Achieve stronger, healthier skin
The key to strong, healthy-looking skin is collagen. Unfortunately, our collagen production decreases over time. That in combination with time in the sun can weaken the skin and lead to fine lines, wrinkles, sun spots, and other blemishes. With Microneedling, you can stimulate your natural collagen production to restore smooth skin.
Microneedling involves the use of a roller or pen containing many tiny needles. The device is rolled across the skin to create tiny punctures. This stimulates the body’s healing process, resulting in increased blood flow to the area along with new collagen and elastin growth. This can help improve the appearance of signs of aging, acne scars, sun spots, and other blemishes. The channels created during microneedling also allow for more effective absorption of skincare products.
Patients both young and old can benefit from microneedling to restore or prolong youthful-looking skin and improve blemishes. Microneedling can improve the appearance of:
- Acne scars
- Age and sun spots
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Uneven skin tone
- Large pores
- Mild skin laxity
Microneedling is primarily performed on the face but is sometimes used on the thighs and other areas of the body to improve the appearance of stretch marks. Microneedling should not be performed if severe acne or other skin conditions are present.
Microneedling will be performed with the use of a topical numbing cream to ensure patient comfort during the process. The microneedling pen will then be rolled across the skin, making several passes over the treatment area. Gentle skincare products will then be applied to calm the skin. This process can take about 30 minutes to complete.
Microneedling is a minimally invasive treatment, so no downtime or recovery is required. However, patients can expect to have some mild side effects after treatment like redness and swelling. Patients should avoid sun exposure and use sunscreen for the first few days following treatment.
Over the next several weeks, patients can expect to begin to see improvements in their skin. These improvements will continue as the body produces new collagen for stronger, healthier skin. Results are long-lasting and can be maintained with a follow-up session in the future.
Microneedling should only be performed by a professional with an FDA-approved device. Always talk with an experienced esthetician before trying at-home microneedling. To learn more about the treatment or to schedule your microneedling consultation in Boca Raton, FL, contact our office.
Dr. Jonathan Ross Berman is a Boca Raton plastic surgeon who has been certified by both the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology / Head and Neck Surgery with over 30 years of service experience specializing in Breast Augmentation, Rhinoplasty, Face Lift, Liposuction, and many other types of plastic surgery in Boca Raton, FL.