aging process is affecting you. Once this is complete, you’ll meet with our patient coordinator who will reach out to help you schedule your appointment.

Before the day of your treatment, Dr. Raggio’s team may give you instructions to prepare your skin, such as avoiding certain blood-thinning medications, topical exfoliants, or other harsh skin treatments.

What to expect on the day of a Microneedling treatment

When you arrive for your appointment, our team of specialists will prep you for the treatment by cleansing the skin and may consider applying a numbing gel to ensure comfort and minimize pain. Because the topical numbing medication can take 30-45 mins to activate, oftentimes, many patients forego the numbing medicine altogether or rather use nitrous oxide (laughing gas) instead. Dr. Raggio and his team will then use the FDA-cleared Microneedling device, which is a hand-held electric tool designed to create a series of “wounds” in your skin at a controlled depth. These micro-wounds, or punctures, are created by the tiny needles moving up and down as the device is strategically moved across your skin.

The actual microneedling treatment takes anywhere from 15 to 30 minutes to perform, depending on the skin conditions presented, and what kind of aesthetic results you are anticipating. Overall it is a fairly comfortable process, where the most you will feel is a warming or scratching sensation. Once the treatment is complete, you can go back to your daily routine with confidence, knowing your skin has been rejuvenated.

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Microneedling recovery

Because Microneedling in Birmingham with Raggio MD is not a significantly invasive procedure, you will not require any significant downtime afterward. It is normal to see some irritation or redness and pinpoint bleeding for a few hours, which can rarely extend to a couple of days after the treatment. This is your skin appropriately reacting to the needle punctures. 

Many of our patients elect to return to work or school right after the procedure, even if they experience some mild redness on the treatment site. 

Giving your skin time to heal by avoiding makeup or chemical skin products is ideal. Be sure to apply sunscreen and protect your skin whenever you go out in the sun for the first few days after treatment, as the skin is “fragile” for the first 48-72 hours.

How much does Microneedling cost in Birmingham, AL?

The cost of Microneedling in Birmingham with Dr. Raggio will be different for every patient, depending on the following factors: 

  • The skin areas being treated
  • Time of treatment needed
  • Whether topical numbing is applied
  • If nitrous oxide (laughing gas) implemented
  • The number of appointments needed to achieve your goals

When you visit Raggio MD Facial Plastic Surgery in Birmingham for your Microneedling consultation, your assigned provider will assess your need and determine the price you will be paying for your microneedling procedure.

Why choose Dr. Raggio?

By placing your trust in the capable hands of Dr. Blake Raggio, you are choosing a double-board certified Facial Plastic Surgeon who is an authority in the arena of facial cosmetic procedures. Whether a patient is seeking surgical or non-surgical rejuvenation for the aging face, Dr. Raggio relies on his unique and comprehensive training, as well as his artistic eye and appreciation for beauty, to help restore and create a more attractive and youthful appearance to the face in a subtle but natural way. Whether the issue is functional or cosmetic, Dr. Raggio closely and carefully listens to each individual’s concerns in order to design a personalized treatment plan for each and every patient. Above all else, Dr. Raggio is passionate about his work and enjoys making others feel more confident about themselves.

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Schedule your Microneedling consultation

To schedule a consultation for Microneedling in Birmingham with Dr. Raggio, call us today, and one of our patient coordinators will guide you through the steps. Alternatively, you can also contact us through the patient portal on our website, and our coordinator will respond promptly to schedule your Microneedling consult.

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