Donna Johnston, MD
Cosmetic & Aesthetic Specialist & Family Medicine located in Melbourne, FL
If you find it hard to love the skin you’re in, you’ll be glad to know that Donna Johnston, MD, offers microneedling. These treatments transform your skin texture and tone, giving you smoother, more beautiful, less scarred skin. Plus, the treatment is minimally invasive and available from the comfort of Dr. Johnston’s office in Melbourne, Florida. To learn more about microneedling, call her office or schedule your visit online.
Microneedling Q & A
What is microneedling?
Microneedling is a treatment that uses small needles to trigger a transformation in your skin. By creating micro-injuries, microneedling kickstarts your body’s natural healing and regeneration processes. That makes it effective in treating a wide range of skin concerns, including:
- Acne, surgical, and other scars
- Enlarged pores
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Stretch marks
- Skin laxity
Microneedling isn’t just effective for a variety of skin challenges, it’s also effective for a wide variety of skin types. In fact, it’s safe for darker skin. That makes it an ideal treatment for those who’ve wanted skin rejuvenation but have been unwilling to run the risk of skin discoloration with laser treatments and microdermabrasion.
How does microneedling work?
During your microneedling treatment, Dr. Johnston uses the microneedling device to prick your skin with extremely small needles. Your body registers these prick marks as injuries and kicks all of your body’s natural healing processes into action. This includes triggering the production of new collagen over time.
Collagen is the protein in your skin that helps it stay taut, plump, and youthful-looking. It’s important for even skin tone and texture. Microneedling is an effective skin-transforming treatment because it encourages the production of new collagen, which helps your skin look and feel its best.
Does microneedling hurt?
One of Dr. Johnston’s top priorities is your comfort. She uses a topical numbing cream during this treatment to ensure you’re able to relax during the session. You might feel some vibration as the microneedling device goes to work, but this treatment is generally well-tolerated.
How many treatments will I need?
It depends on your skin’s specific challenges and your aesthetic goals. Dr. Johnston offers free consultations so you can discuss what you want to get from your treatment. Together, you and Dr. Johnston develop a plan to achieve your desired results.
Some patients need just one microneedling treatment to achieve their skin goals. Others choose multiple treatments for a more dramatic reduction of scars and pigmentation or more dramatic improvement of skin tone and texture.
If you’ve been looking for a safe, effective way to improve your skin and your appearance, look no further. Call Donna Johnston, MD, or book your appointment online to get started.