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Microneedling

Microneedling in Sarasota, Florida

Sarasota Plastic Surgery Center creates gorgeous complexions with SkinPen, a FDA-cleared microneedling device on the market.  Skin Pen is a medical device on the market that has been studied, cleared and approved by the FDA for treatment of adult facial acne scars. However, Skin Pen works on more than just acne scars. Patients see significant improvement in overall skin tone and skin texture with the reduction of fine lines and discoloration as well. This procedure is minimally invasive and is used to improve surface irregularities such as skin texture, tone, and firmness.  During microneedling, a device that contains small, fine needles, punctures the skin. These tiny puncture wounds create a “trigger” effect for the production of collagen, which fills these wounds, essentially creating an improvement on the surface of the skin.

Microneedling in Sarasota

How is Microneedling Performed?

Skin Pen is a microneedling device that uses a sterile tip containing 12 pinpoint needles to make small controlled minuscule, evenly spaced punctures into the skin. The small wounds created, which sometimes will cause pinpricks of blood to rise to the surface, then induce a wound healing response. This is the key to how microneedling works. Your body rushes in to patch up the injury by growing fresh new collagen and elastin, which gives skin more strength and resiliency. By continuing to simulating collagen production over multiple treatments, the end result is patients will see fine lines and wrinkles disappear, enhanced improvement in skin tone and texture, and even minimize enlarged pores and acne scars. The bottom line is, as we age, we lose collagen (1% per year to be exact) and coupled with genetic changes and sun exposure this leads to wrinkles. If we can stimulate collagen production, we can fight off wrinkles and keep our skin firm, plump and elastic, to create what Skin Pen patients refer to as an “overall youthful glow.”