If there’s a procedure that our patients continue to rave about, it’s microneedling. Microneedling is a minimally invasive treatment where we use a special device to diminish wrinkles, fine lines, large pores, acne scars, and more. Eternal Dermatology is one of the premier microneedling Columbia locations, catering to persons in Fulton, Laurel, Silver Springs, and more. We perform personalized anti-aging and skin-enhancing treatments so you can look your best. Call the office or schedule a consultation by clicking the button below.
Microneedling is a simple and safe treatment in which tiny, sterile needles are gently pressed against your skin to stimulate collagen formation. Your dermatologist will apply the treatment using a pen-shaped device. The new collagen makes your skin look younger and tighter. It also improves fine lines, wrinkles and scars. Microneedling is a good option to other anti-aging procedures like injections and surgery. There are few side effects and minimal downtime.
It can be used on most areas of your face, including:
With just a few sessions, you’ll see lasting results.
By pricking your skin with tiny needles, microneedling increases new collagen production. This reduces:
Collagen is responsible for the elasticity and firmness in your skin. However, collagen fibers decrease as you get older. Therefore, microneedling helps to restore smoothness and fullness that may be lost due to aging, stress, and environmental factors.
First, we cleanse your skin to remove makeup and oils. Then, we use a handheld pen to glide the tiny needles over your skin. One of our devices also includes RF (radiofrequency) energy to get deeper into the layers of your skin to stimulate even more collagen.
We focus your treatment on the areas that concern you most. During the procedure, you might experience a pinching or tingling sensation. Depending on the size of the treated areas, your session may last 30-45 minutes.
Microneedling shows amazing results when used on the face. However, you can use it on almost any part of the skin, including the scalp or body. For example, microneedling your neck and chest helps with sun damage. On the other hand, using it on the scalp can help with hair loss. On the body, it treats cellulite and stretch marks.
It depends on the area treated and your needs. On average, you will need 2-3 treatments, every four weeks.
While safe and gentle, microneedling is not for women who are pregnant, or breastfeeding. Furthermore, it isn’t for anyone taking certain acne medications. Before your session, we will perform a detailed assessment to make sure that it’s right for you.
Immediately after your treatment, you may notice mild irritation or redness. This usually goes away within a few hours to a day. Your skin may also feel warmer and fuller right away.
As your skin heals over the next week, new collagen begins to develops. You will start to see fuller, tighter skin over the next month.
Microneedling is a fast, minimally invasive treatment for the reduction of fine lines and skin imperfections. At Eternal Dermatology, our board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Ife Rodney, is a microneedling specialist serving Columbia MD, and surrounding areas. We combine microneedling with radiofrequency or other treatments to give you amazing results. Click the link below to book an appointment or find out more information from our helpful team.
Dr. Ife Rodney is double board-certified, highly rated, and takes a patient-centered and customized approach to care. She is a top choice for cosmetic dermatology and microneedling in the Columbia MD community. Contact us today to learn how Dr. Rodney can help you look and feel your best.