Microneedling

Introduction

Microneedling

Microneedling at Pennsylvania Dermatology Specialists bring exceptional results for fine and etched lines, acne scarring, post surgical scarring, pigmentary conditions, stretch marks, and other common cosmetic concerns. Utilizing a rapidly oscillating device known as the Eclipse MicroPen Evo, 14 microneedles create microscopic channels faster than 100 times per second. These heal without scarring but with resultant increases in collagen, elastin, and improvements in skin texture and tone. 

What conditions does Microneedling treat?

• Texture, tone, color changes

• Scars – acne, post-surgical, trauma

• Fine lines, wrinkles, sun damage

• Stretch Marks

• Hyperpigmentation and melasma

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How does it work and what does it feel like? Is there any downtime?

Microneedling works by instantly creating tiny microchannels which improve skin texture and appearance after healing. Prior to the procedure, topical numbing is used to reduce discomfort, and patients generally describe the microneedling process as 3/10 or less on a pain scale. 

Downtime is minimal after Microneedling. Generally, there are a few days of quickly fading redness with no/minimal bruising. Treatments are repeated at 3-4 week intervals or as determined by your Pennsylvania Dermatology Specialists provider. 

The minimally invasive nature and rapid/sustained results make Microneedling a popular choice for many aesthetic concerns. Make an appointment today to discuss Microneedling with us. 

Your Treatment 

How many treatments do I need?

The optimal treatment number depends on the condition being treated, the results desired, and the individual patient. Generally, at least 3 sessions of microneedling are required – your Pennsylvania Dermatology Specialist provider will help set realistic expectations and plan a set of treatments that fit within your time and budget. 

What Is The Treatment Like?

Patients find their microneedling treatment to be very tolerable with only minimal discomfort – we use prescription grade topical numbing prior to your procedure to further alleviate any discomfort. Topical vibratory anesthesia is provided as well as hyaluronic acid serum to create a smooth gliding feeling of the treatment. 

 ... the MicroPen Evo used at Pennsylvania Dermatology Specialists is the first device FDA-cleared to treat acne scars.

How Long Will My Results Last?

Results achieved by microneedling depend on the indication being treated. Improvements seen in Acne scars are permanent, although it is important to optimize medical management to avoid creating new scars. In fact, the MicroPen Evo used at Pennsylvania Dermatology Specialists is the first device FDA-cleared to treat acne scars. Improvements in wrinkles, lines, and pigmentary change also depends on individual patient factors including skin type, genetics, sunscreen usage, smoking, and UV light exposure.