Microneedling is a highly effective cosmetic procedure offered at The Dermatology & Skin Cancer Surgery Center at Creedmoor. This minimally invasive treatment involves using fine needles to create controlled micro-injuries on the skin's surface, stimulating collagen and elastin production. As a result, microneedling leads to improved texture, firmness, and overall skin rejuvenation. Our microneedling treatments address various skin concerns, including fine lines, wrinkles, scars, and uneven skin tone. Experience the transformative benefits of microneedling at The Dermatology & Skin Cancer Surgery Center at Creedmoor and unlock smoother, more radiant skin. 

Benefits of Microneedling

  • Collagen Boost: Stimulates the production of collagen for improved skin elasticity.
  • Fine Line Reduction: Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Scar Improvement: Helps diminish the visibility of scars, including acne scars.
  • Even Skin Tone: Addresses hyperpigmentation and enhances overall skin tone.
  • Minimally Invasive: Non-surgical procedure with minimal downtime.
  • Improves Texture: Enhances the texture and smoothness of the skin.
  • Youthful Radiance: Promotes a youthful and rejuvenated appearance.
  • Customizable: Can be tailored to target specific skin concerns.
  • Safe and Effective: Well-established as a safe and effective skincare treatment.

Common Side Effects of Microneedling

  • Temporary redness post-treatment.
  • Mild swelling, typically subsides quickly.
  • Occasional bruising.
  • Temporary dryness and peeling.
  • Increased sensitivity to sun and skincare products.
  • Rare occurrence of minimal bleeding at needle entry points.
  • Temporary flushing of the skin.
  • Mild tingling or prickling sensation during and after the procedure.
  • Very rare risk of infection, if post-care instructions are not followed.

What to Expect at Your Microneedling Appointment

In your microneedling appointment, your dermatology provider will begin by cleansing the treatment area. We apply a numbing cream to minimize discomfort during the procedure. The microneedling device, equipped with fine needles, will then be gently moved across the skin, creating controlled micro-injuries.

Following the treatment, your dermatology provider may apply soothing serums or moisturizers to aid in the healing process. 

Microneedling Maintenance Recommendations

To maintain the benefits of microneedling and support ongoing skin health, following recommended post-treatment care is crucial. Your dermatology provider will offer guidance on effective maintenance practices, like the following:
  • Gentle Cleansing: Use a mild cleanser to cleanse the treated area without harsh scrubbing.
  • Sun Protection: Apply broad-spectrum sunscreen regularly to shield the skin from UV damage, especially in the days following microneedling.
  • Avoid Harsh Products: Refrain from using abrasive skincare products or treatments that may irritate the freshly treated skin.
  • Regular Moisturizing: Keep the skin hydrated by applying a gentle, non-comedogenic moisturizer regularly.
  • Communication: Stay in close communication with your dermatology provider, reporting any changes or concerns promptly to facilitate adjustments to the maintenance plan as needed.

Microneedling Maintenance Schedule

  • Typically, an initial series of 3-6 sessions, spaced 4-6 weeks apart, is recommended for optimal results.
  • After the initial series, maintenance sessions may be scheduled every 2-3 months to sustain the benefits.
  • Regular consultations with your dermatology provider help assess the ongoing condition of your skin and determine the need for additional sessions.
  • Microneedling may be complemented with other skincare treatments as part of a comprehensive plan to address specific concerns over time.

Microneedling FAQs

Microneedling is not painful, as a topical numbing cream is applied prior to treatment to minimize discomfort. Many individuals experience mild sensations, likened to a slight tingling or prickling.

While individual results may vary, we often recommend an initial series of 3-6 sessions, spaced 4-6 weeks apart. Based on your skin and cosmetic goals, maintenance sessions may be required afterward.

Yes, while microneedling creates controlled micro-injuries using fine needle, it is considered safe when performed by a trained and qualified dermatology provider. This process stimulates the skin's natural healing processes and collagen production. 

Microneedling and microdermabrasion are both popular skin treatments, but they work in different ways and target different skin concerns. Microneedling uses a device with fine needles to create tiny punctures in the skin. These micro-injuries stimulate the skin's natural healing process, leading to increased collagen and elastin production. This can help improve skin texture, reduce the appearance of scars, fine lines, and wrinkles, and enhance overall skin tone and firmness. Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive exfoliating treatment that uses a handheld device to gently sand away the outer layer of the skin. This helps to remove dead skin cells, unclog pores, and promote the growth of new, healthier skin cells. Microdermabrasion is often used to improve the appearance of sun damage, age spots, acne scars, and uneven skin tone.

If you are trying to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and scars from acne or surgery, microneedling is a great treatment option for you. This service improves the overall texture of you skin while minimizing pore size and promoting a smoother complexion overall. Microneedling also can also increase the effectiveness of your skincare products. With minimal downtime and suitability for various skin types, microneedling is a popular choice for individuals seeking a non-invasive yet effective solution for skin rejuvenation and improvement.

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How The Dermatology & Skin Cancer Surgery Center at Creedmoor Skin Can Help

At The Dermatology & Skin Cancer Surgery Center at Creedmoor, we're committed to helping you achieve your skincare goals with our microneedling treatments. Our experienced team begins by conducting a thorough consultation to assess your skin concerns and determine if microneedling is the right solution for you. During your treatment, we utilize state-of-the-art microneedling technology to create controlled micro-injuries in the skin, stimulating collagen production and promoting skin rejuvenation. Whether you're looking to reduce fine lines, wrinkles, scars, or uneven skin tone, microneedling can help you achieve smoother, more youthful-looking skin. Take the first step towards a revitalized complexion by scheduling your consultation with The Dermatology & Skin Cancer Surgery Center at Creedmoor today.