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
"BEST by far.... everything was perfect, scarring was MINIMAL!! I would HIGHLY recommend them!"- D.P. / Google / Nov 23, 2019
"Dr Black did my face and its wonderful,!!Great people! he and his daughter."- B.V. / Google / Nov 06, 2019
"Dr. Black and Dr. Summer were amazing leading up to the day of my surgery. Dr. Black gave me his cell phone number and checked up on me. I am more then happy with my results. If you were looking to have any breast surgery I highly recommend Dr. Black and Dr Summer."- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Nov 05, 2019
"Excited to See - I'll keep you updated as the results appear, but I can at least review the actual process itself. Black's office is great, wait times are low, they're really nice and very real with what to expect. Dr. Black did a consultation and let me know I would be a great candidate for flank Sculpsure. She specified that Sculpsure works best on thinner women with isolated areas of fat. They were great to talk to and I immediately trusted them and was excited to get rolling, which is unusual for me because I've had a lot of unimpressive consults including for Coolsculpting. Less than a week later I had 2 applicators (or 1/2 a full panel) applied on each hip at the same time. They consulted me repeatedly on where exactly I wanted to be reduced on my hips so they could place appropriately. For me, I just wanted the overhanging "bumps" from my love handles to be reduced so that I didn't have double hips when I wear bodycon dresses. The treatment itself was supposed to be somewhat painful, but I took an Advil beforehand and found it uncomfortable but tolerable. Just when I would start to get close to hurting the machine would cycle back to cool. Afterward, they used a massager to dislodge the fat cells, which was uncomfortable but not painful. I was also told I could return to use this massage machine 3 times in the next couple of weeks for max effect. All told I was in and out in less than an hour and back at work feeling zero lingering pain.For aftercare, I will continue to massage the area and drink water. I will update with before/after photos when I have them, but I don't fully expect results until sometime after my second session 12 weeks from now. Nonetheless, the process was nothing to be upset about so if you're worried about pain, take a couple of Advil before like I did!"- T. / RealSelf / Oct 21, 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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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.