Dr. Alexes Hazen on Microneedling
Microneedling is all the rage now, and rightly so because the results for rejuvenation are amazing!! Microneedling is a skin resurfacing procedure that involves a mechanical form of exfoliation to remove the outermost layer of skin, revealing the smoother, fresher-looking skin below. The technique can improve mild to moderate sun damage, fine lines, and wrinkles, acne scars, enlarged pores, and can have a skin tightening effect.
Dr. Hazen performs microneedling on an outpatient basis at her office-based facility in New York City. This is a procedure that does not require anesthesia, though topical numbing medicine is often used. During treatment, many microneedles oscillate removing the top layer of skin. The result is a younger, fresher, glowing appearance to the skin.
The results of microneedling show within a week and improve up to 6 weeks. Recovery and downtime are typically one day.
Multiple treatments are recommended to achieve the best results. The procedure can be combined with PRP application (the so called Vampire Facelift) to augment the results. It also can be combined with adding topical hyaluronic acid for the best results for dry and aging skin.
Q & A
Q: What is better microneedling or face peel?
A: Microneedling has a big buzz now, but both are effective treatments. If you have to do the latest and newest do microneedling!
Q: How quickly will I see results?
A: You will have an amazing glow in as early as 5 days!
Q: How often can I get microneedling?
A: It is recommended to get a series of treatments separated by 2 months. Perhaps 3 total. But even 1 treatment can have amazing results.
Q: How can I continue to take care of my skin afterward?
A: Its very simple, and easy. Stay out of the sun and the elements for 5 days, use lots of moisturizer during that time and a gentle cleanser and refrain from using Retin A products.