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Patients in need of a more rejuvenated look and tighter skin can turn to microneedling in Boston. This state-of-the-art procedure encourages the production of collagen to address a variety of skin issues.

What Is Microneedling?

Microneedling is a treatment that involves small sterilized microneedles pricking the skin of the patient. The body’s natural healing response will be triggered, and this will stimulate collagen production in the skin tissues. The result is healthier, more vibrant skin and a reduction in a multitude of cosmetic issues, including dark spots and fine wrinkles.

Am I a Good Candidate for Microneedling?

Patients in need of skin rejuvenation in order to look more rested and youthful are ideal candidates for microneedling. The same goes for patients who have other skin issues that they want to address, such as large pores, small scars, sun damage, stretch marks, and loose skin.

This treatment is not meant to address acne, and patients with active acne breakouts are not good candidates for this procedure. Heavy smokers and drinkers are also not ideal candidates, since these negatively affect skin health.

Your Microneedling Consultation

For patients interested in microneedling, scheduling a consultation is required. Patients will be given all of the details regarding what the procedure can do for them and what the benefits are going to be. They will also be informed about the process itself, preparation, and aftercare steps.

Patients will be asked about their goals for the procedure. If there are any other concerns regarding the treatment, patients can ask them during the consultation.

Your Microneedling Session

During the microneedling session, patients will be made comfortable and the target areas will be cleaned. The handpiece with the sterilized microneedles will then be applied to the spots on the skin that require rejuvenation. The needles will penetrate safely to various depths. This procedure will be done with great precision in order to avoid damaging the skin.

The treatment session can last up to 20 minutes. Sessions can be repeated as many as six times in order to produce optimal results.

Microneedling Aftercare

Patients can go back to their regular schedule quickly following their microneedling session. Patients might experience minor irritation and redness on the affected areas. These issues are only temporary and will go away in a matter of days.

During the recovery period, patients will need to follow instructions regarding the cosmetic care that their skin will need. Too much exposure to the sun and any use of harsh skincare products are discouraged, since the skin tissues will be more sensitive for a time.

How Much Does Microneedling Cost?

There are several factors that will affect the total cost of microneedling. The number of sessions involved will affect the overall price, as will the number and type of skin issues being treated.

Schedule Your Consultation

For more details about microneedling for Boston patients, scheduling a consultation with Dr. Richard Bartlett would be highly recommended. Patients can ask questions during the consultation and have their concerns addressed.