What is microneedling?

Microneedling in St. Pete is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that rejuvenates the skin by stimulating collagen production through tiny needles. At St. Pete Aesthetics, our cosmetic providers offer this innovative treatment to address various skin concerns, from fine lines and wrinkles to acne scars and uneven texture. We can combine microneedling with advanced techniques like radiofrequency energy (RF) or platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to amplify results, leaving your skin smoother, firmer, and more youthful.

Microneedling corrects:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Acne scars
  • Uneven skin texture
  • Enlarged pores
  • Stretch marks
  • Sun damage
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Skin laxity

Your microneedling options

Standard microneedling

Standard microneedling works by creating controlled micro-injuries to the skin’s surface using a device equipped with tiny needles. These micro-injuries trigger the body’s natural wound-healing process, stimulating the production of collagen and elastin. Collagen is a protein responsible for skin strength and elasticity, while elastin contributes to skin firmness and flexibility. As the skin repairs itself, it becomes firmer, smoother, and more rejuvenated.

Microneedling + PRP

Microneedling combined with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) involves applying PRP, derived from the patient’s own blood, to the skin immediately after microneedling. PRP contains a high concentration of growth factors and cytokines, which are essential for tissue repair and regeneration. The microneedling process creates microchannels in the skin, allowing for better absorption of the PRP. Once absorbed, the growth factors stimulate the production of collagen and elastin, promoting skin rejuvenation and healing.

RF microneedling (Morpheus8)

RF microneedling (Morpheus8) combines microneedling with radiofrequency (RF) energy technology. The device creates controlled micro-injuries while RF energy is emitted into the deeper layers of the skin, generating heat. This heat stimulates the production of collagen and elastin. The combination of microneedling and RF energy enhances collagen remodeling and skin tightening, resulting in improved skin texture, reduced wrinkles, and overall rejuvenation.

Benefits of microneedling:

  • Minimally invasive procedure
  • Stimulates natural collagen and elastin production
  • Improves skin texture and tone
  • Suitable for all skin types and tones
  • Minimal downtime and discomfort
  • Can be combined with other treatments for enhanced results

Your microneedling journey

Procedure

During the treatment, you’ll relax as our skilled provider applies a topical numbing cream to ensure your comfort. Once the numbing takes effect, they’ll carefully perform the selected microneedling technique, whether standard, RF, or combined with PRP. The procedure involves precise movements of the device over your skin, creating controlled micro-injuries or delivering RF energy. Any additional steps, such as PRP application, are seamlessly integrated.

Recovery

After microneedling, you may experience temporary redness, swelling, and mild discomfort akin to a mild sunburn for a few days. Some individuals may notice slight bruising or pinpoint bleeding at the treatment sites, but these are rare. You can resume your regular activities immediately post-treatment, though it’s advisable to avoid direct sun exposure and vigorous exercise for a few days. Downtime is minimal, and you can return to your daily routine quickly.

Results

Results from microneedling typically begin to appear within a few weeks as your skin’s collagen production increases, with optimal results becoming evident after multiple sessions. These effects can last for several months to a year, depending on individual factors like skin type and lifestyle. To maintain results, a series of treatments spaced four to six weeks apart is recommended. Your provider can personalize a treatment plan tailored to your specific goals.

Why St. Pete Aesthetics?

St. Pete Aesthetics is a luxurious cosmetic medical spa distinguished by its physician-led approach to skincare. Our team of expert providers combines artistry with advanced techniques to deliver personalized treatments that rejuvenate and enhance your natural beauty. With a commitment to safety, efficacy, and client satisfaction, we prioritize your comfort and well-being throughout your aesthetic journey. Schedule a consultation to discover the benefits of microneedling in St. Pete and embark on your path to radiant skin.

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