If you are experiencing fine lines, wrinkles, loose skin, brown spots, stretch marks or other skin concerns and are seeking a solution for clear, beautiful skin, microneedling can help. At ReNova Plastic Surgery and Medical Spa, Dr. Julio Clavijo-Alvarez offers microneedling to patients in and around Pittsburgh, PA.
What is Microneedling?
An innovative and effective skin rejuvenation procedure, microneedling is designed to combat signs of aging and revive damaged skin. At ReNova Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa, the procedure uses the SkinPen® handheld device that repeatedly punctures the skin with tiny needles, an action that prompts the body’s natural healing processes.
We offer a variety of microneedling procedures to suit your needs including microneedling for stretch marks. This procedure targets the unwanted discoloration caused by stretch marks to create a more even skin tone.
How Much Does Microneedling Cost?
The cost of a microneedling procedure can vary, depending on the procedure and the patient’s needs. At ReNova Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa, we price our procedures on an individual basis and calculate your unique pricing during your consultation. Additionally, we’re proud to accept a wide range of payment options, including financing through Dollar Bank and CareCredit®.
What is SkinPen®?
SkinPen® is the first FDA-approved handheld microneedling device clinically proven to safely and effectively improve the appearance of acne scarring in patients of all skin types, tones and textures. The SkinPen® device works by creating a series of controlled micro-injuries to the skin that stimulate the body’s natural healing process and trigger the skin’s production of collagen. This results in the breaking down and remodeling of the patient’s scar tissue.
Am I a Good Candidate for Microneedling?
If you have damaged skin, uneven skin tone, or mild signs of aging, you may be a good candidate for microneedling. However, the best way to determine your candidacy is to schedule a consultation.
How is Microneedling Performed?
Microneedling is an efficient, hassle-free procedure performed in our office. During your procedure, you’ll be comfortably reclined as our team uses the SkinPen® microneedling device to repeatedly puncture the surface of the skin. As the skin is punctured, the body is signaled to produce collagen, which will create firmer, smoother, clearer skin.
What is Recovery Like After Microneedling?
Recovery time is highly individual and dependent upon a variety of factors. Many patients experience some redness, minor bleeding and bruising in the first few days after their procedure. This is normal and will resolve on its own. We’ll discuss the specifics of your recovery during your consultation.
How Long Will My Microneedling Results Last?
While microneedling is highly effective at addressing skin concerns, it is not a permanent solution and should be supported by a high quality skin care routine and sun protection. Your microneedling results will become visible within six to eight weeks after your procedure. Although each patient is different, many will require several procedures, spaced four to six weeks apart, to receive the desired results. To maintain results for the long term, you may choose to schedule quarterly follow ups.
Microneedling is a safe and effective solution for patients struggling with scars, stretch marks and other skin damage. At ReNova Plastic Surgery & Medial Spa, we provide microneedling procedures to patients in Pittsburgh, Monroeville, Wexford and the surrounding PA communities. To learn more and see if this procedure is right for you, please don’t hesitate to contact us.