Microneedling is a skin treatment that promotes collagen production to replenish surface imperfections. Those blemishes and acne scars are no match for Skin Care by Alyce. We use an electric, pen-shaped medical device with a disposable cartridge of fourteen very fine needles to break down old scar tissue and/or to stimulate skin cells to proliferate.
To benefit from our precision and passion for rejuvenation, contact us in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania. We are conveniently located to serve the needs of Allentown, Lancaster, King of Prussia, Philadelphia, and beyond. Skin Care by Alyce can help erase rough texture, uneven tone, and fine lines. Your best features are ready to shine through!
- 1 About SkinPen
- 2 Benefits of Microneedling
- 3 Eligible Candidates
- 4 Private Consultation in Wyomissing
- 5 Preparation and Procedure
- 6 Rapid Recovery
- 7 Amazing Results
- 8 Complementary and Alternative Procedures
- 9 FAQ
- 10 References
Skin Care by Alyce is named for Alyce Versagli, a Registered Nurse and Licensed Medical Aesthetician. Her years of experience have taught Alyce the value of innovation, so she only uses the best equipment in her comprehensive cosmetic procedures.
Alyce performs microneedling with SkinPen, a clinically-tested, FDA-approved device known for its impressive safety and results. Microneedling increases cell multiplication and new tissue layers of collagen and elastin. As the skin plumps and thickens, new capillaries are also formed for improved blood supply and nourishment to the skin.
To learn more about the ins and outs of SkinPen, call (610) 685-2575. One of our attentive and knowledgeable staff members would be happy to answer your questions and schedule a consultation.
Benefits of Microneedling
Microneedling is a minimally-invasive procedure that invigorates the epidermis and dermis. Since the SkinPen uses ultrafine needles, it creates tiny punctures the size of a pinprick. They may be small in diameter, but these needle points are deep enough to trigger collagen and elastin production. Elastin and collagen are the building blocks of healthy skin. When they surge to the surface in response to microneedling, skin adopts a gorgeous glow.
Microneedling only affects the outer two layers of your skin. The new collagen and elastin will take the shape of your natural contours.
- Reduces fine lines and wrinkles.
- Tightens and firms lax, loose skin.
- Stimulates healthy tissue regeneration.
- Acne scars are minimized.
- New collagen fibers prop up depressed tissue to bring it level to its periphery skin.
- Shrinks pore size and improves skin texture.
- Reduces the appearance of stretch marks.
To experience the benefits of microneedling for yourself, please contact Skin Care by Alyce.
Microneedling is a safe, effective way to stimulate skin and usher in the next generation of rejuvenation. If you are a healthy individual who wishes to achieve a smoother complexion, you may be an excellent candidate for a SkinPen session.
Please be aware that microneedling is not appropriate for every client. Tell your Skin Care by Alyce representative if any of the following conditions are applicable to you:
- You have used Accutane (isotretinoin) within the past three months.
- There are open wounds, abrasions or cuts on the treatment area.
- Within the last year, you have undergone radiation treatment.
- Have a current skin condition, infection, or herpes simplex.
- If you are breastfeeding or pregnant.
- If your medical history includes incidents of keloid or hypertrophic scarring.
- Your wounds have difficulty healing.
Microneedling with SkinPen is safe to use on all skin types and all skin colors. To determine your eligibility for treatment, please call (610) 685-2575.
Private Consultation in Wyomissing
Communication is a two-way endeavor. We are eager for you to share your medical history and future goals, and we will convey our expertise and dedication in return. In a continued effort to communicate with our Pennsylvania communities, Skin Care by Alyce regularly maintains a healthcare blog. Peruse our posts and bring any questions you may have to your consultation appointment.
Preparation and Procedure
From the moment you arrive at our clinic, we want you to feel comfortable. After the skin on your treatment area is cleaned, we may apply a numbing cream to lessen any possible discomfort. SkinPen’s multiple speeds and adjustable depth allow needles to pierce the skin’s layer at 90 degrees and increase the absorption of certain skincare products. For optimal results, we use hyaluronic acid or medical-grade cytokines isolated using stem cell technology. Cytokines are proteins that facilitate communication between cells. By treating the microneedling treatment area with cytokines immediately following the procedure, we are able to manage the inflammation and amplify proper healing.
You can safely repeat the microneedling process every 4-6 weeks until you achieve your desired results. To experience collagen induction, we recommend three treatments to start, spreading them out by approximately four to six week intervals. For scar reduction, we typically recommend three to six treatments. Your total number of sessions will hinge upon how well you respond to the treatments and your overall goals. Microneedling can replenish a wide array of skin types, from the delicate variety found on your neck and decollete to the more robust skin covering your arms and legs. Most people see results after their very first treatment, but every case is unique. Your skincare journey is yours alone, and Alyce Versagli is your ideal co-pilot.
Microneedling opens up tiny channels in the skin. These only stay open for about one hour, so the risk of infection is almost non-existent. A clinical professional will monitor your progress in the immediate aftermath of the microneedling procedure.
We recommend protecting the skin with a zinc-based sunblock 24 hours after the treatment. Exercising or vigorous activity is not recommended for the first 48 hours following the treatment.
Redness and swelling are natural and normal following a microneedling session, but the sensation is comparable to a mild sunburn. The inflammatory reaction of the skin is extremely short and fades significantly within hours from red to pink that may last for 12 to 48 hours. In order to reduce visible redness, we recommend an occlusive healing balm for up to 48 hours. We sell a foundation that can be used 15 minutes after the treatment to camouflage erythema (redness).
Minor bruising may also occur. The pinprick-sized punctures administered during your treatment are well tolerated by most patients, but please tell Alyce if you are concerned about any pertinent medical conditions.
Within one to two weeks, you will notice a smoother, more radiant complexion. However, the full effects of your microneedling procedure won’t appear until a few months later. Collagen and elastin require time to regenerate, and great results are worth the wait.
To get a glimpse of your future satisfaction, please visit our reviews page. Our clients’ kind words are as glowing as your skin will be, courtesy of Skin Care by Alyce. We are committed to providing 5-star service to our Wyomissing friends and neighbors. Contact the office and prepare to unleash your unlimited potential.
Complementary and Alternative Procedures
Microneedling is a wonderful way to resurface skin, but it is just one among a suite of services offered at Skin Care by Alyce. We can lighten and brighten your skin with a strategic approach that blends the power of chemical peels, the innovation of laser treatments, and the soothing allure of many other products combined with our treatments.
But attractiveness is more than skin deep. To address fine lines and wrinkles at their source, consider the benefits of a dermal filler. When skin loses the support of collagen and elastin, gaps may emerge beneath the surface. Fillers do just as their name suggests: they fill the gaps and add volume to the skin. The creases above are smoothed from within!
But wrinkles have more than one root cause. The muscles along the face pull at your skin every time you smile, wink, or frown. Botox Cosmetic is a neuromodulator that disrupts the flow of acetylcholine at the junctions between nerves and muscles. All that remains is a serene expression that only winks, smiles or frowns when you say so!
Skin Care by Alyce can explain the dynamics of each procedure above, and schedule them according to your microneedling needs and desires. Contact our Wyomissing office to kickstart your improvement plan today!
How much does microneedling cost in Pennsylvania?
The price of a microneedling strategy depends on how many sessions you request and how extensive your treatment area is. Skin Care by Alyce will provide a transparent cost breakdown during your consultation to help you make an informed decision. You deserve quality care without the headache of unexpected medical bills.
Is microneedling safe?
Microneedling is a safe, precise procedure, but it should only be trusted in the hands of a licensed medical professional. Alyce Versagli is a Registered Nurse with years of aesthetic experience, so she can guide you through the microneedling process carefully and caringly.
Does the SkinPen hurt?
Most of our clients report little to no discomfort due to our comprehensive approach to microneedling. We apply a numbing cream before the SkinPen goes to work, stimulating your healthy cells and erasing fine lines and blemishes. Contact Skin Care by Alyce to discuss your pain mitigation concerns. Allow us to ease your mind as well as your complexion.
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