What is Microneedling?

The Spa at Red Hots provides many great services, including microneedling. Microneedling is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that is able to treat certain skin concerns by stimulating collagen production. Microneedling is also known as collagen induction therapy. During this is a treatment, it creates micro-punctures in the skin using mini sterilized needles. The skin’s healing process after microneedling helps to reduce the appearance of scars and dark spots while also improving the elasticity of the skin. Microneedling might also be able to promote hair growth, though that is something still being studied.

We can help you reach all of the crucial benefits of a microneedling treatment right here at The Spa at Red Hots. Schedule an appointment today. We offer this service for $350.

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We have locations in both Garden City and Roslyn and have become a mainstay for customers in Nassau County, Long Island. Get the best skincare treatments in New York when you come visit. Other medical esthetics we offer include cryoclear, cool lift and Clear + Brilliant. And other skincare treatments we offer include facials and nuface treatments.

Microneedling Benefits

There are some key benefits of the microneedling procedure. It is a treatment that aims to rejuvenate and plump the skin all with minimal discomfort and downtime. And it is a treatment that can be adjusted to fit each person’s specific needs. Here are some of the more notable benefits that microneedling can improve.

  • appearance of scars, including acne scars, wrinkles, and fine lines.
  • enlarged pores
  • appearance of stretch marks
  • uneven skin tone
  • skin elasticity
  • appearance of hyperpigmentation or dark spots

Microneedling is less expensive than laser therapy. It may also simply work better for some people as opposed to others when compared against laser therapy, which involves heat that may affect skin pigmentation. In general, people with darker skin tones might prefer microneedling to laser therapy, since there are some safety concerns associated with laser treatments on skin of color.

How Microneedling Works

The pinpricks from microneedling cause slight injury to the skin. The skin responds in kind by making new collagen-rich tissue. This new skin tissue coming in is more even in tone and texture and can make your skin look better. It is common for the skin to lose collagen with age or injury. When encouraging the skin to make a new tissue, additional collagen may help make the skin firmer. Microneedling is often recommended to use with other treatments, such as radio frequency. Please refer to your doctor for the best treatment options. Or consult with us before moving forward, so we can best inform for of these treatments.

The Targeted Areas of Microneedling

Microneedling is most used for the face, but it can also be used for scarring and stretch marks on other parts of the body, as well. Microneedling has been found to be an effective treatment for stretch marks on the thighs and abdominal area when combined with fillers. Of course, please consult with your doctor and us before moving forward with any sort of microneedling treatment.

Side Effects & Risks

Like all cosmetic procedures, there are some risks and side effects that come with microneedling. One of the more common side effects is minor skin irritation that immediately follows the procedure. There may also be some redness for a few days on the targeted area. There are some more serious side effects that could need medical attention. Some of those more severe side effects are bruising, bleeding, peeling, and infection. Of course, if you properly consult with us and your doctor, we can make sure you are the right candidate for this treatment method. You might not be an ideal candidate for microneedling if you have these following issues:

  • open wounds or active acne.
  • have certain skin conditions, like eczema.
  • had radiation therapy recently.
  • have a history of skin scars.
  • if you are pregnant.

Again, we can consult with you before treatment to ensure that everything is in order and that you are in fact a good candidate for microneedling.