What if you could have a 30-minute skin treatment that makes your skin look healthier and younger — without a prolonged recovery time or a budget-busting price tag? With microneedling, you can.
At Adult and Pediatric Dermatology of Forest Hills, Michael Paltiel, MD, John A. Perrotti, MD, Zina Goldvekht, PA-C, and Aleksey Babakhanov, FNP, offer state-of-the-art microneedling treatments for patients at our practice in the Forest Hills neighborhood of Queens in New York City. If you’ve been looking for a way to rejuvenate your skin, here are five ways microneedling could help.
As you age, your skin produces less collagen and elastin, two essential components of skin that help it look and feel firmer and more resilient. When the production of elastin and collagen slows, you’re left with skin that’s looser and more prone to wrinkles and lines.
Microneedling uses a special device to create a series of tiny “micro-injuries” in your skin. These injuries trigger your skin’s natural healing processes, and that includes ramped-up production of collagen and elastin. The result is skin that looks and feels firmer and “bouncier” to the touch.
Plus, because microneedling is completely customizable, you can focus on specific areas where skin laxity is a significant concern, achieving a natural result that never looks “pulled.”
Increased collagen and elastin production doesn’t just address skin laxity — it also helps reduce lines and wrinkles. As your skin loses volume and elasticity, wrinkles and lines become more visible. Plus, sun damage and other factors can damage the skin at its deeper levels — levels that can’t be smoothed with moisturizer and other topical treatments.
Dr. Michael Paltiel of Adult and Pediatric Dermatology uses microneedling to penetrate the deeper layers beneath the skin’s surface, promoting skin remodeling and reducing the look of lines and wrinkles. Plus, when combined with PRP or special skin-nourishing serums, microneedling enables those products to reach deeper into the skin for potentially more extensive benefits.
Scars and stretch marks happen when the skin responds to an injury — either from a trauma, like a cut, or from being stretched beyond its normal limits. Both scars and stretch marks reflect damage to collagen and elastin fibers.
Unfortunately, no matter how well you protect your skin, scars and stretch marks are common — and there’s nothing you can do on your own to reverse the damage.
But microneedling can help by breaking apart that damaged tissue and stimulating the development of new, healthy tissue. After microneedling treatment, your skin increases its natural repair process, fading scars and stretch marks and leaving behind clearer skin.
Microneedling is minimally invasive and nonsurgical, so there’s no need for incisions or anesthesia. That means a much lower risk of complications compared to invasive procedures, and no downtime afterward — you can go back to your daily routine after your treatment.
You’ll probably have some redness in the treatment area, similar to a mild sunburn. But the redness resolves soon afterward. During the initial stages of healing, it’s essential to protect your skin from the sun’s UV rays and to keep your skin moisturized. Other than that, no special care is required.
In addition to increasing collagen and elastin production, the tiny and controlled injuries created by the microneedling device increase circulation in your skin, too. That helps your skin renew more effectively, promoting faster turnover of old, dead skin cells, while flushing out toxins and waste products that can clog the skin and make it look and feel rough and worn.
Another significant benefit of microneedling is that the process is repeatable, which means you can have additional treatments to help your skin look its best over time. In fact, many people find that they achieve the best results with a series of treatments spaced over several weeks. Zina Goldvekht of Adult and Pediatric Dermatology can customize a treatment routine just for you.
Microneedling is a versatile skin treatment with no downtime. To find out how microneedling can fit into your skin care routine and help you enjoy more beautiful skin, call 315-860-1185 or book an appointment online at Adult and Pediatric Dermatology today.