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Introduction to Microneedling

At Soma Plastic Surgery in Lake Mary, just north of Orlando, we’re always looking for new industry-leading treatments to bring to our patients. One treatment that has gained a lot of traction over the past few years for helping improve the appearance of skin concerns like acne scars, wrinkles, stretch marks, and overall skin tone and texture is Microneedling. Primarily used as a cosmetic procedure, microneedling helps stimulate the collagen and elastin production in our skin for a fuller, brighter-looking appearance.

What is Microneedling?

Microneedling is a non-surgical Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT) that uses sterilized microneedles to gently pierce the skin. As your body works to heal these micro-wounds, it stimulates the production of elastin and collagen, the two primary protein fibers that keep skin plumper, smoother, and more radiant.

As we age, these protein fibers naturally begin to break down causing fine lines, wrinkles, and loosening skin. At Soma Plastic Surgery, we exclusively use the first FDA-cleared microneedling device on the market called SkinPen. The SkinPen is proven to reduce the appearance of acne scars, fine lines, and wrinkles while increasing collagen growth that tightens the skin.

What are the Benefits of Microneedling?

Although three treatments are generally recommended to achieve the most effective results, you should see obvious signs of improvement after the first session of microneedling.

The Orlando SkinPen microneedling treatment is helpful for a variety of dermatological concerns including:

  • Loose skin
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Acne scarring
  • Uneven skin tone or texture
  • Pore reduction
  • Scar reduction
  • Jowl or neck lifting
  • Hand rejuvenation

Who are the Best Candidates for Microneedling?

Microneedling in the Orlando area is an effective method for all skin types and tones to improve texture, minimize fine lines, wrinkles, and scars, as well as promote collagen production. However, microneedling may not be recommended if you have certain existing skin conditions like active acne, infections, or if you’re pregnant.

Microneedling may also cause some bleeding, so if you’re prone to clotting or bleeding concerns or take a blood-thinning medication, this may not be a suitable treatment for you.

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What’s the First Step?

Are you ready to revitalize your appearance with our SkinPen microneedling treatment for smoother, younger-looking skin? Schedule your consultation at Soma Plastic Surgery today! During your initial consultation, you can expect to review your medical history and lifestyle to help formulate the most effective plan for your aesthetic goals. Please be open and honest with Dr. Papanicolaou or one of our specialist nurses during your consultation to help prevent any risks or side effects during your treatment.

Once our team has discussed all of the aspects of your treatment with you and a decision is made, your custom treatment plan will be made. Our Patient Coordinator will help you schedule your first session and provide you with some instructions to follow that will help you achieve the most out of your treatments.

What to Expect on the Day of Microneedling

On the day of your appointment, the SkinPen microneedling procedure usually takes around 20 minutes. If preparation of the treatment area is needed, it may extend to an additional 30 minutes.

After your initial series, maintenance treatments are advised every 3 to 6 months to sustain the results and proactively combat aging. For even more enhanced benefits, SkinPen can be used in conjunction with injectable treatments or stem cell serum.

Visible improvements in your skin can often be seen after just one session. For the best results, a series of three treatments is highly recommended.

Microneedling Recovery

Following the SkinPen treatment, our Lake Mary and Orlando patients can generally expect minimal to no downtime consistent with microneedling. Redness in the treated area is common and may persist for up to a full day, with the length of downtime potentially increasing for treatment areas that require deeper penetration. You may also experience some swelling after your treatment.

We recommend scheduling a consultation for a more precise evaluation of your expected downtime. After 24 hours, you are free to apply makeup as desired. Avoid direct sun exposure until your skin is healed.

How Much

How Much Does Microneedling Cost in Orlando?

Each of our SkinPen treatment plans at Soma Plastic Surgery in Orlando is personalized to each patient, so the cost of microneedling may vary depending on the size of the area you’re looking to target. You will be able to inquire about the pricing of your individualized treatment plan during your consultation.

Why Choose Us?

Why Choose Soma Plastic Surgery?

Here at Soma Plastic Surgery in Orlando, we’re all about helping you look and feel your absolute best. Guided by Dr. Papanicolaou’s expertise, our team of specialist providers is driven by a strong sense of pride and compassion. Dr. Papanicolaou’s vast experience as a highly accomplished Double-Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon distinguishes him as an outstanding doctor in both cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. From the moment you walk through the door, we assure you have the utmost competence and care.

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The microneedling treatment takes years off of your appearance for tighter skin, reduced wrinkles, fine lines, and acne scars, and increased collagen and elasticity. Restore your best and brightest self by scheduling your SkinPen consultation online or by calling us today.

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