Microneedling—it’s a safe, simple procedure that can give your skin a fresh, even appearance. At Morpheus Medical Aesthetics, we use microneedling treatments to stimulate collagen production, reduce acne scarring, reduce and remodel trauma scars, improve photodamaged skin, improve skin roughness and reduce mild to moderate wrinkles.
Not only that, microneedling treatments are a lower-cost alternative to laser resurfacing.
What’s involved in a microneedling treatment?
We use a device called CosmoPen, a handheld automated machine that holds a sterile needle head cartridge. Tiny needles pierce the skin at predetermined depths depending on the results you want to achieve. Shorter needle penetration can enhance product penetration and smooth superficial skin, while longer needle penetration can be used to create collagen response more deeply, such as when treating acne scars. Topical numbing cream is applied prior to your treatment if desired.
How many microneedling treatments will you need?
Because microneedling is not a particularly aggressive treatment, you'll need several treatments over a three to six month period. Results are cumulative so you will need to commit to more than one treatment to get obvious results. Clients with acne scars typically need six to eight treatments. Usually, you will notice some improvement after the first or second treatment, and more significant results will occur after four to six treatments spaced 10 to 15 days apart. Collagen remodeling takes place over time. Skin will continue to improve over the next six to 12 months after CosmoPen treatments with proper skin care regimen. Results will vary in each patient.
Cost: $350 per treatment and $1,200 for a series of four treatments.
For important post-treatment guidelines following a microneedling treatment, click here.