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Personalized Microneedling Manhattan

Microneedling is the fastest and easiest way to beautiful, clear, glowing skin. Many patients have had excess sun exposure or suffered from acne breakouts, leaving them with the visible signs of aging.  After years of sun damage, acne, acne scars, sun spots, melasma, fine lines and actinic damage, you need the right skincare coupled with the best dermatologic skin treatments to reverse this damage.  One of the best ways to rejuvenate your skin is through microneedling, or Collagen Induction Therapy. Microneedling will help repair your skin without laser treatments, injections, and downtime. Through creating tiny micro-injuries in the skin, your skin can be infused with anti-aging serums, reversing the visible signs of aging.

Collagen Induction therapy or Microneedling, often in the form of Dermapen, Dermarolling, or Eclipse Micropen, uses a hand-held device which has very small surgical-grade needles that are able to create tiny microscopic wounds in the epidermis which then cause the growth of new collagen and elastin. These tiny needles can treat the face and body, and can be adjusted with different depths of penetration to treat the skin around the eyes more superficially and the skin on the body more deeply.  Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is often combined with collagen induction therapy to increase the collagen production by utilizing the patient’s own growth factors which are derived from their own plasma. Microneedling with PRP has been coined the Vampire Facial because of the use of the patient’s own blood with this procedure. Through microneedling, micro-channels are created in the skin, allowing PRP and other serums to be more effectively absorbed, thus boosting the effects of the procedure itself. The overall goal of microneedling is skin rejuvenation without the need for injections, lasers, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, or any significant downtime.

What can Microneedling Treat?

Microneedling is an innovative treatment for any of the following:

  • Diminishing Fine Lines and Wrinkles
  • Treating skin discoloration, hyperpigmentation, melasma, dark spots, and sun spots
  • Improving skin tone and texture
  • Treating acne scars and acne marks
  • Tightening skin
  • Improving the appearance of stretch marks
  • Diminishing pore size

Microneedling treatments can also be alternated with radiofrequency laser treatments to maximize the cosmetic results, and it can be used with PRP for patients suffering hair loss. Combined PRP and microneedling treatments have become the most popular and effective treatments in Dr. Green’s New York office for hair loss and alopecia.

Who is a good candidate for Microneedling Work?

Microneedling can be performed on patients of all skin types and textures, even patients with sensitive skin. A good candidate for microneedling is someone in good health without any active infections or active acne lesions. In addition, anyone with an active herpetic lesion should not have microneedling until the infection resolves. A history of keloids is also a relative contraindication for the microneedling.

Dermapen Microneedling New York

Dermapen is a revolutionary microneedling device which is used to produce new collagen and provide one of the best noninvasive skin rejuvenation methods. Dr. Michele Green has incorporated Dermapen microneedling into her Manhattan practice since it is one of the best ways to treat a wide variety of skin conditions, from fine lines to acne scars to skin tightening, without any downtime. Dermapen treatment, similar to Eclipse Micropen, results in smoother, firmer, tighter, and younger looking skin.

What is Dermapen Microneedling?

Dermapen is a handheld microneedling device that triggers the skin to increase the blood flow and stimulate new collagen and elastin formation. Through the Dermapen, targeted areas of the skin are stimulated to form micro-channels for hyperabsorption of topical treatments. This allows Dr. Green to introduce a variety of active ingredients, serums and growth factors directly into the dermis of the skin. These serums, such as hyaluronic acid serum, enhance the production of collagen and improve skin tone, texture, firmness, and all around facial rejuvenation.  Dermapen microneedling is one of the most popular anti-aging procedures in dermatology.

Unlike traditional laser treatments or microdermabrasion, Dermapen is safe to use with all skin tones.  The Dermapen can even be used to treat the delicate under eye area, which other modalities cannot safely treat.  Additionally, dermapen uses disposable needles that are discarded after each treatment, maintaining vital patient safety and eliminating risk of contamination.

What is the Process of Dermapen Microneedling Treatment?

Microneedling is a quick and painless process. Your timeline begins with an initial consultation with Dr. Green, either in her New York City East Side Dermatology office or online, where she will evaluate both your skin and any at-home skincare practices. Dr. Green will assess your sun damage, fine lines or acne scars and determine if microneedling is the best treatment for you. She will determine which growth factors, such as PRP, might work best for you.  Photographs are taken and the treatment area is numbed with a topical numbing cream. After 30 minutes, the treatment area is cleaned with alcohol and the microneedling process begins.  A dozen sterile fine needles create micro-injuries in your skin which stimulate the body to heal itself. The microneedling treatment itself takes a mere 15 minutes, and is both safe and pain-free.

The Dermapen system uses microneedles, which adjusts to different needle depths, for the different area of the body. If microneedling is enhanced with hyaluronic acid, growth factors, or PRP, it is infused after each pass of the needle. Dr. Green will infuse hyaluronic acid serums and other growth factors, which are custom made for your skin type.

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After treatment, you will be instructed to leave the serums in place and not wash the treated area for 24 hours.  This 24 hour period allows the skin to infuse these serums during the healing process and activate the skin to form new collagen and elastin. You may feel like you have dry skin for the next 24 hours, and specific moisturizers and serums will be recommended for use during your healing process. Patients are advised to use a gentle cleanser and apply sunblock of at least an SPF 30 to protect your skin.

Combining Dermapen Microneedling with Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)

Dermapen microneedling with PRP, also called the Vampire Facial, is a powerful anti-aging treatment which rejuvenates the skin. Many patients choose to have PRP, which is Platelet Rich Plasma, to be infused during this Dermapen treatment.  The advantage of using PRP is that the growth factors, which are derived from your own plasma, speed up the healing process and promote even more regeneration at the cellular level to rejuvenate your skin. After your procedure, you will be instructed not to wash your face that day, to maximize the effects of the PRP. PRP is well known the treating joints and other orthopedic areas, and Dr Green has also found PRP to be incredibly successful in treating female and male patterned hair loss, as well as other types of alopecia.

How many Dermapen Treatments do I need?

Most patients benefit from three Dermapen treatments, spaced 4 weeks apart.  If there are deeper acne scars, then more microneedling treatments may be necessary and, typically, Dr. Green recommends biannual follow-up treatments for the best cosmetic result. The microneedles will be adjusted, based on the area of the body being treated and the specific cosmetic indication. There is no bruising or downtime associated with any steps of this procedure.

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What are the Results from a Dermapen Microneedling Procedure?

The use of these fine needles creates tighter, younger looking skin in just a few treatments. If patients have deeper acne scars or winkles, and Dr. Green may suggest other skin resurfacing treatments to in combination with microneedling treatment, resulting in renewed, younger looking skin. 

What other procedures can be combined with Dermapen microneedling?

Many patients combine Dermapen microneedling with Vbeam laser for Rosacea, Botox, and Juvederm injections for pan-facial rejuvenation. Additionally, Microneedling is often combined with Botox and dermal fillers, which results in true pan-facial rejuvenation. 

Click here to learn more about Vbeam laser treatments, and you can explore our website to learn more about our laser treatments, including hair removal and tattoo removal.

What are the Benefits of Microneedling?

Dermapen and other microneedling procedures have a myriad of benefits for almost all ages and skin types, even patients with sensitive skin. As it can be used on all parts of the body, on the face, neck, stomach, legs, chest, back and hands, it can stimulate new collagen and elastin production virtually anywhere. Plus, through using these tiny needles, serums and growth factors can get infused directly into the skin and increases absorption and effectiveness. 

Microneedling is a simple, painless way to reduces sun damage, sun spots, melasma, and hyperpigmentation, as well as stretch marks, fine lines, and wrinkles. As microneedling reduces pore size and improves tone and texture of the skin, it’s able to treat acne marks and acne scarring with virtually no down time. Additionally, dermapen microneedling is incredibly customizable, as needles can be adjusted for depth of penetration for different parts of the face and body, and it can be combined with treatments such as Dermal Fillers and Botox. Dermapen microneedling has been an amazing breakthrough in skin rejuvenation for having beautiful, younger-looking skin.

Skincare and Dermapen Microneedling

It is always important to use the proper skincare in combination with Dermapen microneedling to have the best cosmetic results. Regular sunscreen use is essential both before and after dermapen treatment.  Dr. Green also suggests combining hyaluronic acid serums and Vitamin C serums to provide the essential antioxidants to infuse into your skin on a daily basis.  At bedtime, Dr. Green recommends using a retinol such as the Antioxidant Infusion that she developed in her MGSKINLabs product line. Retinols aid in increasing collagen production and creating healthier looking skin.

What are the Side Effects of Microneedling?

There are minimal side effects associated with microneedling.  As long as the procedure is performed in a dermatologist’s office, under sterile conditions, there is little chance of serious side effects.  Microneedling is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure which Dr. Green performs daily in her NYC based private office. Microneedling is safe for all skin types and has a low risk of hyperpigmentation or skin discoloration. The procedure itself is painless as a topical anesthetic is applied before the microneedling is performed.  You may feel some tiny pinpricks as the tiny needles glide on the treatment area. 

As the procedure itself has very little down time, you can resume your normal skin care routine  the next day. Since microneedling treats so many different skin conditions, it has been increasing in popularity every year.

Following your procedure, Dr. Green will review with you the best anti-aging serums and skincare products for you to continue with at home, to maximize the effects of your treatment. Many of Dr. Green’s patients use her AM/PM Duo serum and Vitamin C serums from MGSKINLabs at home to help boost the anti-aging effects of the procedure.

Side Effects of Dermapen Microneedling

It is advised not to have Dermapen if you have active acne lesions, infections, or herpetic cold sores.  Patients are also advised to limit sun exposure before and after Dermapen microneedling and specifically avoid having a sunburn.  Since new skin is generated after microneedling, you should avoid the use of skincare products which contain retinols, alpha hydroxy acids, or any exfoliants, for one week after the Dermapen microneedling procedure.  After your skin heals from the Dermapen microneedling, you can resume your regular skincare products.

Dermatologist vs. Medspa: Who is Qualified to Perform Microneedling?

Microneedling is a cosmetic procedure that is best performed by a board certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon. While there are spas and aestheticians who perform these procedures, microneedling must be done under sterile conditions to avoid infections and any other side effects. It is always best to do your research and find out the experience of your treating physician.

Dr. Michele Green will design a customized approach using a combination of neurotoxins, hyaluronic acid and her unique MGSKINLabs Anti-Aging Serums to rejuvenate your skin. A personalized approach to anti-aging is possible with facial lines and difficult to treat areas such as the eyes, upper lips, hands, neck, and décolletage. The result is a youthful glow, which makes the skin radiant for weeks.

To find out if Dermapen is right for you, or for more information about Microneedling procedures, call Dr. Michele Green at 212-535-3088 or you can book online for either a virtual or in-person consultation. Dr. Green is board certified and one of the best doctors for Dermapen Microneedling in NYC, with patients based both locally and internationally.

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