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Facial Microneedling Treatment

A facial microneedling treatment is similar in concept to microchanneling. However, microneedling goes back much farther. It was first theorized, during the 90’s, that piercing the skin within scars and fine wrinkles would stimulate the healthy skin below to produce additional collagen. It was an effective non-surgical procedure at the time, and it has only been refined over the years.

Why it is Effective

There are many reasons why facial skin slowly loses its ability to produce the collagen that makes it so elastic when we are younger. One reason is that we are exposed to environmental damages like UV rays and even smog. Another reason that women experience slower collagen production is that it is triggered by estrogen. After menopause, levels of both collagen and estrogen are reduced.

Other facial rejuvenation treatments work similarly to microneedling. By causing damage to the skin, even if it is only slight, the skin’s own cell regeneration and collagen production processes are stimulated. This means that your skin is doing most of the work, and the treatment itself is minimally invasive for a shorter recovery time.

Benefits of Facial Microneedling Treatments

PRP, or platelet-rich plasma, can also be added to your facial microneedling treatment. A facial microneedling treatment with or without PRP is still effective. However, PRP can bring additional healing benefits for those with severe scarring due to acne or burns, sunspots and deeper wrinkles like laugh lines.

With the addition of PRP to the treatment, you can compound the benefits you see over several, regularly scheduled treatments. This makes them more effective in the long run and well worth the investment.

Recovery Time

As a minimally invasive procedure, the recovery time is also minimal. It is recommended that you refrain from using any personal skincare products or applying makeup for at least 24 hours. While some will see a dramatic difference in just one day, others may need a bit more time to heal. Still, the recovery time should be no more than three days. The amount of time needed to heal from a facial microneedling treatment depends on several factors, such as age and the issue that is being targeted. Your recovery time can be estimated during your consultation appointment before your treatment is scheduled.

Continual Care

To see the best results, you may need more than one treatment. Typically, severe acne scars require several treatments to start seeing those scars fade. After the first treatment, it will be much easier to estimate how many treatments will be necessary, as Dr. Khosh or Michele Rivard, PA, will be able to see how your skin responds. It is also important to care for your skin with quality skincare products used regularly once your skin has fully healed.

Facial microneedling treatments have become very popular recently, and that is because so many are seeing dramatic results very quickly. Creative Facial Aesthetics can help you decide if microneedling is right for you. Contact the office to schedule your consultation.

What our patients are saying

4.9 / 5.0

Based on 106 reviews

Stephen P.

I've been to Michele for a numbers of years for various procedures and she's fantastic, a true artist. Michele never pushes procedures, always takes her time and the final results are superb. I'm in the entertainment industry and need to look my best. I'm thrilled that she's now moved offices and I was able to track her down, I wouldn't trust my face to anyone else. My advice, put yourself in her hands and trust and you'll be amazed at the results: not only is her work exceptional but very natural.

Robin M.

I have gone to Michele for more than 10 years, following her to her new location. It's so long ago but I think I heard of her expertise in a magazine article or blog. I trust Michele completely and have done botox and filler on many occasions during this time, The results are always perfect, so natural.

Scott S.

As someone who was very hesitant to try Botox, as I am a performer/dancer and expression is a huge part of my career, I could not be happier with the treatments I have received from Michele! I have gotten so many "You look so young!" and "You skin looks incredible!". Michele took her time to explain to me the benefits of different treatments and was very responsive to my concerns. I have recommended friends to her who are so grateful to me! As a person who came to aesthetic medicine through an incredible journey of her own, Michele is unparalleled in her compassion, skill and knowledge. Go see her! You will be in the BEST hands!

Melodie D.

Michele Rivard is the best I have had for my injections of botox and fillers. She is meticulous, exact and knows what needs to be done to make my face be the best it can be. I highly recommend her for whatever you want done and you will be happy with the results.

Meredith G.

Saw Dr. Khosh for a fractured nose. He reset my nose beautifully (and with little discomfort to me) and then discussed some of my sinus issues with me upon my follow up visit. Never felt like he was rushing me out and felt very confident in his abilities. I would highly recommend to anyone needing plastic or reconstructive options!

Jackie C.

Great front office, really good experience after what was a terrible accident. I was made to feel comfortable. Dr. Khosh is very good at what he does. I'm still healing but I'm confident of the results

Kaitlin M.

Dr. Khosh takes exceptional care of his patients. He has operated on me twice, each time making me feel extremely comfortable and satisfied with the results. His staff is also very kind and knowledgeable.

Leah G.

Upon hearing of the overwhelmingly positive experience a friend of mine had in choosing Dr. Khosh as her surgeon, I decided to make an appointment for my own septoplasty/rhinoplasty/turbinate reduction. Although I was slightly skeptical as the praise I had heard seemed a bit hyperbolic, all uncertainty dissipated after meeting the Doctor and his staff. My pre- and post-operative experience was excellent in terms of concerns adequately addressed prior to the surgery and mitigation of any bruising in the convalescent period. Despite my apparent predisposition to rather slower healing, a year after the surgery, my nose looks really pretty and my breathing entirely unobstructed! I highly recommend Dr. Khosh!

Creative Facial Aesthetics

245 5th Avenue, Suite 334
New York, NY 10016

Phone: (332) 223-6655

Monday & Tuesday 8:30 AM – 7:00 PM
Wednesday & Thursday 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday 8:30 AM – 2:00 PM