Many people live with wrinkles, scarring, acne, and other skin damage and are looking for a solution to these imperfections that is effective and won’t break the bank. If this sounds like you, microneedling could be the procedure for you.
At the Laser and Skin Surgery Center, board-certified dermatologist Dr. Renuka Diwan MD, FAAD has 26 years of 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 passion for helping people feel confident about their appearance will result in beautiful, rejuvenated skin.
Dr. Diwan is proud to offer the advanced AQUAGOLD® fine touch™ microneedling device. When used to deliver BOTOX® and Juvederm® to the treatment area, AQUAGOLD® microneedling creates an overall rejuvenating effect that enhances your entire facial appearance, not simply isolated areas here and there.
Microneedling can be an effective procedure for improvement of the following conditions:
Microneedling is a minimally invasive office procedure that creates small punctures in the skin to nourish it with serums and stimulate collagen production. Dr. Diwan, or one of her personally trained nurses, will perform the treatment using the AQUAGOLD® fine touch™ device.
AQUAGOLD® fine touch™ features 20 microscopic, 24K gold needles that are each thinner than a human hair. The device is capable of delivering up to 2,000 injections per minute.
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. You may feel a slight tingling as Dr. Diwan or one of her nurses passes the AQUAGOLD® fine touch™ device over the treatment area.
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.
Because of her skill and experience and the AQUAGOLD® fine touch™ device, Dr. Diwan is able to cut the microneedling treatment time down to just 20 minutes.
One of the most significant benefits of AQUAGOLD® fine touch™ is its ability to deliver customized solutions to your skin through the microchannels to improve your aesthetic and skin health further.
The microchannels themselves contain spiral grooves, and it is these grooves that provide micro-injections of special therapeutics. Dr. Diwan uses BOTOX®, Juvederm® or a combination of both injectables in the AQUAGOLD® device. This provides an overall tightening and/or filling effect, depending on your goals. This overall effect is preferred by many people who want a subtle, consistent result, as opposed to an isolated area of tightening or filling on the face. Because the results are subtle and look natural, this treatment is a great option for people who want to try out BOTOX® or Juvederm®.
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. You can apply makeup two hours after treatment.
You will begin to see rejuvenating results within a couple of 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 improving 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, only 25 minutes from Cleveland, 20 to 30 minutes from Strongsville and a 15-minute drive from Cleveland Hopkins International Airport. Call (440) 871-9832 today to schedule a consultation.