Microneedling is becoming a very popular procedure in dermatology practices all over the world. Originally developed in Europe, microneedling has come into its own and studies suggest that this technique can effectively improve acne scarring, aging skin, stretchmarks and hyperpigmentation. It is a very versatile procedure that can be used on the face, neck and decollete, as well as the arms, hands, legs, and body.

State-of-the-art skin needling devices use fine needles, like those used in acupuncture, which create micro “injuries” to the skin. This induces the skin’s natural self-repair mechanism to stimulate new collagen and elastin fibers as well as new capillaries for an improved blood supply to the area,” says Dr. Rebecca Kazin. The result is visibly smoother, firmer and healthier skin.

The treatment is very straightforward and can be performed in 30-60 minutes. After the procedure, your skin may be slightly flushed and sensitive for a few hours. In most cases, the area treated will be healed within about three days. Microneedling is typically done in a series of treatments to achieve the best results. Dermatologist Rebecca Kazin may suggest that you return for additional treatments within two to four weeks, as needed, depending on the areas to be treated and the skin condition you wish to improve, including:

Microneedling can also be safely combined with other cosmetic dermatology treatments, such as BOTOX, Restylane, Juvederm, and microdermabrasion.

Find out if microneedling is right for you by scheduling a consultation with Dr. Kazin.