Board Certified Dermatologist located in Boca Raton, FL
Microneedling is a non-laser cosmetic procedure used to minimize the appearance of scars (such as acne scars), fine lines and wrinkles, and large pores. This procedure stimulates the induction of collagen, which can lead to smoother and more youthful skin. Contact Boca Derm today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Michele Moraes and staff in Boca Raton, Florida.
Microneedling Q & A
What is microneedling?
Microneedling -- also called collagen induction therapy -- stimulates new collagen production and tissue regeneration which can:
- Improve your skin’s texture and tone
- Minimize surface scarring
- Diminish fine wrinkles
Unlike many laser treatments, microneedling is safe for all skin types.
How does microneedling work?
Microneedling involves the use of a handheld electronic device with multiple small sterile needles, which create microchannels in your skin.
These microscopic injuries stimulate your skin’s natural ability to heal itself by producing collagen and elastin. This rebuilding process diminishes the appearance of fine wrinkles or scars.
Which areas can be treated with microneedling?
The microneedling procedure is safe for all areas of the skin, but it is especially effective when used on:
Microneedling may also be effective in improving the appearance of stretch marks.
What can I expect during and after a microneedling treatment?
Before your treatment day, your medical history will be reviewed, and treatment sites will be determined through a consultation. On the day of your procedure, your skin will be cleaned, and a topical anesthetic will be applied to the target areas at least 30 minutes before microneedling.
Once the microneedling procedure is completed, you will notice that the treated area has a sunburned appearance. This is completely normal and dissipates within a week, as long as you avoid direct sun exposure after treatment.
Our staff at Boca Derm will provide detailed instructions on safe products to use to maximize your results after the procedure. During the healing phase, mineral makeup and mineral-based sunscreen are recommended.
What are benefits of microneedling?
In addition to improving your skin’s texture and tone and diminishing scars and wrinkles, this procedure allows topical creams to absorb more easily into the skin. The generated microchannels can absorb gels, creams, and serums efficiently.
Certain topical products can be used to help you reach your goals. Dr. Moraes may suggest:
- Hyaluronic serums
- Lightening or bleaching creams
- Vitamin C
By working in conjunction with microneedling, you can achieve even better results by using some of these treatments.
If you’re interested in using microneedling to improve the overall appearance of your skin, schedule an appointment with Dr. Moraes and staff at Boca Derm today.