Microneedling in Cincinnati

Looking for skin rejuvenation? Dr. Alexander S. Donath’s Microneedling in Cincinnati, OH stimulates collagen production, unveiling a youthful, luminous complexion that speaks volumes about your beauty.

Microneedling Benefits: Collagen Boost and Renewal

Microneedling stimulates collagen production, improving skin texture and reducing scars, fine lines, and wrinkles. Here are more benefits:

What is microneedling?

Microneedling (also known as collagen induction therapy) is a minimally invasive treatment to rejuvenate the skin. A device with fine needles creates tiny punctures in the top layer of the skin, which triggers the body to create new collagen and elastin. Results can include improved texture and firmness, as well as a reduction in wrinkles, fine lines, scars, pore size, and stretch marks. Microneedling may also be combined with a topical treatment, like Growth Factors or another vitamin-rich serum.

How is Microneedling done at DFPS?

We utilize an electronic device called the Mesopen which allows for customized treatments through adjustable needle length for the best possible results. We also recommend the use of Growth Factors Therapy with your treatment. Growth Factors therapy involves the application of your own platelets to the area treated to maximize healing and collagen growth using your own growth factors. The Growth Factor is obtained by drawing a small amount of blood and processing it to concentrate the platelets which are rich in growth factors.

What is the difference between medical and cosmetic microneedling?

The main differences are who performs the treatment and the depth that the needle penetrates the skin.

Cosmetic microneedling can be done at home or with an esthetician and is typically done with a  manual roller that creates small superficial channels into the uppermost parts of the skin’s epidermis (your skin’s outer layer). This is a great treatment for maintenance and may help with fine lines, tone, and texture.

Medical microneedling must be done with a physician or nurse practitioner, or a nurse being supervised directly by a doctor!  A motorized pen-shaped device is used to create small superficial channels into the dermis (your skin’s deeper layers) and triggers your body’s natural healing response to start producing collagen and elastin, which makes it possible to treat fine lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, melasma, acne, and other scarring.

Why choose Dr. Donath — Double Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

  • Internationally renowned facial plastic surgeon–has lectured around the world and is published in leading medical journals.
  • Patients travel from across the US and internationally for Dr. Donath’s expertise.
  • Graduated summa cum laude (highest honors) from Ohio University where he was a scholarship recipient and was inducted into the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa national honor society.
  • He then completed medical school at the University of Cincinnati, widely recognized as one of the top medical centers in the country, where he was President of the school’s American Medical Student Association.
  • Completing a rigorous five-year residency training program in all aspects of Head and Neck Surgery at St. Louis University.
  • He additionally spent time studying at Harvard Medical School.
  • He has been nominated as a Top Doctor in Cincinnati Magazine and by Castle Connolly for many consecutive years — more than a decade.
  • Is a national trainer of other physicians for both Galderma (Dysport®, Restylane®) and Allergan (Botox®, Juvederm®), and is a frequent guest on multiple media outlets to present the public with the most recent facial aesthetic techniques.
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What is the recovery time after Microneedling?

You can expect mild to moderate redness, minimal swelling and bruising for the first few days. Your skin may feel warm and tighter than usual and that will also subside after the first few days. Do NOT apply makeup or sunscreen for at least 24 hours after treatment. Also, avoid sun exposure, vigorous exercise, and potentially skin irritating products (retinoids, glycolic acids, etc.) for the first 3 days after treatment.


Microneedling with Platelet Rich Plasma

Microneedling FAQs

Generally, best results are achieved with 4-6 treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart (8-10 weeks apart for scars).

  • Avoid retinols and sun exposure 48 hours prior
  • Do not schedule if you have used Accutane (isotretinoin) in the past 6 months, have an active skin infection, or have had radiation in the past year to the area to be treated
  • If you get cold sores/fever blisters, call the office to get a prescription for Valtrex to take before your treatment to minimize the chance of cold sores which can affect your results and cause unwanted effects.

A variety of excellent post-treatment care items are available — be sure to ask your provider which would be best for you!

If you live in the states of Ohio or Kentucky, Cincinnati Facial Plastic Surgery offers microneedling among its services. For a full list of services, please visit our Locations page.