Microneedling in our Boston, MA Med Spa

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what is Microneedling?

If over-the-counter skin care products aren't proving effective, but you aren't ready for surgical procedures, learn more about minimally invasive skin rejuvenation treatments, like SkinPen or Collagen P.I.N. microneedling. We are pleased to perform microneedling (collagen induction therapy) at our office in Boston, MA. Microneedling uses multiple fine-gauge needles to safely and effectively create micro-injuries in the skin. The micro-injuries prompt the natural production of collagen and elastin, two nutrients that enhance the appearance and health of your complexion. Often combined with other skin treatments, like serums or PRP (platelet-rich plasma), microneedling may help minimize pores, scars, and stretch marks. Make an appointment for a consultation at DeRosa Center Facial Plastic Surgery & Med Spa to discover more about the benefits of microneedling and how to customize the treatment for your needs and goals.

What Are the Benefits of Microneedling?

At DeRosa Center Facial Aesthetics, we recommend microneedling for our Boston, MA patients who are interested in benefiting from a few of the following outcomes of the procedure:

  • Low-risk, noninvasive treatment choice
  • Treatment of scarring, pigmentation problems, or stretch marks
  • Improved feel and appearance of complexion
  • Diminished aesthetic of wrinkles, lines, and symptoms of aging

what does microneedling do?

You could benefit from SkinPen or Collagen P.I.N. microneedling treatments if you have light or moderate complexion problems, like rough skin texture or low elasticity. Collagen induction therapy procedures may also reduce the appearance of scars, pores, and stretch marks. Patients will need to wait before seeing benefits from the microneedling treatment because the collagen and elastin will need time to affect the complexion. However, you will have natural-looking results and gain healthier and stronger skin.

how is microneedling performed?

Collagen induction therapy with microneedling is completed in a treatment room in about 30 – 60 minutes with topical numbing cream if requested, but most patients report little or no discomfort. The skin being treated is cleansed before the treatment. Next, the microneedling handpiece is passed evenly over the skin. After the microneedling is performed, a topical treatment, like PRP (platelet-rich plasma), Tensage growth factor serum, Protein Rich Retinol and/or a Vitamin infusion, may be applied so the nutrients can penetrate deeper into the skin. Finally, our staff will massage a moisturizer with sunscreen onto the face because the treated skin will be sensitive following the treatment.

when will i see results from microneedling?

After your treatment, you may develop mild redness or swelling for about a day; however, this should subside quickly on its own. It can take around 1 – 2 months as the collagen and elastin supply increases before you see significant improvements in the appearance and health of your complexion. You should plan to get at least 3 treatments every 4 – 6 weeks for the best results, as well as yearly treatments after the series is complete, in order to see long-lasting skin benefits.

Microneedling FAQs

How much does microneedling cost?
During your initial consultation, Dr. DeRosa will evaluate your skin and then develop your personalized plan. Once this is done, she will be able to go over your treatment costs and the procedure. The DeRosa Center frequently offers discounts on treatment packages, so be sure to ask about our current deals during your consultation.

What exactly is microneedling?
Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, is a minimally invasive treatment to rejuvenate your skin. Collagen is a fibrous protein that helps keep your skin supple, smooth, and firm. Over time, your supply of collagen is reduced and your skin gets less elastic and thin. Microneedling makes tiny skin wounds. These micro-injuries cause your skin to increase collagen production and generate new skin cell growth. Once healed, your complexion appears brighter, firmer, and healthier.

Can I combine other treatments with microneedling?
In the process of microneedling, channels are created that help other treatments to penetrate the deeper layers. That's why microneedling is commonly done with other treatments, such as vitamin-rich serums or platelet-rich plasma (PRP). Microneedling with PRP is more commonly known as a vampire facial. During your consultation, Dr. DeRosa can discuss which treatments would enhance your microneedling and which would most benefit your skin.

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Enhance the health and appearance of your complexion with microneedling sessions at DeRosa Center Facial Plastic Surgery & Med Spa in Boston, MA. A nonsurgical procedure that can produce impressive improvements, SkinPen or Collagen P.I.N. microneedling increases your natural collagen production for smoother, firmer skin. Make a consultation with one of our doctors to find more information about this procedure and additional skin improvement options.

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