If your complexion isn’t looking as vibrant and youthful as it once did, you may just require a boost of collagen to restore its healthy glow. Microneedling is a nonsurgical, minimally-invasive and painless skin solution that relies on your body’s natural healing response to provide countless anti-aging benefits without the need for invasive procedures. By strategically guiding the body where to send healing factors, microneedling can restore your blemishes and imperfections for naturally refreshed and younger-looking skin.

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How Does Microneedling Work?

As your skin ages, its production of collagen and elastin naturally begins to decrease. These structural proteins are essential for maintaining a supple and smooth complexion. With less collagen and elastin, the skin starts to lose its youthful elasticity and develop fine lines, wrinkles and other blemishes that it is unable to restore on its own. Microneedling, often referred to as collagen induction therapy (CIT), works to rebuild the skin from within by increasing collagen and elastin production in targeted areas.

Microneedling involves the use of an FDA-approved device equipped with tiny microneedles that create invisible micro-injuries in the skin. At the Anti-Aging Clinic of Northwest Florida, we use the SkinPen for all of our microneedling treatments. These micro-injuries activate an instant wound-healing response in your body, stimulating new collagen production to both repair the skin and enhance its appearance. In a series of monthly sessions, microneedling can help to reveal a more youthful and flawless complexion with long-lasting results.

Who Can Benefit From Microneedling?

As a minimally-invasive treatment with limited side effects or downtime, microneedling is a suitable treatment for most adult women and men burdened by signs of aging or visible skin blemishes. While the procedure is commonly performed on the face, microneedling can target virtually anywhere on the body where you have skin concerns, including the neck, chest and hands.

During your initial consultation at the Anti-Aging Clinic of Northwest Florida, board-certified Dr. Ramsden and his talented team of providers will carefully listen to your aesthetic concerns and goals to determine if microneedling is the right treatment for you. Your microneedling treatment may also be paired with platelet-rich fibrin (PRF), otherwise known as the PRF vampire facial, to boost your anti-aging outcomes with components of your own blood.

Microneedling offers patients a wide array of anti-aging benefits:
  • Minimizes fine lines and wrinkles
  • Upper eyelids
  • Improves skin texture and tone
  • Reduces the appearance of enlarged pores
  • Smooths acne scars and skin depressions
  • Corrects discoloration and sun damage
  • Lifts and firms the skin

Microneedling with Radiofrequency

Nearly all aesthetic treatments designed to rejuvenate the skin work by stimulating new collagen production. Microneedling with radiofrequency (RF) energy does this and more by further boosting skin regeneration and collagen production effects. RF waves are used to deliver controlled thermal energy deep into the skin through your micro-injuries, constricting tissues for an immediate skin tightening effect.

Because RF energy waves move at low frequencies, the procedure is less intense than laser energy procedures and is safe for all skin types. If you wish to enhance your microneedling results further, microneedling with RF can yield the dramatic anti-aging outcomes you desire. At the Anti-Aging Clinic of Northwest Florida, we utilize both the Morpheus8 and Fractora by InMode for our RF microneedling treatments. During consultation, we’ll help determine which of these noninvasive technologies is best for you and your unique needs and goals.

If your dull or aging skin could use a refresh or you wish to minimize the appearance of acne scars and wrinkles, schedule a consultation with the Anti-Aging Clinic of Northwest Florida today to learn more about microneedling. With a series of treatments, microneedling can turn back the clock on worn skin and allow you to enjoy a more radiant, youthful complexion for months.