If over-the-counter skin care is no longer proving effective, but you are not ready to consider surgical procedures, it may be time to consider minimally invasive rejuvenation, like microneedling with Rejuvapen. Our professional skin care team is proud to offer microneedling (collagen induction therapy) at our office in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. Microneedling uses several fine needles to effectively and safely create micro-injuries on the outer layer of the skin. The micro-injuries prompt the natural production of elastin and collagen, two nutrients that boost the appearance and health of your complexion. Often performed with other treatments, such as vitamin serums or platelet-rich plasma (PRP), microneedling may help minimize pores, stretch marks, and scars. Make an appointment for a consultation at Contoura Facial Plastic Surgery to hear more about the benefits of microneedling and how to personalize your procedure for your needs and goals.
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It's possible you could be a candidate for microneedling treatments if you experience light or mild complexion problems, like a decrease in elasticity or rough skin texture. Collagen induction therapy procedures may also minimize the look of scars, stretch marks, and pores. Microneedling produces progressive results so you must be patient while waiting to see improvements from your procedure. This is because elastin and collagen require some time to affect the complexion once they have been stimulated; however, you will develop results that look natural and last a long time.
A microneedling treatment is completed in a private treatment room in around 30 – 60 minutes with local anesthesia or numbing cream if preferred; however, patients generally report little or no pain and discomfort. The areas of skin being addressed will be cleaned before the Rejuvapen handpiece is evenly passed over the face. Once the session is complete, a treatment, such as PRP (platelet-rich plasma) or serum with a vitamin infusion, may be applied so the nutrients can penetrate deeper into the skin. A moisturizer selected for your skin type will be massaged in along with UV protection because the treated skin will be more sensitive following the procedure.
What to Expect
After your treatment, you may experience mild redness and swelling for around one day; however, this should fade naturally. It can take around 1 – 2 months (as the elastin and collagen supply increases) before you notice significant changes to the appearance and health of your complexion. You should schedule around 4 – 6 follow-up sessions performed every 4 – 6 weeks for ideal outcomes and long-lasting skin benefits.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does microneedling cost?
The cost of your treatment will depend on the number of sessions and types of procedures in your treatment plan. During your consultation, a member of our team will assess your skin and then create your custom plan. After this, they will talk about your treatment costs and the procedures recommended to help you achieve your aesthetic goals. Contoura Facial Plastic Surgery frequently offers discounts on skin care treatment packages so ask about our current deals at your appointment.
What exactly is microneedling?
Also known as collagen induction therapy, microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure to rejuvenate your skin. A natural fibrous protein, collagen helps your skin remain smooth, supple, and firm. Eventually, your supply of collagen is naturally reduced, and your skin becomes less elastic and thin. Microneedling creates tiny wounds in the skin, generating new skin cell growth and increasing collagen production. After a short recovery period, your complexion will appear firmer, brighter, and healthier.
Can I combine other treatments with microneedling?
During the process of microneedling, channels are made within the skin that could help other treatments to reach the lower layers. That's why microneedling is frequently combined with other treatments, such as special serums or PRP (platelet-rich plasma). At your initial consultation, our team will explain which treatments would enhance your results and which best fit your skin goals.
How many treatments are recommended for optimal results?
Typically, patients receive 3 – 6 treatments for optimal results. Although, how many sessions you require will vary based on your skin's condition and your goals. Microneedling may be done every 4 – 6 weeks. At your initial consultation, we can estimate the number of sessions you might want after assessing your skin and listening to your goals. We suggest touch-up sessions twice-yearly. Even after your skin goals have been achieved, this will help you to maintain your results.
Is microneedling safe for everyone?
In general, microneedling is appropriate for all skin tones and types. Skin injuries created by microneedling are so minor, there are rarely side effects afterward. Microneedling can be performed on most skin areas, including the face, arms, neck, chest, and legs. Microneedling isn't recommended if you've taken Accutane recently, plus if you have an active skin infection, herpes simplex, or open wound. Additionally, you might not be able to get microneedling if you're nursing, pregnant, or undergoing radiation therapy.
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Enhance the appearance and health of your complexion with microneedling sessions at Contoura Facial Plastic Surgery in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. A nonsurgical procedure that creates impressive improvements, microneedling increases your natural collagen production for firmer, smoother skin. Schedule an appointment with our professional skin care team to find out more about this procedure and other complementary skin rejuvenating treatments.