While the Plastic Surgery Center of Hampton Roads is known for its cosmetic and reconstructive surgery solutions, it can also provide nonsurgical solutions for the skin and body. One popular treatment used by men and women seeking refreshed and revitalized skin is microneedling.

How does microneedling work?

Many patients think that the application of hundreds of tiny needles across the face is nothing but unpleasant. However, it is important for patients to know how these devices work to improve the skin’s texture and tone. These very small needles pierce the upper layer of the skin. By doing so, it stimulates the skin’s healing process. This includes skin cell turnover and the production of collagen and elastin. This happens gradually, and can result in beautiful, healthy skin!

What can microneedling do?

Microneedling can be used for the treatment of:

  • Acne and acne scars
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Stretch marks
  • Pigmentation concerns
  • Rosacea
  • Poor texture and tone

How long does it take for microneedling to work?

Patients who consider microneedling need to understand that this process starts the skin’s rehabilitation. Results are not seen within days, but instead over the course of several weeks as the skin begins to heal and collagen and elastin results are noticeable. Patients will see a reduction in fine lines, wrinkles, pigmentation problems, acne, and scarring. The results are achieved without the use of medical-grade products or strong laser therapies that may take days to recover from. Instead, this rudimentary treatment provides results with needles alone.

Does microneedling hurt?

Microneedling is not as painful as one would imagine. In fact, the needling occurs on the most superficial layer of skin. However, some patients may benefit from the application of a numbing topical cream on their face prior to treatment. There is no recovery time and patients can return right back to their day without interruption.

Considering microneedling?

Call the Plastic Surgery Center of Hampton Roads of Virginia today to schedule a consultation with Drs. Vonu, Blanchard, Zwicklbauer, and Lofgren. The practice is an AAAASF Certified surgery center and can be reached by phone at (757) 873-3500. We offer several locations in the areas of Williamsburg, Norfolk, Newport News, and Virginia Beach, and welcome new patients.



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