Microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure that aims to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, loss of elasticity, photo aging and scars by stimulating your own collagen and elastin. Microneedling has become a popular treatment for both patients and clinicians because it is safe and effective for all ages and skin types. 

Microneedling is used to create micro injuries into the outermost layers of the skin and influences the release of your own growth factors and improves cell-to-cell communication. Basically, the goal is to create a controlled injury to stimulate your body’s own wound healing process to help boost the formation of normal collagen without disturbing the skin’s barrier function which is vital for optimal skin health. While considered minimally invasive, it is extremely important to choose a qualified provider with training and experience in using SkinPen® an effective, clinically proven, FDA cleared device. 

 The beauty of microneedling is that it is considered safe and effective for all ages and all skin types, with a few contraindications including but not limited to the use of prescribed blood thinners, active acne or infections and uncontrolled diabetes.  If your provider determines that microneedling is right for you, the treatment begins with a layer of numbing agents will be applied to the treatment area to help ensure a virtually pain free procedure. The entire process will take approximately 30-60 minutes depending on the size and area being treated. Some patients may decide to add PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) for a Vampire Facial or Botox to help enhance the benefit of their treatment. Once complete you will be given post care instructions.  For most people, normal activities can be resumed after 24 hours.  For each individual patient, a pre-procedure and post-procedure skincare routine is recommended based on your skin type. A series of 3-9 treatments may be recommended, based on your desired outcome, and can be scheduled 4-6 weeks apart. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Vitality Medicine at 352-804-2397

References 

[1] Data on file. Bellus Medical. 2017.  SkinPen® is a registered trademark of Bellus Medical, LLC.