These Are All The Microneedling Devices You Need To Know

Michele S. Green M.D., FAAD., is a Board-Certified Cosmetic Dermatologist, Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, and has been an international leader in cosmetic dermatology for over 25 years. Upper East Side patients and those from the surrounding areas of New York City flock to her practice for a variety of cosmetic dermatology treatments. A graduate from Yale University, with an MD and Chief residency from The Mount Sinai School of Medicine in NYC, Dr. Green treats some of the most discerning, demanding women and men in the world, with issues ranging from premature skin aging to hyperpigmentation, rosacea, acne, skin laxity, hair loss, and sun damage.

Before & After PRP

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Haute Beauty Expert Dr. Michele S. Green skillfully performs the latest laser treatments and specializes in several skin rejuvenation techniques, such as Microneedling. Here, Dr. Green takes the time to share the different devices and treatments in Microneedling that patients can expect.

Dermapen Microneedling

Dermapen is a handheld microneedling device that triggers the skin to increase blood flow and stimulate new collagen and elastin formation. Targeted areas of the skin are stimulated to form micro-channels for hyper-absorption of topical treatments. This allows Dr. Green to introduce a variety of active ingredients, serums and growth factors directly into the dermis of the skin. These serums, such as hyaluronic acid serum, enhance the production of collagen and improve skin tone, texture, firmness, and all-around facial rejuvenation. Dermapen microneedling is one of the most popular anti-aging procedures in dermatology.

Unlike traditional laser treatments or microdermabrasion, Dermapen is safe to use with all skin tones. The Dermapen can even be used to treat the delicate under eye area, which other modalities cannot safely treat. Additionally, dermapen uses disposable needles that are discarded after each treatment, maintaining vital patient safety and eliminating risk of contamination.

PRP Microneedling

Microneedling with PRP is a very popular non-invasive facial rejuvenation treatment in the world of dermatology. The PRP method uses the body’s natural growth factors and restorative processes to promote smoother, revitalized skin. Microneedling treatment, also known as collagen induction therapy, uses small micro-needles in the skin to engage the body’s healing process, encouraging new collagen production. When combined with platelet-rich plasma (PRP), the skin is further boosted by your blood’s own growth factors and cytokines which leads to healthy, glowing skin. Due to its incredible nutrients, PRP treatment is also a popular option for those experiencing male and female pattern baldness. When microneedling is combined with PRP, it can improve the appearance of discoloration or acne scarring, as well as create firmer, healthier skin.

Microneedling PRP is an enhanced version of collagen induction therapy that maximizes the body’s ability to heal and transform skin. Some of the main benefits of PRP Microneedling are listed below.

  • Reducing the appearance of “spider veins” and broken capillaries
  • Shrinking the appearance of enlarged pores
  • Reducing and even erasing acne scarring
  • Evening out skin tone
  • Reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Improving the appearance of age spots
  • Reducing the appearance of sun damage, including hyperpigmentation and melasma
  • Reducing the appearance of stretch marks
  • Creating healthy, glowing skin
  • Increasing elasticity and firming the surface of the skin

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Vivace Microneedling

Vivace is a unique microneedling device that uses a combination of radiofrequency energy and microneedling in order to tighten skin, boost collagen production, and bring skin health to a whole new level. This minimally-invasive treatment is ideal for reversing unwanted signs of aging while offering a comfortable patient experience. For patients with all skin types, Vivace offers enhanced cosmetic results, due to its dual functions as a microneedling device and rf device. It is this duality which allows pain free skin rejuvenation with all skin tones, without requiring any invasive treatment.

Aesthetics Biomedical is the manufacturer of Vivace Microneedling, also known as the Vivace Experience. Vivace Microneedling works by using radio frequency energy which heats the skin, stimulating the body’s natural collagen production and the natural wound healing process. New collagen and elastin then leads to tighter, fresher looking skin.

Microneedling for Acne Scars

Experts throughout the dermatology industry agree that microneedling is one of the best non-invasive methods to reduce the appearance of depressed post-acne scars, commonly referred to as ice pick, rolling and boxcar scars. Microneedling treatment uses tiny needles along the surface of the skin to stimulate collagen and elastin production in the skin. Collagen and elastin are responsible for youthful, smooth looking skin, and thus can work to “fill in” depressed acne scars, as well as to get rid of fine lines and stretch marks. Microneedling is safe for all skin types and skin tones and, over time, successfully smooths the skin and reduces the appearance of scars and fine lines with minimal downtime post-treatment.

How Can You Get Started with Microneedling Today?

If you are bothered by fine lines, wrinkles, or the visible signs of aging, Dr. Michele Green is here to help. Dr. Green is a leading NYC dermatologist with extensive experience in a number of non-surgical, non-invasive procedures which can address various skincare needs such as lasers, dermal filler, and lip augmentation treatments, including Restylane. Dr. Green has been consistently voted as one of the “Best Doctors” by Castle Connelly, New York Magazine, Super Doctors, and The New York Times as a pioneer in the field of cosmetic and medical dermatology. Please call the office today at 212-535-3088 or contact us online to schedule a consultation to discuss Restylane dermal fillers and other non-invasive dermatologic procedures.

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