Using microneedling to enhance aging skin
- Posted on: Oct 15 2022
Microneedling is a popular aesthetic procedure which involves using a tool to create tiny punctures in the skin. This triggers the skin’s natural healing process, which results in the production of new collagen and elastin. Dr. Homayoun Sasson of Sasson Plastic Surgery in Great Neck and Manhattan, NY is pleased to offer this as an anti-aging treatment that is more conservative and nonsurgical when compared to other plastic surgery solutions available today.
How does microneedling work?
With very small needles on the handheld device, punctures are made into the skin. These punctures stimulate the natural production of collagen and elastin, which help to improve the skin’s texture and tone over time. With routine treatments, patients can turnback the hands of time, reducing the appearance of common skin concerns including:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Acne and acne scarring
- Poor skin texture and tone
- Facial redness and flushing
What can I expect during a microneedling appointment?
Dr. Homayoun Sasson will begin by thoroughly cleansing your skin and applying anesthetic cream to numb the treatment area. Once you are comfortable, he moves the device across your skin, making tiny punctures. The length of the treatment appointment will depend greatly on the size of the treatment area. Most patients report feeling a mild prickling sensation during the procedure, which is well tolerated thanks to the numbing cream.
What can I expect after my microneedling appointment?
Immediately following your appointment, you may notice that your skin is red and flushed. This is perfectly normal and subsides within a few hours. You may also experience some mild bruising, swelling, and tenderness in the treatment area, but this should also resolve on its own. All patients are provided with aftercare instructions to follow after they have undergone this and other medical treatments in the office.
Schedule a consultation appointment with our quality team today
At Sasson Plastic Surgery of Manhattan and Great Neck, NY, adult men and women can improve their skin with advanced solutions such as microneedling. If you are considering anti-aging treatments to smooth away imperfections of the skin, now is a great time to book a consultation appointment by calling one of two office locations.
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