What is Microneedling?
Microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure that increases your own skin’s collagen and elastin production. It can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, lighten acne scars, brighten your complexion, and restore your skin’s overall health.
How Does Microneedling Work?
Microneedling works by creating tiny, invisible and shallow punctures on the very top layer of the skin. This process stimulates your skin’s own healing mechanism and boosts your cell turn-over rate, and the production of collagen and elastin. It is not an injection!
What is the Microneedling procedure like?
When you come for your microneedling appointment, we start by applying numbing cream to the problem areas that you have discussed with the doctor previously. The cream sits for about 30 minutes on your face, and the actual needling session takes about 30-40 minutes. Then a calming and hydrating balm is applied to the treated area, topped with post-procedure SPF. You should set aside 60-75 minutes for the entire appointment.
Microneedling in Englewood, NJ
Dr. D’Amico answers your questions on microneedling.
Who is a good candidate for Microneedling?
Microneedling is a youthful treatment that is good on any skin type. Anyone who wants to rejuvenate their appearance can benefit from Microneedling.
What Areas of The Body Can Microneedling Treat?
The areas that can be treated are: face, neck, hands, and in some cases the abdomen. You will need a consultation with the doctor first to see if the areas in question will benefit from microneedling.
Does Microneedling require anesthesia?
Microneedling does not require anesthesia and can be done with little or no downtime. It can even be done on your lunch break!
Does Microneedling Hurt?
By applying numbing cream pre-treatment, the microneedling procedure can be completed pain-free. Some areas, such as the jawline and forehead may be more sensitive. These areas are treated with care by adjusting the needle depth.
What Effects Does Microneedling Have?
Some of the effects of microneedling are increased collagen and elastin production, reduced appearance of fine lines and wrinkles as skin tightens, lighter acne scars and hyperpigmentation, and brighter complexion.
Recovery After Microneedling
Your skin will be red immediately after the treatment, and fade to light pink. By the next day, the redness will be gone, or slightly pink at the bony areas such as cheekbones and forehead. You may use mineral based powder, but not heavy chemical-based coverups because these types of makeup will not let oxygen through, which is vital for your skin to heal. For one week before and after the treatment, there are restrictions on certain types of creams and serums that you can use. You will need to check with us and manage proper skin care regimen to prevent complications and get the most out of your treatments.
How Many Microneedling Treatments Will I Need?
To see maximum benefit, we recommend a treatment course of four consecutive sessions done a month apart, and maintenance session every 2-3 months thereafter. For more severe problems such as acne scars, more treatments may be needed to see maximum improvement.