women with beautiful radiant skin following microneedling facial

A microneedling facial can address many skin conditions and imperfections that make people self-conscious about their skin’s appearance.  It helps eliminate visible signs of aging and improves skin texture and tone.  Specific problem areas can be targeted for each person’s needs to provide a rejuvenated appearance and radiant skin.

How does microneedling work?

This minimally invasive treatment uses tiny, sterilized needles to prick the top layer of skin.  This stimulates the production of collagen and elastin, which are natural proteins that provide structural support and elasticity to the skin.  These proteins decrease as people age, leaving their skin vulnerable to sagging, wrinkles and fine lines, dryness, and loss of plumpness and resiliency.  A microneedling facial can improve a variety of skin conditions and has minimal downtime.

What conditions can be treated?

Some of the conditions that can be improved with microneedling include the following:

  •       Enlarged pores
  •       Acne scarring
  •       Other scarring
  •       Fine lines and wrinkles
  •       Uneven skin tone
  •       Skin discoloration and hyperpigmentation

Does microneedling have side effects?

Following treatment, there are a few temporary side effects including redness, short-term swelling, and skin flakiness.  Some people experience minor itching or a dry, tight sensation.  Most of these reactions will resolve within a few days.  The skin will be more sensitive to the sun, so sunscreen should be worn for protection when outdoors.

Is microneedling safe for everyone?

Dermapen microneedling treatment on a patient skin

Microneedling is safe for all skin tones.  However, some people are not ideal candidates for a microneedling facial including those with eczema, psoriasis, and active acne lesions.  It’s not recommended for those who have wound healing issues, or people who are undergoing radiation therapy.

What about Vivace™ Microneedling?

Dr. Keusch often recommends Vivace™, the next generation of microneedling.  Vivace™ is a combination of microneedling and radiofrequency energy, along with a specialized treatment serum and a cooling peptide mask.  Superfine, gold tipped needles prick the skin, and radiofrequency energy warms the skin to enhance collagen production.  Vivace™ improves overall skin firmness and tone, reduces crepiness around the eyes and neck, and helps reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation, acne scars, and evidence of sun damage.  A series of three treatments is recommended for superior, natural looking results.

Banish Tell-tale Signs of Aging

Microneedling facials and Vivace™ microneedling treatments can refresh and rejuvenate your complexion.  These procedures are generally less harsh than chemical peels and laser resurfacing treatments.  To enjoy a noticeable improvement in skin tone and appearance, contact Boca Raton Plastic Surgery Center to schedule an appointment at our Skin and Laser Center.