What is Microneedling?
Microneedling is a medical treatment to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin. This procedure can do everything from decreasing the appearance of fine lines and acne scars to minimizing large pores. During a microneedling treatment session, tiny needles embedded in a microneedling device will create small, micro-injuries in the top layers of the skin to stimulate collagen. This also allows serums to reach the deeper layers of the dermis for better absorption, as well as stimulate the deeper layers of skin to heal, prompting new cell growth and regeneration that helps refresh the appearance as the surface cells are replaced.
Who is a Good Candidate for Microneedling?
Individuals who wish to achieve thicker, firmer skin, and reduce the appearance of various concerns can often benefit from microneedling. Because microneedling doesn’t rely on the skin absorbing specific wavelengths of light, as in laser skin resurfacing treatments, it is tolerated by people of all skin types and colors, including darker skin tones that may not be good candidates for laser light procedures.
A consultation with one of our skincare experts can help to determine if this treatment is right for you.
Concerns Treated With Microneedling Collagen Induction Therapy
By stimulating the skin’s deeper tissues of the dermis, microneedling helps rejuvenate your complexion as well as skin texture over the course of a few weeks of regeneration. By enhancing collagen production and kick-starting your body’s natural healing process in the skin, you can see results for many conditions, including:
- Stretch marks
- Acne scars
- Pigmentation issues
- Rough skin
- Uneven skin tone
- Dull skin
There are many types of microneedling devices and options for treatment, including microneedling with platelet-rich plasma for enhanced healing and skin rejuvenation.
Results and Recovery
Following treatment, mild swelling and redness may occur. Patients should avoid the sun for 48 hours, and wear sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher for at least two weeks following treatment. Avoid applying makeup for the first 24 hours; after that, you can feel free to apply makeup, lotions, and other products as usual. It can take up to four weeks after treatment for results to become visible.
Microneedling in Jacksonville, FL
If you are interested in microneedling treatments for a rejuvenated complexion, contact our Jacksonville, FL office today to schedule a consultation. Our skincare specialists and board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Patrick Basile are here to help you look and feel your best with non-surgical aesthetic procedures designed personally for your budget, goals, and schedule.