Many people live with wrinkles, scarring, and other skin damage and are looking for a solution to these imperfections that is both effective and won’t break the bank. With all the procedures available today, it’s hard to know what will give you the results you desire. Dr. Diwan recommends microneedling (also referred to as microchanneling) treatments to many of her northeast Ohio patients seeking to improve their skin appearance because it directly stimulates collagen production, with a quick recovery and minimal risk of side-effects, even for darker complexions.
Microneedling can be an effective procedure for improvement of the following conditions:
Board-certified dermatologist Dr. Renuka Diwan, MD has 26 years’ experience focused on achieving cosmetic improvement of the skin in men and women. Patients in the Westlake and the greater Cleveland areas can be assured that Dr. Diwan’s experience, continuing education and careful introduction of new techniques, and passion for helping people feel confident about their appearance will result in beautiful, rejuvenated skin. She creates an individualized treatment plan that addresses the unique skin needs for each of her northeast Ohio patients. Improving your skin with microneedling is quick and easy, with very little downtime.
Microneedling is a minimally invasive office procedure that creates small punctures in the skin. Dr. Diwan, or one of her personally trained nurses, uses a handheld microneedling device that contains several tiny needles at the end, to creates shallow punctures or microchannels in the skin. Serum, containing growth factors to boost activation of collagen and elastin production, is applied to the skin immediately after the procedure. The growth factors are able to penetrate deeper in the skin through the microchannels allowing them to reach the deeper skin cells. The combination of the procedure and the growth factors create enhanced results. When deeper microneedling is necessary (for example, for acne scars or stretch marks) numbing the skin with an anesthetic cream may be needed before the procedure begins. Dr. Diwan uses the best modern technology available, which cuts the treatment time down to just 20 minutes for the face.
There is little to no recovery following microneedling treatments with Dr. Diwan. Your face will appear red immediately after treatment, but this will gradually improve over the next day or two. Makeup may be applied two hours after treatment.
You will begin to see rejuvenating results within a couple days after your microneedling treatment. The results will continue to improve as collagen and elastin production continue, to create nicer-looking skin over the following weeks (*). Microneedling is performed as a series of 4 (or more) treatments, at two-week intervals, to obtain optimal results. Sun protection, the daily use of growth factor serums and antioxidants, and maintenance treatments help maintain the results.
If you are in Westlake, Ohio, or the greater Cleveland area of northeast Ohio and are interested in improvement of the appearance of your skin from microneedling treatments, Dr. Diwan is here to guide you through all the steps of an informed decision-making process and will recommend a treatment plan that fits your needs.
Our office is conveniently located in Westlake, OH – only 25 minutes from Cleveland, 20-30 minutes from Strongsville and a 15 minute drive from Cleveland Hopkins International Airport.