Dr. Mark S. Anthony, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Dr. Dawn M. Heil, M.D., F.A.C.S.
445 East Water Street * Elmira, NY 14901
Skin Needling is a minimally invasive non-surgical and non-ablative procedure for facial rejuvenation that involves the use of a micro-needling device to create controlled skin injury.
As the fine needle punctures the skin it creates a channel or micro-wound. The controlled injury triggers the body to fill these micro-wounds by producing new collagen and elastin in the papillary dermis. This neocollagenesis following treatment leads to reduction of scars and improved skin texture, firmness and hydration.
The number of needling procedures depends on the individual skin condition. Three to four treatments may be needed for moderate acne scars. Scars and stretch marks may require up to five procedures. In the case of wrinkles associated with aging skin, one or two refresher skin needling treatments are recommended every year.
Skin needling is effectively used for reducing scars caused by acne, surgery or thermal burns, fading stretch marks and reducing fine lines and deep wrinkles.