Microneedling in Richmond, VA
Collagen and elastin are two important substances that keep our skin young, but we have less of these substances as we get older. Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, stimulates the production of collagen and elastin to allow your skin to naturally reduce lines and wrinkles. Richmond Plastic Surgeons offers microneedling for men and women in Richmond, Midlothian and surrounding areas of Virginia.
What is Microneedling?
When we injure our skin, the body responds by developing collagen and elastin to close the wound. Micro needling uses the natural healing process to rejuvenate your skin and give you a younger appearance. A special device equipped with tiny needles is used to create micro-channels in the skin. These micro-channels represent small injuries that the body addresses through the natural healing process.
Benefits of Microneedling
Microneedling addresses some of the most common signs of aging without surgery, such as:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Aged tone and texture
- Superficial scars
Who is the Ideal Candidate for Microneedling?
Certain medical conditions may preclude you from being a good candidate for microneedling.
What Do I Need to Do Before Having Microneedling?
Meet with one of our medical aestheticians or board-certified plastic surgeons to learn more about micro needling.
What Should I Expect During My Microneedling Treatment?
The device that is used for micro needling treatments has very fine, short needles on the tip. The needles are very small, and the insertion into the skin is quick. The sensation feels like a piece of fine sandpaper being gently applied to your skin. Scars do require the use of longer needles, so you may experience a slightly different sensation. After the treatment, your skin will look slightly sunburned. This may last only one day or several weeks. You should avoid any products that contain acids, chemicals, fragrances and other substances that may irritate your skin.
Will I Have Scars After Getting Microneedling?
You will not have scars as a result of your micro needling treatment.
When Will I See the Results?
You will see a noticeable improvement in your skin right after the procedure. It may take a day or longer to see the full results.
What Are Possible Complications of Microneedling?
When the procedure is performed by an inexperienced clinician, the skin may develop scars and other cosmetic imperfections.
How Long Will the Results of Microneedling Last?
We may recommend a series of monthly treatments initially. Once your skin imperfections are corrected, you should have periodic maintenance treatments.
How Much Does Microneedling Cost in Richmond?
Microneedling is elective and not covered by insurance. After your consultation, we provide a detailed cost so that you can review your budget and be prepared to pay for the procedure. We accept several payment options, and financing is available through CareCredit®.
Now you can use your body’s natural healing process to look younger with microneedling at Richmond Plastic Surgeons. If you live in Richmond, Midlothian and surrounding areas of Virginia, contact Richmond Plastic Surgeons to schedule your personal consultation.