Microneedling, also called collagen induction therapy, is a minimally invasive treatment that can reduce the appearance of common skin concerns, such as wrinkles, acne scars, and dark spots. According to the Indian Dermatology Online Journal, microneedling procedures are simple, safe, effective, and can benefit people of all skin tones and types.
The team of physicians and nurse practitioners at Anti-Aging & Regenerative Associates offer Jacksonville microneedling treatments in combination with other regenerative therapies to help our clients look and feel their best. Read on to learn about the benefits of microneedling and how we can help you achieve a healthier, more youthful complexion.
Microneedling Is an FDA-Approved Dermatology Treatment
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved using microneedling devices to remove acne scars, facial wrinkles, and abdominal scarring in patients aged 22 and older. Microneedling is also used to rejuvenate the skin and improve the appearance of:
- Stretch marks
- Enlarged pores
- Fine lines
- Skin elasticity
- Dark spots (hyperpigmentation)
- Uneven skin tone
- Burns and scars
Microneedling uses a device with many tiny needles that are repeatedly inserted into the skin. According to the American Academy of Dermatology Association (AADA), the small wounds created by the needles trigger the skin’s repair mechanisms and stimulate collagen production.
To be most effective, microneedling treatments should use sterile needles that puncture deep enough to cause bleeding. The AADA points out that at-home microneedling devices do not penetrate the skin deep enough and therefore are not as effective as treatments offered by professionals.
The FDA recommends seeking microneedling from trained health care providers.
Microneedling Poses Minimal Risks
According to the FDA, most microneedling side effects are minor, temporary, and occur immediately after treatment. After a microneedling procedure, you may experience:
- Dry skin
- Rough skin
Less common but more severe microneedling treatment risks include:
- Reemergence of herpes cold sores
- Changes in pigmentation, including hyperpigmentation and loss of pigment (hypopigmentation)
- Swollen lymph nodes
- Lines on the face
- Itching or stinging after applying cosmetics
Our Jacksonville health care team will do everything possible to minimize the side effects that appear after treatment. We offer comprehensive follow-up care instructions to reduce any discomfort in the hours and days after receiving care.
What to Expect from a Jacksonville Microneedling Treatment
Anti-Aging & Regenerative Associates can perform your first Jacksonville microneedling treatment in one visit, sending you home in under a few hours. Despite involving needles, microneedling treatments are relatively painless, involving minimal discomfort and aftercare.
Treatment Begins With a Consultation
Our staff aims to make you feel as comfortable as possible from the moment you walk into our facility. Your first appointment will begin with a thorough consultation, during which you will have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss any concerns, fears, or reservations about microneedling.
We will ask you to fill out a health questionnaire, and our staff will ask about your medical history to ensure microneedling is a safe and suitable option for you. From there, we will work with you to build a customized treatment plan that addresses your skin care needs. Then, as long as there are no concerns or health risks, we can administer your first microneedling treatment.
We can make the procedure more comfortable using a topical numbing cream. Most microneedling sessions last around 30 minutes to one hour, but time varies from patient to patient. Our team can also use microneedling in combination with other anti-aging therapies we offer, including platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and stem cell therapy.
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Microneedling Aftercare and Results
There is no lengthy recovery time for microneedling treatments, and most patients can return to work or resume their regular routines right away. However, microneedling does produce tiny puncture wounds that remain open and sensitive for several days to a week.
While your skin heals, you should:
- Avoid sun exposure, makeup, sweating, and skincare products with alpha-hydroxy or retinol
- Stay hydrated (drink water)
- Moisturize your skin
- Avoid exfoliators and abrasive skin products
- Avoid smoking, alcohol, and other substances that dehydrate the body or slow healing
Our patients usually receive microneedling treatments at four- to six-week intervals. They may also require maintenance sessions once every six to nine months. We will review your goals and body’s response to treatment to determine how many sessions you require.
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Anti-Aging & Regenerative Associates is a cash-based practice, meaning we do not need to deal with your insurance company or wait for its approval to start treatment. Instead, we will work with you to develop a treatment plan and payment schedule that works for you and your budget.
Our Jacksonville Providers Offer a Range of Therapies to Better Your Life
Our facility offers a variety of health care and anti-aging treatments for clients of all genders. We want to help you bring out the healthiest, most confident version of yourself, and we want to do so while providing you with professional and attentive service.
Just hear what a previous client had to say in one of our many five-star reviews:
- “Doctor Jason is such a great and knowledgeable doctor. and his team are the best. They have restored my mind and my overall health and saved my relationship. I can’t thank them enough. I know that anybody that I send to them will get the best care.” -Derek Wendell
In addition to Jacksonville microneedling treatments, we provide:
- Hair restoration treatments
- Hormone replacement therapy (HRT)
- Erectile dysfunction treatments
- Menopause treatments
- Weight gain/weight loss treatments
- Internal medicine and primary care services
Contact Anti-Aging & Regenerative Associates Today
Our Jacksonville microneedling treatments can help you achieve clearer, more youthful-looking skin. Our providers are ready to help you minimize the appearance of scars, pores, stretch marks, fine lines and wrinkles, and more in our warm and inviting medical facility.
Contact us today to learn more about our services!