Replenishing collagen and elastin with microneedling
As a top skincare modality abroad, microneedling has been in use throughout European spas for the past two decades, and Dr. Westreich is pleased to present this innovative technique to his US clients. It is a revolutionary treatment aimed at stimulating the skin’s deep stores of collagen and elastin, two naturally-occurring bio proteins responsible for the skin’s vitality and youthful glow. With microneedling, tired, overtaxed skin cells are rejuvenated and the complexion, along with any blemishes and scars, is beautifully renewed.
Microneedling is ideal for treating...
- Facial scarring, including acne scars
- Damage from the sun and the elements
- Hyperpigmentation issues
- Enlarged pores
- The effects of aging such as wrinkles, creases and fine lines
- Poor skin texture
Areas of the body that microneedling can address:
- Under the eyes
Microneedling benefits include...
- FDA-approved, safe for all skin types
- Pain-free, no downtime
- Encourages the growth of collagen and elastin
- Treatment can be customized to skincare needs
- Tones and tightens the skin as it works
- Can be more effective than laser therapy
- Reasonable cost
What to expect from the procedure
Microneedling is accomplished with a set of one dozen ultra fine needles that penetrate the pores to stimulate the deeper skin layers, triggering them to produce more collagen and elastin. The needles’ lengths are customized by the doctor to suit your degree of comfort and your skincare needs. Treatment is administered through the use of a glide-along handpiece, often called a dermapen, that gently hovers over the skin’s surface. In general, the skin will first be protected with a soothing gel to maintain your comfort during the procedure. The sensation is one of light pressure, sometimes likened to a mild sunburn. Total treatment time tends to be less than 20 minutes.
How many sessions are required to see results?
Microneedling will show results right away, but these tend to be subtle. With additional treatments, you will begin to see more dynamic change in your skin’s texture and tone. Those suffering from deeper skin issues such as acne scars or more pronounced wrinkling will need approximately 6-7 sessions for optimal improvement. Appointments should be spaced out over the course of several months.
What is the recuperation process like?
The needles are in essence creating micro wounds in the dermis, and you must therefore give the skin adequate time to recover by refraining from scratching or otherwise irritating your face. You may feel the skin to be a bit tighter than usual, but this sensation will gradually fade with time as your complexion resumes a bright, healthy consistency. Be sure to protect your skin from the damaging rays of the sun through the proper use of sunblock.
Selecting the best practice for your NYC microneedling treatment
While today’s marketplace offers an exciting array of day spas and casual opportunities to undergo skincare treatments, it’s important to select a provider based on their track record with clients, their credentials, and their medical training. As a double board certified surgeon in facial plastic surgery and ENT medicine, Dr. Westreich is personally involved in selecting top of the line equipment and creating safe, effective protocols that he can stand behind. Patients can feel secure knowing that his experienced, and New York State-licensed aesthetician provides the type of detail-oriented treatments they want and has the clinical expertise necessary to ensure your utmost safety during the procedure. Unlicensed or non-credentialed practitioners may provide services at lower costs, but these shortcuts come with a heavy price – a lack of peace of mind.
Your Skincare Consultation with Dr. Westreich, NYC
Patients will meet our aesthetician for an initial consultation in Dr. Richard Westreich’s welcoming office space in New York City, where she will conduct a detailed skin analysis. Topics such as your diet, medications and current skincare regimen will be discussed, along with your general self-care rituals such as wearing sunblock and abstaining from smoking. During this time, patients can express their specific skin issues and leave with a comprehensive strategy developed to uniquely address your specific goals, lifestyle, and budget while targeting your skin’s strengths and weaknesses.