Your face is the first thing people notice about you. Maintaining a youthful, healthy appearance begins with your skin. Over time, wrinkles, fine lines, and skin laxity begin to take their toll and may affect how you see yourself. At Skin and Body Curvatures in St. Petersburg, Florida, you can incorporate regular microneedling treatments into your anti-aging routine to address all of these signs of aging, leaving you with smoother, tighter skin. To put your best face forward, call the practice or use the online booking tool to schedule an appointment today.
Microneedling is the insertion of skinny, short, sterile needles into the surface of the skin. This process agitates the skin and prompts lower layers of skin to rebuild by increasing collagen production.
After the age of 20, the skin produces 1% less collagen per year. Lack of collagen causes the skin to become thinner and lose elasticity, resulting in wrinkles and drooping skin. Microneedling creates microscopic wounds that trigger new collagen production, allowing the skin to heal itself and rejuvenate.
At Skin and Body Curvatures, you have the option to add platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to your microneedling facial treatment. Before the procedure, a syringe of blood is drawn from your arm, then placed in a centrifuge, separating the platelets and its growth factors from the rest of your blood. This solution, the PRP, is then ready for use.
After the microneedling, your PRP is added either topically or via injection and is massaged into the skin, allowing for deeper penetration. The tiny channels created by microneedling allow for it to reach the deeper layers of your skin.
The entire PRP facial treatment is safe, chemical-free, and has a very brief recovery time.
Microneedling patients at Skin and Body Curvatures may enjoy tighter skin that glows with an even tone for a younger and natural-looking appearance.
Specific conditions microneedling treats include:
Microneedling can also improve the appearance of stretch marks on the body.
Some patients may need multiple treatments to receive their desired results. After microneedling, you experience immediate and long-term improvements to your skin's elasticity and tone.
At Skin and Body Curvatures, your first appointment is a consultation to ensure you are a candidate for microneedling, with or without PRP. You may need to discontinue certain medications and products before your procedure.
On the day of your appointment, a practitioner cleanses your skin, then applies a topical anesthetic if needed. PRP patients have blood drawn and put into a centrifuge for separation. A roller containing the needles is rolled evenly over your skin to make tiny pinpricks which encourages your skin to generate new collagen. The microneedling process takes about 30 minutes. After treatment your doctor may apply a calming serum to your skin.
The most common side effect is a sunburn-like redness in the treatment area. While immediate results are visible, microneedling benefits increase over time.
To learn more about microneedling, call Skin and Body Curvatures, or schedule a consultation online.