Microneedling

Daniel Mosel, MD, FAAD -  - Dermatologist

Greater Nebraska Dermatology Clinic

Daniel Mosel, MD, FAAD

Dermatologist & Medical Aesthetics Specialist located in North Platte, NE

Microneedling Specialist
Microneedling rejuvenates and restores your skin’s natural vibrancy by stimulating your body’s own cellular repair and regeneration processes. Dr. Daniel Mosel, a board-certified dermatologist who leads the staff at the Greater Nebraska Dermatology Clinic in North Platte, Nebraska, often recommends this highly effective, minimally invasive therapy for his patients. It can also decrease and even eliminate those stretch marks you thought you’d have to live with forever. Call the clinic today to make an appointment or use their convenient online scheduling service.

Microneedling Q & A

by Daniel Mosel, MD, FAAD

What is microneedling?

Microneedling is a minimally invasive, skin rejuvenation treatment that uses very fine needles to create numerous tiny, nearly invisible puncture wounds in the top layer of your skin.

While it may sound unpleasant, this therapy is essentially painless and offers startlingly effective results for women and men who are interested in:

  • Restoring your skin’s overall healthy appearance
  • Repairing skin damage caused by sun exposure
  • Smoothing uneven skin texture caused by acne outbreaks and other issues
  • Reducing or eliminating stretch marks on the abdomen, thighs, arms, and other areas
  • Overcoming the effects of aging by tightening your skin and minimizing or preventing the appearance of lines, wrinkles, and enlarged pores

How does microneedling rejuvenate skin?

The “injury” done to your skin during microneedling triggers your body to increase production of collagen and elastin, proteins that your body provides to repair and regenerate cells. Both of these substances are vital to helping skin retain many of the qualities often associated with health and youth, such as a bright complexion that’s smooth and wrinkle-resistant.

Collagen is active throughout your body and acts as a foundation for healthy tissue. One of its jobs is to give your skin a strong, firm tone by triggering new skin cell growth to replace damaged tissue. This can actually erase or diminish scars, and decrease or remove blotchy pigment changes caused by aging, sun exposure, and acne outbreaks.

Elastin allows your skin to keep its shape despite being poked or pulled out of place.  If you’ve noticed those morning pillow lines lasting much longer than they used to, or sagging skin that seems to be answering gravity’s pull, decreased elastin may be the culprit.  

Does Dr. Mosel offer microneedling with PRP?

Yes. Many patients opt for this combination which provides supercharged results. Dr. Mosel obtains PRP (platelet-rich plasma) by drawing a small amount of your blood and processing it in a machine called a centrifuge. The centrifuge separates out your plasma to create a substance that has a significantly higher concentration of healing platelets, stem cells and growth factors. After your microneedling has been performed, the PRP is then applied topically and penetrates deep into your skin through the tiny pinholes.

Is microneedling safe?

Often much more effective than other therapies used to rejuvenate the skin, microneedling does not carry the increased risk of burns, discomfort, and long recovery time associated with some laser treatments, chemical peels, and other collagen-stimulating procedures.

There’s virtually no downtime after a session, meaning you can return to work or your other routine activities right away. You may notice slight pinkness to your skin, but that typically goes away within hours of your treatment.

While most people find microneedling essentially painless, Dr. Mosel offers patients pre-treatment with topical anesthetic cream to eliminate any risk of discomfort.

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