Microneedling is a cosmetic treatment that’s rapidly growing in popularity. Why? It’s a minimally invasive procedure that has the power to fade scars, minimize lines and wrinkles, and improve skin tone and texture. At North County Dermatology Clinic in Lakeland, Florida, Timothy Knight, MD, provides the latest in microneedling with radiofrequency (RF). To learn more about microneedling with RF and find out if it’s right for you, call or book an appointment today.
Microneedling is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that uses numerous tiny needles to pierce the surface of your skin. The needles create controlled microwounds in your skin that stimulate your body’s natural collagen production.
Collagen is a protein that gives your skin volume. Over the years, collagen production decreases and wrinkles form.
Scars, such as those from acne or surgery, form when collagen develops irregularly. By generating new collagen, microneedling helps your body remove old, damaged collagen and refresh your face.
At North County Dermatology Clinic, Dr. Knight and the team use microneedling with radiofrequency (RF) to boost results and efficacy. The team uses 64 microneedles combined with RF technology to heat the layers of skin, stimulating increased collagen production for dramatic results.
Dr. Knight and the North County Dermatology Clinic team regularly recommend microneedling to patients who are bothered by:
Microneedling increases collagen growth in your skin to improve the look of many common cosmetic concerns. Over time, more collagen works to firm and tighten skin in the face and neck, giving you improved skin tone and texture.
After your initial microneedling treatment, you can inquire about getting annual treatments to help maintain your rejuvenated look.
Dr. Knight and the team help you decide if microneedling with RF is a good option for you. They’ll schedule your first microneedling appointment and talk with you about receiving a series of treatments. The office offers discounted rates for multiple sessions, and patients often see increased results with a series of microneedling treatments scheduled at least one month apart.
Beginning one week before each microneedling treatment, you should avoid sun exposure and stop using any topical retinoids, like RetinA. This helps prepare your skin for treatment and minimizes downtime.
Microneedling sessions take about one hour at North County Dermatology Clinic. The team prepares your face and neck for treatment and may use a topical numbing cream or nitrous oxide (laughing gas) to help you stay comfortable during treatment.
The team directs the microneedling device over the surface of your skin. The microneedles pierce your skin to stimulate regeneration while RF heats the skin’s layers to promote collagen production deep below the surface.
You can expect little to no downtime with microneedling. For 24-48 hours after microneedling, gently cleanse your skin with a mild cleanser like Alastin Regenerating Skin Nectar and avoid all other products.
The treated area may be pink for a few days and up to one week, depending on skin sensitivity and the microneedling treatment you received.
If your skin needs a boost, microneedling with RF might be right for you. Call the office to schedule a consultation today and start your journey to refreshed skin.
Face: $350/treatment. Series of 3 for $900 (save $150)
Neck: $300/treatment. Series of 3 for $750 (save $150)
Face & Neck: $500. Series of 3 for $1350 (save $150)
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