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Microneedling Specialist

Allen Sapadin, MD

Dermatologists & Aesthetic Specialists located in Hackensack, NJ

Microneedling is one of the most popular and talked-about cosmetic dermatology treatments available today. In this treatment, tiny holes in your skin stimulate new collagen growth. Microneedling treatment at the dermatology practice of Allen Sapadin, MD, in Hackensack, New Jersey, gives you firmer, smoother, and younger looking skin without surgery or fillers. Use the online appointment tool or call the office to schedule today.


What is microneedling?

Microneedling is a new treatment available at the office of Allen Sapadin, MD. This treatment causes controlled damage to your skin, using a group of ultrafine needles, in order to generate a healing response.

Your skin has tremendous natural healing powers, which include the production of the collagen that keeps your skin tight, smooth, and young-looking. But, collagen production isn't triggered unless your body perceives damage — and that's where microneedling comes in.

What kind of skin problems can microneedling treat?

Microneedling is a very flexible treatment that can help with all of the following:

  • Wrinkles
  • Acne scars
  • Stretch marks
  • Loose or sagging skin
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Sun damage
  • Melasma
  • Rosacea
  • Texture issues like roughness
  • Poor skin tone

Many patients choose microneedling for all-around skin rejuvenation because it helps in so many ways. If you're unhappy with the way your skin is changing with age, microneedling might be the ideal treatment.

How does microneedling treatment feel?

First, your provider at Allen Sapadin, MD, cleans your face and applies a topical anesthetic. You'll relax for 20-30 minutes while your face grows numb. Next, your care provider starts the needling process. You may feel a little vibration, but it doesn't hurt thanks to the anesthetic. A whole-face treatment takes less than an hour.

What can I expect after my microneedling treatment?

After your microneedling treatment, your skin will be red, and you'll have very small pinprick-size scabs. Don't scrub your face because they'll slough off within the week following your treatment.

Your skin's healing response begins quickly after treatment, and you'll continue to make new collagen for 3-6 months afterward. As your skin makes the new collagen, you'll notice skin thickening, smoothing, and overall improvement.

How many microneedling treatments do I need?

It depends on what your goals are. Your care provider at the office of Allen Sapadin, MD, discusses your concerns and needs with you to help you decide the right treatment plan.

Most patients have several treatments, around a month apart. Once you have your desired results, you can maintain them by having a touchup treatment once or twice annually.

Click the online appointment scheduler or call the office of Allen Sapadin, MD, to learn more about how the new microneedling treatment can help you.