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What is microneedling and how is it used to improve the skin?

  • Posted on: Feb 8 2020
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The skin of the face is extremely vulnerable and exposed to the everyday environmental elements. This can result in damage to the skin, including increased skin laxity that contributes to the formation of fine lines and wrinkles. Patients may also notice uneven complexions, poor skin tone, and other cosmetic concerns. Wouldn’t it be great if there was a way to address these imperfections in a minimally-invasive way to enhance the skin’s appearance? Dr. Magdy Nasra and his team may suggest microneedling.

Understanding microneedling

Dr. Magdy Nasra describes microneedling as an aesthetic treatment that incorporates the use of a specialized device. This device is designed with hundreds of very tiny needles within a pen like apparatus that is run along the skin to stimulate the body’s natural collagen and elastin production. Collagen is naturally lost over time and this loss contributes to skin laxity. By stimulating natural collagen and elastin production on the skin of the face, men and women can improve their skin’s appearance, as well as overall texture and tone. This versatile treatment has many benefits, making it a highly desirable treatment at Dr. Magdy Nasra’s practice.

What can I expect with microneedling treatment?

During one’s microneedling appointment, the skin is first cleansed. A topical anesthetic is then administered onto the facial area to improve patient comfort. The microneedling device is then placed on the skin to allow the tiny needles to puncture the upper layers of the skin, including the epidermis and the dermis. This controlled treatment essentially creates small areas of injury that signal’s the skin’s healing response and production of collagen and elastin. The skin heals over several days, and looks more youthful than ever before! The microneedling treatment is commonly done on the face, though it can also be performed on other areas such as the neck, décolletage, back, arms, and even the hands. Patients may benefit from several treatments every few weeks to achieve optimal results.

Are you a candidate?

Determining candidacy for this and other skin improvement techniques available at Dr. Magda Nasra’s practice is the first step in pursuing microneedling treatment. Call the office at (732) 888-8255 to schedule an appointment at his Holmdel, NJ area practice.

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