Dull skin tone, acne scars, and fine lines and wrinkles can all make you feel embarrassed to show off your skin. If you’re bothered by a cosmetic issue affecting your skin, it’s time to learn more about microneedling, a minimally invasive cosmetic treatment for wrinkles, scarring, and more. Aesthetic expert Josephine Lopez, APN, of SkinDesigner Clinic in Caldwell, New Jersey, offers the best microneedling technology to give her clients smoother, more even skin and better confidence. Call the office today or request an appointment online to learn more.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is microneedling?
Microneedling is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure to improve skin tone and texture. The procedure uses a dermaroller or pen device that contains tiny, sterile needles. The needles pierce the surface of your skin hundreds to thousands of times, creating microwounds in the skin.
Microwounds are controlled wounds that stimulate your body’s natural healing response. Your skin begins producing new tissue and proteins, like collagen, to improve tone and texture. Results include tighter, more even skin and minimized skin imperfections.
People in generally good health are typically good candidates for microneedling. If you haven’t seen satisfactory results from other cosmetic treatments, like chemical peels, microneedling could be the solution you’ve hoped for.
What can microneedling treat?
Microneedling can treat a number of skin issues, like:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Acne scars
- Sun damage
- Stretch marks
- Surgical scars
Many common skin imperfections are the result of damaged collagen fibers, and microneedling boosts healthy collagen regeneration to give you a better complexion.
What is the microneedling procedure like?
Microneedling is minimally invasive and safe. Before beginning treatment, the team prepares your skin and applies a topical anesthetic to keep you comfortable. After your skin is numbed, Josephine guides the microneedling device across your skin to stimulate collagen production.
Treatment takes between 30 minutes to one hour, depending on the size of the treatment area. Your skin may be red with minor irritation immediately following the procedure. Most people don’t experience downtime with microneedling.
How can my microneedling treatment be enhanced?
Microneedling has skin-perfecting benefits on its own, but it can be part of a larger skin care treatment to give you enhanced results. The microwounds that microneedling creates across the surface of your skin can boost absorption of products into your skin.
Ask Josephine and the team at SkinDesigner Clinic about ways to enhance your microneedling procedure. Adding solutions or serums can nourish skin and increase cell regeneration. Options include:
- Platelet-rich plasma
- Hyaluronic acid
- Peptide infusion
- Additional growth factors
Find out what microneedling can do for your skin by calling SkinDesigner Clinic or requesting a consultation online today.
* Individual results may vary