What Is Microneedling?

Microneedling, a minimally invasive treatment at Ayana Dermatology & Aesthetics, rejuvenates the skin by stimulating collagen production. This procedure involves using fine needles to create tiny punctures in the top layer of the skin, which leads to skin regeneration and reduces the appearance of scars, wrinkles, and pores.

Key Target Areas for Microneedling Treatments

What Is Microneedling

Microneedling is versatile, targeting several key areas:

  • Face: Reduces acne scars, fine lines, and wrinkles.
  • Neck: Smoothens skin texture.
  • Hands and Arms: Diminishes age spots and sun damage.

Benefits of Microneedling: Beyond Aesthetic Improvements

The benefits of microneedling extend beyond mere aesthetics:

  • Enhanced Product Absorption: Improves the effectiveness of topical treatments.
  • Skin Tone and Texture: Promotes a more even skin tone and smoother texture.
  • Reduction in Scars: Particularly effective for acne and surgical scars.

Microneedling for Acne Scars: Effective Solutions for Clearer Skin

Acne scars often serve as lasting marks from previous breakouts. Microneedling offers a safe and effective way to minimize their appearance. The treatment stimulates collagen production, which helps fill in depressed scars and smooth out uneven skin texture. Additionally, microneedling can improve blood circulation, promoting faster healing and a more even skin tone.

Here’s the key: Microneedling works best for depressed (atrophic) acne scars. Raised or keloid scars may require a different treatment approach. During your consultation at Ayana Dermatology & Aesthetics, our board-certified dermatologists will assess your individual needs and recommend the most effective course of action for achieving clearer, smoother skin.

Is Microneedling Right for You? Eligibility and Best Candidates

Ideal candidates for microneedling are those looking to improve the appearance of scars, boost skin elasticity, or reduce the signs of aging. It is compatible with a wide range of skin types and tones.

  • Individuals with fine lines and wrinkles
  • People with enlarged pores or uneven skin texture
  • Those seeking to improve the appearance of acne scars or stretch marks
  • Anyone concerned with sun damage or hyperpigmentation

Important Safety Information: Who Should Avoid Microneedling

Microneedling is safe for many, but not all:

  • Active Skin Infections: Conditions like herpes and warts.
  • Chronic Skin Disorders: Such as eczema or psoriasis.
  • Severe Acne: Can spread bacteria and worsen the condition.

Step-by-Step Guide to the Microneedling Procedure

Microneedling is a relatively quick and well-tolerated in-office procedure. Here’s a preview of what to anticipate:

  1. Consultation: During your initial consultation at Ayana Dermatology & Aesthetics, our board-certified dermatologist will discuss your goals, medical history, and suitability for microneedling. They will also provide a detailed explanation of the procedure and address any questions you might have.
  2. Preparation: Your skin will be thoroughly cleansed to remove any makeup or oils. To reduce discomfort, a topical numbing cream may be applied.
  3. The Treatment: The dermatologist will gently glide the microneedling device across your skin. The needles create tiny channels, triggering the body’s natural healing response. The needle depth can be customized to meet your requirements.
  4. Post-Treatment: You may experience some mild redness and temporary sensitivity following the procedure. This typically resolves within a few days. A soothing moisturizer and sunscreen are crucial for optimal healing.

Optimizing Your Results: Pre and Post-Microneedling Care

To ensure the best possible outcome from your microneedling treatment, here are some pre and post-care tips:

  • Avoid sun exposure: Minimize sun exposure for at least a week before and after treatment.
  • Discontinue blood thinners: If you take blood thinners, discuss with your doctor if it’s safe to temporarily stop them before microneedling.
  • Skip harsh skincare products: Avoid using harsh exfoliants or irritating skincare products for a few days before and after treatment.
  • Moisturize religiously: Apply a gentle, fragrance-free moisturizer to soothe and hydrate your skin.
  • Sunscreen is essential: Always wear sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher daily to protect your healing skin.

By following these simple guidelines, you can maximize the benefits of your microneedling treatment and achieve a radiant, healthy complexion.

Schedule Your Microneedling Consultation Today!

Eager for smoother, more youthful skin? Contact Ayana Dermatology & Aesthetics today to see if microneedling is right for you. Start your journey towards flawless skin now!

Customer Love: Our Reviews Speak for Themselves

Helen P.
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I had a great experience at Ayana Dermatology! Dr. Levi is a fantastic physician. She was very kind to me and thorough in her exam. You can clearly see she has a passion for her career and patients. Her clinic is beautiful and clean. Staff was kind and welcoming. I am happy to have found my dermatologist!
Nicole A.
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My experience at Ayana has been nothing short of amazing! I came to Dr. Levi for hair loss, and she took the time to really listen to me and discussed all treatment options with me in detail. Not only do I feel cared for by everyone at the office, but I have also seen significant improvement in my hair growth using Dr. Levi's medical advice and treatment approach. Go to Ayana if you want results and the best care in South FL!
Allan h.
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Dr. Levi and staff were true professionals. Great results and competitive rates. What I thought would take months for my skin to heal was almost gone in only 1 week. Will definitely come back!
Amanda P.
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So blessed to have a AYANA DERMATOLOGY in Wilton Manors!! Good bye med spas - overpriced and lack quality control. Dr. Cherise Mizrahi-Levi Is generous with her knowledge and time. I love learning about how to care for my skin without the med spa gimmicks.
Bernard R.
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I am from Miami Beach and now live in Orlando. I am frequently in Fort Lauderdale because that is where my kids live. I have been to many dermatologists over the years. Dr. Levi is by far the best dermatologist I have ever seen. Her attention to detail is incredible. She is highly intelligent and is great at communicating what is going on. I can't put into words how great of a doctor she is. highly recommend her!
Theresa S.
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Amazing service from first call to end of appointments. Been here several times for different things and they are consistently professional and friendly!
Therese N.
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Dr. Levi and her staff were attentive and tried to help with my concerns. Will be seeing her again in about three weeks for a followup.
Kirsten b.
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Dr. Levi is amazing. She takes the time to understand your problem and then works with you to improve your condition. You don't feel rushed and you are definitely listened to. Her follow up is fantastic, taking time to call you personally with lab results.
Talia N.
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The best derm experience I’ve ever had, truly. I felt well taken care of by the entire team. Dr. Levi is warm, caring, and incredibly knowledgeable regarding all aspects of dermatology. She took her time to explain everything from A-Z so I didn’t leave with any worries or concerns. I highly recommend this practice! Experienced skin care professionals, Amazing results, Expert facials, Licensed skin care professionals, Professional products, Beautiful results.
Mirit g.
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Thank you for the knowledge, explanation and special treatment Dr. Cherise M. Levi you're the best! Beautiful place, so peaceful & great team! Definitely going to see you soon again 🙂
Elizabeth K.
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Wonderful, caring doctor. Takes her time with patients. Never rushes. Listens to patient & makes informed recommendations. Great support staff. Makes good recommendations for skin care products. Will continue to go to Ayana Dermatology for skin cancer checks.
Ivan D.
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Beautiful office great staff very professional the doctor comes with a magnificent history in the industry in NYC she makes you feel very comfortable and i have total confidence in her decisions and advice so glad i found her!

Frequently asked questions

Microneedling results can last 4-6 months, depending on skin condition and age.

Typically, 3-6 sessions are recommended, spaced 4-6 weeks apart, for optimal results.

Wait at least 24 hours before washing your face to allow the skin to recover.

Results from microneedling can take several weeks to appear as collagen production increases.

The cost can vary, generally starting at $300 per session, depending on the treatment area and clinic location.

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