As you gear up for holiday travels or spending some quality time with your family, you are probably wanting to look your best this season. Whether you are looking to treat acne scarring, wrinkles, or simply looking to refresh your skin, microneedling might be the right option for you.
What is microneedling?
Microneedling is a quick, noninvasive procedure that uses tiny needles to penetrate the skin to promote collagen production and the growth of new, soft, smooth skin. Collagen is a natural substance produced by the body that is found in many facial creams and beauty products.
The benefit of microneedling, as opposed to a topical cream, is that the procedure encourages natural healing rather than an artificial or temporary solution to acne scarring, wrinkles, and uneven skin texture and tone. The best part about microneedling? The prep time and procedure are only about 2 hours, requires little to no downtime, and is fairly inexpensive compared to other more invasive approaches to skin rejuvenation.
Is it safe?
Microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure, so many of the risks that come with more invasive approaches are significantly reduced. For patients who are in good health, microneedling is considered a safe procedure.
Those who take certain acne medications may not be candidates for microneedling procedures, so always talk to your doctor to ensure that this is the right procedure for you. If you are pregnant you should not undergo any microneedling procedures. Prior to your procedure, you will have a consultation to ensure you are in optimal health to undergo microneedling.
Your doctor will answer any questions you may have about the procedure and your follow up care and treatments. For desired results, multiple or complementing treatments may be necessary.
Where can I get it done?
Microneedling should be performed in a medical setting by or under the supervision of highly trained physician. Here at Jerome R. Potozkin our highly qualified team is prepared to offer best-in-class treatment for a variety of conditions and procedures, including microneedling. During your appointment, we will discuss various treatment options available for your skin type. For more information or to schedule a consultation, contact Jerome R. Potozkin, MD today.