General and Cosmetic Dermatology located in Reno, NV

Microneedling services offered in Reno, NV

If you’re hoping to treat multiple common aesthetic skin issues at once, microneedling is an outstanding option. The board-certified dermatologist and team of medical practitioners at Integrated Dermatology of Reno offer top quality microneedling services to residents in and around Reno, Nevada. When you’re ready to learn more, call or click to book a visit.

Microneedling Q&A

What is microneedling?

Microneedling is a medical aesthetics treatment that improves the look and feel of your skin by triggering your body’s innate healing abilities. The process uses a device covered in sterile treatment needles that create tiny channels into the deeper layers of your skin.

Your body perceives those channels as micro injuries and launches a swift healing response. New collagen cells are produced, which smooth and plump your skin. That’s why microneedling is sometimes referred to as collagen remodeling.

Integrated Dermatology of Reno offers traditional microneedling with the Eclipse MicroPen®. This system uses automated technology to deliver a controlled, predictable treatment every time.

The Vivace® microneedling system incorporates radiofrequency energy into microneedling treatments. This boosts the stimulation of new collagen and is a great option for those who want to achieve noticeable improvements with fewer treatments.

What kinds of skin issues can microneedling treat?

One of the reasons why microneedling is such a popular option is the ability to treat more than one skin condition with the same approach. Some of the skin issues microneedling can address include:

  • Acne
  • Sun damage
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Scarring
  • Enlarged pores
  • Loose or sagging skin
  • Stretch marks

The ability to improve more than one condition with the same treatment makes microneedling a great value for your aesthetic treatment investment.

Is microneedling painful?

All this talk of needles and micro injuries might give the impression that microneedling is a painful process. In reality, most people find microneedling treatments easily tolerable.

A special numbing cream reduces sensation in the treatment area. You may feel a mild stinging sensation as the treatment handpiece moves across the surface of your skin, but there is no significant discomfort. Your entire session takes less than an hour, and there is no need for any advance preparation.

A degree of swelling and increased sensitivity is normal in the days after your treatment. There’s no significant recovery time needed, however, and your skin quickly returns to normal. It takes a few weeks for the results of your treatment to develop, but many people report noticeable improvements within days of their session.

If you’d like more information about what microneedling can do for you, please call Integrated Dermatology of Reno today to schedule a visit. Online booking is also an option and is fast and easy.