21 Sep 2023 | by Leonard Miller, MD, FACS, FRCS

Medical microneedling is an innovative technique designed to encourage collagen production and new skin formation, refreshing and rejuvenating the appearance without invasive surgery. The Boston Center for Plastic Surgery’s founder, Dr. Leonard Miller, was the first physician to introduce dermarollers to the United States. Over the years, Dr. Miller has taken this cutting-edge technique an extra length by combining microneedling and radiofrequency heat energy, achieving unmatched skin tightening for the face, neck, and body. Take a minute to find out what all of the medical microneedling buzz is really about – and if it could be a game changer for you, as well – with the help of Dr. Miller and his team.

What is Medical Microneedling?

Microneedling, sometimes referred to as (CIT) Collagen Induction Therapy, is a semi-invasive technique that involves pricking the epidermis and dermis with the help of very tiny needles, creating ultra-small holes within the top layer of skin. These fine, microinjuries kick-start the body’s own healing process, encouraging vital collagen and elastin production. Along with the dramatic increase in new cell production, there is also an increase circulation, helping to rebuild firmer tissues. Discoloration, age spots, fine lines, and deep wrinkles begin to disappear. The skin will become stronger, lifted, and look rejuvenated. Within only a few days, the body begins its healing process, creating a more youthful, refreshed appearance.

Medical Microneedling Can Improve

  • Fine Lines
  • Deep Wrinkles
  • Stretch Marks
  • Acne and Keloid Scars
  • Skin Tone and Texture
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Age Spots
  • Crepy Skin
  • Large Pores

Medical microneedling is safe enough for almost anyone, regardless of their skin tone, color, or ethnicity. Even delicate tissue around the eyes and mouth can be safely treated with medical microneedling, renewing the dry, damaged tissue. The most commonly treated areas include the forehead, eyes, mouth, belly button, breasts, and abdomen.

Medical Microneedling Techniques:

Medical microneedling is an in-office procedure, taking less than an hour to perform. Using an automated roller, up to twelve very fine needles will be gently guided across the skin. Each treatment is completely customizable, as Dr. Miller can increase or decrease the needle length according the individual patient and the area being treated. For total patient comfort, a topical numbing cream or local anesthetic may be used.

For optimal benefits, Dr. Miller may choose to add a treatment-specific skincare serum or supplement to the treatment process. When applied after a microneedling procedure, these medical-quality serums have the ability to quickly and easily permeate the layers of skin, providing maximum benefits.

In addition to traditional dermarolling and medical microneedling techniques, Dr. Miller has added a number of ground-breaking technologies for even better skin rejuvenating results. These treatments, Endymed Intensify and Profound, can achieve outstanding non-surgical tissue lifting of the face, neck, and extremities by incorporating concentrated radiofrequency waves and energy-based heat for optimal healing abilities.

Medical Microneedling in Boston

As the first physician to bring dermarolling to the east coast, there is no one more experienced in medical microneedling than Dr. Miller. Find out just how microneedling can improve the appearance of your skin by calling the Boston Center for Plastic Surgery at (617) 735-8735. Let Dr. Miller provide a full skin evaluation, to then determine a custom-tailored, skin rejuvenation treatment plan based around your specific needs and lifestyle.

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