What is Microneedling?

Microneedling at the dentist? It may sound strange to some, but this cosmetic procedure is something we proudly offer at Lifetime Dental Health, along with our array of cosmetic dentistry services which vastly improve your smile. Your skin is the first thing people see, so your self-confidence may stem from its tone and texture. Let’s lift your spirits with smoother and silkier skin, right from the comfort of the dentist’s chair with the magic of microneedling.

Fine lines and wrinkles are going to affect us all (if they haven’t already). And for those with minimal scarring (like the red spots you may see from old acne scars), this process is a healing hope. If you are seeing aging or otherwise compromised skin that could use a beneficial boost, microneedling is the answer. By getting just below the skin’s surface, this in-office process heals as it helps. The difference is noticeable and you will be pleased by the nearly pain-free process. Here is what you should know about microneedling and what you can expect should you choose to make the most of your Lifetime Dental Health experience by booking a microneedling appointment with us.


Does microneedling hurt?

You will certainly feel the procedure, but it doesn’t exactly hurt. Think of it as tiny pinpricks just touching the skin and delving just beneath the surface. So, it’s not like a major needle injected into the body; it’s much less pressure and therefore less pain. Some people don’t mind the feeling at all, while others are more sensitive. But you’ll get through it, as it’s minimally invasive and relatively quick to complete.


How long will the microneedling process take?

Expect the session to last about 30 minutes, give or take, depending upon the area being treated.


How does microneedling work?

All those tiny pricks/punctures actually injure the skin, but the “injury” won’t last long or look that way. What happens is that the skin self-repairs from the inside out, stimulating cell growth as well as collagen and elastin renewal. This natural process makes the skin look far healthier, with a fresh-faced glow that you will see right away. As the skin heals, the effects are long lasting, as the cells are now healthier, ready to ward off fine lines and wrinkles and replace the scarred skin with new cells.


Will my skin bleed during the procedure?

There will be slight bleeding, but it won’t last long. The pricks do go beneath the surface of the skin, so naturally, it will cause mild bleeding. We will take care of the bleeding before you go home and you’ll feel OK to do so.


How do I care for my skin post-microneedling?

Your skin will be sensitive at first, so you may not want to go about your normal routine. We will provide tips for you to follow post-procedure and let you know which sorts of products are safe to use. It’s also advisable to stay out of the sun. Follow instructions until your skin is fully repaired.


Aside from wrinkles and scarring, is microneedling helpful in clearing up any other skin conditions/concerns?

Microneedling has been effective in reducing the appearance of stretch marks, cellulite, and reduces the appearance of large pores. It can tighten skin that sags too. Some studies have found that it can stimulate hair growth as well. This all-around skin saver is something many people are satisfied with.


Am I a good candidate for microneedling?

Just like any other procedure, not every patient is a prime candidate for microneedling. If you have an infection, severe acne, keloids, or a bleeding disorder, we’d likely advise that you do not consider microneedling. We won’t perform the procedure on anyone we think is a poor candidate. Your safety comes first. We assess every individual during a consultation to be sure if microneedling is a smart choice.


Are you interested in microneedling? It’s not the first thing you may have thought of when you made your appointment at Lifetime Dental Health, but it’s something we offer that can make an improvement in your appearance. We care for your smile, so why not your skin? Many patients have left the office with a glorious glow after receiving a microneedling treatment. It is effective and easy to do; all you need to do is sit back, relax, and let us rejuvenate you.


For more information regarding microneedling and our other cosmetic offerings, give Lifetime Dental Health a call at 614-333-9442. Our caring and well-informed staff will answer all they can over the phone, and Drs. Barry and Love can get into more detail when you see one of them in person during a consultation or exam.


You will be impressed with the ravishing results of microneedling. Just like the dazzling smiles we deliver, we can make your skin shine too!

Dr. Barry is part of a Columbus tradition of dental comfort and care. His outstanding education and training forms the foundation which enables him to treat all of your dental needs with confidence and trust providing the best care possible. Dr. Barry received his BS from Ohio State University in 1976, he also received his DDS from Ohio State in 1980.He is continually educating himself and his staff on the newest dental techniques and approaches in order to provide you with cutting-edge, comfortable, personalized, and antiseptic dental care. Dr. Barry is educated in the following areas – Reconstructive Dentistry, TMJ, Cosmetic Dentistry, Lumineers, Invisalign, Endodontics, Botox, Juviderm, Pediatric Dentistry, Geriatric Dentistry.

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