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The doctors in the Stanford Health Care Dermatologic Surgery program not only have the expertise to help improve the health and appearance of your skin, they are leading the development of new technologies and techniques not yet available at other centers.
Years of experience using microneedling safely and effectively.
Expertise using microneedling to treat scarring, wrinkles, acne, and other conditions.
Fast results on many different skin types with minimal downtime.
Treatment in our state-of-the-art clinic.
What is Microneedling?
Techniques for Microneedling
To start the procedure, you receive a topical anesthetic on your skin to minimize pain and discomfort.
To perform the microneedling, your doctor may use an instrument that looks like a pen. Or, your doctor may use a small roller on a handle. The roller part contains the tiny needles that make punctures in your skin.
Make sure to use a gentle cleanser and moisturizer on treated areas, as directed by your doctor. Your doctor also may recommend special serums, growth factors, or platelet-rich plasma (PRP).
Following the procedure, you may notice redness and irritation in the treated area. This is normal and generally goes away within days.
Microneedling makes your skin more sensitive. Sunscreen is essential.
Potential side effects
Microneedling may break blood vessels.
Microneedling also can cause bruising.
In rare cases, infection may develop.
Allow time for full recovery between microneedling sessions. Your doctor may not consider you a candidate for microneedling if you are pregnant, have another skin condition (such as psoriasis).
Expect about an hour for the microneedling preparation and procedure, depending on your condition and doctor.
The skin punctures in microneedling only penetrate the surface; they don’t go any deeper.
Microneedling stimulates collagen and elastin to help rejuvenate skin.
After the procedure, your doctor may apply a topical healing solution. Your doctor also may recommend serums and other treatments, as well as additional procedures, such as laser or topical treatments.