Alexis Stephens, DO, FAAD, FAOCD -  - Dermatology

Parkland Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery

Alexis Stephens, DO, FAAD, FAOCD

Dermatology & Aesthetic Clinic located in Coral Springs, FL

In some cases, all your skin needs is a quick reminder to keep regenerating its tissues and repair damage. At Parkland Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery in Coral Springs, Florida, Alexis Stephens, DO, FAOCD, FAAD, can stimulate your skin’s collagen production with minimally invasive microneedling treatments. To find out if you’re a good candidate for microneedling, simply call the clinic or go online to book your consultation today.

Microneedling Q & A

What is microneedling?

Microneedling is a low-risk, minimally invasive skin treatment. During the procedure, Dr. Stephens uses a tool with small, sterile needles to create tiny holes in your skin. Your body views these holes as injuries that it must heal. 

To do so, your skin produces healing proteins like collagen — an important protein that gives your skin firmness and a smooth texture. For enhanced results, you can add platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections to your microneedling treatment.

The formation of new collagen lends your skin an ultimately younger appearance after a series of three or more microneedling treatments. After looking at the state of your skin, Dr. Stephens decides how many treatments you’ll need to achieve your desired results. 

The new collagen forms over time, so you’ll see the improvement to your skin over the course of a few months.

What are the benefits of microneedling?

Microneedling is a unique treatment widely available to patients of all skin tones. This is possible because microneedling doesn’t use light or radiofrequency energy and therefore does not have the potential to cause pigment issues.

With microneedling, you can improve the appearance of:

  • Fine lines
  • Wrinkles
  • Scars
  • Stretch marks
  • Rosacea
  • Hyperpigmentation

Additionally, Dr. Stephens may recommend microneedling to treat alopecia, or hair loss. The boost of collagen from microneedling promotes skin cell regeneration, including the hair follicles.

What should I expect after my microneedling procedure?

After microneedling, your skin will likely be sensitive for a few days. However, you won’t need to take time off work or make time to rest to allow your skin to fully recover. 

To take care of your skin after microneedling, Dr. Stephens recommends:

  • Wearing sunscreen
  • Using recommended moisturizing products
  • Keeping your skin clean with warm water and a gentle cleanser
  • Waiting 24 hours before exercising
  • Waiting 24 hours before using makeup

After microneedling, your skin can absorb nutrients more quickly and effectively. Be sure to check with Dr. Stephens when selecting products to use on your skin to avoid damage and irritation.

Younger looking skin is within reach with a few microneedling treatments. To find out if you’re a good candidate, call Parkland Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery or go online to book your consultation today.