Microneedling is one of the most popular treatments available for improving the quality of the skin. That’s because it’s minimally-invasive and targets an enormous range of common skin complaints.

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How Microneedling Works

Microneedling works by encouraging collagen production via controlled micro-traumas to the skin. 

Drs. Shah, Tanzi and Peters at Capital Laser & Skin apply a sophisticated microneedling device to your skin studded with thousands of tiny needles. These needles create micro-injuries to the top layer of the dermis, inducing cells to go into maintenance mode. When this happens, injured cells send out signals to the rest of the body telling it that they require repair, causing healing factors, such as collagen, to rush to the treated site. 

Microneedling also changes skin cell’s mode of operation, enhancing their housekeeping abilities, sweeping out old cellular debris and proteins that cause blemishes. These two processes combined cause skin to appear smoother, younger-looking and more radiant over time. 

What Microneedling Treats

Microneedling at Capital Laser & Skin Care addresses a wide variety of skin complaints. These include: 

  • Large pores
  • Acne scars
  • Other types of scars
  • Hyperpigmentation (darker patches of skin)
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Dull skin
  • Rough skin texture
  • Sun damage
  • Stretch marks

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Types of Microneedling Available

Capital Laser & Skin Care offers three types of microneedling to suit your needs. 

Traditional microneedling

This procedure is purely mechanical and involves the use of a dermaroller to create micro-traumas to the skin, inducing rejuvenation, as discussed above. 

Radiofrequency microneedling

This type of microneedling adds radiofrequency energy, allowing the rejuvenating effects of microneedling to penetrate the skin more deeply. It may increase collagen production versus standard treatment. 

Microneedling with PRP (platelet-rich plasma)

This type of microneedling uses PRP factors from the blood to synergize with needle-induced microtraumas, energizing cells and encouraging repair and hair restoration. 

Benefits of Microneedling

Microneedling offers a host of impressive benefits, all without the need for surgery, chemical peels, or any cutting of the skin. 

  • Rapid Action: If you get microneedling at Capital Laser & Skin Care, you should start noticing results quickly. Skin appears plumped and smoothed within just a week of receiving treatment.
  • Reduce appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, enlarged pores and many other skin complaints: After either traditional or radiofrequency microneedling, your skin looks more youthful, with furrows appearing reduced. 
  • Minimal interruption to your schedule: Microneedling does not physically penetrate the deeper layers of the skin, so there is little to no downtime. 
  • Attack multiple skin complaints in a single session: Microneedling can deal with several skin issues in a single treatment. Although results are seen after a single treatment, several treatments may be needed for the best results. 

Who is a Candidate for Microneedling?

Microneedling is a safe procedure with a wide variety of applications. It is great for anyone who wants younger-looking skin or to reduce the appearance of sun damage, large pores, acne scars, or stretch marks.

Capital laser and skin care is the best dermatology practice I’ve ever been to. I’ve seen both Dr. Peters and Dr. Tanzi, who are both extremely intelligent, caring, highly skilled, practical – and gorgeous! The staff is excellent – very caring, skilled, excellent training, professional, and easy to talk to. I highly recommend Capital Laser to anyone seeking to take fabulous care of their skin. You will be in the best hands here.

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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) 234-7669 to schedule your private consultation at our laser and cosmetic dermatology center, located just blocks away from Washington, D.C.