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Microneedling Treatments in NYC

Microneedling is one of the most effective and sought-after skin treatments due to its many benefits. Not only is does it improve problem areas of the skin; it is also a collagen introducing treatment that continues to work weeks after treatment. At JUVA Skin & Laser Center in NYC, we also offer microneedling with radiofrequency for even better results. 

What is microneedling?

Microneedling is considered to be one of the safest methods for natural skincare, as it does not cause any damage to the skin or the epidermis. There are many excellent benefits to microneedling, including the fact that it works for all skin types. We recommend multiple microneedling treatments for optimal results.

What can microneedling accomplish?

  • Minimizes large pores
  • Reduces fine lines and wrinkles
  • Improves brown spots and pigmentation
  • Lifts, tightens, and rejuvenates the skin
  • Lessens stretch marks and scars (including acne scars)

How microneedling works

Microneedling works by using a special “micro-pen” which contains twelve precisely-spaced microneedles in a small cartridge to create tiny, invisible, vertical perforations into the skin. As this micro-pen moves across the skin, the needles create tiny holes — but without damaging the epidermis or the outer layer of skin. As a result, the skin’s natural wound repair process is triggered, and brand-new collagen and elastin production begin to repair these micro-perforations. This results in skin renewal from the inside out.

Microneedling: Before treatment

  • Avoid retinoids and treatments for autoimmune disease for 24 hours prior to your treatment
  • Avoid sun exposure to the area to be treated for 24 hours prior
  • Arrive at JUVA ready for your procedure with a clean face and no makeup
  • Do not schedule a microneedling appointment if you have used Accutane or Isotretinoin within the past six months

Microneedling: During treatment

Your face will be cleansed to ensure that there is no oil or debris on the skin. We will provide you with a topical anesthetic to keep you comfortable during the treatment. Once your skin is numb, the topical will be removed, and the microneedling will begin. The micro-pen will be passed over the skin, making very small punctures. There will be a little bleeding due to the needles, but it is very light bleeding that will stop before you leave the appointment. The micro-pen portion of the procedure takes about 15 minutes. After this, a cooling mask will be applied to your treated skin for about half an hour.

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What can be added to microneedling?

Many patients choose to combine microneedling with PRP (platelet-rich plasma) or hyaluronic acid during treatment to enhance the results.

Platelet-rich plasma

Platelet-rich plasma is found within your very own blood. It contains dozens of growth factors, which have healing and regeneration properties. When used in conjunction with microneedling, PRP delivers an added boost of collagen production and rejuvenation. First, blood will be taken from your arm. It will then be spun so that the platelet-rich plasma is separated from the red blood cells and other impurities. Once this has been done, the platelet-rich plasma is directly infused into your skin to stimulate new collagen production and to re-energize your cells. Platelet-rich plasma allows the body to take advantage of normal healing pathways at a highly accelerated rate. 

Hyaluronic acid

Hyaluronic acid is a natural structural component of skin, and is present in connective tissue throughout the human body. When used in facial treatments, it is gently massaged into the skin to help it retain moisture. Hyaluronic acid is considered to have a greater capacity to hold moisture than any other natural or synthetic polymer. It also provides antioxidant defense against free radical damage and reduces inflammation. Hyaluronic acid quenches dehydrated skin for a supple, smooth complexion while visibly reducing the signs of aging by helping the skin appear firmer, brighter, and more vibrant.

Microneedling: After treatment

Microneedling has about a day of downtime. After your treatment, the skin will be very red and possibly swollen. You may also feel tight and hot, as if you have a sunburn. You will need to avoid direct sunlight, exfoliating, alcohol-based toners, the gym, the sauna, and/or hot tubs for 24 hours after your microneedling treatment. You can apply a moisturizer with ceramide to hydrate your skin during this period. The next day your skin should return to its regular color, and you can use gentle topical products as normal. On the third day, you will notice that your skin has a beautiful glow.

Morpheus8 RF microneedling

As if microneedling weren’t powerful enough, there is also microneedling with radiofrequency available. At JUVA Skin & Laser Center, we use Morpheus8 RF microneedling. This FDA approved technology combines microneedling with radiofrequency heat energy to effectively reduce deep wrinkles, acne scars, stretch marks, dilated pores, and other traumatic scars nearly anywhere on the body.

The Intensif handpiece delivers short, consistent pulses of radiofrequency energy through the tiny microneedles that penetrate the skin. The heat targets the papillary and reticular dermis which causes collagen contraction and formation, allowing for skin remodeling. This enhanced heating volume heats at depths that provide cumulative and ongoing benefits for the skin, even weeks after treatment.

Key benefits of Morpheus8 RF microneedling

  • Great for all skin types and colors
  • Minimal downtime
  • Customizable settings for personalized treatments
  • Long-lasting results
  • Skin that is more radiant, healthy, and youthful

Highly customizable treatments

Because every patient will have a different skin type and color, as well as very different needs, it’s important to provide treatments that can specifically address their unique areas of concern. With Morpheus8 RF microneedling, it’s easy to adjust the needle depth and delivery of heat to precisely target the tissue levels where it is needed. This gives your specialist complete control over the course of the treatment.

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FAQ

How is Morpheus8 RF microneedling different than other RF microneedling?

Morpheus8 RF microneedling combines microneedling and radio frequency to penetrate deeper into the skin than other microneedling devices, stimulating collagen production.

Is anesthesia used during a Morpheus8 RF microneedling treatment?

Yes, the area being treated will be numbed with topical anesthesia before starting the treatment.

What do Morpheus8 RF microneedling treatments feel like?

Most patients report the handpiece as feeling like a small pinch. It is very tolerable.

How long do Morpheus8 RF microneedling treatments take?

The amount of time treatment will take depends on what area of the body is being treated.

How much downtime is there with Morpheus8 RF microneedling?

Patients can resume their normal activities immediately after treatment.

How many treatments are needed with Morpheus8 RF microneedling?

For optimal results, patients should complete a series of 4 to 5 treatments, which can be done every 2 to 3 weeks.

Am I a candidate for microneedling?

If you’re in the NYC area and you’re considering microneedling, it may be the ideal treatment for your needs. The best candidates for microneedling are those who are seeking improved skin tone and texture; pore and wrinkle reduction; improved scars and stretch marks; skin tightening, and overall skin rejuvenation. During your consultation, your medical history, personal aesthetic goals, and concerns will be discussed to determine if microneedling is right for you. 

JUVA Skin & Laser Center for NYC microneedling treatments

If you’re interested in microneedling or any of our skin care treatments, we would love to take care of you. JUVA Skin & Laser Center is a renowned cosmetic dermatology practice serving Manhattan, NYC, and all throughout New York. Our doctors and staff have extensive experience in all types of skin treatments.

We are also continually evaluating new developments in technologies to ensure that we are offering the best and most effective treatments available. JUVA Skin & Laser Center is proud to be under the direction of board-certified dermatologist Dr. Bruce Katz, who is a leading innovator of advanced laser technology and internationally-recognized rejuvenation techniques.

Dr. Katz is a trusted authority on all things aesthetic. He is consistently sought out by media outlets for his input regarding in-demand treatments, as well as ways to improve common cosmetic conditions. To make an appointment with JUVA Skin & Laser Center, please contact us.

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