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Is Microneedling Painful?

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Microneedling is taking the skincare world by storm, and for good reason. It’s a great, effective way to potentially cure anything that ails your skin. From reducing skin laxity to minimizing the appearance of scars from past skin conditions, microneedling is an effective treatment for a variety of skin issues.

At Levy Dermatology, we love microneedling. It’s non-surgical and doesn’t involve injectables, making it quick and ideal for those who maybe aren’t ready for surgery or only want to fix small imperfections on the skin. Plus, it’s a great way to improve your collagen production quickly and naturally. Let’s take a closer look at why more and more patients are turning to microneedling for their skin concerns.

#1: It Doesn’t Break The Skin

First off, let’s start with the microneedles themselves. The needles are tiny. In fact, they don’t even extend past the skin. The areas that receive the treatment are the dermis and epidermis. The idea behind traditional microneedling is to give the dermis a little help in stimulating collagen production, so the little needles don’t need to extend past it.

At Levy, we employ a Vivace™ RF Microneedling treatment, which is microneedling with some added bonuses. In addition to the traditional microneedling techniques, Vivace uses an added light and heat therapy to further reduce the appearance of skin imperfections. The light and heat act as a further catalyst to stimulate dermal rejuvenation. During the procedure, the provider will either use the red light to stimulate additional collagen within the skin or the blue light to kill acne-causing bacteria. With this added treatment, we can assure safe and effective treatment without having to go any deeper than the skin itself.

In addition, the patient also has an option of adding PRP (platelet-rich plasma) into the microchannels caused by the procedure. PRP is your own blood modified in a way to produce your body’s own healing “ingredients” which are stored in our platelets. PRP aids in healing and will also signal a repair response within the skin.

#2: It’s A Quick Procedure

Because the treatment is so effective in helping the skin to heal and look its best, we can assure a quick session. You can receive treatment in a single office visit and continue on with your day. Microneedling is far quicker than any surgery and most injectables. Many patients report a noticeable skin improvement after one visit and achieving targeted results after only a few treatments.

#3: Our Experts Will Keep You As Comfortable as Possible

To make sure you have the most painless procedure possible, it’s important to seek out a qualified provider. At Levy Dermatology, we can ensure a safe, comfortable procedure for you and will do whatever we can to make that possible. At our office, you’ve got a team of board-certified, experienced professionals on your side. We’re here to help you look and feel your best in your own skin with minimal pain, side effects, or downtime.

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To learn more about Vivace™ RF Microneedling treatments, please schedule your consultation by either filling out the form on this page or by calling Levy Dermatology at (901) 295-0203. Levy Dermatology serves patients in the Memphis, Germantown & Collierville, TN areas.

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