What You Can Expect From A Microneedling Treatment

Want to know what it's like to get a microneedling treatment? See how your skin benefits as it fights fine lines and wrinkles, sunspots, and more.

Would you like to fight fine lines, sun damage, and rough skin texture? Spa 361 at the Dermatology and Skin Cancer Institute in Fort Washington, PA, and Lansdale, PA, offers microneedling, a popular skin rejuvenating treatment used to improve the look and feel of the skin. Board-certified dermatologists Dr. Aradhna Saxena and Dr. David Kasper specialize in the benefits of microneedling in the comfort and privacy of our in-house medical spa. Best of all, we provide add-on serums to promote optimal healing. Find out what to expect from a microneedling treatment here.

About microneedling
When home skin care products are not completely effective, consider the next step. As a nonsurgical skin rejuvenation treatment, microneedling uses several fine-gauge needles to safely puncture the dermis, or the second layer of the skin. This encourages the body to naturally produce collagen and elastin. Both of these nutrients are essential to the health and appearance of the skin.

We utilize advanced, state-of-the-art products based on your skin's one-of-a-kind needs. Microneedling is most commonly used to shrink pores, smooth the skin, and even out hyperpigmentation issues. It can also be combined with other serums or treatments to make your end results more dramatic. Reach out to Spa 361 at the Dermatology and Skin Cancer Institute in Fort Washington, PA, and Lansdale, PA, to learn more about the benefits of microneedling. We can personalize treatment to meet your skin care requirements.

Great candidates for microneedling
Microneedling is safe and effective for adults with light to moderate issues such as rough skin texture, acne scars, and sun damage. Those who benefit most from microneedling have problems that haven’t responded to traditional skin care products from the drugstore. There are some cases where microneedling with a customized may be the right treatment option, which is why a consultation with Dr. Saxena or Dr. Kasper is so important.

The experienced staff at our medical spa is excited to help you discover some of the amazing benefits of microneedling, including natural-looking results and improved overall skin. This treatment can reduce the appearance of:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Acne scars
  • Stretch marks
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Hyperpigmentation and sun spots
  • Large pores
  • Facial scars
  • Broken capillaries and spider veins


During your skin care consultation, we will assess your skin, learn about your cosmetic goals, and review your medical history. You may not be a candidate for this treatment if you are pregnant or are using certain acne medications. Other medications such as ibuprofen may cause patients to bleed after the microneedling treatment, so we may ask you to stop taking it for several days beforehand. Since collagen and elastin require some time to grow and take effect, candidates should also be willing to wait to see the end results.

Microneedling techniques and recovery
When you arrive for your appointment in Greater Philadelphia, the staff at Spa 361 at the Dermatology and Skin Cancer Institute will perform the microneedling procedure in a private, comfortable treatment room. The aestheticians at Spa 361 can use numbing cream or local anesthesia if you feel anxious or nervous about our use of needles. However, there is no need to fear the procedure, as most patients only feel mild discomfort in the 30 – 60 minutes it takes to complete.

To begin, the aestheticians at Spa 361 will gently pass the microneedling handpiece over the skin to create what we call "micro-injuries." These are very tiny holes that cause the release of collagen and elastin, allowing the skin to repair and heal from the damage that has been caused. After using the handpiece, we then apply a topical treatment to make your final results even better. This could be platelet-rich plasma (PRP) or a vitamin-infused serum. Finally, a moisturizer and sunscreen will be applied to protect your sensitive skin.

While the healing process begins as soon as you leave our office, patients often experience swelling and redness for the rest of the day. However, these side effects should diminish on their own at home. The professional staff at Spa 361 at the Dermatology and Skin Cancer Institute will help by discussing post-procedure care and how to soothe and protect the skin from further damage. It typically takes about 1 – 2 months before you notice visible improvements, as the collagen and elastic need time to take effect. Our staff suggests getting 4 – 6 maintenance treatments scheduled 4 – 6 weeks apart for long-lasting skin health.

About Spa 361 at the Dermatology and Skin Cancer Institute
Microneedling gives your skin the boost it needs to be firmer, softer, and more even-looking. At Spa 361 at the Dermatology and Skin Cancer Institute, we offer this minimally invasive treatment for men and women who are looking to refresh and rejuvenate their appearance. At our in-house medical spa, we also offer complementary treatments such as dermaplaning, chemical peels, and dermal wrinkle fillers, all of which are designed to give you your best results. If you are interested in scheduling a consultation with Dr. Aradhna Saxena, Dr. David Kasper, or any of our skilled experts, contact one of our convenient locations in Fort Washington, PA, and Lansdale, PA, today.