The gradual passing of time, sun exposure, environmental pollutants, acne breakouts, and various other factors can strip your skin of essential components, such as collagen and elastin. Over time, aging leads to the formation of fine lines and wrinkles, sagging skin, and other skin concerns that negatively impact our happiness. At LivingYoung Center, our estheticians are microneedling-certified experts who have helped thousands of patients reclaim beautiful, scar-free, smooth, and youthful skin. Schedule your microneedling in St. Petersburg, Palm Harbor, or Seminole today!
Smooth skin with microneedling
What is Microneedling?
Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, is one of the most effective and easiest ways to stimulate collagen production without the aggression, downtime, or cost of more invasive treatments. It involves making thousands of micro-channels on the skin’s surface to activate the body’s natural collagen production capabilities, thus reversing the signs of aging. Over time, your skin looks smoother, tighter, and more youthful, liberating you from fine lines, wrinkles, and acne scars. There is no downtime or recovery period.
Microneedling + PRP
PRP takes microneedling to the next level. PRP (platelet-rich plasma) is a substance derived from your blood, and it contains miraculous healing properties because of a high concentration of growth factors. When you’re injured, the growth factors in your blood encourage clot formation and skin cell regeneration. PRP therapy can boost the immense benefits of microneedling, encouraging your body to produce collagen faster. After drawing and isolating PRPs, we apply them to your face following your microneedling in St. Petersburg, Palm Harbor, or Seminole.
How Does Microneedling Work?
Collagen is the glue that holds your skin together, making your skin elastic and firm. As we age, collagen production naturally decreases, and the skin starts to sag, leading to fine lines, wrinkles, and “crepey” skin. The secret to having firm, elastic skin as you age is to undergo non-invasive treatments, such as microneedling, that are designed specifically to increase collagen production, thus reversing the effects of age on your skin.
Microneedling creates micro-channels on the skin’s surface to activate the body’s immune and wound healing responses, which, in turn, stimulate the release of growth factors and the production of collagen and elastin. It thickens the dermis, softens wrinkles and fine lines, shrinks pore size, and improves overall skin tone. Additionally, microneedling has proven to remarkably improve the appearance of acne and other scars and increase your skin’s receptivity to topical skin care products, such as vitamins A and C.
Come to LivingYoung Center for professional microneedling in St. Petersburg, Palm Harbor, or Seminole.
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Skin laxity and sagging skin
- Various types of scars, including acne scars
- Facial creases, such as nasolabial folds
- Uneven skin tone and textural irregularities
- Non-surgical treatment
- No incisions or scars
- No pain or discomfort
- No harsh side effects or complications
- No recovery period or downtime
- Stimulate natural collagen production
- Increase your skin’s receptivity to skincare products
- Improve overall skin tone and texture
Microneedling: Treatment Overview
Your microneedling in St. Petersburg, Palm Harbor, or Seminole will begin with the application of a topical numbing cream. While you lie comfortably, the cosmetic provider moves a handheld device over the skin. This device utilizes precisely-spaced micro-needles in a small cartridge that creates invisible vertical micro-perforations into the epidermis and the top layer of the dermis. As a result, the skin shifts its natural repair mechanism into high gear and starts producing collagen and elastin to repair these micro-perforations.
The advantage of microneedling, compared to other treatments, is that it also enhances the absorption of active ingredients. Your skin becomes firmer and regains its elasticity, fine lines and wrinkles are visibly reduced, pores become finer, circulation is stimulated, and the overall condition of the skin improves. After the treatment, we apply platelet-rich plasmas or topicals best suited to your skin type, taking advantage of the micro-channels to achieve deep penetration.
Microneedling: Recovery & Aftercare
Although most commonly used on the face, microneedling can be performed anywhere with acne or other scars, stretch marks, or uneven pigmentation. With the use of an effective topical numbing cream, this treatment doesn’t cause much discomfort, and the downtime is minimal. Most clients return to normal activities within 24 to 48 hours. The entire treatment, including topical anesthesia, takes less than an hour, depending on the size of the treatment area.
Microneedling: Results & Longevity
You may notice visible changes within 7 days. Your skin renews itself every 30 to 40 days, so you can see dramatic changes after a few sessions. For most clients, we recommend a series of 2 to 3 treatments spaced four to six weeks apart. However, patients with deep wrinkles and excessive skin damage may need 6 to 8 treatments. Because microneedling stimulates the growth of collagen, you will continue to see improvements up to six months after treatment.
LivingYoung Center is a luxurious medical spa and wellness center specializing in cutting-edge anti-aging treatments. Our aestheticians and cosmetic providers are microneedling-certified experts, and they have performed this treatment on thousands of clients. We use cutting-edge microneedling devices and personalize all treatment plans to ensure optimal results. Furthermore, combining microneedling with PRP allows us to boost your results. Please schedule an appointment to explore your options for microneedling in St. Petersburg, Palm Harbor, or Seminole.