Micro-needling Specialists

Doctors Matthew and Merrick Elias, DO FAAD of Elias Dermatology® offer state-of-the-art skin treatments, including micro-needling, for patients from throughout the Ft. Lauderdale and Pembroke Pines, Florida areas.

What is micro-needling

Micro-needling is a minimally invasive, non-surgical and non-ablative procedure for facial rejuvenation. It involves the use of a micro-needling device with controlled fine needles that puncture the skin. This creates a channel or micro-wound that triggers the body to fill these micro-wounds by producing new collagen and elastin.

 
 

What is micro-needling used for?

Micro-needling can be used effectively for:

  • Reducing scars caused by acne or burns

  • Fading stretch marks

  • Reducing fine lines and deep wrinkles

  • Correcting hyperpigmentation, melasma or sun damage

  • Lifts and tightens the skin

  • Lifts and tightens the skin

  • Minimizes skin discoloration

  • Minimizing pore size

Medical micro-needling does not change pigment and can be a safe and effective treatment for all skin types and colors. Skin micro-needling can treat sensitive and fragile areas that are difficult to treat with other procedures such as the eyes, the neck and the back of the hands.

 
 

What is the skin needling procedure like?

The treatment can be performed in an office setting and can be safely repeated every 4 to 6 weeks if needed. The procedure itself will take a little over an hour to complete, depending on the area to be treated and the severity of the problem. A numbing cream will be applied topically to the treatment area. The micro-needling device punctures the skin in a cross-hatching pattern, and the technician glides the device over the skin multiple times for best results. Your body will register that it’s been injured and begin the healing treatment. Collagen and elastin are rushed to the area, where they then rejuvenate the skin. After the procedure, the skin will feel warm and tight, with some redness apparent. These side effects will usually subside within a matter of hours. Sun protection is recommended for several weeks afterwards. Most people will begin to see results after the very first appointment, but micro-needling can be safely repeated every 4–6 weeks until you achieve the desired results.