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Microneedling in New York is a gentle yet effective, non-surgical, skin rejuvenation treatment. It is performed with a device with super-fine, very short needles that create microscopic puncture wounds in the skin. The treatment stimulates the body’s natural healing response to boost natural collagen production, leading to improved skin quality, firmness, and glow. Microneedling also allows for deeper absorption of skin-enhancing serums and nutrients. 

What is microneedling?

Microneedling is a procedure in which small needles are used to create micro-channels in the skin. This is a controlled injury, which triggers the body’s healing response to create collagen. The small needles of the device are applied to the target area.

What does microneedling do?

Our microneedling procedure can rejuvenate skin quality on the face, neck, chest, hands, or even stretch marks. It is an excellent treatment for acne scars and overall skin rejuvenation. You can expect to have mild redness and swelling for three to five days. For your comfort, a topical numbing cream is applied.

Who is a candidate for microneedling?

Generally speaking, most adults are candidates for microneedling. Microneedling, or collagen induction therapy, stimulates the skin to regenerate from within. You may be a particularly good candidate if you have facial scars from injuries or acne. A series of microneedling treatments can fade scars, leaving your skin looking and feeling firmer and more supple.

Microneedling in New York

SkinPen: Astonishingly Fast and Easy Results


The SkinPen Precision System by Crown Aesthetics a recent innovation in microneedling technology that provides astounding results with minimal discomfort and downtime. As the first FDA-approved surgical grade microneedling device for use in improving your skin, the SkinPen system is effective for:

  • Reducing the appearance of acne scars and surgical scars
  • Restoring a smoother, more even skin tone
  • Reducing the appearance of sun spots, age spots, and other blemishes
  • Tightening and firming your skin to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles

SkinPen Before & After

SkinPen treatment areas


Due to the light, safe, and non-invasive nature of the SkinPen treatment, this revolutionary treatment can be used on any skin type, at any age, and is popular for the following areas:

  • Your face, including hard-to-reach and delicate areas such as the skin around your nose and mouth
  • Neck
  • Décolletage

What to expect with SkinPen? 


A treatment of SkinPen microneedling can be performed in as little as 30 minutes, your skin is prepared with a topical anesthetic to make sure you are comfortable during the procedure. Most patients experience minor swelling and redness immediately after treatment (like a sunburn), but these effects disappear within a few days. 

Dramatic results can be achieved with a single treatment, but we usually recommend a series of three treatments spaced roughly one month apart to attain optimal results. You can expect to see gradual, almost daily improvements as your skin heals and regenerates itself over the six months following treatment.

Who is a candidate for microneedling?

Generally speaking, most adults are candidates for microneedling. Microneedling, or collagen induction therapy, stimulates the skin to regenerate from within. You may be a particularly good candidate if you have facial scars from injuries or acne. A series of microneedling treatments can fade scars, leaving your skin looking and feeling firmer and more supple.

What can I expect with microneedling?

A specialized device creates a multitude of micro-channels in the upper skin layers. The device has ultra-fine needles, which pierce the skin to a specific depth. Unlike needles used for injections, these needles do not contact deep tissue, and therefore the procedure is not painful. The treatment is described as feeling like a mild scratching.

  • A numbing cream is applied 60 minutes before treatment to help ensure your comfort
  • The cream is removed, and the skin fully cleansed, removing impurities
  • The procedure usually takes approximately 30 to 40 minutes to perform

For most patients, a series of three microneedling treatments is recommended. The number of treatments needed will depend on the current condition of your skin.

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Why choose Dr. Ostad?

Dr. Ostad is widely known as an expert in the field of aesthetic dermatology, and for his extraordinary technical skills in skin rejuvenation.

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What are the benefits of microneedling?

A series of microneedling treatments can provide many benefits, including:

  • Increase in natural collagen production
  • Firming of the skin
  • Enhanced absorption of serums and skin-enhancing products
  • Reduction of acne scars
  • Fading of stretch marks
  • Improvement in the appearance of superficial wrinkles and facial lines
  • Reduction in pore size
  • Better skin tone and texture
  • Overall skin rejuvenation
  • The treatment is not restricted to the face—microneedling can be performed on other areas as well

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FAQ

Why have microneedling?

The development of new collagen is essential for keeping skin young, healthy, and firm. This natural process slows at approximately age 25, but it can be restored by activating the skin’s natural healing response. Europeans have long used microneedling to rejuvenate the skin, as it is among the gentlest and most effective methods of natural skin renewal. In our NYC office, we often use microneedling for skin rejuvenation, improvement in texture, and reduction of fine lines and wrinkles. It may be used as a single procedure or with other therapeutic treatments. Dr. Ostad often uses the EndyMed Intensif device, known to produce superior results.

What are SkinPen treatments?

SkinPen is one of the world’s most advanced skin needling technology. It is a small, pen-like tool that delivers a series of micro-injuries to the skin. At our NYC practice, we offer SkinPen to trigger natural collagen production to improve the appearance of stretch marks and acne scars, to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, reduce pore size, and to smooth scars.

What does microneedling feel like?

In a microneedling procedure, Dr. Ostad applies customized needles to penetrate the upper layers of skin for a painless experience and rapid healing. After a microneedling treatment, you may experience a minor sensation similar to a sunburn, redness and pinpoint marks, which should fade in approximately 24 to 48 hours.

Will my skin need special protection after microneedling?

To protect the skin post-procedure, we recommend a topical serum for hydration, as well as a sunscreen with an SPF 30+ when venturing out.

How soon will I start to see improvement after a microneedling treatment?

You may begin to see skin improvement in as little as a few days after treatment, with further results gradually developing over time. Most people need a series of three treatments for optimal results.

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