Wall Street Dermatology

Noninvasive Skin Rejuvenation: Microneedling in NYC

A multifunctional, noninvasive, cosmetic procedure to enhance the skin's texture and appearance

Microneedling AT wall street dermatology

Wall Street Dermatology provides world-class cosmetic, surgical, and laser dermatology, including microneedling in NYC. Dr. Julia Tzu is a double board-certified dermatologist in NYC dedicated to revealing your skin’s natural health and beauty through cosmetic procedures such as microneedling.

Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, reduces the unwanted appearance of fine lines, scars, and wrinkles. It is a non-invasive, cosmetic treatment that uses many “micro” needles for precise and controlled puncturing of the skin. This cosmetic procedure regenerates and rejuvenates the skin, reducing fine lines, wrinkles, and discoloration for an enhanced overall appearance.

If you have scars, wrinkles, or other skin-related issues you want treated with microneedling in NYC, call us today at 212-931-0538.

Benefits of Microneedling

Microneedling is a versatile cosmetic procedure. It can treat a wide range of skin conditions in a non-invasive, efficient way. Microneedles create micropunctures to the surface of the skin, resulting in more collagen production to fill in the controlled micropuncture wounds. When this procedure is applied over a localized or generalized surface area, it stimulates the entire treated area to regenerate itself, creating skin with a smoother texture, more even coloration, and increased thickness.

Below are three of the top benefits of getting microneedling in NYC.

Treat Scars

Microneedling is a procedure often utilized for noninvasive scar revision to blend the color and texture of scar tissue with surrounding normal skin. Through a myriad of micropunctures to the skin, microneedling helps your body produce more collagen, which helps heal and fill in scar tissue with normal tissue. Microneedling not only reduces the appearance of scars but it smooths the texture of the skin.

Microneedling settings can be adjusted to various depths to treat a variety of different types of scars. Below are some examples of the types of scars that microneedling can treat:

Treats Wrinkles and Fine Lines

Similar to scar treatment, microneedling reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Controlled injury from the microneedles stimulates collagen production, which rejuvenates the skin to fill in lines and wrinkles. After the cosmetic procedure, skin will be smoother, fuller, and more youthful-looking.

Shrinks Pores

While it may sound like inserting needles into the skin would make pores larger, microneedling actually helps make pores smaller. The reason for this is because punctures from microneedling induce collagen formation in the skin. This creates supple, tight skin, which shrinks the size of pores.

Dermatologist Dr. Julia Tzu’s Perspective on Microneedling

Dr. Julia Tzu

“Microneedling can produce fantastic and unparalleled outcomes under the right circumstances. I mostly use it for evening surface-based textural unevenness of the skin, and often in combination with other procedures, but it can also be used as a mega-facial for anti-aging purposes.”- Dr. Julia Tzu, MD, FAAD

How Much Will MicroNeedling Cost in NYC?

Microneedling cost in NYC depends on the size and location of the treatment area. In general, microneedling costs in NYC range from $550 to $1,200 per treatment session. Multiple sessions are needed for the best outcome.

Microneedling Procedure

Dr. Tzu will begin the microneedling procedure by applying a topical numbing cream to the desired area of treatment. This will prevent you from feeling discomfort during the procecdure. Next, a medical grade microneedling device glides over the skin, creating microscopic punctures throughout the treatment area.  This results in redness, mild swelling, and pinpoint bleeding.   Once the procedure is completed, the skin is cleansed, iced, and a recovery serum is applied for hydration. 

This entire process only takes around 15-20 minutes, although it could be longer for a larger area.


Immediately following microneedling in NYC, treated skin will look like it has a sunburn. It usually takes 4-5 days for the skin to return to normal and for treatment results to be more apparent. 

Aftercare is very important to allow the skin to properly heal, to maximize the aesthetic potential of the cosmetic procedure, and to avoid untoward outcomes. The skin must be properly cleansed with a gentle facial cleanser, hydrated, and measures must be taken to avoid makeup and direct sun exposure.  Dr. Tzu will provide detailed postprocedural instructions after the procedure. 

Who is a Good Candidate for Microneedling?

Most people with concerns about uneven skin texture, wrinkles, aging, scars, pores, and uneven skin tone can benefit from microneedling. However, there are circumstances in which microneedling should not be used for aesthetic purposes.  For example, microneedling should not be performed on actively infected or inflamed skin, open wounds, or individuals with specific skin disorders.

To set up a consultation to discuss whether you would benefit from microneedling in NYC, call Wall Street Dermatology today at 212-931-0538.

Microneedling FAQ

Microneedling in NYC most commonly treats scars or signs of aging present on the face. However, this cosmetic procedure can treat stretch marks on the stomach and thighs or scarring on other parts of the body.

The results of microneedling are only as permanent as the collagen that it stimulates the body to create.  Collagen however, breaks down with time and age, so yearly treatment touch-ups may be needed depending on the goals of treatment. While the exact number depends on the goals of treatment, generally a series of microneedling treatments spaced 1-2 months apart followed by yearly touch-ups can produce optimal outcomes.

Microneedling can be combined with laser scar treatment and acne scar subcision to treat acne scarring. It can also be combined with a variety of other cosmetic procedures for anti-aging purposes.

Your skin will heal within the first four to five days after your microneedling procedure. However, it could be several weeks before you see results. For general skin tone/texture improvement a couple of treatments may result in more radiance. However, for conditions such as acne scarring and fine lines, a series of treatments is required before results are visible.

To reach optimum results, whether reducing the appearance of scars or wrinkles, an average of  six microneedling sessions may be required. However, because the body’s collagen breaks down with time, yearly microneedling touch-up treatments may be needed for maintenance.

Medical Grade Microneedling in NYC uses sterilized equipment that is much more powerful and effective than at-home devices. When a dermatologist performs this cosmetic treatment, they apply the appropriate numbing medication prior to treatment, use proper techniques to reduce infection, give appropriate postoperative instructions, and perform the cosmetic procedure with a level of expertise that is beyond that of routine consumers. This results in better aesthetic outcomes (with fewer adverse events) compared to that of home microneedling devices.

Schedule a Consultation with Wall Street Dermatology

Do you have scars, wrinkles, fine lines, or other signs of aging that won’t fade with time or home remedies? Microneedling can help reduce the appearance of unwanted skin conditions and improve the texture of your skin. For more information on how microneedling can help improve your skin, schedule a consultation at Wall Street Dermatology today.