Microneedling Specialist

Fit Life MD

Francisco Cardona, MD

Hormone Replacement Therapy & Med Spa located in San Antonio, TX

Microneedling enhances your skin health by taking advantage of natural healing via collagen growth. At Fit Life MD in San Antonio, Texas, Francisco Cardona, MD, offers microneedling with radiofrequency for deep and superficial improvements or platelet-rich plasma to rejuvenate the skin. To treat your scars, wrinkles, and sun damage with microneedling, book an appointment over the phone or online at Fit Life MD today.

Microneedling Q&A

What is microneedling?

Microneedling is a procedure for your skin that induces the production of collagen, a structural protein. You lose collagen with age, which is a major cause of wrinkles and other signs of skin vitality decline.

Interestingly, microneedling works by causing small injuries in your skin. Tiny needles penetrate the epidermis during the therapy, and your skin heals them with collagen all on its own. Dr. Cardona offers you a topical numbing agent first, so you aren’t uncomfortable during the process.

Fit Life MD offers microneedling with radiofrequency, which further enhances the healing process that takes place within your skin. Radiofrequency goes deeper than the needles and causes healing in layers below the surface. 

Another add-on for microneedling is platelet-rich plasma (PRP). PRP is full of growth factors and comes from a sample of your blood. It accelerates the healing process that microneedling initiates. 

What does microneedling treat?

Microneedling treats a variety of skin concerns that often gather on the surface with age. Aging skin tends to be weaker and more prone to damage than younger skin, and you can see the evidence. With microneedling at Fit Life MD, you can minimize or eliminate:

  • Photodamage
  • Wrinkles and fine lines
  • Scars from injuries
  • Acne scars
  • Roughness
  • Dryness
  • Large pores

After your skin heals from microneedling, you notice more smoothness and a more even tone. It also gets tighter and firmer, and you can target the face, neck, or body. 

How many microneedling treatments do I need?

You might see mild improvements after a single microneedling session at Fit Life MD, but getting the most out of the treatment requires multiple sessions. Dr. Cardona evaluates your skin during your consultation to determine how many sessions are appropriate. 

Most individuals require 3-4 microneedling sessions for the drastic improvements they want to see. These sessions are spaced 4-6 weeks apart from one another for healing. Optimal results appear around three months after the final treatment session. 

What does my skin need after microneedling?

Your skin needs a little aftercare when you finish a microneedling treatment. Dr. Cardona applies a soothing ointment right away, and you should avoid applying makeup to the treated skin for at least a few hours. 

You don’t have to refrain from your normal activities, but you can expect some swelling and redness for the first 12-24 hours. 

Microneedling can give you more youthful skin with fewer wrinkles and surface irregularities. If you’re interested in experiencing the many benefits of microneedling, call Fit Life MD for a consultation or book your visit online today.