This is one of the popular methods to address acne scars, fine lines, smokers’ lines, surgical scars, stretch marks and enlarged large pores. It is also a great way to address wrinkles, dull skin, sagging skin, and hyperpigmentation.
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After skin is cleaned and topical anesthetics applied, a microneedle device is used to remove old scars and stimulate collagen and elastin production. It is similar to Fraxel laser without down time, expense and thermo- damage. This is advantageous especially for tan to olive skin type skin that are more at risk from thermos damage from traditional laser resurfacing treatment. In addition, an experienced physician can adjust depth of treatment to match the scar depth and skin thickness much better than predetermine setting of laser. Result is faster healing and less treatment required.
Anti-aging ingredients such as peptides, hyaluronic acid or vitamins before and after microneedle can be used such to help skin rejuvenation and reduce stubborn hyperpigmentation or melasma. Being cost effective and require less recovery time, microneedle is making a return to medical aesthetic because it gives result. Combined with radio frequency or clinical strength skin regimens, it is a great way to improve your skin’s texture and tone
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Frequently Asked Question
You may have wondered about Microneedle procedure. If it's what you need or how it works.
Fee depends on the size of area involved. Ranges from $500 and up for each treatment session
Depending on the severity of issue, depth of scar, age of patient and thickness of the skin, most will need 2-5 treatments for 85% reduction.
Yes, we recommend pre-treatment regimen for faster healing. After treatment, you will be given home skin care regimen to minimize infection risk and to expedite healing.
We use topical anesthesia during the procedure. Depending on the location, thickness of the skin and depth of treatment, some areas are more sensitive than others. We will test the level of anesthetics prior to treatment to ensure comfort, especially for the face. Generally, arms and abdomen are not the sensitive areas so the treatments are uncomfortable but tolerable.
Collagen remodeling takes 3-5 months. Most will see 20-30% improvement per treatment after 4-8 weeks when combined with effective topical regimen.
One can have bruising and swelling after the treatment. Swelling can last 2-3 days while bruising can last up to one week. Down time is most significant with first treatment. With each successive treatment, your new skin will recover much faster. We recommend scheduling for the treatment on Fridays so you can recover during the weekend and return to work on Monday.
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