Think of microneedling like aerating your lawn. The device creates microscopic punctures in the skin, which triggers new collagen development. The result is smoother, firmer, younger looking skin.
Number of Treatments
3-6 treatments recommended
Treatment Areas
Face, neck, décolletage, hands, arms, legs, abdomen and back
Treatment Time
30 minutes to 1 hour
Recovery Time
4-5 days
During the treatment, some patients experience mild discomfort that can be addressed with a topical anesthetic. Following each treatment, the skin may have sun burned feeling, Redness, Sensitivity, Blotchiness, Flakiness, Peeling, Abrasion (expected with scar reduction), Bruising
Lasting Effects
Weeks to months depending on the number of treatments

After the procedure, the skin will be red and flushed like having a sunburn. You will experience skin tightness and sensitivity to touch which will diminish over the first 24 hours. The following is typical of a treatment:

  • Day 1: very red
  • Day 2: bright P ink- can be covered by mineral make-up
  • Day 3: Pink -can be covered by mineral make-up
  • Day 4: flushed- can be covered by mineral make-up

You may also experience some amount of peeling and flaking. Most side effects resolve in 4-5 days.

The Sullivan Difference

We are passionate about helping you achieve your goals. We are not here to simply sell you a new product or service. Our prescriptive skin care approach provides you with a highly-customized solution that meet your specific needs. Dr. Michael Sullivan, an internationally renowned plastic surgeon with more than 30 years of experience, will evaluate you, listen to your concerns, and then guides you to the optimal treatment regimen. Our skin care specialist will serve as your personal concierge throughout the process to answer your questions, address your concerns, and teach you how to properly care for your skin.

The specific risks and possible complications as they relate to the micro needling procedure will be discussed at your initial consultation.