Do you want to minimize the appearance of acne scars or signs of aging without surgical procedures? We have the solution.
Microneedling is a nonsurgical treatment that can address various skin concerns by stimulating the production of collagen.
Dr. Suzanne Yee offers radiofrequency-enhanced microneedling for faster, longer-lasting results for Little Rock, AR, patients.
What is Microneedling?
Which Skin Issues Can Microneedling Improve?
Microneedling can reduce the appearance of a variety of skin concerns on the face and body, including:
- Sun damage
- Acne and acne scars
- Wrinkles and fine lines
- Enlarged pores
- Dark spots
- Stretch marks
Looking to Improve Your Skin? Request a Consultation
If you have stubborn skin concerns that you want to treat, such as acne, scarring, fine lines, stretch marks, and wrinkles, microneedling may be right for you.
Triple board certified and a fellow of several prominent organizations, Dr. Suzanne Yee is a highly trained plastic surgeon who's helped patients of Little Rock achieve life-changing cosmetic results since the late 1990s. She can help you achieve the results you desire, too.
If you're curious about microneedling, request a consultation with Dr. Yee at her Little Rock practice to learn more:
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Secret RF Microneedling FAQ
How does fractional RF microneedling work?
Similar to traditional microneedling, pinpricks are made in the skin with ultrafine needles; however, once the needles have penetrated the skin, fractional lasers deliver radiofrequency energy to gently heat the deep layers of the skin, stimulating collagen and elastin production and amplifying the results of microneedling.
How many needles do you use?
To treat smaller areas, such as the face, Dr. Yee will use a 25-pin tip. For larger areas, such as the body, Dr. Yee will use a 64-pin tip. Depending on your skin concerns, these needles will puncture the skin 0.5mm to 3.5mm deep.
How many treatments are required?
One benefit of fractional RF microneedling is that patients can experience results in as few as three sessions spaced four to six weeks apart. More sessions are required for traditional microneedling, but the radiofrequency energy streamlines the process.
Avoid Harsh Skin Treatments
Avoid harsh treatments that can increase your skin's sensitivity, such as retinoids, exfoliants, and topical antibiotics about a week before treatment.
Avoid Anti-Inflammatory Medication
Avoid non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication like ibuprofen, MOTRIN®, and Advil® for at least three days before your session, as these medications can lead to bruising following your procedure.
Inflamed skin isn't suitable for a microneedling session. Wear sunscreen daily and avoid exposure to the sun for the week leading up to your appointment.
To avoid skin irritation, do not shave the day of your procedure; however, be sure to shave any thick patches of hair in the treatment area the day before your procedure.
Prepare for Cold Sores
If you are prone to cold sores, microneedling may trigger them. Prepare for cold sores by taking an antiviral medication two days before the treatment and the day of your treatment.
Avoid Blood Thinners
If you are on blood thinning medication and it's possible to stop taking them a week before your treatment without harming your health, we recommend doing so to help reduce bruising.
Step-by-Step Process of Microneedling
The entire microneedling appointment will take less than an hour, from walking into our office to walking out to your car.
FAQ About Recovery and Aftercare
Is there any downtime?
Minimal to no downtime is needed with microneedling, allowing you to return to your daily activities right after treatment.
Are there any side effects?
Due to the nature of this procedure, you may experience some redness, bruising, minor bleeding, and swelling in the treatment area for a few days after treatment.
Are there any products I should avoid after treatment?
Avoid harsh skin care products, sun exposure, germs (as found on dirty makeup brushes), and strenuous exercise for 72 hours after your procedure. Additionally, avoid using makeup to cover up redness and other side effects for one to two days following your treatment.
Are there any products I should use after treatment?
Be sure to use a gentle cleanser to avoid irritating your skin, and wear sunscreen to protect your skin since it will be particularly sensitive after your treatment.