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For those searching for a powerful skin treatment not reliant on light therapy or injectables, microneedling is well worth consideration. This is one of many treatments available from practitioners Denise Guevara, DO, Shauntell Solomon, DO, Janet Delaney, MSN, ARNP-BC and Cynthia Spencer, APRN-BC, at Luminary Dermatology with 10 locations, including offices in Bradenton, Venice, Northport, Kendall, Homestead, and Sarasota, Florida. Book your visit online or by phone today.

Microneedling Q & A

What is microneedling?

Microneedling is a minimally invasive aesthetic treatment that uses a handheld device covered in tiny, sterile treatment needles to create microchannels in the deeper layers of your skin. Your body reacts to each of these tiny punctures as an injury and rushes to launch a healing response.

New collagen and elastin cells are produced as your body reduces inflammation and increases circulation in the treatment area. This renewed cell development creates numerous improvements in how your skin looks and feels.

You can also incorporate platelet-rich plasma (PRP) into microneedling treatments. PRP is created from a small sample of your own blood and is a powerful solution packed with unique proteins called growth factors. PRP facials help speed the healing and cell renewal process. 

What are some skin issues microneedling can improve?

Microneedling is a versatile treatment that corrects many different issues. Some of the skin complaints that bring people in for microneedling sessions include:

  • Enlarged pores
  • Dry, dull skin
  • Loose or crepey skin
  • Acne scarring
  • Stretch marks
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Areas of hyperpigmentation

The face is the most common area treated with microdermabrasion, but the skin on your body also responds well to treatments. 

Is microneedling painful?

With all these mentions of punctures, healing, and needles, you might assume that microneedling is painful. In reality, most people find microneedling treatments easy to tolerate, even without anesthetic. 

You might experience a mild stinging or burning sensation as the microneedling device moves across your skin. There is no significant pain, however, and nothing to fear. You can expect a few days of mild swelling, redness, and even some mild bleeding as your body adapts to your microneedling treatment and the healing process moves forward. 

If you have especially sensitive skin, just let your practitioner know. A topical numbing cream can help reduce sensations during treatment. 

To explore all that microneedling offers, call Luminary Dermatology to schedule a consultation or book online in just a few clicks. You’ll meet one-on-one with a practitioner to discuss your specific needs and goals.