Because we are a locally owned and staffed Pittsburgh medspa rather than a generic corporate franchise, each of our procedures is carefully tailored to your unique needs and goals and is overseen by our commander-in-chief, board certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Leong.
Internationally recognized as an authority on non-surgical facial contouring, Dr. Leong has created his own conservative, innovative techniques for performing injections, passed down exclusively to his nurse injectors at Sistine Aesthetics.
Thanks to Dr. Leong’s expertise and skill as a surgeon, patients enjoy an enhanced level of safety, as well as expedited recovery and minimized discomfort.
What is Microneedling?
Also referred to as “collagen-induction therapy", microneedling works to firm, tighten, and revitalize aging skin. It's an excellent alternative to laser treatments, which may be too harsh for some clients. Microneedling can address a host of facial imperfections, including wrinkles and fine lines, stretch marks, hyperpigmentation, enlarged pores, and acne scarring.
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Microneedling with PRP
PRP (platelet-rich plasma) is a compound taken directly from the patient’s blood and used to stimulate collagen growth as well as cell growth. The plasma can be used to fill in skin depressions, reverse cheek hollowness, and overall improve the skin’s tone and texture. With PRP, a softer, healthier, more youthful complexion is imminent.
Microneedling with PRF
PRF (platelet-rich fibrin) is an advanced version of PRP, containing a greater dosage of white blood cells and platelets. This compound helps promote collagen growth, regenerating tissue and maximizing skin elasticity. The skin tone is enhanced, wrinkles are smoothed out, and a brighter, more youthful glow is achieved. Microneedling with PRF is especially effective for treating facial scarring.
What are the advantages of microneedling?
- Preserves healthy skin cells
- Has minimal recovery time
- Boosts collagen production
- Low risk of scarring
- Can be performed year-round
- Improves absorption of vitamins, nutrients, and serums
- Is appropriate for most skin types
Am I a candidate for microneedling?
Every patient at Sistine Aesthetics receives an in-depth, personalized consultation and skincare evaluation to determine exactly the best course of action for their needs.
Those struggling with skin problems such as acne scarring, age-related wrinkles and lines, drooping facial contours, dull skin tone, enlarged pores, stretch marks, rosacea, melasma, sun damage, and hyperpigmentation will all find dramatic relief with microneedling. As with all procedures, patients must have realistic expectations based on their Pittsburgh consultation with our team.
Is there any downtime with microneedling?
After your treatment, you will receive a detailed aftercare plan prepared with your needs and goals in mind, as well as recommendations for skincare products and moisturizers. Be careful not to touch your skin too much after your session, as this can irritate it. You may experience some dryness, redness, or tenderness on par with a mild sunburn. These side effects will dissipate fairly quickly. You can plan to re-apply makeup as early as six hours after your procedure.
Why choose Sistine Aesthetics in Pittsburgh
Welcome to Sistine Aesthetics, where cutting-edge technology and expertise meet compassion, personalized, attention, and extraordinary outcomes. Helmed by Dr. Leong, a world-renowned board-certified facial plastic surgeon, our team has been meticulously trained in conservative, painless techniques that help expedite your recovery and protect you from complications and side effects.
While upselling and following superficial trends are common at corporately owned franchise medspas, at Sistine we have a small, dedicated staff that treats each patient like family. Dr. Leong is passionate about offering you the most advanced treatments on the market and will go to great lengths to protect your wellbeing, enhance your quality of life, and celebrate your natural beauty. If you wish to learn more about microneedling, contact us today and schedule a consultation.