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Microneedling in Tampa

We all need collagen. It is what keeps our skin firm and elastic, and without it, skin can begin to show signs of age. Unfortunately, our bodies begin producing less and less collagen once we pass 25 years of age. For women, this decrease becomes more severe after menopause. Smoking and overexposure to sunlight can also inhibit the body’s collagen production.

Our skin will start to wrinkle or sage without new collagen to keep it lively. But, we don’t have to sit idly by and let it happen. Modern dermatological techniques allow us to boost collagen production through a treatment called microneedling.

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What is

This innovative new skin-rejuvenating treatment encourages the body to begin producing collagen naturally. As we mentioned, this is a building block for smooth, gorgeous skin. After just one treatment, many people notice a significant improvement in their appearance.

One of the most impressive aspects of this treatment method is that it can address multiple areas of the body. The most common target areas are the face, neck, chest, back, arms and hands, abdomen, and legs. Since it can be done on most parts of the body, the possibilities for treating various dermatological concerns are multiplied.

How Microneedling Works

Microneedling is based on the fact that “injured” skin heals when given an increase of collagen. We use a specially-made instrument to create thousands of tiny micro-puncture “wounds.” Needles and wounds might sound a little intimidating at first, but the process is actually safe and straightforward.

The device for the treatment features a tip with several tiny needles. When run across the skin, these needles make microscopic openings through which the skin readily absorbs topical solutions.

In addition to reducing the absorption barrier, this treatment also stimulates the body to produce collagen and elastin in higher amounts. This results in brightening, tightening, and lifting of the skin. You will notice a reduction in the signs of age and sun damage. Because the production of collagen and elastin continues, so does your rejuvenated appearance!

Afterword and the Results

Following treatment, the skin may appear red, almost as though it has been scraped slightly. This can be easily concealed in most cases, and it usually subsides over just a few days. Other than that, there is no downtime. Recovery is quick, and the effects are almost immediate. You need not worry about missing work or having your life interrupted.

However, taking care of yourself after treatment is important to achieve the best results. As the skin continues to heal after treatment, it is essential to cleanse and moisturize as directed by Dr. Lombardi. Sun protection is also necessary. Your skin needs time to get back to full-functioning, and taking it easy will make this easier.

Am I a Candidate for Microneedling?

Collagen is a necessary substance for your skin to remain supple, taut, and youthful. If you are noticing the signs of depleted collagen, microneedling is the gentle, effective method you may have been searching for. See how we can use microneedling to restore optimal beauty to your skin.

There are several concerns that we have successfully addressed with this treatment method. If you have been affected by any of the following, this treatment might be for you.

  • Stretch marks
  • Loose, sagging skin
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Acne scars
  • Scarring from injury or surgery
  • Hyperpigmentation, sun damage
  • Rough texture
  • Enlarged pores
  • Pre-cancerous lesions (actinic keratoses)

In general, any adult over the age of twenty can be a good candidate for this treatment. Skin type, tone, or age don’t matter. The primary qualification is a
desire to rejuvenate your skin and give it new life.

For more information or if you have any questions about the treatment process, contact the Lombardi Dermatological Institute to schedule a consultation today.

Does Microneedling Hurt?

After reading the description of the process, a common question is about the sensations during the procedure. Some patients have reported feeling only minor discomfort. Others with more sensitive skin have reported it reaching a bit more painful level. But, bleeding shouldn’t occur if the physician is doing the procedure right. The sensation experienced during treatment will depend on the area treated and your personal level of sensitivity.

However, there is the option to use a topical to reduce the feeling during the treatment. If you have concerns about the physical sense during treatment, speak with Dr. Lombardi to discuss options for making your experience comfortable and stress-free.

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Your skin health is essential to your quality of life. For that reason, it is important to Dr. Milan Lombardi, your dermatologist near Downtown Tampa. The team at the Lombardi Institute of Dermatology works attentively with each patient to deliver results that last.

If you have questions about our practice and treatment options, contact the office of Dr. Milan Lombardi today to schedule a consultation and begin putting together your personalized treatment plan. Restoring life to your skin has never been easier.