Microneedling Specialist

Gladys Dupuy, DO -  - OB/GYN

Orchid OBGYN

Gladys Dupuy, DO

OB/GYN located in Miramar, FL

Are you noticing fine lines and wrinkles on your skin? Have age spots appeared? If your skin looks old and tired, it’s time to consider microneedling. Dr. Gladys Dupuy at Orchid OB/GYN proudly offers microneedling using Dermapen®, an advanced medical device that safely and effectively rejuvenates your skin and diminishes the signs of aging. To learn more about minimally invasive microneedling, call Dr. Dupuy’s office in Miramar, Florida or book a consultation online.

Microneedling Q & A

What is microneedling?

Microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure that rejuvenates the appearance of your skin by stimulating the production of collagen and elastin. Both proteins are vital for your skin: Collagen supports and strengthens your skin while elastin makes it resilient.

How does microneedling improve your appearance?

Your skin constantly renews itself. But over time, your skin produces less collagen and elastin. Even though you continue to replace old skin, your new skin gradually becomes loose, its texture changes, and wrinkles develop.

Microneedling boosts the amount of collagen and elastin your body produces, which means that new skin growth regains its youthful strength, elasticity, and tightness.

Which skin problems are treated with microneedling?

Dr. Dupuy can perform microneedling on your face, neck, and other parts of your body such as your arms, legs, hands, and abdomen. She uses the procedure to diminish the appearance of:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Brown spots and other skin discolorations
  • Large pores
  • Scars including acne scars
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Loose skin

How does microneedling work?

The Dermapen is a state-of-the-art microneedling device that uses 12 fine needles to make tiny, shallow punctures in your skin. The micropunctures trigger your body’s healing response. During healing, collagen and elastin production increases.

What should you expect during microneedling?

Before your treatment, Dr. Dupuy applies a topical anesthetic. She customizes your treatment by adjusting the needle depth. The microneedling procedure takes about 30 minutes, depending on the treatment area.

After the procedure, the treated area will be slightly red, like a mild sunburn, for a few days. You will not have any downtime. Dr. Dupuy provides aftercare guidelines, giving you details about staying out of the sun and avoiding skin care products with active ingredients like retinol until you heal.

When will you see results?

It takes time for new collagen to grow, so you’ll gradually see results over the next few months. You may need more than one treatment spaced about four to six weeks apart, depending on the type of problem that Dr. Dupuy is treating and your desired results.

When you’re ready to fight the effects of aging and restore your skin, call Orchid OB/GYN or book an appointment online.