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Microneedling in Melbourne, FL

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 dermatologist Anita Saluja, MD and 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. Dr. Saluja  is currently limiting her skin cancer dermatology practice to her aesthetic/anti-aging patients and their adult family members.   New patients for Dr. Saluja should have a referral from a current client. Dr. Saluja no longer accepts Care Credit as a form of payment.

What is Microneedling?

Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that utilizes a special microneedling device to trigger the skin to increase collagen production, improving the overall volume, elasticity, and firmness of the skin.

Microneedling done in our office is customized and often at deeper depths of needle penetration for improved results than microneedling down outside of a medical practice.
At Dermatology + Plastic Surgery, we combine microneedling with growth factor application, with platelet rich plasma (PRP), or with radiofrequency (RF).

What conditions are treated with Microneedling?

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 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 Microneedling Hurt?

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 anethestic cream applied for 30 to 60 minutes prior to the 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 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 Micro Needling in Melbourne, Florida

Microneedling is one of the lowest-priced procedures in the cosmetic field for rejuvenating the skin, but prices vary, depending on the size of treatment area. Cost increases with the addition of topical growth factor, platelet rich plasma (PRP), or radiofrequency (RF microneedling). To keep microneedling costs be 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!