Microneedling therapy is a modestly invasive skin rejuvenation procedure used to improve skin texture and firmness. Our Fractora RF device uses numerous fine needles that perforate the skin to cause microscopic injuries. The body responds by filling these minute perforations with new collagen and elastin, effectively tightening the skin. Because it relies on the body’s ability to repair itself, microneedling has a host of applications for our Westchester, Long Island, and NYC patients.
How does microneedling work?
During the microneedling treatments, a handheld, pen-like device is passed over the skin. This device creates up to 1,300 micro punctures per second in the skin while emitting RF energy into the deeper layers. The body produces collagen in response to these injuries, giving the skin a new and healthy feeling. The procedure is practically painless, with only the most intensive sessions requiring some numbing gel.
Is microneedling right for me?
Microneedling works well for all skin types. The following options exist for this procedure based on the reason for the treatment:
- Light penetration is mainly used to open up the skin to receive serums. It allows skin products to penetrate the skin instead of waiting for them to be absorbed.
- Medium penetration is used to target sun damage and mild scarring as well as to enhance skin texture and tone.
- Deeper levels of penetration are used to tackle more intense scars, acne and acne scars, stretch marks, and wrinkles.
The procedure has a short healing period as it does not use any heat or chemicals or inflict trauma.
How does microneedling improve the effects of topical products?
By opening the skin, microneedling allows products applied during or immediately after the treatment to be readily absorbed, and therefore more effective, than if applied without treatment. The risk of infection is low as the micro chasms created close up after about an hour.
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What are the benefits of microneedling?
Microneedling treatments are beneficial for a variety of reasons, including:
- Uses the body’s regenerative ability to renew skin
- Creates healthier, younger, and more radiant skin
- Works well in areas that are unsuitable for peeling or laser resurfacing
- Improves skin elasticity
- Reduces scar visibility
- Improves blood flow to the treated areas
Does Fractora microneedling hurt?
While Fractora is considered a minimally invasive procedure, discomfort varies with the depth of treatment and the patient’s own pain tolerance. To make it as comfortable as possible, we apply a numbing cream before treatment. Temporary facial redness may be experienced for the first few days after treatment.
How soon do microneedling results develop?
Results usually appear right after the first treatment. More dramatic results will be seen after 3 to 6 treatments, which are spaced about 4 to 6 weeks apart.
How long do Fractora microneedling results last?
Results are long-lasting with the use of sunscreen and avoiding sun exposure. The aging process will continue, so maintenance treatments are needed periodically.
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