WHAT IS MICRONEEDLING?
Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, is a cutting-edge cosmetic treatment that effectively restores smoother and more youthful skin. Tania Cohen DMSC, PA-C, a renowned expert in cosmetic dermatology, highly recommends microneedling as part of her patients’ maintenance treatment regimens to optimize collagen production and revitalize the skin. Unlike traditional methods such as laser treatments and deep chemical peels, microneedling utilizes newer cosmetic technologies that provide remarkable improvements in skin appearance with less risk.
Microneedling is suitable for almost anyone looking to achieve noticeably refreshed and glowing skin, regardless of age or skin type. It is particularly beneficial for individuals with thick or thin skin, as it aids in building new tissue and improving skin texture. Patients with acne scars or scars from injuries can also benefit from microneedling, as it helps remodel scar tissue.
Before undergoing microneedling, your provider will conduct a private consultation to assess your skin type and concerns. This allows her to determine the most suitable treatment plan for you. However, patients with active skin infections or certain medical conditions may be advised to explore alternative methods of skin rejuvenation.
HOW DOES MICRONEEDLING WORK?
Microneedling works by using a device with fine needles to create micro-punctures on the skin’s surface. This stimulates the body’s natural collagen production, which is essential for maintaining plump, firm, and healthy skin. Under the expert care of Tania Cohen DMSC, PA-C, microneedling has become one of the most popular treatments at The Art of Skin Dermatology.
The transformative effects of microneedling are vast. It kickstarts collagen production, helping to restore a youthful glow by sealing in moisture and ensuring a smooth complexion. It also effectively corrects facial scarring, including acne scars, with no negative side effects. Additionally, microneedling can address pigmentation issues, repair sun damage, minimize pores, and tighten the skin. It even speeds up the absorption of topical serums, allowing for better protection against environmental damage and the effects of stress and aging. Furthermore, microneedling reduces wrinkles, fine lines, and sagging skin, providing cost-effective results compared to other treatments.
Microneedling can be combined with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) or SkinPen for enhanced results. PRP, derived from the patient’s own blood, is applied topically after microneedling to promote healing and reduce inflammation. SkinPen, a portable microneedling device, is ideal for younger patients who want to prepare their skin for other treatments without requiring recovery time.
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT DURING A MICRONEEDLING SESSION?
During a microneedling procedure, a numbing cream is applied to the treatment area to ensure comfort. The handheld microneedling device is then used to expertly needle the targeted sites at a predetermined depth based on the patient’s unique skin concerns. This stimulates collagen production and triggers the body’s healing response. Topical cosmeceuticals, natural growth factors, and soothing masks are often applied afterward to improve outcomes, reduce redness, and aid in product absorption.
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT AGTER MICRONEEDLING?
After microneedling, there is no lengthy recovery period, but following aftercare instructions is crucial for optimal results. Patients should avoid sun exposure, swimming, and excessive sweating for a short period of time. Redness and swelling may occur initially, but proper cleansing, moisturizing, and protection of the treated skin can mitigate these symptoms.
WHAT IS THE COST OF MICRONEEDLING?
The cost of microneedling varies depending on the frequency of treatment and the size of the targeted area. Your dermatology provider will create a personalized treatment plan and maintenance schedule, discussing all associated costs with you.
HOW DO I SCHEDULE?
To access the best microneedling treatments in the Hudson Valley, schedule a consultation with the knowledgeable and experienced dermatology providers at The Art of Skin Dermatology. They are dedicated to helping patients achieve their most radiant and flawless skin.