What is microneedling?
Where can I get microneedling in Pittsburgh?
There are a number of places to get microneedling treatment in Pittsburgh. In addition to plastic surgeons and dermatologists, some health spas even offer treatments. However, not all treatment plans or medications are the same. A licensed dermatologist is equipped to provide thoughtful and comprehensive answers to questions.
If you have more questions about microneedling or our other Cosmetic Dermatology services in Pittsburgh, you can get in touch with our team using the form below. You can also request an appointment.
How does microneedling work?
Does microneedling reduce pore size?
What should I expect during the procedure?
Does microneedling hurt?
How long does it take to heal after microneedling?
After the procedure we ask that you do not apply anything to your skin and avoid sun exposure. After 24 hours, you may return to our normal skin care and sun protection routine as well as wear makeup. A sunburn-like effect is normal for 1-3 days. The skin may feel tight, dry, swollen, or sensitive to the touch. It is common for the skin to peel after treatment, this may not occur until up to 1 week. Results may not be immediate as multiple treatment session may be necessary.*
Can I shower after microneedling?
Yes, showering is fine after a microneedling treatment. However, no products should be applied to the treated area for 24 hours (this includes soap). The small skin channels created by microneedling take 24 hours to heal over. Applying any products to the skin before this time can increase the risk of infection or allergic reaction.
For more information, view the full microneedling aftercare guide.
Are microneedling results permanent?
Yes and no. Microneedling permanently increases the amount of collagen in the skin. However, the natural aging process will continue to occur – leading to a continued decrease in collagen. The number of treatments and the exact time that results last depends on a number of factors including your age, skin type, and how your skin responds to treatment.
Many patients see results within a week, including reduced pore visibility and increased consistency in skin tone. Some patients end up choosing a longer-term program with quarterly or semi-annual treatments to maintain results.
Is microneedling safe?
Yes, microneedling with the Skin Pen is a safe and effective treatment. It's important to know that it differs from at-home rolling microneedling devices. The Skin Pen penetrates more deeply than at-home rollers with a more controlled injury. This leads to improved results and better safety. As with any cosmetic treatment, it is important to find an experienced team who understands the nuances of this treatment.