Individuals concerned about early signs of aging, such as fine lines and wrinkles or acne scars, can benefit from microneedling. Also called collagen induction therapy (CIT), microneedling stimulates the body’s natural healing process to stimulate the production of new collagen and elastin. This results in smoother, tighter, more youthful-looking skin.
How Is Microneedling Performed?
Our microneedling procedure uses a state-of-the-art medical device that has tiny “microneedles” which gently create tiny channels in the skin’s top layer. We can apply a topical anesthetic before beginning the treatment to ensure you remain comfortable throughout the treatment. The tiny wounds prompt the skin to regenerate damaged cells and increase the production of collagen and elastin to naturally repair itself. The depth of the needle penetration may be adjusted to the condition and thickness of the skin you want to target.
What Does Microneedling Treat?
Microneedling addresses many common concerns including fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, hyperpigmentation, and uneven skin texture. These versatile treatments benefit the skin in a variety of ways such as:
- Improving elasticity
- Increasing firmness
- Softening fine lines and wrinkle
- Repairing acne scars
- Minimizing pore size
- Reducing excess pigmentatio
The procedure takes about 40 minutes for the full face to 60 minutes for full face, neck, and décolletage. At the end of the treatment, growth serum and sunscreen are applied to the treated areas.
What to Expect
A microneedling treatment takes about 40 minutes for full face to 60 minutes for full face, neck, and décolletage. After completing the microneedling, the provider applies serum and sunscreen to the treated areas. Most patients notice the treated skin is tighter and brighter after only a few days. Skincare products penetrate more deeply, foundation goes on more smoothly, and overall your skin will look and actually be healthier. On a short-term basis your skin will be plumper, more radiant, and your pores will appear smaller. Long term, your skin will build collagen resulting in thicker and smoother skin.
What Does Microneedling Cost?
Microneedling treatment prices can vary depending on the serums used during the procedure and if you get a single treatment or a series of treatments.
Other Skin Rejuvenation Treatments
The Derm Group offers a range of cosmetic dermatology procedures to address the specific concerns of each of our patients. Chemical peels and microdermabrasion are skin resurfacing treatments that produce excellent results for certain women and men. Ultherapy® is an FDA-cleared skin tightening treatment that also promotes new collagen production. You may also want to consider laser skin resurfacing or intense pulsed light (IPL) treatments.
The Derm Group uses an advanced skin analysis system to determine your skin’s unique needs before developing a customized treatment plan. If you have additional questions or would like to speak with one of our board-certified dermatologists, call