Kent V. Hasen, MD: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery & Med Spa of Naples
3699 Airport Pulling Road North
Naples, FL 34105
Phone: (239) 262-5662
Monday-Friday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Microneedling is an exciting advancement in skin care for the Fort Myers and Naples, FL patients who visit our full-service medical spa. This treatment stimulates the skin’s natural healing process to increase elasticity, reduce the appearance of scars and wrinkles, minimize pores, and more. A versatile treatment that corrects a variety of skin concerns, microneedling is an attractive option for men and women seeking comprehensive skin rejuvenation with minimal downtime.
What is microneedling?
Microneedling involves a small, pen-shaped device that uses 9 micro needles to create very small perforations in the top layers of the skin. Although these perforations are invisible to the naked eye, they stimulate the skin’s natural repair process. As part of this process, the affected skin begins to produce an excess of collagen and elastin, 2 proteins that play a crucial role in skin health.
At Aesthetic Plastic Surgery & Med Spa of Naples, microneedling treatments are administered by our aesthetic procedures specialist and licensed medical aesthetician. Our advanced knowledge of facial anatomy and our background in aesthetics makes us uniquely qualified to perform this specialized service.
What can microneedling do for me?
Microneedling is an incredibly versatile tool for treating a variety of skin concerns. Though it does not create deep structural improvements the way a facelift would, microneedling can be used in conjunction with surgery to address many concerns on the outside of the skin, including:
- Lax, sagging skin
- Large pores
- Sun damage, including dark spots
- Deep wrinkles, such as forehead creases
- Fine lines, such as crow’s feet
- Stretch marks
What are the advantages of microneedling?
Microneedling is non-surgical, which means that it comes with less risk and no scarring, unlike procedures that require an incision. Because no anesthesia is necessary, the chance of complications is minimized, and surgical risks, such as infection, are also greatly reduced.
Microneedling uses the body’s natural reparative mechanisms to improve the look of skin without the aggressive use of chemicals or other substances. Not only does microneedling activate cell regeneration, it makes the skin more receptive to the active ingredients in topical products, boosting their effectiveness.
The before and after pictures above are courtesy of Réjuvapen. Your results may vary.
Who is a good candidate for microneedling?
During your consultation, our aesthetician evaluates your skin and makes effective treatment recommendations based on your needs. Microneedling is suitable for many people because it treats a large variety of concerns. If you’re bothered by loose skin, enlarged pores, scars, or other irregularities, you may be a good candidate for microneedling.
What happens after a microneedling treatment?
Unlike surgery, microneedling does not require an at-home recovery period. Most patients report feeling as if they have a sunburn, and skin warmth and tightness may persist for a couple of hours. These effects typically diminish within 24 hours. During this time, you should keep your hands and face clean and avoid using makeup to allow the micro perforations to properly heal.
The results of microneedling typically take between 6 and 8 weeks to become visible. Some patients choose to undergo more than one procedure, while others achieve their desired results after a single session. Our aesthetician works with patients to help them create realistic timelines to achieve their skin care goals.