Microneedling in Boston, MA
Looking for a procedure that can help to improve the look of scars, photo-aging of the hands and neck, wrinkles (around the eyes, mouth), stretch marks, lax skin, and the overall texture of the skin? Led by board-certified internal medicine physician Dr. Rosy Sandhu, Neem Medical Spa, located in Somerville and Winchester and serving the Greater Boston area, offers microneedling.
What is the Eclipse MicroPen™?
The Eclipse MicroPen™ tightens, lifts, and rejuvenates skin by naturally stimulating collagen production. Results can be seen with just one treatment, although many of our patients need four to six treatments depending upon the skin concern and the outcome desired by the patient.
Microneedling improves overall skin texture and drastically diminishes:
- Fine lines and moderate wrinkles
- Stretch marks
- Large pores
- Acne scars
- Uneven tone, texture, and color
- Mild to moderate skin laxity
Microneedling Before and After Photos
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How Does Microneedling Work?
Microneedling creates tiny, invisible punctures in the skin to break up old collagen strands, triggering the body’s new collagen and elastin fibers to form. This shrinks the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, scars, and enlarged pores for smoother, younger looking skin.
Microneedling with PRP
Microneedling causes controlled skin damage that stimulates the natural healing and repair processes of the skin. We start the procedure with an application of numbing cream on the treatment area. Next, we use a small, pen-like tool that produces dozens of miniscule channels in the skin, similar to soil aeration. This phase creates micro-injuries in the treated area, prompting the skin to start the repair process. To support and accelerate the healing and repair processes and to promote extensive skin rejuvenation, the PRP serum is injected into the area as well.
What Can Be Improved Using Microneedling with PRP?
PRP injection and microneedling can be used to address several skin issues, such as:
- Broken capillaries and enlarged pores
- Fine wrinkles and thin skin
- Inconsistent skin color, texture and tone
- Scars from acne, burns and surgery
- Skin discoloration and aging resulting from sun exposure
RejuvaPen™ Microneedling is a very simple procedure that has shown great success in quickly minimizing the common signs of aging such as stretch marks, wrinkles, fine lines, and scars. The non-invasive treatment consists of using thousands of tiny pins to gently penetrate the designated regions of the skin. The microneedling process will ultimately produce renewed and rejuvenated skin by stimulating the growth of collagen. To prevent pain, a topical numbing ointment is always applied to the skin before the procedure. The treatment usually lasts about 30 minutes, but possibly longer depending on the size of the affected areas.
Am I a Good Candidate For This Treatment?
Microneedling is an effective treatment for every skin type, particularly clients with acne scars, raised scarring, stretch marks, enlarged pores, fine lines and wrinkles, uneven skin tone, or skin pigment issues.
Is There Any Downtime or Pain Involved with Microneedling?
A general anesthetic gel is applied to the skin before the treatment, so patients feel no pain. You should avoid direct sunlight and wear sunscreen for 48 hours prior to treatment. You should not work out or wear any makeup for 48 hours, so the pores are not clogged. Patients will experience redness after the treatment, but it will fade within a couple hours.
What Can Microneedling Treat?
Microneedling can treat acne scars, raised scarring, stretch marks, enlarged pores, fine lines and wrinkles, uneven skin tone, and skin pigment issues.
What are the Benefits of Microneedling?
Microneedling smooths the surface of the treated skin, stimulates circulation, evens skin tone, induces collagen and elastin, and improves overall condition and appearance of the skin.
How Many Microneedling Treatments are Needed to See Results?
For best results, we recommend a series of three to four treatments spaced four to six weeks apart. Each treatment lasts 45 to 60 minutes.
How Much Does Microneedling Cost in Boston?
The cost of microneedling is determined by Dr. Sandhu during your consultation, and every treatment is individualized. Neem Medical Spa accepts cash, bank checks, and all major credit cards including Visa®, MasterCard®, American Express®, and Discover®, as well as financing via CareCredit®.
To make a microneedling appointment at Neem Medical Spa, located in Somerville and Winchester and serving the Greater Boston area, please contact us today. We highly suggest scheduling a free consultation via our online form so we can assess your concerns and create a skin care or body plan specifically for your needs.