Growing older is never fun, but with microneedling, it just became a whole lot smoother. Microneedling is an easy and simple procedure that can take years off of a person’s face and improve the overall texture and appearance of their skin. Residents in Philadelphia no longer have to hide behind their age now that Dr. Victoria Falcone offers microneedling services for women and men who desire a more youthful appearance.
What is Microneedling?
Microneedling is a process that utilizes an electric skin needling device to stimulate collagen and elastin production. The device breaks down old scar tissue and stimulates new skin cells to proliferate. This boost in skin cell production allows wrinkles and fine lines to be filled and for patients to regain their youthful and refreshed appearances. The results appear very natural so you can keep your own natural beauty and simply enhance your features*.
Benefits of Microneedling?
The biggest benefit of Microneedling is that it can provide you with a refreshed and natural appearance without the need for surgery*. Microneedling stimulates the body’s natural collagen and elastin compounds to improve the overall appearance and texture of your skin. Other benefits include:
- Scar tissue, wrinkles and fine lines can disappear*
- No scarring after the procedure*
- Little to no discomfort during the procedure*
- Minimum amount of downtime*
- Ideal for both men and women*
Microneedling Before and After
Look at these before and after Microneedling photographs to get a better idea of the type of results you may obtain. Remember that every patient experience is different and patients may have different results, so these photos may or may not be typical as to what results you could achieve.
How is Microneedling Performed?
This procedure utilizes a Microneedling device that gently slides across the skin and penetrates its upper layers. Before the procedure can begin, the skin is cleaned and numbed by applying a numbing cream to help the patient stay comfortable throughout the procedure. Next, a small, handheld microneedling device with a sterile tip is rolled over the skin. The Microneedling device has a disposable tip with approximately 12 small gauge needles attached that gently pierce the upper layers of the skin. The safe and effective Microneedling device penetrates approximately 2 millimeters of skin and creates numerous minuscule, controlled wounds to prompt the body’s own natural repair systems to take over.
Microneedling creates small, controlled wounds on the surface of the skin. As a response, the body produces extra collagen and elastin to fill in the controlled wounds and make the skin appear plumper. This reduces the appearance of facial scars, wrinkles and fine lines. The process is continued over the entire face to give the patient a smoother and refreshed appearance.
After the Microneedling procedure has been completed, Dr. Victoria Falcone may apply a variety of facial creams or treatments to soothe, heal, hydrate and protect the skin. This ensures that patient that they will heal quickly and see results within a few days. Repeated treatments every four to six weeks may be necessary to achieve the final desired results.
Preparing for Microneedling
The exact requirements for your Microneedling preparation will be discussed with you during your initial consultation with Dr. Falcone. Patients may be required to incorporate antioxidants and vitamins into their daily skin routines for up to a month before their procedure to ready their skin. They may also be required to take oral supplements such as fish oil or flax seed oil to condition their skin.
Immediately after your Microneedling treatment your skin may appear red as if it were sunburnt. However, you will be able to immediately return to your normal activities and will not have any restrictions. Your skin may appear red and feel warm or tingly for 12 to 48 hours after your procedure*. To reduce redness you may apply hyaluronic acid to your skin or use mineral makeup. It’s also recommended that you wear a zinc based sunscreen after the procedure to protect your skin.
How much does Microneedling Cost?
The cost of Microneedling varies from patient to patient. Dr. Falcone is happy to talk with patients about the cost of the procedure during your initial consultation. Our office accepts Visa, MasterCard and Discover. Plus, we offer financing plans through CareCredit® to patients who need extra financial help.
Is Microneedling Right for Me?
Microneedling can be beneficial for virtually any patients who have facial scars, fine lines or wrinkles. You are likely to benefit from this procedure if you wish to appear more youthful and refreshed and if you will devote the time to undergoing multiple treatments. Many patients require numerous treatments which may be up to four to six weeks apart to reach their desired results.
Why Choose Dr. Victoria Falcone?
Dr. Victoria Falcone’s goal is to bring her patients advanced treatments and techniques so that they can maintain a more youthful appearance as they age gracefully. She has previously served as a director of one of the largest cosmetic treatment centers in the Delaware Valley and recently brought her intelligence and wealth of knowledge to The Falcone Center for Functional and Cosmetic Medicine. Dr. Falcone is also a member of the American Academy of Liposuction Surgery and the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. She works diligently to bring the best care to all of her patients by consistently learning new techniques and technologies that will help her patients achieve their cosmetic goals. When you trust her with your Microneedling procedure, you can feel confident in knowing that you are in caring and capable hands.
What to Expect During your Consultation
Dr. Falcone will begin your consultation by reviewing your complete medical history to ensure that there are no underlying conditions you may have that could cause complications. She will then talk to you about your goals and will examine your skin to determine if you are a great candidate for Microneedling. The results of her examination will be discussed with you thoroughly and you will be given the opportunity to ask questions. When you have asked all of your questions and are satisfied, you will be able to schedule your procedure.
As the director of The Falcone Center for Functional and Cosmetic Medicine, Dr. Victoria Falcone’s vision is to bring her patients the most advanced cosmetic treatments and techniques to help maintain and restore a more youthful appearance. Board certified with a decade’s worth of experience in Cosmetic Medicine and licensed to practice medicine by both the Pennsylvania and New Jersey State Medical Boards, she has specialty training in Laser and Aesthetic Medicine, Functional and Integrative Medicine, Liposuction Surgery, Family Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Medical Weight Loss, Neuromuscular Medicine, Nutrigenomics, Music Therapy and Cranial Osteopathy. Please call today to schedule your free initial consultation!
Scheduling and Cancellation Policy
A $50 non-refundable deposit is required at the time of scheduling your microneedling treatment. Should you need to change the date or time of your appointment, 48 hours notice of cancellation is required or you will forfeit the amount of your deposit.