MICRONEEDLINGING IN WASHINGTON D.C, VIRGINIA, AND MARYLAND
What Is Mirconeedling?
Microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure used to treat scar tissue, lax skin, wrinkles, and large pores by increasing collagen production. It causes a controlled injury with very fine medical grade needles which stimulate collagen growth below the skin surface. A strong topical anesthetic completely controls any discomfort.
WELLMEDICA uses the SkinPen® by Bellus Medical because it is cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and clinically proven to safely and effectively treat facial acne scars for ages 22 and up. With 3 to 4 affordable treatments spaced 30 days apart, you can improve your appearance and step out with confidence.
Over the years, the body’s production of collagen and elastin will start to diminish, causing the skin to lose its youthful shape and structure. Tissues can start to sag and wrinkle, which in turn, quickly adds years onto the appearance. Aside from the normal aging process, decades of sun damage, the harsh environment, smoking, stress, illness, acne scars, weight fluctuations, and genetics only further exacerbate these skin changes.
Traditionally, ablative laser and chemical treatments have been used to improve skin’s texture and tone, although these techniques can provide significant improvements, often they are harsh, and can lead to excessive down time and side-effects such as post inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH). At WellMedica we offer patients microneedling, a revolutionary option to restore beautiful, youthful skin with much lower risk and very little downtime.
Microneedling, also referred to as Percutaneous Induction Needling (PIN), is a cutting-edge technique designed to trigger the skin’s own healing process. Creating thousands of microscopic injuries in the tissues encourage the production of vital growth factors, including collagen and elastin, which restore a youthful appearance. The minimally invasive PIN procedure uses a small hand-piece, uniquely designed to deliver multiple, tiny wounds to the target tissue. As the body reacts to these micro-wounds, the natural healing properties take over, kick-starting collagen and elastin production. Over the next several months, the skin’s repair system will plump tissues, smoothing wrinkles and creating a firmer, tauter texture. Years can be erased from the appearance, without the expense or potential side-effects from a more invasive, ablative laser or chemical peel procedure.
What technology is used for microneedling?
At WellMedica we use the state of the art SkinPen by Bellus Medical to perform our treatments. It is the ONLY FDA approved device for this purpose. It is clinically proven to safely and effectively treat facial acne scars for ages 22 and up.
Is Microneedling Right For Me?
You don’t have to have scars or deep wrinkles to enjoy the benefits of microneedling. It can give you a gentle resurfacing to get the glow back into your skin. Common reasons to get microneedling include people with acne scars, hyperpigmentation and stretch marks.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
Depending on the issue and severity of the issue being treated, we usually recommend between three and six micro-needling treatment sessions approximately one month apart.
How mUch Does Microneedling Cost?
Microneedling (no PRP): $500
Microneedling w/ PRP: $1000 (Physician Price)
Microneedling w/PRP: $800 (Master Aesthetician Price)
What Can I expect Before & After?
The following are guidelines will help you prepare for a successful microneedling treatment and great post treatment results.
After the treatment, your skin will be red and flushed similar to a moderate sunburn. The redness should be greatly reduced within 24-48 hours. During the healing process you may experience swelling, burning, itching, bruising, soreness, skin tightness, flakiness, sensitivity, and dryness. It may take up to 5-7 days for the skin to heal depending on the extensiveness of your treatment.
Many patients will begin to notice their initial results only a few days after a microneedling treatment. After 10-14 days, as the body’s natural production of collagen and elastin increase, the skin will become plumper, smoother, and tighter. Over the following several months, new tissue will form, bringing healthy cells to the surface of the skin, further improving the appearance.
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Is Microneedling Safe?
Microneedling can provide dramatic results for almost anyone looking for a safe, minimally invasive method to rejuvenate their appearance. As the PIN technique is gentle on the skin, the method is safe for all ages, skin types, and ethnicities. An ideal candidate will be in overall good health and understand the microneedling process and its limitations. Patients should have reasonable expectations for their microneedling results. Those with an active skin infection will have to postpone their PIN treatment. One single session of micro needling does not give the same results as one session of aggressive CO2 laser or a deep chemical peel, but 3-6 sessions do provide dramatic results with much lower risk and downtime.
Before & Afters
The staff is very nice and professional. I was surprised with the result I have gotten for some of the treatment I received from Wellmedica. I definitely recommend this place for people in the Virginia area if they looking for anti aging treatment.
Dr. Dima and her team are extremely professional. The office is both clean and welcoming. Dr. Dima explains everything and provides a plethora of choices. I have gone to other medical spas but none where I felt as comfortable and trusting.
Dr Dima and her staff were kind, helpful and communicative. I went to get some acne scars taken care of, and I’m very satisfied with the results. Dr Dima is very experienced and knew exactly what she was doing, and it clearly shows.
I was super nervous to get anything done to my face, but from start to finish (and beyond) Dr. Ali was absolutely flawless. Her staff was super helpful and accommodating, and took excellent care of me! I will be a lifelong patient of Dr. Ali!
I secretly have been using my wife’s Galactic Glove moisturizer she purchased from Dr. Dima’s office. I ran out of lotion one day and this was all I could find. Glad I did because this stuff is great!
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