Microneedling

Microneedling

What is microneedling?

Microneedling, also called skin needling, is a cosmetic procedure that delivers smoother, fresher-looking skin. Through the use of tiny needles applied in a controlled manner to the skin, the body creates new collagen and elastin.

What is microneedling used for?

Microneedling can be used to:

  • Reduce wrinkles and fine lines
  • Target sun spots and large pores
  • Improve skin texture
  • Reduce acne scars
  • Minimize the appearance of stretch marks
  • Resurface the skin
  • Tighten the skin

How does microneedling work?

Microneedling is performed using a mechanized device called a dermapen, which makes thousands of miniscule needle punctures in the outermost layers of the skin. The dermapen is precisely controlled with the depth, spacing, frequency and pattern of these needle pricks, which stimulates your body to make more collagen and elastin in the areas where it needs it. The entire procedure takes about 30 minutes to perform and is done in-office. Numbing cream may be applied prior to the procedure to minimize any discomfort. Improvement in skin can be seen immediately after the procedure.

How long do the effects of microneedling last?

The effects of one microneedling session last for about 4 to 6 weeks. For best results, microneedling should be repeated every 6 weeks or more, depending on your individual needs and desired results.

What are the benefits of microneedling?

Benefits of microneedling include:

  • Safe and effective cosmetic procedure
  • Improves quality of the skin
  • Skin becomes tighter and scars, lines, and wrinkles are made less visible
  • Minimal downtime
  • Long-lasting results
  • Performed without the use of a laser

Can microneedling be combined with other treatments?

Microneedling can be used in conjunction with other rejuvenating procedures, such as dermal fillers or platelet rich plasma (PRP), which can further improve the skin's quality, evenness, and texture.

Dr. Prabhat Soni has extensive experience with performing microneedling to rejuvenate the skin with dramatic results. Schedule an appointment today to achieve smoother, fresher-looking skin.