The rising popularity of Micro Needling speaks to the dramatic effects that this innovative skin rejuvenation treatment has on patients suffering from sun damage or the effects of aging. Many patients appreciate the way that this safe and effective skin treatment enhances the appearance of their skin without the need for chemicals or downtime.
What Is Micro Needling?
Medically known as Collagen Induction Therapy, Micro Needling is a skin rejuvenation treatment that can help to minimize common skin conditions like wrinkles, rosacea, blemishes, sunspots, stretch marks, and acne scars.
How Does Micro Needling Work?
A needling treatment helps to stimulate your body’s own natural production of collagen, an important skin component that helps to create bulk and structure in your skin tissue. In the weeks and months after your treatment, your skin will slowly remodel itself in a very natural way.
What Is the Treatment Like?
Your needling treatment begins with a thorough cleansing of your skin. Next we move a hand-held device covered in very small, sterile needles over the surface of your skin to form thousands of micro-channels in it. These virtually invisible channels will trigger a self-repair process that stimulates the production of new collagen fibers on the surface of your skin.
How Long Before I Notice Results?
Many patients begin to notice initial results in about two weeks after their needling treatment. However, some patience will be required on your part, since we are working with your body’s innate restorative abilities. Your results will continue to build, and most patients achieve optimal results within about three or four months after their treatment. Individual results vary, of course, so your results may appear faster or slower depending on a few factors.
How Many Micro Needling Treatments Will I Need?
The answer depends upon your unique skin condition, medical history, genetics, lifestyle, and other factors. Typically, patients benefit from multiple Micro Needling sessions unless they have extremely superficial skin problems. Each successive needling session will build upon the results of prior ones.
Are There Any Precautions That I Should Be Aware Of?
Although Micro Needling is suitable for the vast majority of patients, the treatment is not for everyone. If you are dealing with a skin infection or active outbreak, you will need to treat these problems prior to your session. There are specific aftercare instructions that we can provide you with at your consultation.
How Can I Learn More About Micro Needling?
Micro Needling is one of the many facial rejuvenation treatments we offer at the office of Sharon Giese, MD. We are conveniently located in New York, NY. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!