Primary Care Practice & Aesthetic Medical Clinic located in Woodbridge Township, Avenel, NJ

Microneedling services offered in Woodbridge Township, Avenel, NJ

Microneedling offers an advanced method of skin care that clears up wrinkles, acne scars, rough texture, and dullness. At Avenel Primary Care in Avenel, New Jersey, Haroon Arshad, MD, MBA, Sanna Arshad, PA-C, MHA, and the team provide microneedling using SkinPen®, the first FDA-cleared microneedling device on the market. To experience the benefits of microneedling at Avenel Primary Care, call the office or book an appointment online today.  

Microneedling Q&A

What is microneedling?

Microneedling is a treatment that helps you achieve a refreshed, glowing complexion. At Avenel Primary Care, the providers use SkinPen, a handheld microneedling device affixed with many tiny needles. When it glides across your skin, SkinPen creates micro-wounds that penetrate the surface of your skin. 

Your body responds to these micro-wounds by triggering healing that includes increased production of collagen and elastin, major tissue proteins that add resilience and smoothness.

Microneedling stimulates your skin to regenerate new cells to repair the wounds. As a result, your complexion looks smoother and more radiant. 

What are the benefits of microneedling?

Microneedling effectively revitalizes skin affected by sun damage, acne scars, aging, or general dullness in your complexion.

Specific skin concerns addressed by microneedling include: 

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Mild acne scarring
  • Large pores
  • Freckles, age spots, and melasma
  • Stretch marks

Following a microneedling session, your skin is especially receptive to the application of topical products, like serums and moisturizers. 

Avenel Primary Care also offers platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatments combined with microneedling. PRP is a compound derived from your blood that has a concentration of healing platelets and growth factors to improve the effects of your procedure.

How soon will I notice the results of microneedling?

Right after a microneedling session, expect to have some redness and slight swelling. This fades in a short time and you start to notice the positive effects of treatment within one week. Your skin continues to improve in appearance over a few weeks as collagen production accelerates and new cells generate. 

While you may see a difference in your complexion after just one session, a series of 3-6 treatments helps you achieve the best results*. Schedule these visits about one month apart. 

Does microneedling hurt?

Before your microneedling session, your provider applies a topical numbing cream to the surface of your skin. This helps ease any uncomfortable sensations. You still feel pressure, prickling, and pinching during the treatment. The areas around your eyes and cheeks are the most sensitive. 

Schedule your microneedling session at Avenel Primary Care today. Call the office or use the online tool to book an appointment.