Microneedling in Grand Rapids is performed at Remedy Hair Restoration & Medical Spa using the Bellus SkinPen and the Venus Viva. Microneedling is an innovation in aesthetics for the treatment of fine lines, wrinkles, stretch marks, acne scars, and the skin's texture, tone, and color.

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MICRONEEDLING

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Microneedling is the process of rejuvenating the skin through a procedure that involves a device with tiny needles or pins. The SkinPen uses small needles while the Venus Viva™ skin resurfacing treatments work with tiny pins that safely deliver heat (via NanoFractional Radio Frequency) through the skin's surface. These devices create controlled micro-injuries that stimulate your body's natural wound healing process, while minimizing cellular damage. Microneedling can be used with or without Platelet-Rich-Plasma (PRP). See PRP section for additional information.

Frequently Asked Questions on the SkinPen

  1. WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF MICRO-NEEDLING?
    Microneedling is designed for the treatment of fine lines, wrinkles, stretch marks, acne scars, and the skin's texture, tone, and color. The goal is to achieve younger-looking skin with fewer signs of aging.
  2. WHAT AREAS OF THE BODY CAN BE TREATED?
    Microneedling can be applied on all parts of the body, including: face, neck, arms, hands, legs, abdomen, and back.
  3. HOW IS THE PROCEDURE DONE?
    Dr. Rosner will apply a thin layer of numbing cream to your skin and select the appropriate pen setting based on your unique needs. Then, in a single motion, the micropen will be gently pressed against the skin while gliding in one direction until the entire treatment area has been covered.
  4. WHAT DOES IT FEEL LIKE?
    While some areas are more sensitive than others, the speed of the reciprocating tip reduces discomfort, and the applied cream makes the treatment tolerable.
  5. HOW LONG IS THE PROCEDURE?
    The procedure takes approxiamtely 30 minutes depending on the size of the area treated.
  6. HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO RECOVER?
    Immediately after the treatment, you will notice a bright redness to the skin. On average, patients are red for about two to four days. Many patients heal completely as quickly as 24 hours.
  7. WHEN WILL I SEE THE RESULTS?
    Results depend on the location and the number of treatments a patient receives. Patients notice an immediate "glow" to their skin. Visible changes to the skin develop over the course of several days and weeks. Results can continue to improve for up to six months.
  8. HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?
    Some patients only require a single treatment to achieve optimal results. However, most patients receive two or three treatments, spaced about six to eight weeks apart. For patients with deep wrinkles, advanced photo-aging, stretch marks, or acne scars, it is recommended to receive six to eight sessions at six-week intervals.

Frequently Asked Questions on Venus Viva

BEFORE THE TREATMENT

  1. Am I a good candidate for this treatment?
    The ideal candidate is anyone who shows signs of skin damage, including deep wrinkles, scars, visible pores, stretch marks, and/or anything else that affects the skin’s texture.
  2. I have darker skin - can i still get this done?
    Yes. Venus Viva™ uses technology that’s safe for all skin tones, even darker ones.
  3. How many sessions will I need for results?
    Most patients receive 3-4 treatments per area. The exact number will depend on each individual person and the area being treated.
  4. How often/far apart should treatments be?
    Treatments are done 4 weeks apart.
  5. Do i need to do anything to prepare?
    Make sure your skin is clean. Do not apply any lotions, creams, perfumes, powder, or makeup before your treatment session, and avoid tanning. Remove all jewelry around the area being treated. If you have excessive hair on the treatment area, shave it beforehand. It also helps to be prepared with information about your medical history—the technician will likely ask about it.

DURING THE TREATMENT

  1. How long does a treatment session last?
    Each session lasts 15-30 minutes, depending on the area being treated.
  2. . What does it feel like?
    You will feel tiny pins on your skin followed by a little zap. Your face will then feel warm, like a sunburn.
  3. Will it be painful?
    Venus Viva™ treatments may be slightly uncomfortable, but not painful. You’ll feel intense heat, similar to the feeling of sunburn, and your face will look red right after the treatment. For more aggressive treatments, you may get a topical numbing cream to reduce any discomfort.

AFTER THE TREATMENT

  1. How will I feel after my treatment?
    Your skin will be red and feel warm afterward, like a sunburn. You can ease this by fanning or exposing the area to cool air. Within the first 24 hours, only apply topicals that have been recommended or prescribed by your treatment provider. The warm feeling should go away within 24 hours.
  2. Is there downtime after a treatment? How long is recovery?
    Yes, but only for 24 hours post-treatment (or up to 5 days for more aggressive treatments), unlike lasers or other treatments where recovery or downtime lasts up to 10 days. Your skin will be red and sensitive for the first 24 hours.. After 24 hours, you may put on makeup and resume your regular skin care routine. You should always apply sunscreen (at least SPF 30) to maintain your results and prevent sun damage. Avoid rigorous exercise and hot baths or massages on the treatment area for the first 2 days after your session. Make sure to keep your skin clean and protected from the sun. Avoid any sort of tanning.
  3. How long will results last and are they permanent?
    After your final treatment, your results will continue to improve. However, one touch-up session may be needed approximately every 6 months, depending on how your skin responds.
  4. Do i need to do anything after?
    If your skin feels hot, you can use a fan to cool it down. Avoid touching or scratching the treatment area. For the first 24 hours, only apply products that are expressly recommended by your treatment provider, as there are many topicals that could cause severe irritation. After 24 hours, you should apply sunscreen (at least SPF 30), preferably one without chemicals. Also avoid rigorous exercise and hot baths or massages on the treatment area for the first 2 days after your session. Make sure to keep your skin clean and protected from the sun. Avoid any sort of tanning.
  5. Can I put on makeup or lotion after my treatment?
    No. You should wait till 24 hours after your treatment to apply any makeup or lotion. Some topicals or skin care may be recommended by your treatment provider, and anything you apply should be done in-office or prescribed by them.


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Amazing customer service! Dr. Rosner was so helpful helping me find the right plan to get my confidence back! Being halfway through my treatments I already feel that confidence coming back!! Thank you so much Dr.Rosner!

Jacklyn A.

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Dr. Rosner and his team are absolutely incredible! I highly recommend a visit for anyone who is looking for a top notch Medical Spa in West Michigan. I greatly appreciate Dr. Rosner's enthusiasm and encouragement, and have already begun to see results my first month in. I love the fact that this office provides all-encompassing options for weight loss, maintenance, and cosmetic procedures to look your best! If you are considering a visit, you definitely won't regret it!

Breanna W.

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I have been so impressed with my appointments! The office is always clean and well maintained. Staff is very kind and professional. During my appointments I am able to play music of my choice and I am kept very comfortable with the softest fleece blankets. I highly recommend Remedy Room!!!

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