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.
How Does MicroNeedling work?
Microneedling uses tiny needles to create “micro-tears” in the skin. These small tears stimulate the body’s natural healing response and boost collagen production, which improves volume beneath the surface. As the skin heals, texture and tone improves and wrinkles, lines and blemishes are less noticeable. 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.