Microneedling, also known as collagen-induction therapy is a nonsurgical treatment that penetrates your skin’s surface with tiny needles in order to create thousands of superficial wounds, or micro-injuries that stimulate the production of the body’s own collagen, elastin, and other growth factors. Microneedling is a form of fractional treatment, which means that only a fraction of the skin's surface is affected. In addition, to stimulating collagen, the micro-channels created by microneedling allow for better penetration of things such as growth factors, PRP, hyaluronic acid, and other topical vitamins and supplement serums when used at time of treatment.
Microneedling with the MDPen at our Midtown Manhattan, New York medical spa can help reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and stretch marks, as well as helping with evening of skin tone (including improving melasma), refining enlarged pores, tightening skin, and fading scars (such as those from acne), without subjecting the patient to the pain and down time associated with lasers or other more intense treatments.
It typically takes 3-4 microneedling sessions, typically 4-6 weeks apart in order to see long lasting results. The results do require maintenance 2-3 times per year.
MDPen, available at our Midtown Manhattan, New York medical spa is the world's most powerful microneedling device, and is the latest innovation in Fractional Microdermal Needling. Innovative and effective, MDPen activates your body’s natural cellular regeneration to help tighten and lift skin, while minimizing many common skin problems.
MDPen™ treatments result in minimal downtime and can be performed on most areas of the face and body, including the hands, lips, neck, décolletage, thighs, back, buttocks, and abdomen.
MDPen is not like an at-home dermal roller. MDPen™ is an automated, non-surgical microneedling device designed for use by licensed healthcare practitioners or individuals directed by these practitioners.
MDPen is a MicroNeedling device that moves at speeds up to 17,500 RPM creating 15,000 micro channels per square inch for maximum coverage and a more complete treatment.
MDPen MicroNeedling is used for skin revitalization and can be used in conjunction with other treatments. MDPen treatments are non-ablative, do not cause trauma to the skin, and are a safe, effective tool in an anti-aging skin care regimen. Sun avoidance is not required after treatment, however sun protection is always recommended.
The Restore needle head on the MDPen features 12 standard microneedles for treating both the face and body. The needle depth can be custom tailored to go from 0.1mm all the way to 3.0mm.
The MDPen Refine needle head features 160 microneedles for performing more superficial treatments in delicate areas. The needle depth can be custom tailored to go from 0.1mm to 1.0mm.
MDPen™ treatments should not be used on patients who:
• Have active skin cancer in the treatment area(s)
• Have open wounds, sores, or irritated skin in the treatment area(s)
• Have an allergy to stainless steel or anesthetics
• Have a hemorrhagic (bleeding) disorder or hemostatic (bleeding) dysfunction
• Are pregnant or nursing
• Are currently taking drugs with the ingredient isotretinoin (such as Accutane)
Absolute contraindications include: scleroderma, collagen vascular diseases or
cardiac abnormalities; rosacea or blood clotting problems; active bacterial or
fungal infections; immunosuppression; and facial fillers used in the treatment area in the past 6
Precautions include: history of eczema, psoriasis, actinic (solar) keratosis, diabetes,
or other chronic conditions; presence of raised moles, warts or any raised
lesions in targeted area; active acne; immunosuppressive therapy; history of
contact dermatitis; rosacea; active bacterial, fungal, or viral infections (i.e. herpes,
warts); keloid scars (a scar that grows outside the boundaries of an original scar);
patients on anticoagulants; scars and stretch marks less than one year old; and
wound-healing deciencies. Treatment with MDPen may cause an outbreak of cold sore on those patients who suffer from them currently or in the past.
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