Microneedling is an FDA-cleared, micro-invasive treatment that uses small needles to lightly penetrate the skin in order to stimulate your body’s natural collagen production resulting in tighter skin. Microneedling has been shown to be effective in helping skin become smoother, firmer, and more toned.
Dr. Gendai Echezona offers this advanced skin rejuvenation treatment with the innovative GeniusRF Microneedling and SkinPen® Precision system.
Traditional and RF (radio frequency) microneedling in Norwalk, CT are safe and micro-invasive cosmetic procedures that can help you look and feel your best.
Many patients see results after just one microneedling treatment, however a series of three sessions is recommended to achieve optimal results.
Results with microneedling treatment are apparent almost immediately and will continue to improve over the next six months as collagen and elastin production is accelerated. Most patients achieve optimal results with a series of three treatments spaced four to six weeks apart.
SkinPen® is the first microneedling device cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, clinically proven to safely and effectively treat facial acne scars. With as few as three non-invasive and affordable treatments spaced 30 days apart, you can improve your appearance for six months after your last treatment.
Fine needles puncture the skin at various depths to create controlled micro-injuries which trigger the release of cytokines and growth factors, as part of the natural healing process that lead to effective remodeling of scar tissue. When using microneedling + Platelet Rich Plasma for skin rejuvenation, patients report improvements in fine lines, skin texture, hydration, radiance, and acne and surgical scarring.
For both types of microneedling, a numbing cream is applied for 30-45 minutes prior to the procedure. Immediately following treatment you may experience pin-point bleeding at the site as well as temporary redness, irritation and tightness. You may see minor scratches on the surface of the skin. These are normal reactions that typically resolve within 24-36 hours. Light peeling usually occurs within three days before being replaced with brand new skin. Depending on your skin sensitivity, it may take up to a week for reactions to completely resolve. Most people resume normal activities within 48 hours.
You can expect visible improvement to the skin as soon as a day or two after the procedure. However, your body will continue to rebuild the collagen and elastin for several weeks after that, so you will continue to see improvement over the next six months. Many see results after just one microneedling treatment, however a series of three sessions is recommended to achieve optimal results.