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Microneedling and Platelet Rich Plasma 

What is Microneedling

Microneedling is a procedure that uses tiny needles to create tiny channels through the skin used to treat a variety of skin conditions that cause depressions in the skin such as acne scarring, surgical scars, other scars, enlarged pores, wrinkles, and stretch marks.

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$30 Initial Consultation Fee


60 - 90 Minutes

Microneedling and Platelet Rich Plasma 

120 Minutes


  • What is microneedling?
    Microneedling, also called percutaneous collagen induction therapy, is performed using a handheld, drum- or pen-shaped device, electrically powered, with tiny needles that make precise, microscopic punctures in the skin. These “micro-injuries” do not leave scars; they work by helping to stimulate the skin to repair itself naturally through a process called dermal remodeling. This process starts with inflammation, which stimulates the skin to produce new collagen (the elastic fibers that make skin tight, smooth, and youthful). Collagen levels in the skin decline as we age, and new collagen can be produced when the skin is in repair mode. Three to five monthly or biweekly treatments are recommended to achieve desired results. Through a series of sessions, microneedling can increase elastic skin fibers. Microneedling also helps the epidermis (the outermost layer of skin), which naturally thins with age, become thicker and tauter.
  • What conditions does microneedling treat?
    Microneedling is used to treat a variety of skin conditions that cause depressions in the skin such as acne scarring, surgical scars, other scars, enlarged pores, wrinkles and stretch marks. Because microneedling does not deliver heat to the skin like lasers do, people who have melasma (dark patches of skin) and hyperpigmentation (dark spots on the skin) can undergo microneedling without the risk of worsening pigmentation problems. (Darker skin is more susceptible to pigmentation changes as a post-inflammatory response.)
  • What are the side effects?
    There are a few side effects with microneedling. The procedure causes short-term swelling, redness, and skin flaking, which can last for a few days. Most people can return to wearing regular makeup within a day of treatment. Skin will be more sun-sensitive after treatment, so sunscreen is also advised. Microneedling may worsen active breakouts, so people with active inflammatory acne or oral herpes should not be treated with microneedling until the lesions have cleared. Those with a history of oral herpes may be prescribed an oral antiviral medication for one week following treatment so let your medical provider know your history.
  • How long does microneedling last?
    Your results will last anywhere from three to five months, and many patients schedule follow-up treatments twice a year to maintain their results.
  • How much does microneedling cost?
    Microneedling may cost anywhere from $200-$700 persession. Although the number of sessions can vary, most people need 3 to 6 sessions for optimal results. With this in mind, you may spend anywhere from $600 to $4,200 overall. Microneedling is considered a cosmetic procedure, so it isn’t covered by insurance. This means that all payments are made out of pocket. Payment plans to help spread out the expense may be an option. . It’s important to note that these are averages only. The precise cost of microneedling can depend on a number of factors. This cost will be provided by your provider at your initial consultation. You will be provided with a detailed cost breakdown so you can be prepared before you book your first treatment.
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