Am I a Candidate for Microneedling?

Environmental damage and collagen loss can lead to skin that looks dull and uneven. Microneedling is an effective way to trigger new collagen development while promoting cellular turnover for smoother, brighter skin. This non-surgical skin-firming treatment can provide dramatic results that make you look younger and rejuvenated. 

What is Microneedling?

Microneedling is a treatment that uses tiny needles to enter the skin at a precisely controlled depth, usually just a few millimeters. These needles create microchannels in the skin that trigger healing and repair processes. Your Specialty Aesthetics Surgery team uses Morpheus RF microneedling. This advanced form of treatment uses radiofrequency energy to amplify the benefits of your treatment and improve your results. Also known as collagen induction therapy, microneedling acts as a powerful tool to stimulate new collagen formation.

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How Does RF Microneedling Work?

Your microneedling treatment begins with a numbing cream applied to your face for comfort. Your aesthetician moves the device over your skin as the needles rapidly create a series of tiny channels. Each channel creates an injury that your skin rushes to repair with fresh, healthy skin cells. They also trigger cells called fibroblasts deep in the dermis to increase their collagen formation. 

Adding radiofrequency (RF) energy allows the microneedling effects to reach deeper into the skin and increases collagen production The RF energy is absorbed by cells in the dermis, triggering a healing and rebuilding response that leads to smoother, firmer skin. This precisely controlled energy works within the dermis without damaging the outer layers of the skin. 

Am I a Candidate for Microneedling?

Microneedling is an excellent treatment option for most people. Unlike many laser treatments, microneedling is safe for all skin types and tones. Good candidates for RF microneedling want to address concerns such as loss of firmness, fine lines, and acne scars. Candidates should have reasonable expectations and be in overall good health. 

The minimal downtime makes microneedling a good choice for those who need a treatment that does not impact their schedule or take too much time out of their routine. It can provide the powerful collagen-building effects of a more intensive treatment without discomfort or recovery time. 

Microneedling is safe for most people, but you should not have this treatment if you are pregnant. You may need to reschedule if you have an active skin condition, injury, or infection in the treatment area. Candidates can be of almost any age, ranging from younger people looking to improve their skin’s texture and tone to older individuals seeking firmer, more youthful skin. 

How Do I Prepare for Microneedling?

A few simple preparation steps can improve your microneedling experience and help you achieve your best results. 

  • Stop using NSAIDS like ibuprofen and aspirin that increase the risk of bleeding
  • Discuss all your supplements and other medications with your provider
  • Avoid excessive sun exposure and use sun protection
  • Do not smoke or consume alcohol before treatment
  • Limit the use of harsh or irritating products like scrubs or peels
  • Arrive for your appointment with a completely clean face

This non-surgical treatment requires minimal preparation, so focus on ensuring your skin is healthy and following your aesthetician’s instructions.

Is There Any Downtime After Microneedling?

You may notice that your skin looks red and feels sensitive after treatment. You can resume your usual activities, but the redness can last a few days, so you may prefer to avoid social situations for a day or two. Avoid using products like scrubs, peels, or potentially irritating topical products like retinol for a few days. Most people have resumed their daily routine within a day or two. You will receive instructions explaining how to take care of your skin to ensure you achieve maximum brightness and collagen production. 

How Many Microneedling Treatments Will I Need?

RF microneedling triggers new collagen production, a process that takes time. Most people benefit from three sessions, although you may need more to address concerns like significant pigmentation or textural issues. Your treatments will be spaced several weeks apart to promote maximum collagen development. Most people will benefit from yearly maintenance treatments to keep their skin looking firm and smooth. 

What Results Will I See After Microneedling?

You may notice improved skin texture and brightness within a few weeks of your first microneedling treatment. Full results take up to three months to develop. You can expect your results to develop gradually as the new collagen tightens and strengthens your skin. Results can last a year or more, so your provider will help you determine a maintenance schedule that works best for you.

Take the Next Step – Request a Consultation

Want to learn more about microneedling? Schedule your consultation online or by calling Specialty Aesthetic Surgery at (212) 737-8700. We look forward to working with you!

Specialty Aesthetic Surgery serves the greater NYC metro area.

About Our Surgeons

Bruce Moskowitz is an experienced and board-certified oculoplastic surgeon. His practice encompasses all areas of oculoplastic cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. He has a well-known reputation for revision surgery, and a large portion of his practice comes from other colleagues to revise sub-optimal outcomes.

Grigoriy Mashkevich is an experienced and double-board certified facial plastic surgeon. He belongs to a highly select group of surgeons with a focused specialization in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the nose, face, and neck. 

Dr. Anna Frants is a board-certified facial plastic surgeon who is experienced in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. Her areas of expertise include surgery of the face, neck, nose, eyelids, eyebrows, and ears. 

*Individual results may vary

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