Microneedling is a minimally-invasive treatment that uses a specialized device to resurface the topmost layers of dull, damaged skin to provide gentle rejuvenation. By creating tiny micro-injuries, microneedling jump-starts the body’s natural healing response and sends collagen-rich tissue to repair and replace the damaged areas. Basically, microneedling uses your body’s own repair mechanisms to deliver smooth, glowing, and more even-toned skin.
Treatments are highly customizable based on your individual needs and goals. Microneedling can be used to treat issues like uneven pigmentation, acne scars, large pores, stretch marks, and is particularly effective for smoothing fine lines and wrinkles. If you’ve been looking for skin rejuvenation with minimal downtime, microneedling at Capital Laser & Skin Care could be just the option for you.
What to Expect: Initial Results
Our patients appreciate that results from microneedling can be seen almost immediately. The body starts the healing process as soon as the procedure is completed, so results can be seen as early as the very next week. Patients report looking plumped and luminous for weeks afterward, in part due to the accelerated skin cell turnover prompted by the procedure.
How Many Sessions Will I Need?
While many patients can see significant improvement in just one session, most require multiple microneedling appointments to achieve their end goals. For superficial concerns, 3-treatments may be all you need. However, for more severe aesthetic concerns such as acne scarring, you may require a series of 3-6 treatments for an optimal outcome.
Microneedling can safely be performed every 4-6 weeks as needed to maximize the effects of your treatment.
How Long Will My Results Last?
Results from microneedling can vary from patient to patient. The longevity of your procedure is dependent upon the depth of treatment as well as the area being treated. Sun exposure, environmental stressors, and the natural aging process can also play a role in how long your results from microneedling sessions will last. Maintenance treatments performed on a regular basis will help maintain the results.
Are you bothered by loose, crepey skin on the face, neck, chest, or hands? Capital Laser & Skin Care also offers Infiniti Radiofrequency Microneedling for patients that would like to achieve some skin tightening along with their microneedling.
Optimizing & Maintaining Your Results
While microneedling can help keep your skin in optimal health, there are things you can do to prolong the outcome of your procedure. To keep skin looking young, healthy, and fresh, we recommend following an at-home skincare regimen that includes regular UV-blocking sunscreen.
At Capital Laser & Skin Care, we’re committed to helping you reach your aesthetic goals with the least invasive procedures possible. Your Board-certified dermatologist will help craft a personalized treatment plan based on your specific concerns. Together, you’ll be able to determine how many sessions you’ll need and how often you’ll need them to maintain lasting results.
I have only had fantastic experiences at Capital Skin & Laser! Dr. Shah and Nurse Erin provide excellent services, answer my questions, and make me feel like my skin is in good hands. The office is beautiful, and everyone is friendly and welcoming. I’ve gone in for Dysport and Clear and Brilliant laser treatments, and I’m very happy with the results. Dr. Shah also helped me develop a skincare routine personalized to my needs. They never try to over-sell you extra products or services. I’m so happy that I found an outstanding dermatologist whom I trust in DC.
Take the Next Step
Interested in learning more about Microneedling? We would love to speak with you. Please fill out the form on this page to request a consultation or call our Chevy Chase, MD office today at (301) 798-9699 to schedule your private consultation at our laser and cosmetic dermatology center, located just blocks away from Washington, D.C.
*Individual results may vary.