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Top 5 Benefits of Microneedling

A consistent skincare routine with quality products can go a long way toward keeping your skin smooth and vibrant. However, these products cannot address collagen loss in the deep layers of the skin, where signs of aging develop. As collagen levels decrease, your skin loses volume and firmness. Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, stimulates new collagen formation to give you smoother, healthier-looking skin. 

What is Microneedling?

At Specialty Aesthetic Surgery, we offer Morpheus RF microneedling. This form of microneedling takes advantage of radiofrequency (RF) energy to give you more collagen production even deeper in the skin. Microneedling is an effective way to rejuvenate your skin with minimal downtime and long-lasting results. By triggering new collagen formation, this treatment restores your skin’s youthful firmness. It also sets off a healing and growth process that rejuvenates your skin’s surface with healthy new cells.

How Does Microneedling Work?

Before your microneedling session, a numbing cream is applied to your skin and left to take effect. A handpiece is then moved over your skin while tiny needles create microchannels a few millimeters deep into the dermis. The needles use RF energy to transfer heat to the dermis, stimulating cells called fibroblasts to increase their collagen production. 

Your skin also responds to the creation of these microchannels by sending out signals calling for healing and repair. This process causes fresh new skin cells to replace dull, damaged ones, leading to a smoother complexion. The result is healthier, more youthful-looking skin with a more even texture and tone. 

Top 5 Benefits of Microneedling

People have microneedling to treat a wide range of skin concerns. This treatment is appropriate for skin of almost any age, type, and tone. These are just some of the benefits that make RF microneedling such a popular option for so many people. 

Smoothes Lines and Wrinkles

The appearance of fine lines and wrinkles is a sign of collagen loss. Microneedling increases collagen in your skin, restoring its youthful firmness and smoothing wrinkles from within. This treatment is an ideal option for those wishing to address mild to moderate lines

Plumps and Firms Your Skin

Collagen loss leaves your skin with less volume, causing skin laxity and leaving skin without its natural plumpness. Microneedling restores this missing volume to restore your skin’s firmness and smoothness. 

Evens Skin Tone

If you have sun damage, dark spots, or hyperpigmentation, microneedling can help. It fades problematic pigmentation, even post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation from acne, leaving your skin clear and even-toned. 

Treats Acne Scars

Acne scars are a frustrating, hard-to-treat concern for men and women. Microneedling releases the collagen bundles that cause scars and replaces them with smoother, softer skin. It smooths rough, uneven skin so you can forget about those unwanted acne reminders. 

Provides a Youthful Glow

Microneedling leaves all skin types and tones with an even, healthy glow. The new collagen makes your skin look and feel more youthful, and the treatment helps replace old, damaged skin cells with fresh, new ones. 

Is There Any Downtime After Microneedling?

Your skin will still be numb when you finish your microneedling treatment. It may look slightly red and feel sensitive for a day or two, so avoid using harsh or irritating products immediately after treatment. Your team will provide instructions on how to care for your skin for the few days it takes to heal completely. 

No downtime is required after microneedling. However, you should avoid sun exposure and use sun protection after treatment to protect your developing collagen from UV damage. The channels created by microneedling provide a way for beneficial serums and treatments to reach the deep layers of your skin. 

How Many Microneedling Treatments Will I Need?

Microneedling is most effective as a series of treatments to produce the maximum amount of collagen. Most people benefit from three sessions, but some people, including those with more severe acne scars or hyperpigmentation, may need more to see their best results. Treatments are usually spaced about a month apart. Your results can last a year or more, with many people having annual maintenance sessions to keep their skin firm and smooth. 

Am I a Good Candidate for Microneedling?

Unlike many laser treatments, microneedling is safe for all skin tones, even darker ones. Good candidates are healthy adults who want to address a range of skin concerns with minimal downtime and long-lasting results. You should not have microneedling if you have a skin infection, active skin condition, or a tendency to form keloid scars. 

Individuals with significant skin laxity, deep wrinkles, or sagging skin may benefit more from a surgical procedure such as a facelift. Only a consultation can determine whether you will see the results you want from microneedling or whether you will see more benefits from surgical treatment. 

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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