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What is Microneedling?

Microneedling is a minimally invasive cosmetic treatment that uses very tiny, sterilized needles to prick your skin and encourage collagen production, leaving your skin smoother, firmer, and more toned. Also referred to as collagen induction therapy, micro-channels are created in the skin to initiate your body’s natural healing process. On the surface, the channels allow for better absorption of serums, such as Hyaluronic Acid or PRP. At Absoulute Vitality, we offer a couple of options for our New Jersey patients interested in Microneedling with The MDPEN and PRP.

Microneedling with PRP

Sometimes referred to as a “vampire facial”, Microneedling with PRP uses platelet-rich plasma to not only create better results but also deliver a faster recovery time. By deriving the PRP from your blood, your skin’s elasticity, volume, and texture will improve. The plasma protein has a large concentration of more than 20 growth factors that help heal and repair tissue on all types of skin. In the medical community, PRP can often be utilized to treat torn tendons, tendinitis, muscle injuries, arthritis-related pain, and joint injuries, and to stimulate hair growth.

The process requires blood to be drawn from your arm and placed into a centrifuge, a machine that spins around really fast to separate your blood into three distinct layers: plasma (on top), platelets and white blood cells (middle), and red blood cells (bottom). The PRP is taken from that middle layer which is also called the “serum portion”. The serum is then reintroduced into your body through the microneedling device that simultaneously punctures your skin and injects measured portions of the platelets with each insertion. This process stimulates cell turnover, as well as collagen and elastin to produce a plumper, tighter, and smoother complexion. After the treatment is complete, the remaining PRP is applied topically to your skin.


The MDPEN is a mechanized handheld device that is used for Microdermal Needling. As one of the most powerful microneedling devices on the market, it allows for fast, non-ablative treatments that stimulate collagen and elastin production by allowing very fine needles to enter your skin at the same time at 13,500 RPM during treatment. This rapid movement reduces drag on the skin to minimize damage and discomfort. The MDPEN can produce 15,000 microchannels per square inch, effectively and efficiently treating your skin through the use of a “crosshatch” application. The device can have a controlled penetration depth so you can receive the treatment that is appropriate for your needs.

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Microneedling Benefits
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What are the Benefits of Microneedling?

Some of the wonderful benefits that our Monmouth County, NJ Microneedling patients have discovered from their treatment are:

  • Improves the appearance of hyperpigmentation, or dark spots
  • Improves skin elasticity
  • Lessens the appearance of stretch marks
  • Promotes hair growth in people with alopecia
  • Reduces scar appearance, including acne scars
  • Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Shrinks enlarged pores
  • Smoothens uneven skin tone

Additionally, patients with darker skin tones may prefer microneedling to certain laser-based therapies, as lasers have a higher risk factor with less reward on skin with more melatonin.

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Who are the Best Candidates for Microneedling?

At Absoulute Vitality, we believe the best Microneedling candidates should have the following characteristics:

  • Coarse wrinkles
  • Fine line
  • Lesions
  • Pigmentation asymmetries
  • Scarring (acne or surgical)
  • Substantial connective tissue strength loss, which leads to drooping
  • Thinning Dermis

In addition, you should maintain a positive attitude and keep realistic expectations for the treatment, have no severe skin conditions, and be in overall good health.

If you have any of the following conditions, you may not be the best candidate for Microneedling:

  • Active acne
  • Chronic illness
  • Existing skin conditions (eczema, psoriasis, or rosacea)
  • Facial infection (including herpes)
  • Had major surgery within the last 6 months
  • History of scarring or bruising easily
  • HIV
  • Platelet or blood disorder
  • Recently used isotretinoin to treat acne

If you have any questions or uncertainties about your candidacy, please be sure to discuss them with Dr. Kalika during your consultation.

What’s the First Step?

If you are in the Monmouth County or Manalapan NJ area and are interested in Microneedling, the first step is to contact Absoulute Vitality and schedule a consultation. When you come into our boutique office for your appointment, you will meet with Dr. Kalika and express your goals for the treatment. She will ask you questions about your medical history, evaluate your skin, and discuss the options you have for Microneedling, and together, you will decide which one is preferred and best for the outcome of your treatment. Once all of this information has been collected, Dr. Kalika will create your treatment plan, and if you agree with it, you will be able to schedule your first session with our Patient Coordinator.

What to Expect on the Day of Microneedling

We are happy to provide complimentary VISIA 3-D Skin Assessments during consultations by using top-of-the-line technology from the Canfield. Following your treatment, we will provide another scan to asses improvements. Depending on which treatment you are getting, your experience may be different from another patient. Essentially, on the day of your procedure, a member of our highly-trained team will first have your skin cleaned to avoid unnecessary infection. You may receive a topical numbing cream or ice pack to make your skin more comfortable during the treatment. We can also provide you with a local anesthetic if need be. If you are having Microneedling with PRP performed, you will need to have your blood drawn to make the PRP.

We will then take the handheld device and press it against the treatment area, which pushes the needles into the deeper dermal layers. Each application takes seconds and she will cover the entire treatment area.

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Microneedling Recovery

After your Microneedling treatment, you will be able to return home and do most of your normal routine, however, you will have some skin irritation and redness for the first few days. This is to be expected as it is your body’s natural reaction to the smaller injuries made by the needles. You may return to work or school whenever you feel comfortable, but you should wait a few days for your skin to heal before applying makeup. Your regenerating skin will be extra sensitive to the sun, so always be sure to wear sunscreen for at least a week when stepping outside.

How Much Does Microneedling Cost in Monmouth County, New Jersey?

The cost of Microneedling in Monmouth County, NJ is based on a variety of factors, including which treatment you are utilizing and the surface area of the targeted treatment area. After discussing your plan with Dr. Kalika at your consultation, our Patient Coordinator will be able to give you a pricing breakdown for your treatment.

Why Choose Us?

In today’s world people don’t just live longer but want to feel and look young longer. Absoulute Vitality is a functional medicine clinic that offers a wide range of cosmetic treatments as well as weight loss. Sanna Kalika is a Board-Certified Internal Medicine physician who focuses on providing her patients with the most attentive, comprehensive, integrative care. With over two decades of experience in traditional medicine and reinforced by years of learning and practicing functional medicine, Dr. Kalika has helped innumerable patients feel better and live more vibrant, happy lives. From conversations with her patients, she realized one important fact, looking better and aging slower is an integral part of everyone’s well-being. Therefore, in her new solo practice, Dr. Kalika’s mission is to make her patients feel beautiful INSIDE AND OUT by applying her medical knowledge from both traditional and functional medicine while offering people various aesthetic procedures to bring out their natural beauty.  Absoulute Vitality’s main goal is to provide our patients with a great doctor-patient relationship that can develop even stronger over the years through communication and trust.

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If you would like to improve your skin’s appearance and increase your collagen production, Microneedling in Monmouth County, NJ from Absoulute Vitality could be perfect for you. To schedule your consultations, feel free to give us a call at 908.829.6998 or request an appointment through our website and a friendly member of our team will be in touch with you.


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