Microneedling Northern Virginia

Microneedling with SkinPen® is a minimally invasive treatment to rejuvenate the skin. A device with fine needles that creates tiny punctures in the top layer of the skin. The treatment triggers the body to create new collagen and elastin. The results can include improved texture and firmness, as well as a reduction in scars, pore size, and stretch marks.

There are three phases to the wound repair process:

  • Phase I: Inflammation. Piercing the skin triggers your immune system to disinfect the wounds, remove debris, increase blood flow and begin to create new tissue.
  • Phase II: Proliferation. The wound is re-built with new granulation cells, as well as a temporary (type III) collagen and elastin, which are part of the extracellular matrix. Additionally, a new network of blood vessels develops.
  • Phase III: Remodeling. The wound has been replaced with new dermal tissues and blood vessels. The type III collagen in the newly formed tissue is replaced with stronger type I collagen, which can contract to create a tightening or “shrink wrap” effect on the skin.

What you can expect from a SkinPen® procedure:

A comfortable procedure.
Your provider will apply a topical numbing agent to ensure your comfort during the procedure.

A short procedure time.
Procedure time may range from 30 minutes to 1 hour.

A mild sensation.
Most patients report feeling just the slight vibration of SkinPen® during the procedure.

Mild post-procedure effects.
The skin will appear slightly pink to red immediately post-procedure, similar to a mild to moderate sunburn.

Soothing aftercare.
Your clinician will provide you with an aftercare kit that will be used to support the wound healing environment.

A plan for optimal results.
Your clinician may recommend a course of procedures based on your individual skin health goals. Maintenance of your procedure may be completed with multiple treatments to maintain optimal results.

A post-procedure protocol to optimize your results.
Your provider may recommend an after care regimen specifically formulated to support your skin post microneedling in order to help maintain a youthful appearance.

Individual results may vary. Ask your provider about what’s best for you.

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