Achieving a brighter, smoother and more youthful-looking complexion is a goal for many men and women. Microneedling with or without PRP can help you get the younger-looking skin you want without extensive downtime or surgery, and the results continue to gradually improve over many weeks.
What Is Microneedling?
Microneedling, also called collagen induction therapy, uses tiny microneedles to create microchannels within your skin. This process triggers your skin’s own renewal process, boosting collagen and elastin production.
At Sarasota Facial Aesthetics in Southwest Florida, we offer three microneedling options:
- Rejuvapen® — The Rejuvapen MicroPen uses 12 microneedles to trigger the collagen induction process. This treatment can achieve excellent results on its own, or it can be combined with PRP for enhanced results.
- Rejuvapen MicroPen + PRP — Platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, is a concentration of platelets in your blood that are crucial to wound healing. When applied to the skin in conjunction with microneedling, PRP can expedite the skin’s repair process, as well as enhance collagen production.
- Vivace RF Microneedling — The Vivace RF Microneedling is the newest generation of radiofrequency microneedling and is FDA cleared for your safety. This minimally-invasive treatment stimulates the natural production of collagen and is shown to be effective in alleviating facial wrinkles, fine lines, and tightening and toning the face and neck.
Microneedling at Sarasota Facial Aesthetics
The highly skilled and experienced team of skin care professionals here at Sarasota Facial Aesthetics proudly offers women and men in Southwestern Florida and beyond the most advanced anti-aging treatments like microneedling and PRP therapy in our state-of-the-art facility.
If you are interested in learning more about us or would like to schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our highly trained professionals, please feel free to contact us online or call our Sarasota office at 941-955-8384.
Areas of Treatment
Microneedling primarily addresses skin imperfections on the face and neck and is commonly used to treat cosmetic concerns like:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Uneven skin tone and texture
- Stretch marks
- Acne scars and surgical scars
- Photoaging and sun damage
- Moderate skin laxity
Am I a Candidate?
You could be a great candidate for microneedling with or without PRP if you are looking to improve the appearance of lines, wrinkles, uneven skin tone, rough skin texture and other skin blemishes with a minimally-invasive procedure.
Let your provider know if you are currently taking blood-thinning medications or are diabetic, as microneedling may not be the most appropriate solution for you.
How Microneedling Works
Your microneedling procedure will begin by cleansing and numbing your skin. The handheld MicroPen device will then be used to create very small microchannels within your skin, triggering its natural healing process. This typically takes around 30 to 45 minutes to complete.
If you choose to include PRP with your microneedling procedure, a small blood sample will be drawn, and the PRP is separated from the other components. The PRP is then topically applied to your skin immediately following your microneedling procedure. The microchannels created by microneedling provide direct pathways to the deeper layers of skin for optimal wound healing and final results.
Most people typically notice an immediate glow following their microneedling treatment, but visible improvements will take about 2 to 4 weeks and can continue developing for up to 6months.
Immediately after microneedling, expect your skin to be red and flushed, similar to a mild to moderate sunburn. You may also experience mild swelling, tightness and/or mild peeling. However, these side effects are temporary and typically resolve within 1 to 3 days.
How much does microneedling cost?
The average cost of microneedling can be anywhere from $200 to $700 per session, depending on a number of factors like your location, the experience level of your provider and your specific needs and goals.
How often do you need to get microneedling treatments?
Generally speaking, most people see the best results after a series of about three microneedling treatments, each spaced 4 to 6 weeks apart.
Is microneedling or microneedling with PRP best for me?
The best microneedling technique for you will depend on your specific skin concerns and goals, as well as the severity of wrinkles, sun damage, scarring or other concerns. Adding PRP to your microneedling treatment typically helps to enhance your results even further.
Does microneedling hurt?
A topical numbing cream is applied to your skin prior to your microneedling treatment, so you shouldn’t feel pain during your procedure. Some people liken the feeling immediately after microneedling to a mild sunburn.