Frequently Asked Questions
Why should you choose Dr. Gambhir?
Dr. Gambhirs have performed thousands of cosmetic medical procedures. They have been in practice since 2005 and have received accolades from the cosmetic industry and patients alike. They have consistently been one of the top practice in the United States and in the Philadelphia area. All procedures are done in a comfortable yet professional environment with full respect to your privacy and your desires. We aim to please and look forward to seeing you!
Is microneedling safe?
Microneedling is a safe skin treatment when performed by a medical aesthetician, nurse, or physician. This treatment is safest being done in a sterile manner in a clinical environment.
What will I look like after the treatment?
Most people will experience redness and mild swelling in a similar way as mild sunburn and there may be minimal pin-point bleeding and/or bruising. Then you will notice that your skin is smoother and more radiant looking but the full effects won’t be seen until later.
What is the down time after a microneedling treatment?
The inflammatory reaction of the skin is extremely short and fades significantly within hours from redness to pinkish. In order to reduce visible redness, we recommend hyaluronic acid after the procedure, and to protect the skin with SPF 50+ sunblock while outdoors.
What effects does microneedling have on the skin?
improves skin texture and reduces the appearance of wrinkles.
Stimulates tissue regeneration.
Acne scars can be improved as new collagen elevates the depressed scar tissue.
Pore size reduction.
Improves the appearance of stretch marks.
How many treatments do I need and how often can microneedling be repeated?
Microneedling can be safely repeated until you achieve the desired results. For collagen induction we recommend to start with 3 treatments. The number of treatments required will depend on how each individual responds to the treatments, and the extent of the damage. Microneedling can be used on multiple parts of the body (neck, décolleté, arms, legs, etc). Most people will begin to see results after the very first appointment. Drs. Gambhir lend their expertise to the greater Philadelphia area.
Risks of post-op infections?
Since the tiny "micro-wounds" close within one hour post-procedure infections are extremely unlikely.
What should I avoid on my skin after treatment?
To ensure the ideal healing, do not use products with AHA’s, retinol, or acidic ingredients. Exposure to sun should also be avoided and sunblock should be used.
What are the side effects of the microneedling procedure?
There are virtually no negative side effects. The few that do exist are swelling and/or bruising during the recovery phase. A herpes simplex virus (cold sore) outbreak is possible if you have a history of them. Skin infection, which is extremely rare.
Am I a candidate for microneedling?
Microneedling can be safely performed on all skin types and all skin colors. There is minimal risk of pigment change or post inflammatory hyper-pigmentation. Microneedling can treat sensitive and fragile areas that are difficult to treat with other procedures. These areas include the eyes, the neck and the back of the hands.
However, microneedling is not suitable for patients who:
Have used Accutane (isotretinoin) recently.
Have open wounds, cuts or abrasions on the skin.
Have had radiation treatment to the skin within the last year.
Have any kind of current skin infection, condition, herpes simplex in the area to be treated.
Are pregnant or breast feeding.
Have any history of keloid or hypertrophic scars or poor wound healing.
Is microneedling affordable?
Microneedling is very affordable. We price our services competitively. Our goal is to make our services available to all so you can lead a happier and more beautiful life.
Where are we located?
We have offices in King of Prussia and Exton Pennsylvania. We serve the greater Philadelphia area, but we draw patients from New York to Maryland to Harrisburg.
*Microneedling, also called collagen induction therapy, is a minimally invasive skin-rejuvenation procedure that involves the use of a device that contains fine needles. The needles are used to puncture the skin to create a controlled skin injury. Each puncture creates a channel that triggers the body to fill these microscopic wounds by producing new collagen and elastin. Through this process there is improvement in skin texture and firmness, as well as reduction in scars, pore size, and stretch marks. There are two depths of Microneedling, spa depth and medical depth. Spa depth Microneedling goes 0.5 mm deep and is ideal for rejuvenation of the skin. Medical depth Microneedling is ideal for scar revision and more aggressive collagen building at a depth of 2.5 - 4mm.
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