Look Fresh and Smooth with Professional Microneedling in New York City
Microneedling is the insertion of very fine short needles into the skin for the purposes of skin rejuvenation. The device used in the procedure is called a dermaroller. Microneedling is also used to help treat and improve conditions like acne scarring, fine lines and wrinkles, loose skin, skin texture, pore size, brown spots, stretch marks, and pigment issues. It’s also called skin needling, collagen induction therapy (CIT), and percutaneous collagen induction (PCI). After the procedure, collagen-enhancing serum is applied to help the skin become more toned and firmer.
Arranging a ride home after treatment is suggested, but not enforced. The downtime after this procedure is minimal, but there may adverse reactions to the first few treatments. Setting up a car service or having a friend drive you from IN•GLO Med Spa alleviates any uncertainty that may come after we have finished the treatment.
The Microneedling Process
Microneedling gets its name from the very fine, hair-like needles used in the procedure. Attached to a device called a dermaroller, the needles prick the surface of the skin causing very little discomfort thanks to their unobtrusive size. Even clients who generally dislike needles at a doctor’s office or acupuncturist can enjoy the results of microneedling without anxiety.
Starting with clean, dry skin, the process involves a topical numbing cream, creating a relaxing and calming sensation before rolling the dermaroller across the surface of the skin with varying sizes of needles or changing amounts of pressure. This allows your aesthetician to reach through the top layer of skin to the deeper layers that produce collagen, a protein that gives skin a full, smooth, and plump appearance. After the rolling is complete, we apply a collagen-enhancing serum, which is easily absorbed deep into the skin through the pricks—making it much more effective at toning and firming your face than applying other serums without microneedling first.
You may have heard of microneedling under another name because it’s also referred to as skin needling, collagen induction therapy (CIT), and percutaneous collagen induction (PCI).
Benefits of Microneedling
Microneedling helps remove many blemishes and scars from the face. It also helps boost your skins natural ability to produce collagen and elastin to help improve skin texture and plumpness. We will tailor the treatment to your specific needs. The procedure also starts with your face being anesthetized with topical cream, creating a relaxing and calming sensation. You should have no fear of the small needles rolling across your face for the treatment. Other benefits are listed below:
- Reduced wrinkles and stretch marks
- Reduced acne scarring and skin discoloration
- Increased skin thickness
- Facial rejuvenation
- Enhanced product absorption
Deciding if Microneedling is Right for You
Men and women can use microneedling for facial rejuvenation, but certain health conditions could limit our ability to use this treatment. Clients who scar easily, have skin conditions such as facial eczema or rosacea, or use Accutane for acne should not use microneedling. During your skin consultation in our office, we’ll help you decide if microneedling is safe and the most effective form of treatment for you. IN•GLO Med Spa can combine or switch treatment options based on your skin goals.
For best results, we recommend microneedling to clients who want to improve conditions like acne scarring, fine lines and wrinkles, loose skin, skin texture, pore size, brown spots, stretch marks, and pigment issues.
Things to Know About Your Microneedling Treatment
Because old scars or wrinkles can penetrate several layers of skin, clients should plan to receive three to five treatments in four six-week intervals to achieve full results, and then follow up if needed with maintenance treatments every six to nine months. Your specific schedule will vary based on your skin condition and goals, which we will discuss together when creating a personalized skincare plan.
The downtime after this procedure is minimal, though your skin may feel tingly or inflamed after the stimulation of microneedling. To ensure your comfort and safety, IN•GLO Med Spa encourages microneedling clients to arrange for a ride home from someone else immediately following the treatment.
Treatments That Boost the Effects of Microneedling
If you already love microneedling and want to enhance your results even further, visit the PRP Microneedling page or ask your skin-care professional at IN•GLO Med Spa to recommend accompanying treatments that work together for improved progress.