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What Is Microneedling?

Microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure that uses tiny needles on an electronic roller to reduce signs of aging on the face, such as fine lines or wrinkles, as well as to smooth the appearance of acne scars and create plumper, more youthful face. During the procedure, the needles create tiny pricks at the surface of the skin, which begin to stimulate your body’s natural healing processes without creating actual puncture wounds. These healing processes spark additional production of collagen and elastin, which work to give your skin a softer, more radiant and youthful glow. Skin appears fuller, more even in tone and texture, and the appearance of scarring and dark spots are minimized.  

Microneedling FAQs 

 

What does microneedling treat?

 

Microneedling can treat fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, sun spots, large pores, facial scars, uneven skin tone, and skin that has lost its elasticity.

 

How many microneedling sessions do I need?

 

The number of treatments you’ll need depends on your desired goals and the current state of your skin. For patients looking to stimulate collagen induction and heal surface-level imperfections, we recommend starting with 3 treatments, one every 4-6 weeks. For scar reduction, more treatments may be necessary.

 

How long do the results from microneedling last?

 

Patients who undergo microneedling treatment will begin to see immediate results to the tone and texture of their skin within one week of the procedure. Deeper skin issues like scars may take more time to show results. The effects of microneedling are long lasting but not permanent, so many patients stick to a maintenance program that includes quarterly treatments.

 

Is microneedling painful?

 

Despite the fact that the procedure includes many needles, microneedling is relatively painless. Our providers apply a topical anesthetic to the treatment areas prior to the procedure to reduce the chances of pain. Patients may experience redness and irritation immediately following the procedure, but this should diminish within a few days.

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 Book Microneedling Appointment

Microneedling is a noninvasive medical procedure that requires specific training, knowledge and skill to ensure safe and natural-looking results, so you want to make sure that you choose a provider who’s been trained appropriately. Academic Alliance In Dermatology has certified providers who specialize in microneedling at several of our 18 office locations. Call us at (813) 514-4711 or fill out our online form to book your appointment now.