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Microneedling, also called CIT (Collagen Induction Therapy,) is a cutting-edge skin treatment to help remove impurities, tighten the pores, combat acne scarring, and minimize lines, wrinkles, and creases. Through the use of ultra-thin needles that penetrate the skin, microneedling can help trigger collagen regeneration, leading to a softer, smoother, and more youthful complexion without the need for anesthesia or downtime.

Our highly trained staff perform microneedling in Long Island, to help patients reclaim a pleasing, age-defying appearance.

What is microneedling?

Collagen is one of the vital proteins responsible for the plump, supple contours of youth. As the body ages, its natural production of collagen diminishes, leading to a host of cosmetic concerns, including volume loss and wrinkles. By creating strategic micro-injuries, microneedling can help jumpstart a new wave of collagen production, which in turn smooths and enhances aging skin.

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Why is collagen so important?

Collagen is an abundant protein in the body that makes up the majority of connective tissues in such areas as the tendons, ligaments, skin, and muscles. While collagen has many functions, in terms of cosmetic science, it functions as a strengthening agent for the skin’s scaffolding. While one’s natural supply of collagen diminishes with age, it can be regenerated through the introduction of micro-wounds. Microneedling is based on this mechanism of collagen renewal through micro-injuries.

What can I expect from the procedure?

During your microneedling treatment, a specially designed handpiece delivers sterilized needles into the pores. These needles create tiny punctures that help trigger the body to heal itself through collagen renewal. We use a soothing gel prior to needle insertion that helps make the treatment comfortable and stress-free. Patients have described the process as similar to using an apricot scrub on their faces in terms of the discomfort level. 

Microneedling can be paired with several serums or PRP (platelet-rich plasma) to increase its positive effects. Treatment typically lasts about half an hour, with results lasting up to 12 months.

What are the benefits of microneedling?

  • Treatment can be customized with different needle thicknesses
  • Can be used to treat the face, neck, stomach, back, chest, and hands
  • Increases the absorption of youth-enhancing serums and topical products
  • Boosts the skin’s radiance, resilience, and suppleness
  • Rewinds the clock on aging in the complexion
  • Reduces wrinkles, lines, creases, and folds
  • Helps combat sun damage and hyperpigmentation
  • Corrects stretch marks
  • Treatment can be combined with dermal fillers or facial surgery
  • Minimal discomfort and no downtime

Who is a good candidate for microneedling in Long Island?

Ideal candidates for microneedling possess the following characteristics:

  • Willing to be patient and see gradual results over time
  • Realistic expectations 
  • No current skin infections or disorders
  • Rough, blemished skin texture
  • Wrinkles, lines, and creases
  • Poor skin elasticity
  • Enlarged pores
  • Stretch marks
  • Acne scarring
  • Hollow-looking midface contours
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What will my recovery entail?

While minor swelling and redness are typical side effects after microneedling, there is no real recovery time to speak of. You’ll be able to return to your normal routine right away. Because it takes time for the body to renew its collagen supply, you may see results gradually rather than instantly. Within a few months, however, your skin will be firmer, tighter, clearer, and more radiant. It is suggested that you undergo a series of about six sessions for comprehensive improvement.

Why choose us?

At North Shore Cosmetic Surgery, our team of skilled, experienced surgeons, nurses, and aestheticians have built a reputation for superior results that defy expectations. We listen carefully to each patient’s concerns and curate a customized treatment plan that will lead to successful, long-lasting improvements. In addition to microneedling, our board-certified surgeons, Dr. John Layliev, Dr. Yee Cheng Low, and Dr. James Romanelli, provide a broad range of cosmetic solutions, both surgical and non-surgical, to help restore a youthful, refreshed, and revitalized aesthetic.

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Microneedling FAQs

Is microneedling painful?

Prior to your session, we can apply a numbing gel to the skin that helps minimize any discomfort.

How often should I undergo microneedling?

The overall condition of your skin will determine the number of sessions needed to achieve your cosmetic goals. You can safely undergo microneedling every 4-6 weeks.

How much does microneedling cost?

We will provide you with a personalized quote at the time of your private consultation. Pricing will be based on the nature of your skin ailments and the number of areas treated.

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