Patients hoping to improve the radiance and firmness of their skin or to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles may benefit from adding microneedling to their skin care regimen.
What is Microneedling?
Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy (CIT), is a minimally invasive procedure where short, fine needles are attached to a power hand tool that rapidly and repeatedly punctures the skin to create barely visible wounds. As these pinprick punctures go through the healing process, the body produces extra collagen and elastin that strengthens and rejuvenates the skin.
Effective for every skin type, microneedling can be used as an anti-aging treatment to tighten lax skin and brighten dull complexions. Microneedling can also reduce the appearance of:
- Surgical or acne scars
- Hyperpigmentation from certain skin conditions
- Sun damage
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Stretch marks
- Dark under-eye circles
Though most patients require several treatments to achieve their goals, even one treatment can improve the skin’s appearance.
Types of Microneedling
In a traditional microneedling procedure, an automated, oscillating device is used to make controlled, microscopic abrasions on the surface of the skin. There are several steps that can be taken to improve the effectiveness of microneedling.
Radiofrequency (RF) microneedling
In radiofrequency microneedling treatment, radio frequencies are delivered into deeper dermal layers after the microneedling device penetrates the skin. These waves of energy create additional micro-injuries that further stimulate the production of collagen and elastin. The heat generated through this process also contracts subdermal tissues, increasing the smoothing effect on superficial wrinkles.
Dr. Maman specializes in microneedling using the AquaGold microinfusion system. This system allows him to inject customized treatment solutions that can include Botox, fillers, and vitamins under skin while the hypoallergenic needles in the AquaGold device deliver 2,400 microinjections per minute.
Who Can Perform Microneedling?
Microneedling is not without risk. It is important to have a provider that is highly trained, not just licensed, perform microneedling to avoid side effects such as infection, allergic reactions, or excessive bruising.
Although many states allow master estheticians and medical spa employees to perform microneedling procedures, seeking treatment from a skilled plastic surgeon’s office will deliver the safest, longest-lasting results.
We make sure you have the information you need to feel good about your decision throughout the entire process, from your inquiry to our practice, through the consultation, and beyond.
- In-depth initial consultations with a complete medical history review and physical assessment by Dr. Maman
- Multiple pre-procedure visits (if needed) to answer your questions and make sure you are comfortable
- Specialized surgery coordinators to help you navigate scheduling, financial, and insurance processes
Once you have moved forward with surgery, we make sure you are just as cared for. Patients receive:
- Convenient and safe operating facilities in NYC
- Complimentary scar-treatment regimens
- Attentive and routine aftercare visits
Personalized, Holistic Patient-Centered Approach
Understanding each patient’s personal and clinical needs is central to our practice. We customize treatment plans for each patient and each patient receives Dr. Maman’s personal contact information along with direct round-the-clock access to our nurse and surgical coordinator.
“I look and feel ten years younger. Dr. Maman and his staff were amazing from the consultation through follow-up.”
Results & Recovery
We take every measure to provide the highest degree of comfort for our patients throughout their time in our care.
We believe that all patients should be fully informed. We stay in close contact before and after treatment to ensure each patient receives prompt and personalized care.
Recovery timelines vary depending on your procedure, but we offer thorough aftercare to ensure your optimized recovery and results.
For more information, read our FAQs below.
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Dr. Daniel Maman is a Harvard fellowship-trained and board-certified plastic surgeon specialized in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the breast, body, and face.
About Dr. Daniel Y. Maman, Board-Certified NYC Plastic Surgeon
Dr. Maman completed a Harvard fellowship in aesthetic breast surgery as well as a 6-year plastic surgery residency at the Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. He has appeared on The New York Times Top Doctors and Super Doctors in Plastic Surgery lists.
Dr. Maman is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a member of the American College of Surgeons, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.
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Basic Microneedling FAQs
How much do you charge for microneedling?
All our treatments are carefully individualized to each patient based on their long-term goals and medical history. Because we customize treatment for each patient, pricing can vary. During your initial consultation, Dr. Maman will conduct a detailed assessment. Afterward, you will receive an itemized price quote to help you make your decision.
Am I a good candidate for microneedling?
Meeting with Dr. Maman is the best way to determine whether microneedling is the right treatment option for you, but healthy non-smokers looking for mild to moderate improvement in the appearance of wrinkles, sun damage, scarring, stretch marks, etc. on the face, neck, chest, and hands usually qualify.
While microneedling does not involve surgery, some skin, immune system, and vascular conditions can adversely affect results. Microneedling is also not recommended for patients with a history of keloid scars or patients who are pregnant or nursing.
Where will my procedure be performed? How long will it take?
Dr. Maman usually performs microneedling at an in-office, AAAASF-certified facility or an ambulatory surgery center (ASC). He also has operating privileges at Mount Sinai Hospital, Lenox Hill Hospital, New York Eye & Ear Infirmary, and Englewood Hospital. We work with you to select the best facility for your needs.
Microneedling takes approximately 30 minutes in our office.
Does microneedling hurt?
Pain during a microneedling procedure is reduced through the use of topical anesthetics. After the process is completed, the treated skin may feel tight and sensitive, similar to the effects of a sunburn.
When will I see results from microneedling?
Most patients start to see noticeable results within a week of their procedure. Full treatment benefits will be visible after the completion of the healing process, which occurs between four and six weeks.
How long is the recovery period for microneedling?
The amount of time required for recovery is minimal but depends on the amount and type of microneedling performed. Dr. Maman will give you instructions specific to your treatment plan, but patients should expect to avoid heavy exercise and excessive sunlight for 24–48 hours after injection. Makeup can be worn after 24 hours.
It is normal to see minor bruising, swelling, and redness for a few days post-procedure. Some patients may also experience dryness or flaking. It is important to keep the treated skin well-hydrated and protected with sunscreen during the healing process.
How long do I have to wait to work out after microneedling?
Sweating during exercise increases the likelihood of infection in the micro-wounds. We recommend patients avoid exercise for at least 24 hours.
How long will the effects of microneedling last?
Microneedling results usually last for several months. It is important to wait four to six weeks between treatments, as too-frequent microneedling can damage capillaries and lead to tougher skin.
Adding other non-surgical treatments like chemical peels, Botox, and fillers to microneedling can extend the life of your procedure.
Will I have to pay for follow-up visits after my procedure?
Because we value our patients’ health and satisfaction above everything else, we do not charge for post-procedure follow-up visits.
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