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Our New York microneedling, also called Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT), is the newest non-surgical breakthrough skin treatment for banishing acne scars, wrinkles and fine lines. It uses thin, microscopic needles to activate production of collagen and elastin, the two compounds primarily responsible for beautiful, youthful looking skin. Microneedling patients enjoy the resulting fullness and volume that is achieved without any incisions, anesthesia or downtime.
Why should clients choose ESK MD
Having devoted his practice exclusively to the face and neck, double board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Kwak is excited to offer this revolutionary anti-aging procedure to his clients, as it represents one of the most advanced innovations in skin rejuvenation available today.
During your initial consultation at his comfortable Manhattan office, Dr. Kwak will examine your skin to make sure that mirconeedling is the best option for you. If needed, he may recommend microneedling be combined with the use of dermal fillers for a more comprehensive anti-aging regimen. The doctor will then outline his treatment plan, minimizing anxiety by taking care to walk you through each stage of the process. Although some clients may not yet be familiar with microneedling in NYC, it is a safe, proven procedure with thousands of successful outcomes.Get Started
Benefits of microneedling
- Adjustable needles for targeting skin of different textures and thicknesses
- Can be used on all parts of the body, including the face, neck, stomach, back, hands etc.
- Increases the skin’s ability to absorb anti-aging serums and topical creams
- Reduces fine lines by triggering a more robust, radiant dermis
- Helps to fade sun damage and hyperpigmentation
- Useful in treating stretch marks
- Can be used in conjunction with dermal fillers or surgical procedures
- Can be painless with no downtime
- One treatment per year can be sufficient to see fantastic results
- Treatment last only 30 minutes
What can I expect from the procedure?
During the treatment, a specially designed cosmetic stylus is used to direct a fleet of a dozen sterile needles as they brush against the pores, creating micro-injuries that stimulate the body to heal itself. Prior to the procedure, a soothing gel is used to minimize abrasion and lubricate the stylus. As the pen glides across the skin, patients may experience a sandpaper-like sensation, but this is no more irritating than a typical over-the-counter apricot scrub, for instance. Microneedling in New York City is often enhanced through the use of skin-renewal serums such as PRP (platelet-rich plasma), hyaluronic acid, kojic acid and growth factor gels. The entire procedure lasts approximately 30 minutes, and results can continue to impress for up to one year.
Risks of Microneedling
The microneedling procedure is a non-surgical and minimally invasive treatment that offers long-lasting results within days. Since no chemicals are used to treat the skin, chances of allergies, infections, injuries and skin damage are negligible.
But, considering that the microneedling procedure is a cosmetic treatment, patients need to be aware that they may experience minor swelling, bleeding and bruising post-treatment. These symptoms will reduce and disappear within a few days after the procedure.
The microneedling procedure in itself isn’t very painful. But, depending on your pain threshold, you may experience minor pain. The doctor may prescribe pain medication which you’ll need to take until the pain subsides.
Your skin may feel raw and itchy for a few hours after the treatment. This occurs as a result of the swelling in the open pores of the skin. The pores close within 90 minutes of the treatment, significantly reducing the swelling and itchiness on the face. Your skin should go back to normal within 12 to 48 hours after the procedure.
Dr. Edward Kwak will provide you with a comprehensive skin care regimen at our NYC clinic, which you need to follow post-treatment. Carefully following this skincare plan will help your skin heal faster and will allow you to regain your beautiful and youthful appearance.
Eligible candidates for microneedling
The microneedling treatment is perfect for anyone who wishes to improve the youthfulness and vitality of the face. Eligible candidates are:
- Patients with clogged pores
- Patients with acne scars, blemishes, and marks
- Patients with hollowness in the face
- Patients who don’t suffer from skin infections or dermal conditions
- Patients wishing to improve the elasticity of the skin
Perfect for all skin types
Most dermal treatments need to be customized to suit different skin types to prevent chances of pigmentation and marks. However, with the microneedling procedure, there is nothing to worry about.
The microneedling procedure follows the principles of acupuncture and is designed to suit every single skin type, including dark skin. This treatment does not use any chemical peels or topical ointments to provide the desired result. Instead, a device with tiny needles (or rollers in non-electronic devices) is used to make tiny punctures on the skin, promoting the skin to rejuvenate and heal itself through the production of excess elastin and collagen.
When fresh elastin and collagen are produced by the skin, the sun damage, pigmentation, acne scars, and marks are naturally healed and the face is filled in. If you’d like more information about the procedure, feel free to visit our New York City clinic.
Recovery from microneedling
ESK microneedling clients may experience some redness as a result of the procedure, comparable to a sunburn. This usually heals quite rapidly within the first week and is no cause for alarm. Dr. Kwak will provide you with healing ointments that can remedy any discomfort, and makeup can be worn to help conceal any lingering pinkness. It’s important to avoid the sun after your treatment, and to wear sunblock.
Results can begin to show within 7-10 days in the form of a fresh lovely glow, and the skin tone may continue to improve for 6 months, as more and more healthy skin cells are produced. Microneedling can be repeated more than once, as determined by the doctor during follow-up visits. Typically he will suggest that sessions are at least 6-8 weeks apart, however many patients find that even just one treatment is enough to dramatically improve the look and feel of the skin. Contact us today for one of the best treatments of microneedling NYC has to offer
Cost of microneedling
Considering that the microneedling procedure is a non-surgical and minimally invasive treatment which does not use chemicals and dermal fillers, the entire procedure is extremely inexpensive compared to other facial rejuvenation treatments.
A single microneedling session lasts about 30 minutes and normally, a person requires 6 to 8 sessions to treat the entire face. This could cost anywhere between $100 and $700 for a single session, based on the following factors:
- Areas of the face to be treated
- Extensiveness of the treatment
- Number of sittings required
- Type of device used – electronic or non-electronic
- The clinic visited
- Experience of the doctor
At ESK MD, we accept medical insurance for all treatments. If you’d like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Kwak, contact our New York clinic today.