What is microneedling?
A type of cosmetic procedure utilized within dermatology is called microneedling, where the skin is treated through the use of tiny sterilized needles. The small wounds that result from the needles stimulate the skin to create more collagen and elastin in order to heal the skin and give an individual a younger appearance.
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For further enhanced results from microneedling procedures, patients may turn to radiofrequency microneedling (RFMN). Similar to standard microneedling, tiny sterilized needles are utilized in order to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin. However, with the use of radiofrequency, the process by which the skin will produce the desired elastin and collagen will be accelerated.
One may consider undergoing microneedling treatment in order to help with issues such as
- Alopecia (hair loss)
- Large pores
- Reduced skin elasticity
- Stretch marks
- Sun damage
- Fine lines and wrinkles
Frequently Asked Questions
How long is the procedure?
Depending on the size of the given area, the procedure will generally take anywhere from 10-20 minutes or 30-45 minutes. Many patients require about 4 to 6 treatments to see an effective difference.
What does the procedure consist of?
A numbing cream will be first placed on the face so that the pricks of the needles will not hurt the patient. The microneedles are then used on the face through the use of a rolling tool, which holds the needles. The needles will make small cuts in the skin, which does cause a bit of bleeding. Following the procedure, a cream or serum will be added if necessary.
What is the downtime?
Immediately after the procedure, there will be a bright redness to the skin. The total healing process will vary based on specific treatment, however the average patient will heal in about 2 to 4 days. In fact, some patients even recover in 24 hours following the treatment.
If you are interested in a microneedling session, contact our office to make an appointment with our professionals. Borealis Dermatology offers two convenient locations to provide various treatments for our patients in the Queens and Long Island areas. You can experience the highest medical and aesthetic expertise available through our treatment options by visiting our clinic.