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For patients seeking natural skin renewal, microneedling is a gold standard treatment. Microneedling rejuvenates the skin by promoting your skin’s own revitalization process, giving it that healthy glow. Microneedling is a great alternative to laser resurfacing treatments or chemical peels. It can help you achieve smoother, younger looking skin with virtually zero downtime.

How does microneedling work? 

Microneedling uses tiny, sterile needles to puncture the surface of the skin, creating a micro-injury. This stimulates your skin’s natural production of elastin and collagen, reducing the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, scars, sun spots, and other blemishes. Dr. Starkman either delivers or supervises all microneedling treatments himself, assuring his patients of quality treatment.

What is SkinStylus® microneedling like?

If you’ve spent much time in the aesthetics space or have ever had a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that improved the tone, texture, and quality of your skin, you’ll probably think of the face when it comes to microneedling.

SkinStylus, however, is different. Very different. The SkinStylus® is FDA-approved for the treatment of abdominal scars, such as those resulting from a tummy tuck, or perhaps a cesarean section birth. It is the only FDA-approved microneedling device cleared to reach a depth of 2.5mm, making it effective at rejuvenating the skin in areas where incisions were previously made and scars resulted.

SkinStylus – next generation microneedling

At Starkman Facial Plastic & Laser Surgery, Dr. Starkman seeks leading edge non-surgical treatment to ensure his patients get the very best. As such, we use the SkinStylus MicroSystem for microneedling. This device is a medical-grade microneedling delivery system, penetrating deeper than other microneedling devices. It also boasts finer, more comfortable needles that produce a more refined result. All told, the SkinStylus microneedling system offers superior results, reduced discomfort, and no downtime after treatment.

Skin conditions that can be treated with the SkinStylus

The SkinStylus is FDA-approved for the treatment of abdominal scars in adults over 22 years old. Other treatments can be safely and effectively accomplished by using the device at a lower depth setting. We use the SkinStylus to treat the following common cosmetic conditions:

  • Scarring
  • Age spots
  • Sun damage
  • Skin dehydration
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Poor skin tone and texture
  • Collagen induction therapy
  • Infusing hyaluronic acid into the skin

Am I a candidate for SkinStylus microneedling?

The SkinStylus may be a perfect treatment choice for patients who:

  • Have skin of any color—the device is FDA-cleared for use on all skin tones and skin types.
  • Have visible abdominal scars they would like to reduce the appearance of or clear up entirely.
  • Have any of the skin conditions listed above that they would like assistance in resolving.

Recovery from SkinStylus microneedling

No downtime is required after SkinStylus microneedling treatment. The most common side effect of treatment is temporary redness and mild swelling that typically lasts for up to four days. A small number of patients (less than 10 percent) may experience scabbing, peeling, and discomfort in the treatment area, which is typically self-resolving.

Results of SkinStylus microneedling

The SkinStylus was created by a team of skincare and medical professionals to fill the void of effective treatments for abdominal scarring. Its three unique configurations allow us to safely and easily treat scars and deep skin blemishes. It is backed by years of research and clinical trials. In clinical trials, 73 percent of patients saw meaningful improvement in reducing the appearance of scarring, when assessed by external professionals. When used to enhance the complexion, visible improvement in skin tone and texture is seen within a few days.

Learn more about SkinStylus Microneedling

To learn more about SkinStylus microneedling—or any of our other cosmetic options—your next step is a private consultation with Dr. Sidney Starkman. Please call our office to schedule an appointment.


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We are excited to announce that we have resumed seeing patients on a limited basis for select visits and procedures. The majority of our new patient consultations and follow-up checks will be done via telemedicine to minimize patient traffic to the office.

Patient safety has always been our number one priority, and we are implementing the following policies to meet and exceed safety standards for our patients. We greatly appreciate your compliance and understanding.

  1. Dr. Starkman and all clinical staff will wear N95 masks and eye protection for the entirety of each patient’s visit.
  2. Patient appointment confirmation must be completed 24 hours prior to the appointment.
  3. Patient screening will consist of a screening questionnaire and a temperature check. Any patient with risk factors or a fever will be rescheduled.
  4. We are instituting a “No Waiting in the Waiting Room” Policy. Patients will be immediately screened and escorted to their private exam room.
  5. Surgical-grade air recirculators have been installed in each patient room to recycle each room’s air every 4 minutes.
  6. Guests, children, or visitors other than the patient will be limited.
  7. Pre-operative COVID-19 testing will be obtained 4-5 days prior to any scheduled procedure.
  8. Patients will enter our main entrance and exit out of our side exit. The one-way flow of traffic will allow for a comprehensive cleaning of the waiting room prior to the next patient.

We appreciate the understanding and patience of all of you. We can’t wait to see you all again. Dr. Starkman and Staff

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