Medical microneedling, or collagen induction therapy, is a revolutionary cosmetic procedure that is taking the cosmetic medical world by storm. This procedure is minimally invasive and triggers production of collagen without removing the top layer of skin. Available at Dermatology + Plastic Surgery, led by board-certified dermatologist Anita Saluja, MD and double board-certified plastic surgeon Rebecca Novo, MD, medical microneedling may be an ideal cosmetic solution for residents of Melbourne, Viera, Brevard County, the beaches, and surrounding areas who desire skin improvement.
What is SkinPen Microneedling?
SkinPen Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that utilizes a special SkinPen Microneedling device to trigger the skin to increase collagen production, improving the overall volume, elasticity, and firmness of the skin.
SkinPen Microneedling done in our office is customized and often at deeper depths of needle penetration for improved results than microneedling done outside of a medical practice. At Dermatology + Plastic Surgery, we combine SkinPen Microneedling with growth factor application, with platelet rich plasma (PRP), or with radiofrequency (RF).
What conditions are treated with SkinPen Microneedling?
SkinPen Microneedling is effective in treating the following conditions of the skin:
- Diminishes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Reduces sun damage
- Prevents premature aging of the skin
- Fades or diminishes the appearance of scars or stretch marks
- Reduces hyperpigmentation
- Alleviates symptoms of skin conditions, such as rosacea and acne
- Minimizes the appearance of pore size in the face
- Treats hair loss caused by various conditions, especially in conjunction with Plaletet rich plasma (PRP)
What makes SkinPen Microneedling so popular?
This procedure has earned wide popularity among patients and doctors alike because it triggers collagen production while keeping the top layer of the skin intact. This greatly reduces recovery time, and patients often return to usual activities the next day. Usually, a series of 3 to 6 treatments is recommended for optimal results.
Does SkinPen Microneedling Hurt?
SkinPen Microneedling is performed using a device that produces a tingling “prickly” sensation that is not actually painful. Our patients have a very comfortable experience due to the use of medical grade topical anesthetic cream applied for 30 to 60 minutes prior to the SkinPen Microneedling. The treatment may cause a temporary reddening for up to two days after treatment, creating a sensation similar to a mild sunburn. Men may be advised to postpone shaving of facial hair until irritation subsides following the procedure.
What are the SkinPen Microneedling Care Instructions?
Prior to treatment, advise anti-aging product application for 12 hours, avoid sunburn, and inform us if you have a history of herpes (cold sores, fever blisters) so appropriate anti-viral medication can be prescribed if needed. Arrive with a clean face if that is the area to be treated.
After treatment, use any healing balms as recommended. For the first 24 hours, avoid direct sunlight, swimming, and exercise. The next day, it is ok to use medical sunscreen and makeup. Resume your usual anti-aging skin care after day 3.
Cost of SkinPen Microneedling in Melbourne, Florida
SkinPen Microneedling is one of the lowest-priced procedures in the cosmetic field for rejuvenating the skin, but prices vary, depending on the size of the treatment area. Cost increases with the addition of a topical growth factor, platelet-rich plasma (PRP), or radiofrequency (RF microneedling). To keep SkinPen Microneedling costs manageable for all of our patients, our office proudly accepts flexible payment options.
If you live in Melbourne, Viera, Brevard County, or surrounding communities in Central Florida, and want to try the latest and most advanced cosmetic procedures, consider medical microneedling as a safe and effective alternative to more invasive options. At Dermatology + Plastic Surgery, Drs. Anita Saluja and Rebecca Novo like to stay abreast of all the latest developments in skin care, surgery, and cosmetic procedures to offer our patients the latest in cosmetic options available in the field. Contact us now!
Frequently Asked Questions
Are there different types of Microneedling?
Does Microneedling tighten skin?
Yes- by stimulating collagen
Can you microneedle too often?
yes, we typically recommended every 3-4 weeks to allow skin to recover fully between treatments
Can Microneedling ruin skin?
Can Microneedling make skin worse?
Can Microneedling go wrong?
Yes, If not done with a skilled licensed professional