Dr. Elliott B. Black, III

Dr. Summer Black

Board-Certified Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons

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Microneedling – Collagen Induction – SkinPen™ – Greater New Orleans, LA

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About Microneedling

Do you want a dramatic change in the tone and texture of your facial skin?  Dr. Elliott Black and Dr. Summer Black offer microneedling with the SkinPen™, one of the newest skin rejuvenation treatments to hit the aesthetic world.   Microneedling is a medical grade mechanical device that causes thousands of controlled punctures to the skin which stimulates your bodies own natural collagen and elastin production.  Microneedling results in improved texture, a decrease in fine lines, shrinking of pores and more even color and pigmentation.   Microneedling is done in a series of at least three treatments and was referred to by Vogue Magazine as, "The next best thing in skin care".  It is a favorite of celebrities such as Gwyneth Paltrow and Kim Kardashian because it gives you camera ready skin with minimal downtime.

If you would like to have a skin consultation with our board certified plastic surgeons, please call and schedule a private consultation today.  Microneedling can also be combined with other skin rejuvenation treatments such as Silk Peel for amazing results.

Do I Qualify?

The best candidates for microneedling may exhibit the following skin problems:

  • Uneven skin tone
  • Redness or hyperpigmentation
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Acne scars
  • Skin laxity
  • Sun damage and/or sun spots
  • Rough texture

During your skin analysis, our experienced board certified plastic surgeons will guide you in deciding the best course of action for your skin and let you know if microneedling is the right rejuvenation treatment needed for your problem areas.

What to Expect

Prior to the procedure, the treated area is cleaned and a thin layer of a topical gel is applied to numb the skin. The doctor will apply a sterile cartridge-tip with micro-needles to a handheld device. The device will be pressed gently across the skin, gliding in multiple directions until the entire area has been treated.  The procedure will result in tiny holes, known as micro channels, on the skin which will close almost immediately, triggering a healing response.  This results in renewed skin, including a thickened dermis, which will soften the appearance of lines, wrinkles and scars. The procedure takes around 15 – 30 minutes.

A patient can expect the treated area to appear bright red, similar to a sunburn, immediately after microneedling.  The redness typically only lasts about 24-48 hours.  The intensity and duration of the redness are dependent upon the number of passes performed on the treatment area, the depth of the needles, as well as the particular area treated since microneedling can be performed on the face, neck, arms and décolleté. 

Other Considerations

Right after the procedure, patients can expect the skin to glow. Over the course of 6-12 weeks, a patient can expect to see a marked improvement in skin’s color, tone and texture.  In addition, there should be a drastic reduction of lines and wrinkles.  Microneedling is also effective in diminishing acne and traumatic scars and stretch marks.  A patient’s appearance can continue to improve up to 6 months following initial treatment. While some patients benefit from a single treatment, 2 – 3 treatments are advised to get the best possible results.  Dr. Black will work closely with a you to develop the right course of treatment based on your needs.

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Microneedling is an effective, safe procedure that continues to be a popular skin rejuvenation treatment among our patients. If you are seeking a nonsurgical, advanced way to brighten your skin and create a glowing appearance like the many men and women that have visited us from New Orleans, Metairie, Houma, Baton Rouge, Mandeville, Covington and beyond we invite you call our office in Metairie, LA for a skin analsysis today.  Dr. Black Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery will provide a custom treatment plan that meets your desired goals and aesthetic needs.

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