Microneedling is a fast, minimally invasive treatment for reduction of fine lines, wrinkles, and skin imperfections. At Eternal Dermatology, our board-certified dermatologist is a microneedling specialist serving Columbia MD and surrounding areas. We perform personalized anti-aging and skin-enhancing treatments so you can look your best. Call the office or schedule a consultation to learn how we can help you have the skin you love.
Microneedling is a simple and safe treatment in which tiny, sterile needles are gently pressed against your skin to stimulate collagen formation. It’s an alternative to other anti-aging procedures like injections and surgery if you want to avoid the potential for side effects or a lengthy recovery period.
It can be used on most areas of your face, including your:
While safe and gentle, microneedling is not recommended for women who are pregnant or anyone taking certain acne medications. Ask Dr. Rodney if you have questions about medications that may cause skin irritation.
Microneedling applies the principles of collagen induction therapy to reduce:
By pricking the skin with tiny needles, microneedling stimulates your skin to produce more collagen and encourages healthy skin cell growth.
Collagen is responsible for the elasticity and fullness in your skin, but 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.
Firstly, we cleanse your skin to remove makeup and oils. Then, we use a handheld pen to glide the tiny needles over the your skin.
We focus your treatment on the areas that concern you most. During the procedure, you might experience a sensation of pinching or tingling. Depending on the size of the treated areas, your session may last 30-45 minutes.
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 develops. You will start to see fuller, tighter skin. For best results, we recommend a series of four to six treatments spaced a month apart.