Microneedling (also called collagen induction therapy) is an in-office procedure that involves the use of fine needles to make tiny punctures in the skin. These tiny punctures stimulate collagen and elastin, which are important factors for youthful, healthy skin.

What does microneedling do?

Microneedling improves skin blood flow and reduces the appearance of aging and scarring. This treatment can help tighten the skin in the lower lid/upper cheek area and reduce the appearance of crow’s feet and forehead wrinkles. Improvement in the appearance of acne scarring has also been shown with microneedling. After completing a series of microneedling treatments, your skin will appear brighter and healthier with less areas of irregularity and discoloration.

What can I expect from treatment?

Microneedling is performed under local anesthesia using a topical numbing cream. Typically, three treatments spaced three to four weeks apart will help bring out your skin’s special glow. Each treatment typically takes about 30-45 minutes. There is minimal downtime, and most patients heal within just two days. For a consultation with Dr. Aboutanos in Richmond, VA, please call (804) 355-3410.