How Much Does Microneedling Cost?
Have you heard all the buzz about microneedling but are not sure what it will cost? Are you looking for a cost-effective way to reduce wrinkles and fine lights, tighten your skin, even out your skin texture and tone, and bring radiance back to your complexion?
Microneedling may be the right professional skincare treatment for you, and luckily, the microneedling cost is much lower than laser treatments or surgical options.
Not only is microneedling cost-effective, but it’s also minimally invasive, quick, and requires no downtime. You will see long-lasting results after your first treatment. There are so many perks to microneedling that it’s no wonder it’s one of the most popular skincare treatments right now.
By the end of this guide, you’ll know whether or not microneedling is the right treatment to deal with your skin’s problem areas. Let’s get started.
What is Microneedling?
Before we get into prices, let’s go over the basics of microneedling. Microneedling is the non-surgical process of pricking your skin with several tiny needles to kickstart collagen production.
As we age, we lose our skin’s collagen, which is a protein responsible for our skin’s elasticity, firmness, brightness, and overall health. Loss of collagen is also what leads to wrinkled and sagging skin as we age.
With microneedling, the tiny punctures made to your skin force the healing process to start, which is where collagen comes into play. Microneedling triggers skin regeneration, which refreshes your skin cells.
How does microneedling work? Think of it as wounding the skin to kickstart the healing process. However, there is extremely minimal pain involved thanks to a topical anesthetic.
Because of the way microneedling works, it is sometimes referred to as collagen induction therapy. The entire process produces brighter and tighter skin. It can also help reduce and eliminate acne scars, wrinkles, and sunspots, other damaged skin issues.
Microneedling also helps your skin deliver the nutrients from your skincare products to deeper underlying cells. This means your skincare products are more effective and go further after microneedling.
Microneedling Process and Results
The results from microneedling are similar to the results you get from a fractional laser treatment, but it does not require downtime. This aspect, and the fact that it is minimally invasive, is what makes microneedling such an attractive treatment option. Before treatment, a topical anesthetic is applied so you don’t feel the needles that much.
Microneedling sessions are typically one to two hours long. The actual microneedling treatment itself takes about 20 or 30 minutes, but you also need time to let the numbing cream set. Most clients choose to do three to six treatments for the best results. Treatments are typically spaced out between two and three months.
Benefits of Microneedling
There are several benefits to microneedling, including:
- Reduces wrinkles and fine lines
- Removes scars
- Reduces hyperpigmentation
- Reduces stretch marks
- Tightens loose or sagging skin
- Reduces cellulite
- Increases hair growth
- Closes pores
- Helps your skin absorbs skincare products better
Overall, the increase of collagen and complete skin cell regeneration can work wonders for your skin. You’ll notice brighter skin after your first treatment, and with each following treatment, you’ll see your scars and wrinkles disappear.
Who is Microneedling for?
Anyone can benefit from microneedling, but it’s especially helpful for people with:
- Acne scarring
- Scarring from chickenpox or other scars
- Sun damage
- Uneven skin tone
- Sagging skin
- Stretch marks
- Large pores
If you want to have more youthful, radiant, firmer skin with fewer scars and discoloration, microneedling is a great option for you.
The best part of microneedling is that there is no downtime. Your face will be red for about 24 hours after your first treatment, and unfortunately, you cannot apply makeup to tone it down.
However, the redness does not last long and just looks like a sunburn. You will not be in any pain and you can go back to your regular activities right away.
We will give you a skincare regime to apply for a week after your treatment, which includes an SPF sunscreen and gentle moisturizers. You should not use any harsh skincare products on your face for about a week after treatment since your skin is still in the regenerating process.
You will start seeing immediate results after the first treatment. Your skin will look radiant and your complexion will be clearer than it was before treatment.
You will see more significant and lasting results with each proceeding treatment, which is why most people do a series of treatments every few weeks.
Four to six treatments are the ideal amount to erase wrinkles and fine lines. We will work with you to determine the right amount of sessions for the results you want. Typically, results last for six months to a year after your last treatment.
Microneedling Cost Break Down
Now let’s get to the cost breakdown. Your final cost will vary depending on how many sessions you need. We can consult with you about your desired results and advise you on the right amount of sessions.
In general, microneedling treatments range from $100 to $700, with most falling around $300 per session.
There are a variety of factors that go into determining how much your microneedling sessions will cost, including:
- The number of treatments you need
- How well your skin responds to the treatments
- Any additional complementary treatments
- How much of your skin is being treated
- The type of microneedling you choose
Overall, microneedling is one of the most cost-effective treatments that provide such drastic results. Plus, it is non-surgical and requires no downtime, so the treatments do not interrupt your life. On average, microneedling costs four times less than laser treatments.
Types of Microneedling
There are a couple of different types of microneedling, which can also determine your final cost. Which type you go with depends on your needs, and our professional staff can advise you on the right one for you.
At Atlanta Face and Body, we offer standard microneedling and Vivace RF microneedling. Vivace uses radiofrequency technology to improve your results. It is recommended for anyone with sagging skin or deep acne scars that they want to be removed.
Vivace RF microneedling is an extremely precise treatment that uses 36 tiny and insulated needles to insert heat into the skin. The process is painless and provides even better collagen stimulation and skin tightening.
Whether you choose standard microneedling or Vivace RF microneedling, the depth that the needle punctures into your skin will vary based on your desired results. We can outline this further at an in-office consultation so you fully understand the whole process.
Is Microneedling Just for the Face?
While most clients seek microneedling treatments to deal with facial skin issues, like acne scars and sunspots, the face is not the only area where microneedling works.
You can also get microneedling on these areas of skin:
- Back of your hands
Essentially, you can get microneedling anywhere you want to tighten and correct skin. If you want to get rid of cellulite, microneedling treatments on your buttocks and thighs are very effective. It can also work to reduce the appearance of stretch marks.
If you want to tighten sagging and creepy-looking skin, treatment on your arms and calves is a great place to start. If you have sun spots and discoloration on your chest, microneedling can treat those issues just like it does with your facial skin.
Keep in mind that thicker areas of skin will need longer needles than the face to be effective. However, numbing cream will still offset most of the discomfort. Call us to get up a consultation to discuss possible areas of your body where you could get microneedling treatment.
Microneedling with Dr. Elizabeth Whitaker, M.D., F.A.C.S
Dr. Elizabeth Whitaker is passionate about seeing her patients fall in love with their appearance and feel empowered by their results.
Dr. Whitaker has a world-class medical education from Duke University School of Medicine and has been published in several notable medical journals. She is double board-certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology.
Whether you are looking for plastic surgery, microneedling, or other skin treatments, Dr. Whitaker is someone you can trust to get the best results.
She is also passionate about getting to know her patient’s on a personal level, so you will always feel relaxed and comfortable in her care.
Schedule a Microneedling Consultation Today
At Atlanta Face and Body, Dr. Whitaker and her team are passionate about helping you become a more natural and beautiful you. Hopefully, you now understand the benefits of microneedling and the microneedling cost and know that it’s the right treatment for you.
We can’t wait to help you achieve brighter and tighter skin through microneedling. You will notice a brand new glow after just one session, and a series of four to six sessions will get rid of the problem areas that you’ve been dealing with for years.
Schedule a microneedling consultation at Atlanta Face and Body today. Contact us now to get started on your skin healing journey.