Dr. Guarino is dedicated to providing personalized cosmetic treatment that is safe, effective and personalized to your unique skin type, concerns and cosmetic goals.
Microneedling is a treatment option for restoring lost volume in the face and reducing the visibility of scars, smoothing the texture and tone of the skin. A decrease in collagen production is the underlying cause of many age related cosmetic concerns, leading to visible lines, wrinkles and a loss of elasticity in the skin.
Microneedling is often recommended to treat:
- Lines, wrinkles
- Stretch marks
- Chicken pox scars
- Scars on the skin from trauma
- Acne scars
Dr. Guarino will discuss your treatment options during a consultation and provide details about what to expect both during and after your procedure.
Microneedling: What to Expect
The first step is to clean the surface of the skin to be treated and apply a topical anesthetic for your comfort. Our experienced Esthetician will gently move the hand held device across the surface of the skin, during which you may feel a slight “pricking” of the skin.
After your procedure, which lasts approximately 30 minutes, you can expect mild redness, swelling or skin sensitivity in treated areas. This will dissipate in the next couple of days as the skin heals.
Most patients experience no discomfort and return immediately to their daily routine. If additional treatments are recommended for you, we will schedule them several weeks apart. We will also recommend professional skin care products to promote both healing and long term health for your skin, based on your unique skin type and needs.
What is the SKINPEN?
SkinPen by Bellus Medical is the first Microneedling device in the world cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), clinically shown safely and effectively treat facial acne scars for ages 22 and up. With as few as three non-invasive and affordable treatments spaced 30 days apart, you can improve your appearance and step out with confidence.
How MICRONEEDLING works?
SkinPen creates controlled micro-injuries to stimulate the body’s natural wound healing process, while minimizing cellular damage. The result: effective remodeling of scar tissue, while keeping the overall structure of the skin intact.
Will it Work for me?
Unlike most alternatives, SkinPen has been clinically shown to be effective for men and women with skin ranging from light to dark skin tones, in addition you properly space treatments that are overseen by Dr. Guarino, the procedures can be administered year round.
What should I expect post-procedure?
The skin will appear slightly pink to red immediately post-procedure, similar to a moderate sunburn. Some have experienced tightness, dryness, redness and tenderness. These conditions resolved over time without any further complications. Our office can provide excellent home care products to increase your results.