Aesthetics & Acupuncture located in Nassau County, Great Neck, NY


Microneedling services offered in Nassau County, Great Neck, NY

Microneedling is a minimally invasive aesthetic treatment that can help improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, scars, and hyperpigmentation, resulting in smoother, more youthful looking skin. At North Shore Acupuncture and Wellness in Great Neck, New York, Jeanine Martin, Lac, and her team offer microneedling treatments to help clients achieve their cosmetic goals without surgery or downtime. Call the office today or schedule an appointment online to learn more.

Microneedling Q&A

What is microneedling?

Microneedling is a cosmetic treatment that uses hair-thin needles to improve the skin’s appearance. Also called collagen induction therapy, the treatment triggers your body’s natural healing response to repair skin damage. Microneedling involves puncturing the skin with tiny needles, but the micro-injuries don’t cause scarring. 


As your skin repairs itself, it appears firmer, tighter, and clearer. Jeanine and her team proudly offer microneedling with the AcuLift™ Micropen System. This small pen can enhance your skin's tone, texture, and elasticity with little to no downtime.

How does microneedling work?

You lose collagen and elastin as you age, which can cause sagging skin and wrinkles. Cell turnover also slows as you age, leading to sun damage and pigmentation abnormalities. Microneedling creates micro-wounds in the skin to stimulate collagen and elastin production. These proteins keep the skin tight, responsive, and firm. 


By stimulating your body’s healing response, microneedling sparks the production of collagen and elastin while accelerating cell turnover. This process, called dermal remodeling, targets signs of aging without surgery, scarring, or extensive downtime. 

What skin concerns can microneedling address?

Boosting collagen, elastin, and cell turnover allows microneedling to target many cosmetic skin concerns, such as:


  • Acne scars
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Skin laxity
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Brown spots
  • Uneven skin tone or texture
  • Melasma
  • Enlarged pores
  • Stretch marks


Microneedling can also enhance a dull or dry complexion for radiant skin. Treatments are safe for younger and older adults and all skin types.

How do I prepare for microneedling?

While microneedling requires little preparation, there are a few steps you can take to ensure a successful treatment. Tips to prepare for microneedling include:


  • Avoid using retinol for a few days before treatment
  • Limit your sun exposure
  • Stay hydrated


If you use oral or topical acne medications, Jeanine and her team may recommend stopping at least a week before your treatment.

How many microneedling treatments will I need?

The number of microneedling treatments you need depends on your specific needs and goals. Most people need at least three to six treatments spaced about one month apart. While you may see initial improvements within a few weeks, it can take several months for new collagen to form.


Call North Shore Acupuncture and Wellness today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about microneedling.