Microneedling Specialist

East Side Medical Practice

Internal Medicine & Aesthetics located in Midtown Manhattan, New York City, NY

You can fight back against signs of aging with innovative aesthetic therapies like microneedling. At their office in New York City’s Manhattan, Liliya Shikh, RN performs microneedling to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, age spots, and scarring. Call or schedule a consultation online today to discover whether microneedling is right for you.

Microneedling Q & A

East Side Medical Practice

What is microneedling?

Microneedling is the process of making tiny puncture wounds in your skin to trigger your body’s natural healing and regenerative abilities. It might sound counterintuitive, but while the wounds are so small that they heal almost immediately, your body still floods your skin with blood and the essential nutrients and building blocks needed for collagen production.

Microneedling is often combined with collagen-enhancing serums or with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatments to enhance your cell production. After microneedling, your skin is extra absorbent.

What are the benefits of microneedling?

Microneedling has been used for more than 20 years and is known to improve the appearance of skin imperfections including:

  • Fine lines
  • Loose skin
  • Age spots
  • Scarring
  • Rough texture
  • Large pores

Microneedling is a relatively quick procedure that requires little downtime. While there are at-home options, you should leave this treatment to the professionals. At East Side Medical Practice, hygiene and sterilization are of utmost importance, and the aesthetic team can use longer needles to penetrate your skin more deeply for better results.

What should I expect during microneedling?

First, your aesthetic specialist cleanses your face and applies a topical anesthetic to ensure your comfort throughout the procedure. Then, they apply a collagen-boosting serum to your skin. Next, your aesthetic specialist moves a device called a dermaroller over your skin. The dermaroller makes tiny punctures in your skin, which both pushes the serum into your skin and stimulates your body’s regenerative response.

When the doctor has finished microneedling your skin, they apply more of the collagen-boosting serum. The micro injuries open your skin, making it absorb more of the nutrients than when you apply your skin care products on an average day.

How should I take care of my skin after treatment?

Your skin will be a little pink for a couple of hours after your microneedling appointment, but it will return to your normal skin tone quickly. Your aesthetic specialist gives you specific aftercare instructions and may recommend products including gentle cleansers, moisturizers, and serums to enhance your results while your skin is recovering from the treatment.

You should also always make sure to wear sunscreen. The harmful UV rays in sunlight accelerate collagen loss and skin damage, leading to age spots, fine lines, and skin laxity.

Call the practice or schedule an appointment online to find out if microneedling is right for you.