If home skin products aren't effective enough to address your concerns but you aren't yet ready for surgery, learn more about nonsurgical skin rejuvenation treatments like microneedling. Board-certified physician Ginger L. Urbaniak, M.D. is pleased to offer microneedling (also known as collagen induction therapy) to patients all across the greater Clearwater area at her office in Largo, FL. This treatment utilizes the Eclipse MicroPen to safely create micro-injuries in the treated areas of skin. These micro-injuries trigger the body's natural production of collagen and elastin, two nutrients that contribute to the appearance and health of your skin. Easily combined with other skin treatments, like serums or PRP (platelet-rich plasma), it can help reduce the appearance of scars, stretch marks, and pores. Schedule a consultation at Urbaniak Plastic Surgery to discover the many benefits of microneedling and ways to customize the treatment for your needs and goals.
You may benefit from microneedling with the Eclipse MicroPen if you have mild to moderate skin issues, like a decrease in elasticity or rough skin texture. Microneedling treatments can also minimize the appearance of pores, stretch marks, and scars. If you choose this treatment, you must be willing to wait before seeing the full improvements from your session since the collagen and elastin will need some time to have an effect on the skin. Although your full outcomes will take longer to come through, your results will look natural, and your skin will be healthier overall.
A microneedling treatment is completed in a private treatment room in about 30 – 60 minutes with the Eclipse MicroPen. A numbing cream or a local anesthetic can be applied upon request, but patients generally report mild to no discomfort in relation to this procedure. The skin being treated will be cleansed before the microneedling handpiece is passed evenly over. After the microneedling is complete, a topical treatment like platelet-rich plasma (PRP) or a vitamin-infused serum can be applied for deeper penetration of the nutrients into the skin. A moisturizer will be massaged in along with UV protection since your skin will be sensitive after the treatment.
What to Expect
After your treatment, you may experience mild swelling and redness for about a day, but this should fade naturally. It may take about two months as the collagen and elastin levels increase before you see visible improvements in the health and appearance of your complexion. You should plan to get about 4 – 6 maintenance treatments every 4 – 6 weeks for ideal results and long-lasting skin health.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does microneedling cost?
You microneedling costs will vary depending on what other procedures or add-ons, if any, are in your plan. During your consultation, Dr. Ginger Urbaniak will analyze your skin and develop your customized treatment program. After this, she can estimate your costs and discuss the process. Urbaniak Plastic Surgery often offers specials on treatment packages, so ask about our current deals during your consultation. In addition, we offer patients access to our Diamond Membership program. This membership will allow you to receive exclusive deals and discounts on our most popular nonsurgical procedures, cosmetics, skin care, and more.
What exactly is microneedling?
Also known as collagen induction therapy, microneedling is a nonsurgical treatment to rejuvenate your skin. Collagen is a fibrous protein that helps keep your skin supple, smooth, and tight. Eventually, your stores of collagen are depleted and your skin becomes thin and less elastic. Microneedling combats this by creating small wounds in your skin, causing it to increase its collagen production and generate new skin cell growth. Once healed, your skin will look firmer, brighter, and healthier.
Can I combine other treatments with microneedling?
During the process, channels are created in your skin that make it easier for treatments to penetrate the deeper layers. This is why microneedling is frequently combined with other treatments, like vitamin-rich serums or platelet-rich plasma (PRP). During your consultation, Dr. Ginger Urbaniak can explain what treatments may be performed along with microneedling and which best fit your skin goals.
How many treatments are recommended for optimal results?
Typically, patients receive 3 – 6 sessions to achieve their best results. However, the number of treatments you need will depend on your skin's overall condition as well as your goals. Microneedling can be performed every 4 – 6 weeks as needed. During your consultation, Dr. Ginger Urbaniak can estimate how many treatments you will need based on your concerns and aims. Once you have attained your desired look, Dr. Urbaniak recommends getting maintenance treatments about twice a year.
Is microneedling safe for everyone?
In general, this treatment is safe for all skin types and tones. Since the skin injuries created are so small, there are rarely any side effects that occur after the treatment. Microneedling can be applied to most areas of skin, including the face, arms, neck, chest, and legs. It's not recommended if you have taken Accutane recently or if you have an open wound, herpes simplex, or active skin infection. In addition, you may not be a candidate for microneedling if you are pregnant, nursing, or undergoing radiation treatments.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- From $125
Natural Health and Radiance
Improve the health and appearance of your skin with microneedling therapy at Urbaniak Plastic Surgery in Largo, FL. A minimally invasive treatment that can create impressive results, microneedling increases your skin's natural production of collagen for smoother, firmer skin. Schedule a consultation with board-certified physician Ginger L. Urbaniak, M.D. or a member of her skilled team to learn more about this procedure and various other skin improvement treatments.