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What is Microneedling?

Are you ready to turn back the clock with microneedling? A popular cosmetic treatment, microneedling rejuvenates the skin and increases collagen production to diminish the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, acne scars, sun spots, and more.

At The Dermatology & Skin Surgery Center near Wilmington, NC, our board-certified dermatologists are expertly trained in administering microneedling to help patients achieve the beautiful, glowing skin they deserve. Keep reading to learn more about microneedling.

Microneedling is a minimally-invasive treatment that utilizes a small pen-like device containing micro-fine needles to gently pierce the skin and stimulate collagen production.

At The Dermatology & Skin Surgery Center, we exclusively use the Collagen P.I.N., which is a state-of-the-art microneedling pen that requires no downtime and delivers exceptional results.

The microneedling treatment is based on the concept of regenerative healing. When these tiny needles puncture the topmost layer of skin, the body is tricked into thinking it’s injured, thus accelerating the natural production of collagen and elastin. Over time, as the body encourages this natural healing process, the skin becomes smoother, firmer, and younger-looking.


Microneedling FAQs

To help you get a better understanding of what microneedling is and the benefits of this cosmetic treatment, here are our expert answers to common questions:

Microneedling creates tiny punctures in the skin’s surface to trigger the body’s natural healing process, stimulating collagen and elastin production. This process repairs skin from the inside out and can address a number of cosmetic concerns and skin conditions.

One of the key advantages of microneedling is that it can help a wide range of patients address their skin conditions and concerns.

Below are some skin conditions microneedling can address and treat:

  • Acne scars
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Stretch marks
  • Sun damage
  • Aging signs (wrinkles, fine lines, and dark spots)

Overall, microneedling can treat a variety of skin concerns and conditions. If you have any questions about microneedling or how it could help you address a specific skin condition, get in touch with one of our board-certified dermatologists today.

Yes, microneedling can be incredibly effective when utilized in the right conditions and administered by a qualified physician, such as one of our board-certified dermatologists. However, microneedling often requires multiple treatments to achieve the best possible results.

There are numerous benefits to microneedling. In addition to helping patients address various skin concerns, microneedling can also:

  • Minimize pore size
  • Improve skin quality and texture
  • Diminish fine lines and wrinkles
  • Even out skin tone
  • Thicken the skin to improve skin laxity
  • Heal visible scars
  • Tighten the skin

Another benefit of microneedling is that this treatment offers almost immediate results. Following a session, many patients find their skin has a soft, dewy glow to it, as well as a plumper complexion.

Furthermore, one of top benefits of microneedling is that results are progressive. Meaning they get better as time goes on and as the body continues to produce more and more collagen.

Though microneedling sounds scary and painful, many patients find the procedure pain to be minimal and easy to manage. To help alleviate discomfort, a numbing cream is administered before using the microneedling pen.

The price of a microneedling session varies widely depending on the office, a patient’s goal, and the number of sessions needed to achieve that goal.

However, it’s important to keep a couple of things in mind when researching the cost of microneedling – a physician’s experience and whether or not a board-certified dermatologist is administering the treatment. Remember, cheaper is not always better!

As with many other cosmetic treatments, microneedling delivers the best results when done in a series of treatments spread out within a certain amount of weeks. Your doctor will determine the best course of treatment based on your specific goals.

It’s crucial to treat the skin with kindness after a microneedling session, as the skin needs time to heal. We recommend applying liberal amounts of moisturizers, formulas with hyaluronic acid, and serums to hydrate the skin and reduce any redness.

Microneedling uses a small pen with micro-fine needles to gently puncture the skin, which increases collagen and elastin production to help reduce the appearance of various skin conditions and concerns.

Microdermabrasion, on the other hand, uses microscopic crystals or another abrasive material to deeply exfoliate the skin, which removes dead skin cells, unclogs pores, and encourages circulation.

Put simply, microneedling stimulates collagen and cell turnover for new skin, while microdermabrasion exfoliates the skin’s surface.

Have more questions regarding microneedling? Our expert dermatologists at The Dermatology & Skin Surgery Center of Wilmington are here to help! Give us a call today at 910-782-0028 or send us a message. We can’t wait to care for your skin!


Microneedling Photos

Interested in seeing microneedling results? Take a look at our microneedling pictures below to see firsthand how this cosmetic treatment can help you achieve beautiful, glowing skin.

Dermatologist Performing Microneedling Treatment On Male Patient
Patient Receiving Microneedling Treatment By Board-certified Dermatologist
Board-certified Dermatologist Performing Microneedling Treatment
Microneedling Treatment In Wilmington, NC

Contact The Dermatology & Skin Surgery Center of Wilmington for Microneedling near Wilmington, NC

Are you ready to try microneedling for yourself? If you have skin that’s been affected by aging, sun, acne scars, and more, our board-certified dermatologists can help you improve the health and appearance of your skin.

As a leader in skincare in our region, The Dermatology & Skin Surgery Center of Wilmington is proud to offer cosmetic dermatology in an atmosphere where our patients feel nurtured and understood.

To learn more about us or book a microneedling treatment, give us a call at 910-782-0028 or send us a message. We can’t wait to help you restore radiance to your skin!

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