Microneedling in Gulfport, MS

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What Is Microneedling?

When home skin care products aren't effective, but you don't want to undergo any surgical procedures, consider minimally invasive techniques for skin rejuvenation, such as microneedling. Dr. Donald Balder is pleased to perform microneedling (collagen induction therapy) in Gulfport, MS. Microneedling uses several fine needles to safely and effectively create micro-injuries in the skin. The micro-injuries prompt the natural production of collagen and elastin, two nutrients that improve your complexion's overall health and appearance. Often performed with other skin treatments, such as serums, hyaluronic acid, stem cells, or PRP (platelet-rich plasma), microneedling may help reduce scars, stretch marks, and pores. Microneedling in combination with medications can be an amazing treatment for severe acne, acne scaring and other skin problems.  Make an appointment for a consultation at Mississippi Institute of Weight Loss & Gulf Coast Aesthetics to hear more about the benefits of microneedling and how to personalize your procedure for your skin needs and goals.

At Mississippi Institute of Weight Loss & Gulf Coast Aesthetics, we recommend microneedling for our patients who are interested in the following benefits:

  • Low-risk, noninvasive procedure choice
  • Improved smoothness and tone of complexion
  • Diminished aesthetic of wrinkles, lines, and symptoms of aging
  • Treatment of scarring, pigmentation concerns, or stretch marks

What Should I Expect with Microneedling?

After reviewing the process and discussing consents, we apply a strong compounded topical anesthetic 30 minutes prior to each treatment to decrease any discomfort. If you have sensitive skin, you may experience a bit of discomfort during your procedure, but it is always very tolerable. These tiny micro needles promote a controlled full thickness insult to the skin which allows neocollagenesis  to occur and promote skin health. We add HA (hyaluronic acid) as a surface agent during the procedure.  Even more dramatic results are achieved with addition of stem cells or PRP.  A stem cell infused cooling mask is applied after the procedure which is soothing and therapeutic.  Zo moisturizing cream is applied before going home.  Patient's typically develop light redness (looks and feels like a minor sunburn) and swelling for approximately a day, but this should fade quickly on its own. Most patients notice some immediate improvement, but it can take around 1 or 2 months as the collagen and elastin levels increase until you notice definitive changes in the appearance and health of your treated skin. Typically, you should schedule follow-up sessions every 4 – 6 weeks for ideal outcomes and lasting skin benefits; however, everybody's skin is unique, and depending on your personal needs, these recommendations may vary.

To maintain your microneedling results, you should avoid getting a tan or sunburn. You should also use sunscreen daily to protect your skin, as it will be sensitive after treatment.


I have been a patient of Dr. Balder for the last 10 months and cannot say enough good things about him and his practice. My office visits have consisted of hormone replacement therapy, threads, and Opus Plasma for acne scarring. I left each visit pleased with the positive effects of the treatment provided. He has taken the time to listen to my concerns and formulated the best plan for me. His office staff is extremely pleasant and knowledgeable as well. If you are looking for a Doctor that has patience, understanding and provides what you are actually looking for, I HIGHLY recommend Dr Balder.

L. Healthgrades

Dr Balder is an amazing physician and person. He truly cares about his patient's understanding exactly what the procedure entails and expected outcome. Your well being is his main concern and HE is your best physician choice to achieve a healthier and more youthful YOU!

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He was amazing in the treatment of my family! From Hormone Health to PDO Thread lift to Neurotoxin injection and fillers. We are so happy and will not trust anyone else!!

Anonymous Healthgrades

Just have to say a big thank you for all that Dr. Balder and his amazing staff have done. I recently had some neck threading done and I loved the results. A couple of days after I had some minor issues. I called the office and immediately they had me come in. Dr. Balder was outstanding and made sure that I was ok with zero complications. He took amazing care of me and I am beyond grateful. Thank you Dr. Balder to you and your staff you guys are amazing.

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Dr. Balder has a good bedside manner. He explains what is happening and why. He is patient, conscientious, and even keeled. Not only to his patients, but from what I can tell, to his staff as well. His prices are very reasonable. You can tell he’s providing quality for a fair price for elective type services. Definitely recommend.

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Enhance the appearance and health of your complexion with microneedling treatments in the Gulf Coast regions of Louisiana. A nonsurgical procedure that can create impressive results, microneedling prompts your natural collagen production for smoother, firmer skin. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Donald Balder today by contacting Mississippi Institute of Weight Loss & Gulf Coast Aesthetics to learn more about this procedure and other ways to improve the health of your skin.

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Can I combine other treatments with microneedling?

During the microneedling process, channels are made that make it easier for therapies to reach the deeper layers. This is why microneedling is frequently combined before other skin treatments, like special serums or platelet-rich plasma (PRP). At your consultation, the Mississippi Institute of Weight Loss & Gulf Coast Aesthetics team can explain what treatments would enhance your microneedling and which can help your skin's health.

How many treatments are recommended for optimal results?

Usually, patients undergo 3 – 6 sessions to get their best results. Although, how many treatments you require will vary based on your goals and skin condition. Microneedling may be safely performed every 4 – 6 weeks. During your consultation, our staff on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi and Alabama can estimate how many sessions you might need based on your skin and goals. Once you have reached your goal, Team recommends getting touch-up sessions every six months.

Is microneedling safe for everyone?

For the most part, microneedling is appropriate for all skin types and tones. Skin injuries created by microneedling are minor, so there are rarely side effects after the treatment. Microneedling can be applied to most skin areas, including the face, arms, neck, thighs, chest, and lower legs. Microneedling is not recommended if you have been on Accutane in the last few months, or if you have an active skin infection, open wound, or herpes simplex. In addition, you may not be able to get microneedling if you're pregnant, nursing, or getting radiation treatments.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.