Microneedling Specialist

Capital Skin

Aesthetics Specialists located in Clifton Park, NY

Microneedling is an effective procedure that stimulates your body’s healing process to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles and tighten up lax skin. Think of microneedling as a step up from a conventional facial when it comes to boosting the look of your complexion. At Capital Skin, John Purcell Jr., MD, and a team of experienced technicians offer microneedling treatments to people who live in or around Clifton, New York. Call the office or schedule an appointment online to find out how you can benefit from microneedling.

Microneedling Q & A

What is microneedling?

Microneedling uses a special device to poke tiny holes into your skin’s surface. The holes are so small they’re invisible to the eye, but they are enough to trigger your body’s wound-healing reaction.

Your body rushes growth factors to the microneedled areas to help repair the skin. You achieve stronger, smoother, and more radiant skin as a result.

Your skin also increases its collagen production in response to the microneedling procedure. Collagen is the primary protein found naturally in skin, and it’s key to giving your skin a healthy, radiant appearance and the strength to look lifted and smooth.


Why should I consider microneedling?

Microneedling stimulates your body to create smoother, healthier skin. Microneedling also makes your skin temporarily more receptive to serums and gels that further build collagen and boost your skin’s health.

Microneedling is especially effective in treating several skin complaints. These include:

  • Wrinkles
  • Melasma and other hyperpigmentation
  • Enlarged pores
  • Dull skin tone
  • Acne scars or other scarring

The increased collagen production you enjoy after microneedling helps you achieve tighter skin to create a tauter look. It can also be effective in reducing the appearance of crepey skin, especially around the neck.


Does microneedling hurt or require lengthy downtime?

Before treatment, you receive a topical cream that helps ease the sensation. The technician from Capital Skin then sets the treatment depth depending on your skin complaints and aesthetic goals. Usually, the depth ranges from 0.5-2.5 millimeters.

Following microneedling, you may have some pinkness and mild scabbing. Expect these side effects to resolve within a couple of days. You may want to lie low for a few days, but you don’t have to schedule official downtime. When 24 hours have passed since your treatment, you can apply makeup to hide any temporary side effects.


Who is a candidate for microneedling?

Microneedling works for all skin types and is appropriate for both men and women. Discuss your skin concerns with Dr. Purcell to find out if microneedling alone or combined with other treatments is best for your skin issues.

To learn more about microneedling and how it can help you get radiant, smooth skin, call the office of Capital Skin, or book your visit online.