Microneedling is more gentle than laser skin treatments, but produces comparable results for less cost. Under the guidance of our medical director Dr. Michael Lesser, our licensed and experienced skin care specialists at Essentials Medispa & Salon provide microneedling treatments for men and women in Viera and nearby areas in Central Florida.

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What is Microneedling?

Microneedling, also called collagen induction therapy, is a minimally invasive treatment that uses a specialized microneedling device to gently perforate skin tissue and trigger increased production of collagen in skin cells. Increased collagen production gradually improves the skin’s volume, elasticity, and firmness, smoothes wrinkles and lines, and imparts a more youthful appearance.

Microneedling is an advanced non-surgical cosmetic procedure used to reduce wrinkles, smoker’s lines, large pores, heal acne, surgical and burn scars as well as rejuvenate and tighten the skin. It can also be used for other conditions such as improving stretch marks, regulating skin pigmentation, and treating sun damage.

How Does Microneedling Work?

Microneedling uses a sterile pen-like device, to vertically penetrate the skin with micro-needles. These micro needles penetrate both the dermis and epidermis layers of the skin to create micro wounds and pinpoint bleeding at specific depths. This procedure stimulates the natural healing process of the body, leading to the growth of collagen and elastin which restores the appearance of healthy skin.

Prior to the microneedling procedure, a numbing cream or cooler may be applied at the treatment area to reduce any discomfort. The sterilized one-time-use needles will then be placed over the treatment area to vertically penetrate the skin.

What Is Microneedling Used For?

Microneedling has been deemed safe and effective for improving the following skin conditions:

  • Acne and acne scars
  • Age spots
  • Enlarged pores
  • Hair loss caused by various conditions
  • Hyperpigmentation, discoloration, or uneven skin tone
  • Photodamage
  • Rosacea
  • Scars
  • Stretch marks
  • Wrinkles, lines and creases in the skin

Microneedling in Melbourne, FL

What Are the Benefits of Microneedling?

Microneedling treatments have gained popularity among patients and doctors alike because they provide a minimally invasive way to trigger natural collagen production in skin cells while protecting and maintaining the outermost layer of skin. Microneedling is an effective and relatively affordable treatment. It is simple, safe, and produces immediate results with continued improvements in skin hydration, tone, volume and elasticity for several weeks following treatment.

Am I a Good Candidate for Microneedling?

Practically any healthy adult who seeks to improve their facial appearance without spending a lot of money on expensive treatments may be an ideal candidate for microneedling. Microneedling treatments offer a less invasive alternative to surgical procedures and laser skin treatments.

Is Microneedling Painful?

The microneedling procedure is not described as painful, but does produce a tingling “prickly” sensation that some patients may find irritating. The treatment takes only a few minutes to an hour to perform. It may produce temporary redness, soreness, tenderness and swelling in the skin for up to 1-2 hours, similar to the effects of a mild sunburn. Men will have to postpone shaving facial hair for several days following the procedure. While results are immediately visible, you will see increased improvement in the skin’s health and appearance over the next several weeks. This occurs as increased levels of collagen continue to hydrate and nourish skin cells, encouraging luminous, healthy new skin to surface.

Improve your facial appearance with simple and quick microneedling treatments performed by our licensed skin care specialists at Essentials Medispa & Salon in Melbourne. Led by board-certified physician Dr. Michael Lesser, our practice serves Central Florida residents who live in and around Orlando and surrounding areas. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation and begin your journey to a new you!