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Microneedling is among the most effective, minimally invasive anti-aging skin treatments available. As a non-surgical technique, microneedling involves little downtime, yet still produces remarkable improvements in skin quality. By creating tiny channels in the dermal layer of the skin, microneedling stimulates cell regeneration and  the production of natural collagen. This form of collagen induction will leave your skin looking fresh, supple, and youthful.

Dr. Darrick Antell: Microneedling in New York

Dr. Darrick Antell is a highly respected board-certified plastic surgeon, with a reputation for achieving superior results in both surgical and non-surgical procedures. He is one of the few plastic surgeons to also have a degree in dentistry, which gives him unique insight into the facial structure. Widely regarded as one of New York’s pre-eminent plastic surgeons, he is often called upon by celebrities, notable individuals, and discerning patients who demand superior service and exceptional outcomes.

Dr. Antell’s accomplishments in the field of medicine include being the sole plastic surgeon who has had his work displayed in the Smithsonian Museum – a stunning achievement. In addition, he has been named a “Top Plastic Surgeon” by Harper’s Bazaar, Town and Country, Vogue, and New York Magazine many times throughout his illustrious career. Using advanced and innovative techniques, he can help you achieve a noticeable improvement in facial skin quality with microneedling.

What is microneedling?

Microneedling is a cosmetic procedure that uses tiny needles to safely create pinpoint injuries to the skin, triggering the body’s natural healing process to increase the production of collagen. In doing so, it will rejuvenate your skin and produce a refreshed, firmed, and glowing appearance. Although it can be used to treat almost any skin blemish, microneedling is particularly effective in treating acne scars, ice pick scars, hypo-pigmentation, and stretch marks.

Dr. Antell may choose to use local anesthesia or a topical numbing cream to ensure your comfort. Depending on the location and size of the area being treated, the procedure typically takes around thirty minutes and may require a series of sessions to produce the best possible result. Larger areas may require “twilight” anesthesia to ensure you are comfortable throughout the procedure.

What are the benefits of microneedling?

Many patients choose to undergo microneedling for skin rejuvenation due to its effectiveness, simplicity, and lack of downtime. Some of the benefits include:

  • Natural results: No chemicals required – facial skin regeneration is entirely natural.
  • New collagen production: Microneedling stimulates your skin’s natural production of collagen, the protein responsible for the structure, firmness, and elasticity of our skin.
  • Pain-free: Most patients report microneedling as entirely painless post-operatively. 
  • No downtime: Patients who undergo microneedling are free to return to their usual activities. There may be slight redness for the first 1-2 days, which can easily be covered by make-up.

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Am I a candidate for microneedling?

Microneedling is an ideal solution for those who want to rejuvenate their skin without invasive surgery. If you’re interested in minimizing acne scars, blemishes, and hypo-pigmentation to achieve a youthful, refreshed look, then you are likely a candidate for microneedling.

You may not be a candidate if you:

  • Are prone to keloid scarring
  • Have an active skin infection
  • Have been diagnosed with vitiligo
  • Have an active acne breakout

Why choose Dr. Darrick Antell?

If you see the early signs of aging skin, struggle with visible acne scars, or want to ward off the development of wrinkles, lines, and creases, you can be confident in choosing of one of New York’s most experienced plastic surgeons, Dr. Darrick Antell, for your microneedling. Dr. Antell performs all procedures with precision, delicacy, and meticulous attention to detail, ensuring a natural, yet enhanced, result. At Dr. Antell’s private, state-of-the-art facility, you will be provided with individualized, personal care and your procedure will be handled with the utmost discretion.

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Dr. Antell’s state-of-the-art practice on Park Avenue in the Upper East Side of New York City offers the most modern and innovative surgical and non-surgical cosmetic treatments. One of the top plastic surgeons in the country, Dr. Antell is known for his artistry, technical skill, and natural results. Call our office today at (212) 988-4040 to schedule a consultation.

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Now Open for Elective Surgery!

Dear Patients,

We hope this finds you and your family in good health during these difficult times. For those who may have suffered a loss, we extend our deepest sympathies.

As many of you know, we decided to shift our practice almost entirely to telemedicine when the COVID-19 pandemic started. Being located in the heart of New York City, we felt this was a necessary decision to help keep you and our other valued patients safe. We want to thank you for your patience and understanding throughout the last few months as we navigated the new and unique challenges that this health crisis has thrust upon us.

We are happy to announce that we have resumed seeing patients for consultations, office procedures (including Botox and fillers), follow-up appointments, and elective surgeries. Please know that, as always, we are dedicated to providing our patients with the safest possible environment. With our own NYS registered and fully accredited operating room, we are able to perform all procedures in an environment that is clean, safe, and secure. Our office is following all recommended guidance from public health authorities, both local and federal, including best practices for hygiene, infection control, and office staff health. As a result, our office might look a bit different than it has on previous visits. We are implementing numerous new protocols, including limiting the number of patients we see each day, minimizing the number of people in our waiting room, and continually and thoroughly cleaning all surfaces and exam rooms to sanitize between patients. Please know that our staff will be utilizing the appropriate PPE to protect patients and themselves.

In order to keep our office a safe space for both patients and staff members, we are asking for your cooperation with the following:

  • Every patient must complete a screening questionnaire for COVID-19 exposure and symptoms prior to your appointment. We will be discussing these questions with you when we call to confirm your appointment. If there are any concerns, we may need to change your visit to telehealth.
  • All patients must wear a mask when entering the office (cloth or homemade is fine). Upon arrival to the office, we will ask you to clean your hands with sanitizer and will provide you with gloves.
  • Anyone entering the office, including staff, will have their temperature taken with a non-contact thermometer. Therefore, upon arriving to the office, please ring the doorbell to be properly screened prior to entering.
  • Patients should come alone for their appointment if possible. If you would like to bring a spouse, caregiver, parent, or friend, we must be notified at least 24 hours in advance of your appointment to make the necessary arrangements.

Thank you for being our patient. We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming back our patients, neighbors, and friends.

Darrick E. Antell, MD, FACS

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