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.
"I've been a patient of Dr Summer Blacks for about 4 years and I would never go anywhere else. I am ALWAYS ecstatic with her work and have had Botox and Restylane filler in my cheeks and lips. Dr Black is not only a total perfectionist but she becomes a friend you feel comfortable confiding in and sharing your life with. I would recommend Dr Black to my own mother....and in fact I did! Now we are both her patients who regularly visit her for all our anti-aging facial perfecting cosmetic work."- A.R. / Google / Feb 06, 2017
"Dr. Black hands down was the best. She was very attentive to all my questions. The office staff was great as well. I am so Thankful I found her! Thank You Dr. Black I couldn't be happier with the end results."- T.L. / Google / Dec 16, 2019
"Dr Black is very patient, explains and makes you feel like family."- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Dec 10, 2019
"Finally - I’ve been unhappy with my body for so many years, but when I entered my fifties things really took a turn for the worse. I’m a wife, mom of 2, grand mom of 3, am 52, 5’1”, 120 pounds and I’m very physically active. I hit the gym 3-5 times per week - mostly cardio - and of course none of that work could fix my low lying breasts or the loose, stretch marked skin on my flabby looking stomach. As we ladies do, there have been conversations between friends about wish lists. You know, if I could have anything done what would it be? Dr. Eileen Summer Black’s name came up quite a few times, as some of my friends had already had their wish lists fulfilled, and Dr. Black seemed to be well loved by all. I decided to go for it. I spoke to my wonderful husband, who by the way, thinks the whole idea of cosmetic surgery is crazy, and he was supportive even if he didn’t get it. My mom agreed to help me out at home while I recovered too. I met with Dr. Black and we made plans to do a breast lift without implants, a tummy tuck with muscle repair, and Lipo. My surgery was scheduled for 12/3. It’s now 12/6 and I’m 3 days out. I showered for the first time yesterday and as it was the first time I’ve taken off my post surgery bra, I finally saw my boobs. Wow, talk about perky! They are sitting high and are still swollen so I’m sure there will he changes in the coming months. I still have surgical tape on my TT incision and the drain is there as well. From what I can see my tummy is very swollen so I’m not making any judgements yet. Dr. Black has been wonderful. She’s checked in with me even though she’s on a family vacation. Seriously - her office is amazing. Everyone there is kind and compassionate. I do want to mention the pain. There has been absolutely no pain from my breast lift. And I’m serious - NONE. Now my stomach is another animal altogether. Yeow!! The pain is real. Luckily Dr. Black uses exparel to numb you up post surgery. It lasted about 48 hours then the fun began. I feel like a big baby. I knew there would be pain, but had no idea what it would feel like. It’s bad. I stopped taking prescription pain meds after the first day and am taking extra strength Tylenol now. As I still haven’t had a BM I just don’t want to make that any worse. I’ll be taking Miralax this morning and I’ll move around a little more today. I’ll post again soon. Also, thanks to all you wonderful ladies who’ve posted your experiences!"- T. / RealSelf / Dec 06, 2019
"BEST by far.... everything was perfect, scarring was MINIMAL!! I would HIGHLY recommend them!"- D.P. / Google / Nov 23, 2019
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.
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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Schedule Your Appointment Now!
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.