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Microneedling is the use of very small needles to repeatedly penetrate the layers of the skin in order to induce the wound healing cascade. This results in the creation of hundreds, if not thousands, of microscopic holes, or microchannels, in the dermis, which results in collagen stimulation.

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What is Microneedling?

To understand the benefits of this cosmetic skin treatment, it’s essential to understand what this treatment involves. Microneedling is a minimally invasive cosmetic treatment in which our dermatologists glide a small roller that contains very tiny needles over the surface of the skin. These needles will create microscopic injuries to the outer layer of the skin, to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin, boost blood flow and also stimulate the body’s natural healing processes. The result is fuller, younger and more radiant-looking skin.

How Do Microneedling Work?

Microneedling is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that involves using tiny needles to create controlled punctures in the skin. These micro-injuries trigger the body's natural healing process, which includes increased production of collagen and elastin, two proteins that give skin its structure and elasticity.

The machine that we used for the microneedling process is SkinPen.

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Phase 1: Inflammation

Millions of controlled microchannels will be created in the skin, trigerring your skin to cleanse the wound, increase blood flow and begin to create new tissue.

Phase 2: Proliferation

The skin rebuilds the "wound area" with new granulation cells, which are part of the extracellular matrix. This creates a new network of blood vessels, too.

Phase 1: Inflammation

Millions of controlled microchannels will be created in the skin, trigerring your skin to cleanse the wound, increase blood flow and begin to create new tissue.

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Benefits of Microneedling

  • Collagen Stimulation

  • Reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles

  • Diminishing the appearance of superficial scars (e.g., acne scars)

  • Reducing stretch marks

  • Treating early signs of aging

  • Amazing results without needing surgery

  • Little to no downtime

What Areas Can Be Treated with Microneedling?

You may be an ideal candidate for microneedling if you are looking to improve:

  • Fine Lines and Wrinkles

  • Sunspots

  • Acne Scarring

  • Enlarged Pores

  • Skin Tone and Texture

  • Skin’s Elasticity

  • Other Superficial Scars

  • Stretch Marks

While this treatment is primarily used to treat early signs of aging and other skin issues, the procedure can also be used on other areas of the body like the thighs and abdomen to treat stretch marks.

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What to Expect During a Microneedling Treatment

Prior to your appointment, you will receive a detailed consultation to assess your skin's condition and discuss your desired outcomes. Our experienced professionals will carefully cleanse your skin and may apply a numbing cream to minimize discomfort.

Using a sterilized microneedling device, we will gently glide the fine needles across your skin, creating tiny punctures that stimulate collagen and elastin production. The procedure typically takes around 30 minutes and is generally well-tolerated.

After the treatment, you may experience some mild redness or swelling, which typically subsides within a few days. We will provide you with post-care instructions to optimize healing and ensure your skin remains hydrated and protected.

You may notice a slight difference in the firmness or tightness of your skin right away; however, you will also start to see a visible improvement in your skin within the next 4-6 weeks after treatment when new collagen and elastin is produced.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to see results after microneedling?

It typically takes 2-3 weeks to see noticeable results from microneedling. However, the full results may not be visible for several weeks or months. This is because microneedling stimulates the body's natural healing process, which takes time to produce new collagen and elastin.

How often should I get microneedling treatments?

For optimal results, a series of 3-6 treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart is recommended. This will help to achieve the desired level of skin improvement and maintain the results over time.

What are the side effects of microneedling?

The most common side effects of microneedling are mild and temporary and may include Redness, Swelling, Tightness, Dryness, and Itching. These side effects typically subside within 24-48 hours.

Does microneedling hurt?

Microneedling is generally considered to be minimally painful. Some people may experience a mild tingling or prickling sensation during the procedure, but most people do not find it to be uncomfortable. A topical anesthetic can be applied to further reduce discomfort.

Who should not get microneedling?

Microneedling is not recommended for people with Bleeding disorders, Pregnant or breastfeeding women, Open wounds or infections, Active acne, Skin cancer, and Unrealistic expectations about the results of the procedure.

If you have any questions or concerns about your skin & would like to schedule an appointment at our St. Pete dermatology office or Brandenton dermatology office, please call us today!

St. Pete Location

111 2nd Ave NE., Suite 1406

St Petersburg, FL 33701

Plaza Tower- Downtown St Pete

Phone: (727) 295-7223

Bradenton Location

4301 32nd St. W., Suite D2

Bradenton, FL 34277

Phone: (941) 330-5805