What Can Micro Needling do for You?

Bloomfield Hills, MI – Micro needling is a new facial therapy that is gaining traction with many in the cosmetic world due to its ability to minimize wrinkles and improve the look of the skin. But what exactly is it and how does it work?

Micro-needling is a minimally invasive skin procedure that involves the use of a device that contains fine needles. A skilled aesthetician uses the device to puncture the skin, creating what is known as a controlled skin injury. It may sound crazy, but this procedure actually works to improve the texture and firmness of a patient’s skin. That’s because each puncture by the needle sparks the body to create collagen and elastin to fill in the puncture wound. The result for you is a reduction in scars, acne pores and even stretch marks.

The devices can be rollers with wheels of needles attached, or pens that contain clusters of needles. Studies have proven that micro needling, when done by a licensed and trained doctor or aesthetician, is very effective in treating acne scars.

Micro needling is also effective in smoothing and minimizing small wrinkles, such as crow’s feet around the eyes. It can also effectively minimize wrinkles around the upper lip.

Dr. Ali, a Michigan plastic surgeon, offers the service through his highly trained aesthetician. While there are at-home micro needling devices on the market, for as little as $25, Dr. Ali warns against trying the procedure at home. You run the risk of infection and scarring due to using needles that are too long, dull, or skewed, or performing it on a face that isn’t completely clean.

When done in an office setting, as is done in Dr. Ali’s office, a topical anesthetic is applied to ensure the comfort of the patient. The number of sessions a patient may need will depend on his or her skin condition. For mild to moderate scarring and wrinkling, typically three or four treatments will be needed. For more severe cases, five or more may be needed to ensure the proper results. Patients should allow four to six weeks in between treatment to allow for the skin to heal properly.

There may be slight bleeding during the procedure. Afterwards, the face may be slightly red and puffy. You may feel as if you have a mild sunburn for 24-48 hours, and can experience minimal bleeding or bruising. Within just a couple of days, the skin will be ready for your usual beauty routine. In about a week, your skin will be noticeably smoother. Once your entire round of treatments is complete, the fine lines or acne scars you’ve been trying to hide will have vanished and you’ll have new, radiant skin.

Micro needling is a safe alternative to more invasive procedures to remove the appearance of scarring and fine lines. It works to improve the texture of your skin by stimulating collagen production and tissue regeneration to offer you younger, healthier looking skin. If you’re interested in what micro needling can do for you, call Dr. Ali’s office today at (855) 335-7200.

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Professional Make-Up – All the Glam, None of the Hassle!

Do you ever find yourself leaving the house feeling less than glamorous, just for the sake of time? The first step to feeling our best is looking our best and we know that when it comes down to it, we usually place other commitments ahead of making ourselves feel fabulous.

What if we told you that we have a solution and a way to cut the time you spend in front of the mirror? We offer a few different options for you to feel fabulous !

Looking for a way to refresh your look and cut down on the time you spend getting dolled up? Not only can our professional, licensed make-up artist show you the best look for your face, they will also show you how to do your make-up efficiently!

Do you have a big event like a wedding or gala? Our team is available to provide special occasion make up applications. These ensure that you have a polished, finished look that will last throughout your event! Our licensed artists know how to make your features pop, enhancing your natural beauty!

Have you ever held off on booking a treatment because you knew you had to jet off to a lunch meeting or head back to the office? Well now you can – our professional make-up artists will do a quick touch up to make sure that you look like you just left your home, not your spa! They can give you a refreshed look that hides the visible signs of injections and treatments.

Contact us today to book your appointment!


Permanent Makeup – Eyebrows as an Accessory

We have seen a number of articles on the internet floating around touting the importance of well-groomed eyebrows. There are before and after pictures, how-to articles, and more. We have to agree – eyebrows really are the accessory of your face.

While we agree, we also know that the majority of us were not gifted with perfectly shaped brows, and that they take a lot of maintenance to keep looking fabulous. Whether it’s a trip to the salon to have them waxed or threaded, penciling for fullness or using a brow gel to keep them in their place, it is always something!

One option that we discovered is a great alternative to penciling is getting permanent makeup done where you would normally fill them in. Permanent makeup may sound like a serious commitment, but when you think about how much time, money and energy you could save it seems like a much more reasonable option.

Did you know that Amae Plastic Surgery specializes in permanent make up application? We can consult with you on the best shape, color and volume for your eyebrows, as well as provide guidance on the procedure. Our clients who make this choice are always pleased and often come back for additional make up applications in other areas!

Contact us today to set up a consultation and find out how you can banish bad brows forever!

How Many Laser Hair Removal Treatments are Needed for Permanent Hair Removal?

Are you considering laser hair removal (electrolysis)? It’s definitely a fast, comfortable and permanent alternative to shaving and waxing.

Hair growth is a result of hormone levels and hereditary traits; sometimes drugs and illness can also stimulate hair growth.  Many of us have hair in areas we’d rather not, which is why laser hair removal is such a popular procedure. Let’s face it; waxing routinely gets expensive and shaving each day can be a hassle!

But, laser hair removal is rarely accomplished in one visit. Successful laser hair removal requires the hairs to be actively growing and because the human hair growth cycle is staggered in nature, some hairs may be dormant during the first appointment.  They will need to be “zapped” at the next visit when they are in their active growth phase.

Additionally, the number of laser hair removal treatments necessary for complete hair removal varies from one person to another. Most patients require 4-6 visits but some patients see satisfactory results in as little as 2.

Nearly any part of the body can undergo laser hair removal treatment. Visit our Laser Hair Removal page to learn more about the various procedure sites and costs.

The results of laser hair removal can be great, but it’s important to visit a certified doctor that you personally trust. Many states permit non-physicians to use lasers and if a patient is treated with the wrong laser or it’s simply on the wrong setting, you will not get the maximum results.

Call Dr. Ali’s Bloomfield Hills’ office at (855) 335-7200 to schedule your appointment or to learn more!