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. The procedure uses a handheld device that repeatedly punctures the skin with tiny needles, an action that prompts the body’s natural healing processes.
At ReNova Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa, we offer a variety of microneedling procedures to suit your needs. These include:
- Microneedling with PRP–This procedures combines the power of microneedling with platelet rich plasma (PRP) to boost the body’s healing and provide more comprehensive results.
- Microneedling 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®.
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 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.