5 Popular Skin Perks of Microneedling

The concept of injuring your body to improve it may sound counterintuitive, but in the case of your skin, intentional micro-injuries can kickstart the healing process.

Microneedling does just that. This innovative, noninvasive treatment makes tiny punctures in the top layers of your skin with a special tool that stimulates your body’s healing response and collagen production, the protein that gives skin its resilience. 

At Serenity Medical Spa, Dr. Sharon Gertzman adopted advanced treatment platforms, which couple microneedling with tightening radiofrequency (RF) energy, and particularly together, they work wonders on your skin. The RF feature enhances the treatment by reaching deeper into your dermis. It’s also more customizable and leads to faster and longer-lasting results. 

What is a typical microneedling with RF treatment like?

We ensure you’re comfortable, and before Dr. Gertzman treats you, she uses a topical numbing agent on your treatment area so you feel fine throughout the brief procedure. On average, it lasts less than 30 minutes.

The handheld device is extremely precise and minimizes skin trauma. First, Dr. Gertzman determines the ideal needle placement; then, she activates it to send the RF energy into your skin to do its work. 

In addition to stimulating collagen production, microneedling treatments with RF energy replace damaged skin with healthier, firmer skin, thanks to the healing process it prompts,  ensuring you’ll look your best post-treatment.

What can microneedling do for my skin?

We and our patients are thrilled with the results of microneedling RF treatment. Here are a few of the compelling pluses.

1. Banish fine lines

Microneedling RF treatment diminishes those pesky lines that bring you and your self-confidence down. Treatment allows you to address these textural problems close to the surface of your skin before they become deeper wrinkles. 

2. Goodbye to crepey skin

It’s disconcerting to notice that your skin looks more like crumpled, folded tissue paper than vital, healthy skin. The one-two punch of microneedling with RF energy eliminates this problem and tightens your skin.

3. So long to acne scars

Did we mention that this treatment is versatile? Microneedling disrupts your scar tissue, and the RF energy signals your body to get going with collagen production to plump up skin hollows.

4. Rejuvenate your hands

Even if your face and body skin look vibrant and fresh, wrinkly hands with excess skin and prominent veins are a dead giveaway of advancing age. 

The microneedling RF treatment refreshes your hands so they match the rest of you.

5. Improving the look of stretch marks

Whether you acquired stretch marks during pregnancy, weight fluctuations, or age, they can be a real downer.  Fortunately, microneedling RF can significantly improve the appearance of stretch marks, thanks to their smoothing and plumping capabilities. 

These are just some ways microneedling RF can rescue your skin. 

Many patients wonder what it’s going to be like after treatment. No worries there, either. Besides some possible minor redness or swelling that typically resolves within 24-48 hours, microneedling has few side effects. 

Dr. Gertzman also advises you to avoid the sun, stay well-hydrated, and refrain from using any products that contain acid on your skin after treatment. You should also wait 12-24 hours to wear makeup and take it easy — you need to wait to work out after treatment. 

Usually, patients who receive microneedling RF treatments schedule a series of three sessions, with a month in between them, but Dr. Gertzman creates a treatment schedule based on your treatment goals. 

Contact our Pennington, New Jersey, office to schedule an appointment at 609-891-3188 or request one online.

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