Who doesn’t want to boast with smooth, clear and glowing skin? We all do. In reality, though, inevitable exposure to sun, acne breakouts, and aging affect the quality of our skin, resulting in actinic damage, sun spots, acne scars, melasma, and visible signs of aging such as fine lines and wrinkles. Aging is normal, and fortunately, advances in dermatological medicine have allowed for ways to reverse and prevent this damage. Skinly Aesthetics and its founder Dr. Schwarzburg, MD offers a variety of medical grade skin care treatments, including one of the most sought after and highly effective methods of skin rejuvenation and refinement – professional Microneedling or collagen induction therapy. Microneedling results in skin repair without laser treatments, injections, or downtime. Microneedling technique works by creating tiny micro-injuries, through which the skin is infused with supportive anti-aging serum.

Microneedling, or collagen induction therapy, is carried out with a variety of hand-held devices, including Dermapen, Dermarolling, or Eclipse Micropen. These devices create tiny microscopic holes in the epidermis and dermis using very small and sharp needles. As the skin tries to repair itself, it triggers growth of new collagen and elastin. The tiny needles are designed for both body and face as their penetration depth is adjustable, allowing them to target any skin thickness. A trained and experienced medical professional like Dr. Schwarzburg, MD can readily make microneedling work for stretch marks, acne scars, enlarged pores, as well as for fine lines without any downtime.

Microneedling Treatment Areas

Our professional microneedling treatment offers the following range of benefits:
· Reduces wrinkles and fine lines
· Fights sun spots, dark spots, hyperpigmentation, melasma and discoloration
· Improves skin tone and texture
· Tightens skin
· Treats acne scars and acne marks
· Makes stretch marks less visible
· Reduces pore size
· Can boost cosmetic effects if alternated with radiofrequency laser
· Can be paired with PRP (Platelet-rich Plasma Therapy) to fight hair loss

Who Is A Good Candidate For Microneedling?

Does microneedling work for all skin types? Absolutely! Whatever your skin type and texture may be, you are likely a good candidate for microneedling, even if you are someone with sensitive skin. The only case in which you are not a candidate for microneedling is if you have an active skin infection, acne breakout or herpetic lesions. The same refers to patients with medical history of eczema, psoriasis or keloids. One should not undergo microneedling treatment without first having those treatment barriers properly assessed.

Microneedling before and after

What Are The Benefits Of Microneedling NYC?

Microneedling procedures and Dermapen in particular offer a wide range of benefits for all skin types and age groups. It can even be beneficial for patients with sensitive skin. As already mentioned, Dermapen device is designed for all body parts, including face, neck, stomach, chest, back, legs and hands, and triggers new collagen and elastin production on any skin area. Apart from leading the skin to refine itself through micro-wounds created by tiny needles, the skin can be infused with serum containing hyaluronic acid, vitamins, peptides and growth factors, which maximizes the effectiveness of the procedure, making it a safe and effective way to diminish skin imperfections. Microneedling works for stretch marks, hyperpigmentation, melasma, sun spots, fine lines and wrinkles. It can even temporarily help with cellulite. One of its main functions is reducing pore size and improving skin tone and texture, which is why microneedling treats acne scars and marks with no down time. Moreover, dermapen microneedling penetration depth is adjustable to treat different areas of the face and body in the safest and most efficient way. It can also be paired with treatments like Juvederm dermal fillers and Botox.

Microneedling treatment before and after 4 sessions

Does Microneedling Work for Acne?

Acne is a huge problem and a painful source of insecurity for many. Unfortunately, even when the problem itself goes away, it often leaves a memory of itself in the form of acne scars and pockmarks. The modern world of cosmetics offers all sorts of topicals, masks and sera, as well as a range of cosmetic treatments to reduce the appearance of scarring, however, it is easy to get lost in what the market offers and choose something out of desperation. Fortunately, with the help of experts in the field of cosmetic dermatology and medicine, such as Dr. Schwarzburg, MD, you will be well on your way to eliminating those lasting acne scars.

What Is Microneedling For Acne Scars?

Microneedling is known to be among the best non-invasive methods to make acne scars, ice picks, rolling and boxcar scars less visible. The tiny punctures of the microneedling dermaroller encourage collagen and elastin production in the skin. Collagen and elastin are responsible for the smoothness and the youthful, healthy look on your skin. Collagen and elastin help eliminate the acne scars as well as fine lines, wrinkles, and stretch marks. Dr. Schwarzburg often complements microneedling with Platelet Rich Plasma (or PRP) to achieve the best results in the process of rejuvenation.

Can Microneedling Help Acne Scars?

If acne scars bother you and you’re looking for a sustainable solution, Dr. Schwarzburg is here to help you. Feel free to contact us and learn more on which treatment can serve you best for reducing acne scarring on your skin. When it comes to reducing the appearance of acne scarring, fine lines, and wrinkles, microneedling is a minimally invasive, safe and innovative method for improving the skin quality, regardless of the skin type and tone. According to a study performed in the US National Institute of Health (NIH; J Clin Aesthet Dermatol. 2015 Jul; 8(7): 36–42) microneedling enhances the production of collagen types I, III and VII.

How Many Microneedling Sessions Are Necessary to Treat Acne Scars?

The severity and size of acne scars define the number of microneedling sessions you may need. Microneedling treats acne scars by diminishing the skin’s “memory” of scarring and rejuvenating the skin without damaging the tissues. Microneedling can also help with age spots, mild hyperpigmentation and melasma. To have the full effect of microneedling treatment, several sessions will typically be needed. Dr. Schwarzburg suggests 4 to 6 microneedling sessions to revamp the skin and make acne scarring less visible. However, keep in mind that the individual skin condition is the main decisive factor on how many sessions the process will take.

Microneedling devices are made of fine surgical needles that pin-prick the skin. The micro-damage done to the skin causes the skin to repair itself through extra collagen and elastin production. This way the skin is rejuvenated with new skin cells, leaving you with healthier skin as a result.

Before the treatment, a topical numbing cream is applied to the skin, to minimize any possible discomfort during the procedure.

Microneedling is often complemented by rejuvenating or restorative sera that get absorbed in the skin through the micro-channels opened up by the needle pin-pricks. For example, Vitamin C serum can be applied to help with hyperpigmentation, or platelet-rich plasma (PRP) can be applied for skin rejuvenation.

Which Skin Types Does Microneedling Work Best on When Treating Acne Scars?

All skin types and tones may benefit from microneedling treatment when it comes to acne scars. It is more about the body’s ability to generate new collagen that affects the treatment results. New collagen is essential in the healing process of the existing acne scars. It also depends on the type of acne scar and the depth of inflammation when deciding if microneedling will work for you. In case of active breakouts, rosacea or eczema, as well as pregnancy microneedling may be the best option for you. Be sure to consult with your doctor before moving forward with the procedure.

How Often Should You Have Microneedling For Acne Scars

Undergoing microneedling treatment once every 4-6 weeks is a safe way to take the most out of the procedure. Four weeks is the minimum time length necessary for collagen regrowth. It is also recommended to take some follow-up treatments after the initial ones for the best results. The frequency of maintenance treatments also depends on the depth of your acne scars. Dr. Schwarzburg will readily advise on the best treatment schedule for you based on the peculiarities of your skin.

How Effective Is Microneedling For Acne Scars?

According to a survey conducted in NIH, moderate acne scars can effectively be reduced and in some cases even eliminated by five microneedling treatments. Some patients combine the treatment with vitamin C serum infusion or PRP in order to maximize their results. Microneedling can also be paired with radiofrequency, which is known to enhance skin elasticity and firmness. Microneedling can be incredibly transformative when performed by an experienced and skilled, board-certified physician such as Dr. Schwarzburg. There is no downtime required for microneedling, although there can be some redness and soreness on the skin surface for the first couple of days after the treatment. Some minor side effects can occur in the form of bruising and skin irritation.

Do Acne Scars Come Back After Microneedling?

Through controlled trauma application on the skin, microneedling stimulates the natural healing process. This means that as a result of microneedling new collagen fibers are formed, and the skin becomes tighter, smoother and healthier. Therefore, there will be no setback with the improved scars. Do keep in mind that microneedling might not work the best for your acne scars if you have active acne, continuing to cause breakouts and pimples. This issue of acne needs to be resolved before acne scar treatment.

Can Microneedling Make Acne Scars Worse?

There is a general concern among patients if the micro-injuries caused to the skin during microneedling can worsen the condition of their acne scars. If performed properly, microneedling will not make acne scars worse. The key feature of microneedling is encouraging a natural healing process in the skin through the controlled trauma created by the fine needles. This is a wonderful way to restore skin with atrophic acne scarring. Our patients are informed and warned not to undergo microneedling in the case that the skin is inflamed or when other types of acne scars, apart from actinic, are concerned. If the precautions are taken and there is no active infection in the skin, microneedling will not worsen the appearance of acne scars. Please also note that microneedling should be carried out by an expert in the field if you expect good and long-lasting results. It is important to take proper care of your skin after the treatment, to continue to maintain its healthy appearance. Take into consideration that during the treatment process, meaning in between sessions, the skin is very sensitive. Dr. Schwarzburg highly recommends using sunscreen high in SPF on a daily basis in between and after treatment sessions to prevent irritation or sun damage.

Are Microneedling Results Permanent for Acne Scars?

Microneedling treatment is highly efficient when it comes to permanent reduction or elimination of atrophic acne scars. The key to the success of this method is kickstarting collagen production in the skin. The boosted natural healing process restores skin elasticity and volume. Radical changes are witnessed by many patients in the way their acne scars have permanently improved and the way their skin looks and feels.

How much is Microneedling in NYC?

Microneedling cost largely depends on the skin condition and the aesthetic outcome the patient has envisioned and wants to achieve. It also depends on the size of the treatment area, the number of sessions necessary to improve acne scarring, as well as the expertise level of your doctor. On average, the cost of microneedling can be around $400 to $800 per session, when performed by an experienced doctor. However, if we take into consideration the fact that microneedling results on acne scars are permanent, the cost proves to be rather reasonable in comparison to other more invasive and expensive acne scar removal procedures.

Which Treatment Is Best For Acne Scarring

Acne treatment can take some time. However, there are a number of procedures that effectively treat acne scars. Modern medical aesthetic services offer a wide variety of treatment options for acne scarring, like microneedling, PRP microneedling, laser treatment, and chemical peels. As there are different forms of acne and different types of acne scarring there is no single best treatment option. The best treatment will be chosen based on the acne scarring type and general skin condition. Your initial consultation with Dr. Schwarzburg will help you choose the optimal treatment for your individual case.

What Is Better for Acne Scars: Lasers Or Microneedling

Acne scars can be successfully treated both by microneedling treatment and Fraxel laser treatment. Microneedling works best for patients without any active acne lesions and is mostly effective for atrophic acne scars. In the remainder of cases, laser treatment can be an excellent treatment option.

Among rejuvenating laser treatments eMatrix, Fraxel, and V-Beam can serve as great options to deal with acne scars and redness. The V-Beam laser is known to treat red acne scars and redness in both inflammatory and noninflammatory acne cases. Fraxel Dual is also one of the most effective acne scar treatment options. It pinpoints fractions of the skin for resurfacing purposes and allows the skin to heal. Finally, eMatrix laser stimulates collagen production to heal cells and make acne scarring less noticeable. Laser treatment can be paired with microneedling or PRP microneedling to improve the appearance of acne scars. If you are bothered by acne scarring, Dr. Schwarzburg offers a wide range of treatments that will give you the results you’ve been striving for.

Does Microneedling Work for Acne Scars?

Microneedling is mostly known for its anti-aging properties, however, it is also used to treat acne scars. As there are a variety of different acne scars, the best treatment plan will depend on the condition of your skin and the type of scarring. One type of acne scarring, atrophic scarring, is the result of a lack of collagen in the skin. Replacing the lost collagen will help with this kind of scarring. Because Microneedling is one of the most successful methods to induce collagen and elastin production, as Dr. Schwarzburg states, it is a fantastic way to treat atrophic scarring. Sometimes, Microneedling is then paired with dermal fillers to make the atrophic acne scars or fine lines less visible by increasing the skin volume, or filling out the remainder of the scar.

Due to radical improvement in the appearance and health of the skin, as well as low to zero discomfort during the process with no time suspension, Microneedling has grown to become one of the most popular treatments not only for scarring but for overall skin care.

Does Microneedling Tighten Skin?

Microneedling causes microtrauma, attracting fibroblasts to the site of injury and boosting collagen and elastin production which in its turn tightens the skin. This technique is common for tightening the skin surface and giving it an extra glow and health.

What Is The Process Of Microneedling Treatment?

The Microneedling NYC process typically takes anywhere from 15 to 45 minutes, depending on the type of microneedling as well as the patient’s pain tolerance. The first step is a consultation provided by Dr. Schwarzburg at his NYC clinic – Skinly Aesthetics. Dr. Schwarzburg will examine the condition of your skin, the depth of your fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, sun damage, and additional concerns, as well as your home skincare routine. Once he has a better understanding of your individual case, he will determine if microneedling is the right treatment option for you and which growth factors, e.g. PRP, are necessary for your skin. On average, one microneedling session takes less than an hour. It is made up of multiple sterile fine needles that penetrate the skin creating micro-wounds. The skin reacts to the procedure by activating its own healing process. Microneedling can involve infusion of hyaluronic acid, growth factors, or PRP. In order to have the full effect of the serum you will be asked to keep the treatment area away from water for 24 hours. During this time period, in addition to beginning its healing process through collagen and elastin production, the skin will soak the serum in, which will boost additional collagen and elastin. Your skin may feel dry for the first 24 hours, so you will be instructed to use moisturizers and serum, a gentle cleanser and sun-protection (at least SPF 30).

Does Microneedling Hurt?

In the process of microneedling some patients may feel mild discomfort, while for others it can be totally painless. Discomfort and pain levels are minimized due to the application of a strong topical numbing cream on the treatment area. Numbing is followed by disinfection with alcohol and only after these two important steps the microneedling process begins.

Does Microneedling Work?

Microneedling NYC results in healthy, glowing and youthful skin, sometimes only after` one session. Microneedling boosts collagen and elastin production in the skin due to artificially created micro-injuries. For the best results, Dr. Schwarzburg recommends three to five sessions for the visible effect of the procedure, though it is possible to see results after only one session. The initial sessions should be one month apart, followed by biannual treatments to enhance the cosmetic results. Microneedling can be paired with dermal fillers and Botox for overall facial rejuvenation. Other resurfacing treatments might be suggested by Dr. Schwarzburg for more challenging cases with deeper wrinkles or acne scars.

Is Microneedling Safe Microneedling? Are there any Side Effects?

If carried out by professionals in a professional environment with all the hygiene measures in place, the side effects of microneedling are minimal. Dr. Schwarzburg performs microneedling on a daily basis in his Upper East side office in NYC. This is a minimally invasive procedure that safely works for all skin types and poses little to no risk of hyperpigmentation or skin discoloration. Before the procedure, a topical anesthetic is applied on the areas of treatment to reduce discomfort and pain levels from little to zero. However, the patient may feel slight pin pricks at the touch of the small fine surgical needles.

Microneedling Aftercare - What To Put On Skin After Microneedling

Using the right skincare products and following a proper skincare routine is vital to get the desirable results after Dermapen microneedling. Sunscreen topicals are an essential component of skincare before and after microneedling. Daily application of hyaluronic acid and Vitamin C serum can be very beneficial and are highly recommended by Dr. Schwarzburg as products with hyaluronic acid and Vitamin C are rich in antioxidants that your skin needs every day. Once the treatment is complete, your skin will begin to renew itself and regenerate new skin cells. During the first week after the Dermapen Microneedling procedure, it is advised to avoid using skincare products that contain retinol and alpha hydroxy acids, as well as any type of exfoliants. A week after the procedure you may go back to your regular skin care products.

Should I Do At Home Microneedling?

Although “at-home” microneedling kits are available and many cosmetic companies promote them, Dr. Schwarzburg does not recommend going for DIY microneedling treatments. First of all, the procedure requires completely sterile conditions to prevent skin irritation and infections. Secondly, the results won’t be the same as if carried out by professionals in a professional environment. Dr. Schwarzburg has been a practicing expert in the field for many years. The experience and knowledge gained and applied during all those years will ensure your safety and the efficiency of the treatment.

Dermapen vs DIY Dermarolling microneedling

Who Is Qualified to Perform Microneedling?

In order to perform a professional microneedling procedure, one should be a board certified physician or an allied health care professional, such as a nurse under the supervision of a physician. There are different spa salons where the procedure is carried out by different aestheticians, however, you should do your own research and check the professional background and experience of your physician. Keep in mind that microneedling must be performed with all the proper hygiene measures in place to bypass infections and possible side effects.

Your skin is a delicate organ and skin issues differ from person to person. At Skinly Aesthetics, Dr. Schwarzburg provides a customized approach to every patient using a combination of treatments based on each individual patient’s needs. This is important when fighting signs of aging around the eye area, upper lip, hands, neck, and décolletage. The results will leave you with no regrets and you’ll be able to enjoy your radiant, glowing, and youthful skin.

What is Dermapen Microneedling?

Microneedling is carried out by a hand-held device called Dermapen. It stimulates the skin to boost blood circulation and generate new collagen and elastin. Dermapen helps the skin to form micro-channels through which topical treatments can be more efficiently absorbed into the targeted areas. Due to this, Dr. Schwarzburg can apply a wide range of active ingredients, sera and growth factors right into the skin. These ingredients boost collagen production, which is responsible for skin tone, texture, tightness and overall rejuvenation. Dermapen microneedling is known to be one of the most effective anti-aging treatments in dermatology. One of the advantages of Dermapen over traditional laser treatments or microdermabrasions, is its safety in application for all skin tones. It can even treat the fine under eye area in the safest possible way, that cannot be guaranteed by the other methods. In addition, the risk of infection is reduced as the needles of dermapen are disposable and discarded after each treatment.

What Is The Difference Between Dermapen Microneedling Treatment and Dermarolling?

Both Dermaroller and Dermapen devices are used for microneedling to boost collagen production and regenerate the skin. Dermapen is the upgraded version of Dermaroller, and has an electronic component. Dermapen is safer and more effective in application than traditional microneedling rollers, which is why it is more favored by dermatologists.

Dermapen is more effective than dermaroller

What Is The Process Of Dermapen Microneedling Treatment?

Dermapen works with the help of microneedles, penetration depth being adjustable for different body parts. Just like other microneedling treatments it can include infusion of hyaluronic acid, growth factors, or PRP with every pass of the needle.

How Long Does Microneedling Last?

As a result of microneedling, the skin produces collagen and elastin to repair itself from micro wounds, creating a smoother and healthier skin. Nonetheless, follow-up treatments enhance and maintain the results of microneedling. The results of microneedling should be viewed more as a routine treatment to improve and maintain the skin, rather than something that has a set result duration. In case the patient has deeper wrinkles or scars, Dr. Schwarzburg may suggest pairing microneedling with other skin resurfacing treatments.

Combining Dermapen Microneedling With Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)

The combination of Dermapen microneedling and PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) is a highly-effective method for skin rejuvenation and minimization of signs of aging. It’s common among patients to choose PRP infusion during Dermapen treatment. With PRP the growth factors derived from the patient’s plasma cause the healing process and cellular regeneration to take place faster, resulting in younger-looking skin. Microneedling with PRP treats discoloration and acne scarring, giving firmness and radiance to the skin. PRP is popular for its orthopedic application as well, for example joint treatment. Dr. Schwarzburg also successfully uses PRP for female and male hair loss treatment and other types of alopecia.

Is Microneedling Permanent?

Microneedling should not be viewed from a perspective of longevity, rather as a method of skin care maintenance. Because we are constantly exposed to factors that can negatively affect our skin, we must constantly maintain a skin care routine to keep the results and to ensure long lasting healthy skin. That being said, microneedling results are permanent as long as you continue with the treatment. Microneedling will not stop you from aging or make you immune to sun damage. It improves the quality of your skin and creates new and healthy skin cells that need to be taken care of just as much as the skin you had before the treatment.

Is Microneedling Worth It?

If you are one of the many who deal with wrinkles, fine lines, hyperpigmentation, uneven skin tone, acne scar, or stretch marks, then you won’t regret going for microneedling. Microneedling NYC is an advanced dermatological technology that helps the skin regenerate by boosting elastin and collagen production. As a result, scar tissues are eliminated and the skin is revitalized. Microneedling has proven to be one of the most effective methods to reduce the appearance of stretch marks as well. Through fine surgical needles it slightly traumatizes the epidermis to stimulate the natural healing process of the skin. As a result of these micro-injuries the skin starts producing collagen and elastin, which are responsible for the creation of new and healthy skin cells, leaving you with a smoother overall skin texture.

How Many Microneedling Sessions Are Necessary?

Mostly 3-5 Dermapen Microneedling treatments are necessary for good results, spaced one month apart. However, if there are deep acne scars, more sessions may be needed. After the main sessions, biannual follow-up treatments are advised by Dr. Schwarzburg for the best results.

At Skinly Aesthetics we offer our patients customized services, using different combinations of hyaluronic acids, neurotoxins, and other high quality products to give your skin the health and glow it deserves. We offer customized anti-aging treatments for fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, eyes, upper lip lines, hands, neck, and décolletage. Dr. Schwarzburg’s professional approach and years of experience in the field will leave you with no regrets. Due to his tailored microneedling treatment plans for each of his patients, your skin will thank you.

In order to schedule an appointment with Dr. Schwarzburg in his New York office and learn more about what treatment will work best for you, please contact us at (212) 774-4264 or click here.