If over-the-counter skin products are no longer proving effective results but you don't want surgical procedures, try minimally invasive treatments for skin rejuvenation such as microneedling. Aesthetica Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center is happy to offer microneedling (collagen induction therapy) at our office in Leesburg, VA. Microneedling uses multiple fine needles to effectively and safely make micro injuries in the skin. The micro injuries prompt the natural production of elastin and collagen, two nutrients that increase the overall health and appearance of the complexion. Make an appointment for a consultation at our facility to discover more about the results of microneedling, and how to personalize your procedure for your skin concerns and goals.
"It's been over a year and a half since I've been going to Dr. Chang's office, I drive an hour just to get here (although I know some drive three hours or more to see him!). I did a lot of research to find a board certified plastic surgeon in the area with a solid and reputable background.Throughout my visits, he's been incredibly kind and taken the time to listen to my never ending list of questions. There are a lot of doctors that push services that you don't need just for money but he'll be transparent to tell you exactly what he feels you'll need in order to gain improvement and will work with you to see what could be the best outcome. You can also text or email him directly after any invasive procedures if you have any questions/concerns instead of waiting for a follow up. I also don't want to forget the rest of the staff - everyone from the receptionists and nurses have been very gracious, patient and accommodating to my needs but I also want to mention Melanie whose an RN at Dr. Chang's office. She has superb bed side skills and truly makes you feel at ease when you're speaking with her. I've probably annoyed her with a million questions and emails but she's still been stellar. I highly recommend her for any non-surgical procedures. They have a few videos on their website and youtube as well so you have an idea of who they are and the procedures they perform if you want to get a better idea yourself but I definitely recommend them, they're awesome."- M. / Google / Jul 24, 2018
"Great patient care!!! Felt relaxed and comfortable through my procedures and can’t wait to see the results when the bandages come off."- M.E. / Google / Oct 20, 2018
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"Dr. Chang and his staff help me to keep my skin youthful throughout the year in a peaceful setting. His staff is kind and helpful. Dr. Chang keeps me apprised of the new treatments available and how they can improve my appearance. I highly recommend scheduling an appointment."- B.B. / Google / Sep 19, 2018
It's possible you could be a candidate for microneedling treatments if you experience light or mild complexion problems, like a decrease in firmness or an uneven texture. Collagen induction therapy procedures may also improve the look of stretch marks, scars, and pores. You need to be willing to wait before seeing benefits from your microneedling procedure because the elastin and collagen require a month or longer to have an impact on the complexion; however, you will see results that look natural and gain healthier, stronger skin.
Collagen induction therapy with microneedling is done in one of our office procedure rooms in around 30 – 60 minutes with local anesthesia or numbing cream if desired; however, patients typically experience little or no pain and discomfort. The areas of skin being addressed will be cleaned before the handpiece is evenly passed over. Once the microneedling is done, a treatment such as PRP (platelet-rich plasma) or a serum with a vitamin infusion may be applied so the nutrients can penetrate deeper into the skin. A moisturizer selected for your skin type will be massaged in along with sun protection because the treated skin will be more sensitive following the procedure.
What to Expect
Following the procedure, you might develop light redness and swelling for about one day; however, this should resolve on its own. It can take around 1 – 2 months as the elastin and collagen supply increases until you notice significant changes in the appearance and health of your treated skin. You should schedule around 4 – 6 follow-up sessions performed every 4 – 6 weeks for the best outcomes and long-term skin benefits.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does microneedling cost?
Microneedling is a nonsurgical approach to skin tightening and rejuvenation. Therefore, it is a treatment that is relatively affordable for most patients. The pricing is based on the condition being treated as well as how many sessions are needed to create the right outcome. During your initial consultation, we will prepare a skin analysis and treatment plan, which covers costs and what to expect during the procedure.
Best way to explain microneedling?
Microneedling is known as collagen induction therapy. Simply stated, collagen is what keeps our skin supple, smooth, and tight. Microneedling is a newer, revolutionary nonsurgical treatment that uses a handheld device with approximately 12 very fine needles on the tip. When these needles are gently glided over the skin, it punctures it, creating small wounds that actually serve to break down old scar tissue and help generate new skin cell growth. Once healed, the new skin appears healthy, brighter, and firm. During this process, the production of new collagen and elastin occurs and leads to an overall improved blood flow to the skin, enhancing the health and glow of your appearance over time.
What are the most common conditions treated with microneedling?
This nonsurgical skin rejuvenation treatment is best used for men and women who wish to improve the appearance of mild acne scarring, fine lines and wrinkles, moderate sagging skin, and stretch marks. It is an excellent procedure to help improve skin texture and tone, reduce pore size, and bring back a youthful glow.
How many treatments are recommended for optimal results?
Most of our patients undergo 3 – 6 microneedling sessions to attain the desired results. However, it depends on what you are trying to improve, which will dictate the treatment plan. This procedure can be safely performed every 4 – 6 weeks as needed. For patients seeking scar reduction, it generally takes about six sessions. Collagen induction typically occurs at about the third treatment. Microneedling can be applied to most parts of the body, including the face, neck, arms, thighs, chest, and legs. It is common for results to begin to appear after the first treatment.
Is microneedling safe for everyone?
For the most part, microneedling is safe for most skin types and colors. Since it does not injure the epidermis, the chance for post-procedure inflammation or pigmentation damage occurring is minimal. Microneedling is not recommended for those who have used Accutane within the last 2 – 3 months, or for those who have skin infections or open wounds, herpes simplex, or are actively undergoing radiation. In addition, it is not recommended for pregnant women or women who are nursing, or for anyone who has a history of scarring or poor wound healing.
Natural Health and Radiance
Enhance the appearance and health of your complexion with microneedling therapy sessions at Aesthetica Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center in Leesburg, VA. A nonsurgical procedure that may produce significant improvements, microneedling prompts your natural collagen production for firmer, smoother skin. Make an appointment at our facility to hear more information about this procedure and complementary skin revitalizing options.