Rejuvenate your skin with microneedling in Bergen County, NJ
Microneedling is a highly advanced skin rejuvenation therapy system that involves gently pricking the surface of the skin with hair-thin needles. This activates the body’s natural healing mechanisms and more collagen and elastin is produced.
Microneedling treatments can help my patients:
- Reduce lip wrinkles
- Minimize pore size
- Improve the appearance of stretch marks
- Stimulate circulation
- Tighten, lift, and rejuvenate skin
- Diminish fine lines and wrinkles
- Lighten hyperpigmentation
- Reduce acne and surgical scarring
How Does Microneedling Work?
During your treatment, an FDA-approved microneedling device is used to repeatedly create microscopic pinpricks in the surface of the skin. This pen-like device produces nearly invisible micro-perforations that triggers the skin’s natural repair mechanism. This enables the skin to act as though it were injured, producing new cells, collagen, and elastin to repair, rejuvenate, tighten, and lift the skin.
Microneedling is primarily used on the face, however it can be used anywhere on the body where tightening and rejuvenation is desired. The procedure is effective for all skin types and can be used in combination with other treatments, such as laser rejuvenation, IPL, and chemical peels.
Is Microneedling Safe?
Microneedling is generally regarded as safe, according to Harvard University. The procedure is known as a “fractional treatment,” or a treatment that only impacts a fraction of the skin’s surface. The small area surrounding the tiny micro-perforation in the skin remains unharmed, which allows for the quick recovery microneedling is known for.
What Microneedling Devices Do You Use?
We use SkinPen for deeper treatments and Aquagold Fine Touch for lighter treatments. Learn more about the differences on this podcast — Microneedling: SkinPen vs. Aquagold — or set up a consultation, and we’ll explain the differences and help you choose which treatment is right for you.
How Many Microneedling Treatments Will I Need?
The number of microneedling treatments that is necessary for each patient to achieve their desired results will depend on the specific condition being treated and the patient’s aesthetic goals. Most patients require four to six microneedling sessions, performed in four to six-week intervals.
Each of my patients has their own unique concerns, and when I speak with you during your initial microneedling consultation, we can discuss your questions and I will make additional or alternative recommendations on an individual basis.
Will I Need Time to Recover After Microneedling?
In most cases, my patients don’t need to take much, if any, time off from their normal routines. Immediately following treatment, your skin may appear slightly red and you may notice tiny pinpoint bleeding that resolves fairly quickly.
You may also experience some minor swelling or your skin may appear as though you have a mild sunburn. This will most likely resolve in a day or two after your microneedling treatment. I recommend that my patients schedule treatments when they have a relaxed weekend or during a time without any upcoming social events, simply for the patient’s comfort.
What Is Microneedling With PRP? (Platelet Rich Plasma)?
During a microneedling treatment, I can use a variety of different solutions designed to hydrate and rejuvenate the skin. One of the most popular treatments I perform has been nicknamed the “vampire facial” and involves the placement of PRP, or Platelet Rich Plasma onto the skin during the microneedling process.
PRP treatment is safe and highly biocompatible since the platelets and plasma are taken from a patient’s own blood. I begin by withdrawing a small amount of blood from your arm similar to an IV and then place it into a machine called a centrifuge.
A centrifuge spins rapidly to apply centrifugal force to the vials of blood inside, separating it into its various components, including platelets, plasma, and red blood cells. I remove the growth-factor containing plasma and administer it back into the patient’s skin during the microneedling process.
Over time, as the skin heals, the PRP not only replenishes, rejuvenates, and stimulates collagen, but it also builds new layers of the dermis and epidermis while restoring the appearance of youthful volume.
How Do I Know If Microneedling Is Right for Me?
At my office, I take each patient’s unique skin composition, health history, and cosmetic goals into consideration before recommending a treatment. Your path to brighter, more youthful looking skin starts with a consultation.
For more information about microneedling treatments in Bergen County, NJ, call my office today at 201-505-1020.