Microneedling

Microneedling Specialist
Dr. Alex Ferro at New Image Medical Aesthetics & Wellness helps patients to feel refreshed with a brighter, younger complexion using micro-needling. The micro-needling procedure uses Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) to enhance the production of collagen and elastin, the two building blocks of youthful skin. Dr. Alex Ferro offers many state-of-the-art skin treatments, including micro-needling, for patients throughout the Miami, Florida area.

Microneedling Q & A

Alex Ferro, MD

What is micro-needling?

Micro-needling is a minimally-invasive, non-surgical, and non-ablative procedure for facial rejuvenation. Dr. Ferro uses a micro-needling device featuring controlled, fine needles to puncture the skin. This creates a channel, or micro-wound, that tells the body to fill these micro-wounds with new collagen and elastin.

When used in combination with PRP, the micro-channels created by the treatment offer ideal absorption of topical products and the PRP. This combination enhances the effects as it reaches into the deeper layers of skin.

What is micro-needling used for?

Micro needling can be used effectively for:

  • Reducing scars caused by acne or burns
  • Fading stretch marks
  • Reducing fine lines and deep wrinkles
  • Correcting hyperpigmentation, Melasma or sun damage
  • Lifts and tightens the skin
  • Minimizes skin discoloration
  • Minimizing pore size

Medical micro-needling does not change pigment, and can be a safe and effective treatment for all skin types and colors. Skin micro-needling can treat sensitive and fragile areas that are difficult to treat with other procedures. The treatment can be performed on any part of the body, not exclusively the face. This includes those that have stretch marks, like the legs, chest, or butt.

What is the micro- needling procedure like?

The treatment can be performed in an office setting and can be safely repeated every four-to-six weeks if needed. Dr. Ferro will take a little over an hour to complete the procedure, depending on the area to be treated and the severity of the problem.

The procedure will go as follows. A numbing cream will be applied topically to the treatment area. The micro-needling device punctures the skin in a cross hatching pattern and Dr. Ferro glides the device over the skin multiple times for best results. Your body will register that it’s been injured and begins the healing treatment. Collagen and elastin are rushed to the area, where they then rejuvenate the skin. Usually, hyaluronic acid is used which is a safe natural product that enhances the rejuvenation process.

After the procedure, the skin will feel warm and tight, with some apparent redness. These side effects will usually subside within a matter of hours. Sun protection is recommended for several weeks afterwards. Most patients begin to see results after the very first appointment.*

*Individual results may vary.

A thorough evaluation with Dr. Alex Ferro will help you get started with a micro-needling treatment. Call now to schedule a consultation today.

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