Say Hello to TXA Microneedling

By Warren B. Seiler III MD

People everywhere always think of me as the laser doc — and they’re not wrong! I’ve specialized in laser treatments throughout my entire career, even helping train other practitioners across the country and around the world. While laser technology can be great for addressing certain skincare concerns, I am always in search of newer, greater treatments to help improve the patient experience. That’s why it may surprise you that I’m moving away from certain lasers and instead introducing our latest treatment, TXA microneedling.

Now, let me explain exactly why we’re making this switch here at Seiler Skin. Two of the laser devices we’ve used for years — CO2 and Fraxel — are no longer offered at our practice. We made this call based on three key factors:

  • Downtime — laser treatments are more intensive, require a longer downtime and have to be done during the fall and winter months. This can be intimidating for patients and make it difficult for them to schedule procedures into their skincare routine.
  • Patient Variability — laser devices can be too risky for patients with deeper skin tones and sometimes damage the skin. At the same time, if the devices are utilized to a strong enough level, patients won’t see desired results.
  • Effectiveness — our goal is to provide patients with treatments that will yield the results they won’t in the most effective way possible. Laser devices not only take multiple cycles, but can also be more costly.

We wouldn’t have gotten rid of these treatments without finding a better, more effective alternative, and that’s exactly why we’re introducing TXA microneedling. Now, before we get into the details, let me make one thing clear: TXA microneedling and topical TXA are integral in how we treat patients who came to us for Fraxel or CO2 before, but they aren’t the only steps. To get the full scoop on how we’ve come to replace those laser treatments, check out their specific pages.

TXA microneedling combines the technology of microneedling used within our Vampire treatments with the science of TXA. By creating small channels in the skin and then applying the topical TXA, we can target pigmentation at its core and help patients achieve a more even, clearer complexion. TXA microneedling is especially beneficial for treating pigmentation caused by:

  • Sun exposure
  • Inflammation
  • Acne
  • Hormones
  • Melasma

Another selling point behind this treatment is its ability to treat patients with darker skin tones experiencing hyperpigmentation that laser devices may be too risky to use. TXA microneedling can also improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, as well as improve overall skin texture. This is especially true when combined with Vampire Facials or IPL.

TXA microneedling is truly a game changer given it can treat a wider variety of patients more effectively and at a lower cost. Patients don’t have to worry about an extensive downtime following treatment and can make TXA microneedling a routine part of the regimen, getting back to their daily routine without worry. Plus, the results speak for themselves — patients who have undergone TXA microneedling have seen a noticeable difference in their pigmentation and are loving the way their skin looks.

I know firsthand how change can be difficult. Believe me, even I’m surprised sometimes at the way I’ve moved away from laser treatments at Seiler Skin! At the end of the day, however, our commitment to providing patients with the best treatments out there will never change. We’re excited to share more about TXA microneedling and help people transform their skin health in the process.

If you want to learn more about TXA microneedling, check out a deep diver on the treatment  — then schedule your own consultation and treatment by booking an appointment online or calling us at 205.870.0204.

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