William A. Wallace, MD FACS

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Microneedling – SkinPen® – Fleming Island, FL*

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Overview

At Fleming Island Plastic Surgery, our highly-trained Aesthetician uses SkinPen to perform mirconeedling therapy to rejuvenate skin for a tighter, younger looking appearance. This procedure utilizes fine tiny needles to penetrate the top layer of skin to initiate the skin’s natural self healing process. During this time, collagen and elastin are produced to repair the microscopic holes made by the needles which improves the physical appearance of skin. Despite the use of needles, there is minor downtime and the recovery process is rapid and leaves clients with fresh, evenly toned skin. Clients often receive this treatment to improve rough skin, scarring and wrinkles.

How it Works

Prior to the procedure, the treated area is cleaned and a thin layer of topical gel is applied to numb the skin. The aesthetician will apply a sterile cartridge-tip with 12 micro-needles to a handheld device. The SkinPen device will be pressed gently across the skin, gliding in one direction until the entire area has been treated. The feeling is comparable to sand paper moving over the skin. The procedure will result in tiny holes, known as micro channels, on the skin which will close almost immediately, triggering a healing response. This results in renewed skin, including a thickened dermis, which will soften the appearance of lines, wrinkles and scars. The procedure takes around 15-30 minutes.

What to Expect

A patient can expect the treated area to appear bright red, similar to a sunburn, immediately after microneedling. The redness can last anywhere from a day to up to a week. The intensity and duration of the redness are dependent upon the number of passes performed on the treatment area, as well as the particular area treated since microneedling can be performed on the face, neck, and arms. In some cases, there’s pinpoint bleeding. Since microneedling allows improved absorption of creams, gels and serums, an Aesthetician will determine the best products for the patient post-procedure. These can include bleaching or lightening serums, vitamin C or hyaluronic serums to accelerate results

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$650 - $1,550
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Expected Results

Right after the procedure, patients can expect the skin to glow. Over the course of a few weeks, a patient can expect to see a marked improvement in skin’s color, tone and texture. In addition, there should be a drastic reduction of lines and wrinkles. Microneedling is also effective in diminishing acne and traumatic scars and stretch marks. A patient’s appearance can continue to improve up to 6 months following initial treatment. While some patients benefit from a single treatment, 2-3 treatments are advised to get the best possible results.

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Microneedling is an effective, safe procedure that continues to be a popular skin rejuvenation treatment among our patients. If you are seeking a nonsurgical, advanced way to brighten your skin and create a glowing appearance, we invite you to call our office for a skin assessment today. We will provide a custom treatment plan that meets your desired goals and aesthetic needs.

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