Center for Plastic Surgery
3299 Woodburn Road, Suite 490
Annandale, VA 22003
Phone: (703) 560-2850
Monday - Friday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Center for Plastic Surgery
5550 Friendship Blvd, Suite 130
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Phone: (301) 652-7700
Monday - Friday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

What Is Microneedling Good For?

Woman lying down receiving microneedling treatment (model)

Ready to learn more about one of our most popular and transformative nonsurgical skin rejuvenation procedures? Microneedling has become a must-have treatment for men and women who want to improve their skin tone and texture due to various concerns, from aging to acne scars to stretch marks. So, what exactly is microneedling good for, and how does microneedling work? Keep reading to learn more about this highly versatile treatment.

What Is Microneedling?

We use the Collagen P.I.N. microneedling device at our practice because it delivers excellent results, has effective safety features, and offers a 14% faster puncture rate than many other devices. It uses 36 very fine needles to penetrate your skin’s surface, creating controlled micro-injuries. This process triggers your skin’s natural wound-healing response and stimulates collagen and elastin production. After microneedling, you will notice your skin looks visibly smoother, firmer, and more refreshed.

One of the most significant benefits of microneedling is that, unlike more invasive treatments, it’s safe for all skin types and can be used almost anywhere on the body. We often recommend microneedling to address:

  • Scarring
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Sun damage
  • Enlarged pores
  • Stretch marks
  • Discoloration

Does Microneedling Tighten Skin, Too?

While microneedling can improve mild skin laxity, patients should understand that it does not significantly lift and firm sagging skin. Instead, a procedure such as ThermiTite® is more effective in addressing loose skin. We may also recommend alternating microneedling with chemical peels for patients who want to reduce facial wrinkles and restore the skin’s youthful, healthy glow.

Your Procedure: How Does Collagen P.I.N. Microneedling Work?

The advanced design and technology of Collagen P.I.N. take your microneedling experience and results to the next level. It can be highly customized to address your unique concerns and uses 3 times the needle capacity of other devices to deliver quick and radiant results. Everyone’s needs vary, but many patients visit us for a series of treatments to achieve optimal results. During your consultation, we’ll evaluate your skin, discuss your goals, and determine if microneedling or one of our other skin rejuvenation procedures best aligns with your needs.

 What Is Microneedling Recovery Like?

Your healing begins right after treatment when we apply a gentle moisturizer to hydrate and soothe the treated skin areas. Your skin may appear red for roughly 24 hours, but this subsides quickly, with most patients returning to work the next day. Depending on the extent of treatment, some patients may also experience mild flaking, skin sensitivity, or pinpoint bruising during the healing process.

You can facilitate your microneedling recovery by:

  • Using a gentle cleanser and avoiding harsh skin products immediately after treatment
  • Moisturizing your skin with allergen-free products
  • Staying hydrated and eating a nutritious diet to promote overall wellness and healing

How Long Does Microneedling Last?

You can begin enjoying your microneedling results as soon as treatment is complete, with gradual improvement for up to a year. While microneedling results aren’t permanent, they can be long-lasting, especially if you maintain a good skincare routine and protect your skin from the sun. Factors such as your age and skin condition can also impact the longevity of your results and how often you should microneedle. We recommend visiting us for periodic touch-up treatments to preserve your healthy glow.

What Is the Cost of Collagen P.I.N. Microneedling?

At our practice, your microneedling treatment cost can range from $375 to $1,500 per session based on your unique needs and the extent of treatment. During your consultation, we’ll provide a detailed price estimate and help you explore flexible financing alternatives as needed. The good news is that most microneedling patients are extremely happy with their results, deeming it a worthwhile skin investment.

Why Is the Popularity of Microneedling Soaring? Let’s Recap!

Microneedling continues to be one of our most highly-requested nonsurgical procedures—for good reason! Let’s review why this treatment holds so much appeal for men and women:

  • It’s a quick, safe, and versatile treatment
  • It naturally rebuilds the skin
  • It’s generally safe for all skin types, including darker skin tones
  • As collagen builds, results appear subtly and gradually
  • It’s minimally invasive and requires virtually no downtime

Are you ready to enhance your glow with advanced nonsurgical Collagen P.I.N. microneedling? We encourage you to request a consultation online or call us at (703) 560-2850 to get started.

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