As we get older, our bodies stop producing as much collagen. This can lead to a loss of volume, moisture, and firmness in the skin. Our medical spa offers microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, at our Natick practice for people from Wellesley, Weston, and other MA cities who want to refresh the skin by increasing collagen production. The microneedling device uses tiny microneedles that are passed over the skin’s surface, creating tiny, controlled injuries in the dermis. This stimulates the body’s natural healing and regenerative processes, turning the clock back on your skin.

How Does Microneedling Work?

During the microneedling procedure, our board-certified physician assistant, Brooke Simas, passes the device over your skin, causing tiny wounds. These controlled injuries kickstart the body’s natural healing processes. This produces new collagen to help heal the skin, forming healthy new tissue. As a result, your old skin concerns are reduced, and refreshed, younger-looking skin becomes visible.

What Does Microneedling Treat?

Microneedling is effective for treating many different skin concerns on the face and body, including:

Microneedling often works well in combination with medical-grade skincare products and other skin rejuvenation treatments, such as chemical peels. Our team will customize your treatment to address your individual concerns and desires.

What To Expect During Your Microneedling Treatment

Brooke will begin your treatment by applying a topical anesthetic to keep you comfortable throughout your session. Once the area is numb, she will pass the device over your skin, creating many microscopic punctures in the surface. This typically only takes about 30 minutes. Brooke will then give you a full list of aftercare instructions to follow over the next 2 or 3 days.

What Is Microneedling Recovery Like?

After your microneedling treatment, your face will be red and flushed in appearance. It will also be extra sensitive. It is important to avoid direct sun exposure and strenuous activity during the first few days following treatment. Within 3 days, your skin should look and feel normal. 

When Will I See My Microneedling Results?

Results develop gradually over several weeks as collagen production takes place. Most people see noticeable results after about 4 to 6 weeks, at which point you may reassess your skin to determine whether you would benefit from additional treatments. While nothing can stop the aging process altogether, microneedling is known to create long-lasting rejuvenation results.

Schedule a Consultation

To help improve the look of your skin and minimize your skin concerns, consider undergoing a microneedling treatment at Essential Dermatology. To get started, call our office at (508) 545-9713 or request a consultation by filling out our online form. To book an appointment, schedule your visit as a new patient using our online scheduler or as an existing patient using the Mass General Brigham Patient Gateway. Brooke performs microneedling treatments for people from Wayland, Framingham, and other surrounding cities.

Meet Dr. Michael Krathen

Dr. Michael Krathen is a board-certified dermatologist with more than a decade of medical training and experience. A specialist in both medical and cosmetic dermatology, he uses expertise, collaboration, and compassion to help people of all ages discover their healthiest and most radiant skin.

Credentials You Can Trust

American Academy of Dermatology
American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
New England Dermatological Society
Alpha Omega Alpha
Massachusetts Academy of Dermatology
Dr. Michael Krathen