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Microneedling, also called Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT), is the newest non-surgical breakthrough skin treatment for banishing acne scars, wrinkles and fine lines. It uses thin, microscopic needles to activate production of collagen and elastin, the two compounds primarily responsible for beautiful, youthful looking skin. Microneedling patients enjoy the resulting fullness and volume that is achieved without any incisions, anesthesia or downtime.

Why should clients choose

Having devoted his practice exclusively to the face and neck, double board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Kwak is excited to offer this revolutionary anti-aging procedure to his clients, as it represents one of the most advanced innovations in skin rejuvenation available today.

During your initial consultation at his comfortable Manhattan office, Dr. Kwak will examine your skin to make sure that mirconeedling is the best option for you. If needed, he may recommend microneedling be combined with the use of dermal fillers for a more comprehensive anti-aging regimen. The doctor will then outline his treatment plan, minimizing anxiety by taking care to walk you through each stage of the process. Although some clients may not yet be familiar with microneedling, it is a safe, proven procedure with thousands of successful outcomes.

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Benefits of microneedling

  • Adjustable needles for targeting skin of different textures and thicknesses
  • Can be used on all parts of the body, including the face, neck, stomach, back, hands etc.
  • Increases the skin’s ability to absorb anti-aging serums and topical creams
  • Eliminates fine lines by triggering a more robust, radiant dermis
  • Helps to fade sun damage and hyperpigmentation
  • Useful in treating stretch marks
  • Can be used in conjunction with dermal fillers or surgical procedures
  • Painless with no downtime
  • One treatment per year is sufficient to see fantastic results
  • Treatment last only 30 minutes

What can I expect from the procedure?

During the treatment, a specially designed cosmetic stylus is used to direct a fleet of a dozen sterile needles as they brush against the pores, creating micro-injuries that stimulate the body to heal itself. Prior to the procedure, a soothing gel is used to minimize abrasion and lubricate the stylus. As the pen glides across the skin, patients may experience a sandpaper-like sensation, but this is no more irritating than a typical over-the-counter apricot scrub, for instance. Microneedling is often enhanced through the use of skin-renewal serums such as PRP (platelet-rich plasma), hyaluronic acid, kojic acid and growth factor gels. The entire procedure lasts approximately 30 minutes, and results continue to impress for up to one year.

Recovery from microneedling

ESK microneedling clients may experience some redness as a result of the procedure, comparable to a sunburn. This usually heals quite rapidly within the first week and is no cause for alarm. Dr. Kwak will provide you with healing ointments that will remedy any discomfort, and makeup can be worn to help conceal any lingering pinkness. It’s important to avoid the sun after your treatment, and to wear sunblock.

Results begin to show within 7-10 days in the form of a fresh lovely glow, and the skin tone continues to improve for 6 months, as more and more healthy skin cells are produced. Microneedling can be repeated more than once, as determined by the doctor during follow-up visits. Typically he will suggest that sessions are at least 6-8 weeks apart, however many patients find that even just one treatment is enough to dramatically improve the look and feel of the skin.