Virginia Beach Microneedling Services

The Ultimate Microneedling Treatments Experience

Many patients are looking for ways to improve the look, color and texture of their skin without the down time typically associated with surgical procedures. Virginia Surgical Arts offers microneedling treatments for improving your skin’s appearance. This minimally invasive, in-office skin rejuvenation treatment can improve fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, hyperpigmentation, stretch marks and many other conditions. 

Why SkinPen?

There are many microneedling systems out there, but VSA firmly believes SkinPen is the best. It is the only U.S. engineered and manufactured microneedling device on the market, with patent-pending single use cartridges. Both our office and our patients can have peace of mind with a safe, superior device they can trust.

SkinPen is a medical grade, state-of-the-art microneedling device designed to stimulate your skin’s natural ability to repair itself.  It initiates a controlled skin healing response by creating a series of hundreds of vertical microscopic channels into the dermis. This automatically triggers new collagen growth free of scar tissue formation with very little downtime.

SkinPen microneedling helps to address issues, including:

  • Fine Lines
  • Wrinkles
  • Acne Scars
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Stretch Marks
  • Skin Texture Conditions

Advantages of Microneedling Treatments

  • Minimally invasive
  • Non-ablative with no thermal energy required
  • Performed in office with very little downtime
  • Superior safety profile and works on all skin types
  • Can be used on all parts of the body including face, neck, décolletage, arms, hands, legs, abdomen and back. This versatility makes SkinPen especially helpful when addressing acne scars on the back and stretch marks on the body

What You Can Expect from Your SkinPen Microneedling

  • A comfortable experience.
  • A short procedure time, approximately 30 minutes.
  • A plan for optimal results.
  • Mild post-procedure effects, similar to a mild to moderate sunburn.
  • Effective on all body parts, including face, neck and decolletage.
  • Safe for all skin types, light to dark.
  • Ideal any time of the year.
  • Little to no downtime.
  • Beautiful, lasting results.

Different Treatment Depths for Different Issues

  • Shallow depth (approx 0.5mm) micro needling treats fine lines, pores, texture, minor scarring, used for penetrating solutions, improving crepey skin.
  • Medium depth (approx 1.0 mm) treats fine lines, scarring, mild stretch marks, enables deeper penetration of solutions.
  • Deeper depths (approx 1.5mm to 3.0mm) treat deeper acne scars, surgical and traumatic scars, stretch marks, deeper wrinkles, pores, texture, and enables deepest penetration of solutions.

Potential Risks and Safety

Microneedling is a very safe and well tolerated office procedure. Safely used on patients of all skin-types, microneedling can be performed all-year, even during the summer, a time when lasers are not recommended.

Microneedling Treatment Recovery

Though very little downtime is needed after a microneedling treatment, patients can expect mild redness and swelling which usually subsides within 24 hours. One should always be careful of sun exposure following a treatment. The redness, swelling and tenderness that may follow the procedure feels similar to a mild sunburn.

After just one day, patients may return to normal activities and are able to conceal most of the signs of treatment with makeup.

Results from Microneedling

The skin’s appearance will begin to improve as the body’s healing process promotes the production of healthy new cells and extracellular substances (e.g., collagen, elastin, hyaluronic acid).

Multiple sessions are recommended to achieve optimal microneedling results. 3-4 treatments are required for best results and up to 6 treatments for more severe scarring. For anti-aging, 1-2 treatments a year.

Caring For Your Skin Before Your Microneedling Appointment

Before coming in for your microneedling treatment, there are certain things you should be aware of. At Virginia Surgical Arts, we recommend that clients should avoid blood-thinning medications and supplements at least 4 days prior to the procedure. We also advise against the use of anticoagulants in the same time frame before the procedure. Clients who are on prescription medications should speak to their doctors for recommendations.

We attend to all kinds of clients and will educate each client on what to expect from the procedure. As part of helping clients to prepare for the procedure, we advise that clients must not have any new permanent makeup or injectables near the treatment area. Clients who have recently had a permanent tattoo before, makeup, or injectable are advised to see our microneedling consultant for personalized advice. Usually, we recommend that such clients wait at least two weeks for the injectable or permanent makeup to heal before the microneedling procedure.

Clients should use sunscreen with SPF 30 or more daily. This is because we cannot work on sunburnt skin. Please note that if your skin has become sensitized, sunburnt, or compromised in any way, we may be unable to work on it until it has fully healed.

While preparing for your microneedling procedure, avoid using new skincare products that may affect the chemical balance of your skin. Also, check existing skincare products for the presence of hydroquinone, Benzoyl peroxide, Retin-A., astringents, glycolic or salicylic acids, and bleaching agents. If any of these are present in your skincare products, avoid its use at least three days to microneedling treatment. If you have been prescribed these skincare products containing these compounds, please speak to our technician at Virginia Surgical Arts before the procedure is started.

In preparation for microneedling, avoid plucking or waxing the area that is to be worked on. Stay away from plucking or waxing the area for at least one week before the microneedling procedure. Also, avoid using nail-type products or bleach on the area at least two weeks before your microneedling appointment.

Caring For Your Skin After Your Microneedling Appointment

After your microneedling appointment, avoid exposure to excessive sunlight. Also stay away from self-tanning lotions, sprays, and other products for at least 48 hours after treatment. Ensure to use sunscreen with at least SPF 30 daily after your microneedling appointment.

You should also avoid engaging in strenuous activities, saunas, excessively hot showers, and swimming in chlorinated water.

Avoid contact with irritants including skincare products that contain common suspect chemicals like hydroquinone, Benzoyl peroxide, Retin-A., astringents, glycolic or salicylic acids, and bleaching agents. This should be done for at least 7 days after the microneedling appointment.

Avoid simultaneous clinic treatments including Laser IPL, microdermabrasion, chemical peels, injectables, and more for at least two weeks after your microneedling treatment.

Avoid plucking or waxing the treated area for no less than one week after the procedure has been completed. Also, avoid using skin-sensitive products, nail-type products, and bleach. Makeup can be applied after the first 48 hours have elapsed.


What does Micro Needling do for your skin?

Microneedling involves the use of sterilized needles to pick the skin. This cosmetic procedure is done using tiny sterilized needles. The wounds created by this action, although small, cause the body to produce more organic compounds like elastin and collagen. These compounds help the skin to look youthful. This cosmetic procedure may also be referred to as collagen induction therapy.

How long does it take to see results from micro needling?

Results from microneedling are typically visible in four to six weeks. Results from this cosmetic procedure become visible as soon as the deepest layers of the skin penetrated by the microneedles begin to heal. The healing of the micro-wounds triggers the production of collagen and elastin. These natural compounds leave the skin smooth and with visible results after four to six weeks.

Can Microneedling ruin your skin?

Microneedling, when done properly and handled by experienced professionals, will leave the skin looking younger, smoother, and healthier. However, the procedure, over a period, can be damaging to the skin. Also, if the procedure is not performed by the right hands and in the right way, it may negatively affect the skin.

Microneedling Treatments in Virginia Beach, VA

If you’re ready to rejuvenate your skin with the minimally-invasive SkinPen microneedling system contact us for a consultation today!

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