There are not many minimally invasive treatments that provide improvement for as many skin concerns as microneedling. Microneedling has been around for a long time and was first introduced as “derma rolling” which consisted of several tiny needles rolled over the skin. Within the last few years, a new way of microneedling was developed in the form of a pen; in which the needles move vertically in and out of the skin rather than rolled over it.
What Can Micro Needling be used to Treat?
In the past, it was often accepted that there was nothing you could do to drastically improve the look of scars. Scars such as stretch marks, surgical scars, and scars from injuries, can all be lightened and improved by microneedling. Scars softly fade over time due to the body’s natural healing process; however, this is often slow, and the level of improvement will eventually plateau. With microneedling, the skin’s own healing process is accelerated from the tiny injuries created from the needles.
Pigmentation left over from acne or sun damage can be lightened and nearly reversed with micro needling treatments. The needles cause tiny injuries that then trigger the healing and rebuilding process for the surface of the skin; encouraging cell turnover for fresher, clearer skin. The number of treatments necessary to see full improvement will vary from patient to patient which is why we recommend that patients come in for a consultation.
Fine lines and wrinkles are inevitable; however, they can be improved by increasing the skin’s elasticity and firmness. The tiny needles trigger the collagen and elastin production which provides an overall improvement in the skin. Fine lines will be greatly improved by this process and wrinkles will have a softened appearance. The skin will look firmer overall with a youthful glow to match.
Schedule a Consultation
Not sure if microneedling is right for you? Schedule a consultation at Brandon Plastic Surgery today to learn more about our skincare offering. During your consultation, we will discuss your skin concerns and goals to help you create a customized treatment plan just for you.
Dr. Shienbaum is a double board-certified plastic surgeon with over 30 years of experience in all forms of Cosmetic Plastic Surgery, including Tummy Tucks Liposuction Breast Augmentation Brazilian Butt Lifts and Mommy Makeovers. He provides services for the entire Tampa Bay area, including Brandon, Lakeland, Riverview, and Tampa, Florida. To find out more about the procedures near you, please visit Brandonplasticsurgery.com