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Microneedling

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?

Microneedling uses tiny, medical-grade needles to gently puncture the skin. As these pinpricks heal, your skin produces more collagen, helping reduce the appearance of various skin concerns like scarring and signs of aging on the face and body.
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Dr. Yee uses Secret RF microneedling that incorporates radiofrequency energy for more effective treatment in fewer sessions when compared to traditional 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:

(501) 224-1044

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Little Rock Patients Are Thankful for Dr. Yee

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cMary Atkison

2022

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Well, I just have to say how wonderful everyone was. So super nice and informative on every and all procedures. I had such a good time diring my visit. It was like girls day out! It was wonderful! 

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2022

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This is the place to get all your beauty maintenance! The staff is extremely welcoming and knowledge. Dr. Yee always does an amazing job with any procedures you need done. 

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Secret RF Microneedling  FAQ

Our office uses fractional laser technology to enhance the results of microneedling. Secret™ RF microneedling from Cutera® differs from traditional microneedling, bringing up the following questions from patients:

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.

Pre-Treatment Care

Dr. Yee will inform you of a few pre-treatment steps that you should follow to ensure a healthy treatment, but here are a few tips to keep in mind:

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.

Wear Sunscreen

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.

Avoid Shaving

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. 
The entire microneedling appointment will take less than an hour, from walking into our office to walking out to your car. 

Clean Your Skin

Depending on where you're receiving treatment, cleanse your face or body with a gentle cleanser. Show up to our Little Rock office on the day of your appointment without any makeup, lotion, or other serums on the treatment site.

Numbing Your Skin

A topical anesthetic will be applied to the treatment area to numb the skin. This cream will make the treatment virtually painless. 

Secret RF Microneedling Procedure

The microneedling process takes about 20 minutes for a moderately sized treatment area, such as the face. Our professional will choose a handpiece, customize the depth of the needles, and work across the skin, pricking the surface with the needles as radiofrequency energy is delivered deep into the skin.

Soothing Any Irritation

A cream or serum may be applied following the procedure to calm any skin irritation.

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. 

More Happy Little Rock Patients

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Terry Grubbs

2022

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Great staff. Always a pleasant and welcoming experience!!

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Hayden Sneed

2021

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Amazing place to get treatments done

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Dr. Suzanne Yee

Suzanne Yee, MD

Dr. Suzanne Yee is a triple board-certified plastic surgeon in Little Rock, AR, who offers a wide variety of surgical and non-invasive treatments. Dr. Yee is affiliated with several prestigious organizations. Her memberships include:

  • Fellow of American Board of Cosmetic Surgery
  • Fellow of American Board of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery
  • Fellow of American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Fellow of American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
  • Fellow of American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, Inc.
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery

To schedule a consultation at our state-of-the-art surgical center, please contact us online or call (501) 224-1044.

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