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Collagen and elastin are two of the important components that help keep your skin looking young and vibrant...but we produce less and less of these substances as we get older. Microneedling, which is also known as collagen induction therapy, can help you regain your youthful glow by stimulating the production of collagen and elastin, enabling 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 Exactly Is Microneedling?

When your skin gets injured, your body responds to the problem by creating collagen and elastin, which combine to help close the wound. Microneedling utilizes this naturally-occurring healing process to rejuvenate your skin, resulting in a naturally younger, fresher look. 

We use a special device equipped with tiny needles to create what are known as “micro-channels” in your skin, which your body interprets as a series of small injuries. As a result, your body will deploy its natural healing process, resulting in the production of collagen and elastin that contribute to a naturally youthful glow.

Dr. Chen - Microneedling + PRP

Dr. Chen - Microneedling + PRP

What Are the Benefits of Microneedling?

Microneedling can help you address some of the most common and troubling signs of aging, without the need for invasive surgery:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Aged tone and texture
  • Superficial scars

Might I Be the Ideal Candidate for Microneedling?

There are certain medical conditions that may preclude you from being a good candidate for microneedling, so you’ll want to set up an in-person consultation at Richmond Plastic Surgeons and we’ll help you determine whether or not microneedling is right for you.

What Should I Do Before Having Microneedling?

Contact us to set up a consultation with one of our medical estheticians or board-certified surgeons, and we’ll make sure you learn everything you need to know about microneedling.

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What Can I Expect During My Microneedling Treatment?

The device used for our Richmond microneedling treatments has very fine, short needles on its tip, which are quickly inserted into the skin, creating a sensation that feels like a piece of fine sandpaper being gently applied. 

Scars tend to require the use of longer needles, resulting in a slightly different sensation. 

After your 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.

Dr. Aboutanos – Microneedling

Dr. Aboutanos - Microneedling


Will I Have Scars After Getting Microneedling?

Microneedling treatment doesn’t leave any scars at all!

When Will I Start Enjoying My Results?

You notice an improvement in your skin immediately after your procedure, though it can sometimes take a day or longer to see your full results.

Are There Any Potential Complications from Microneedling?

At Richmond Plastic Surgeons, our clinicians are highly experienced, and specialize in microneedling procedures, helping to avoid issues like the development of scars or any other cosmetic imperfections.

How Long Will the Results of My Microneedling Last?

We might initially recommend a series of monthly treatments. Once your imperfections are corrected, you’ll want to come in for periodic maintenance treatments.

How Much Does Microneedling Cost in Richmond?

Microneedling is elective and won’t be covered by your insurance. After your consultation, we’ll give you a detailed cost breakdown, so you can review your budget and prepare for the procedure. We accept several payment options, and financing is available through CareCredit®.

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