Midlothian, VA cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Matthew Bridges M.D. FACS, is proud to offer patients microneedling, one of the latest advancements in skin rejuvenation. Also known as skin needling, this minimally invasive procedure involves the use of a device that contains small, fine needles, which puncture the skin. These tiny puncture wounds create a “trigger” effect for the production of collagen, which fills these wounds essentially creating an improvement on the skin's surface. Microneedling is used to improve skin texture, tone, and firmness, as well as reduce the size of pores, pigmentation, and other irregularities.
How it Works
During a short, in-office visit, the skin is thoroughly cleaned and a numbing agent is applied to the skin’s surface. A small handheld device called the SkinPen by Bellus Medical (http://skinpen.com) with 12 disposable tiny needles is moved back and forth over the skin to create small piercings. This device is much more advanced than that of the old fashioned rolling devices commonly used. This process breaks down damaged skin and old scar tissue to stimulate the skin cells to turnover so that the new formation of tissue layers can be generated.
After the Treatment
After a microneedling treatment, the surface of the skin will appear red like a sunburn. Within a few hours after the procedure, the redness turns to pink and will slowly go away. It is important to avoid the sun and wear a protective zinc-based sunblock during and after the healing phase. We recommend 6-8 treatments depending on the condition of the skin. The skin slowly starts to restructure itself over the subsequent months.
Microneedling is a safe and effective procedure that is quickly becoming a popular choice over other skin rejuvenation methods. It effectively stimulates the production of collagen and circulation, creating an improved skin texture. Our patients remark that their skin appears more even-toned and “glowing” after this treatment. Microneedling can be performed on all skin types and colors and there are no risks associated with hyperpigmentation or scarring. It can be combined with another nonsurgical procedure, such as BOTOX or an injectable filler.
"I LOVE what the microneedling has done for my skin - the tone and texture is unbelievable. Thanks for introducing me to Circadia, too - Love all the products you recommended. Amazing......."- LC / Office Visit / Mar 19, 2014
"I have had great results from microneedling with Angelina. No more cystic acne, skin is very clear, pores are much smaller. Love the results."- DD / Office Visit / Mar 03, 2017
"Amazing!!!!!!!!! - I first discovered Dr Matthew Bridges office when I decided I wanted to get some treatments to correct my uneven skin tone,acne scars and overall texture of my skin.I am African American and have struggled with my hyperpigmentation and acne for years. I made an appointment with Angelina, the skin esthetician at the office and she is absolutely awesome. She examined my skin and started me on a skincare regimen that has evened out my skin tremendously and kept my acne under control. She has done in office treatments such as face peels and microneedling to improve my skin as well. After one microneedling treatment, my skin evened out so much and looked so much smoother. I couldn't believe it. I know how hard it is to treat hypergipmentation and acne scars in darker complexions because I have been to several skin estheticians and dermatologists. I have had the best results here at Dr. Matthew Bridges office. I get compliments on my skin all the time now and don't wear nearly as much makeup as I used to. Angelina is attentive, professional, and very sweet. The overall staff here is just amazing. If you are looking for quality skin care products and face treatments, I highly recommend making an appointment with Angelina."- D. / RealSelf / Mar 29, 2017
"Dr. Bridges is an outstanding doctor. His easygoing personality and high level of expertise really set him apart from other doctors. He is a master of his craft and I know when I leave his office I will look natural and feel my best. From Facial Filler, Botox and removing benign lesions he is my go to for all things cosmetic. Dr. Bridges and Angelina keep me looking young and I am so grateful to have found them. Do yourself a favor and check them out, you will not regret it! I have had a number of skin care treatments from Angelina over the years and would highly recommend her. She is thorough, passionate and extremely knowledgeable about anything relating to the skin. Angelina has transformed my skin though Microneedling, Dermaplaning, Chemical peels and a custom skin care regimen. She created a custom skin care plan based on the time of year and my lifestyle. I have seen a number of Estheticians in the past and she really outshines them all. I am continually impressed with her attention to detail and her thirst for knowledge to keep up with the skin care industry. If you are looking for someone to help you with your skin then look no further, she really is the best!"- JS / Office Visit / Jun 27, 2016
""Angelina, I wanted to thank you so much for the skin needling treatments you gave me. You went very aggressive as to achieve faster results yet the procedure was very comfortable and your constant attentiveness and happy upbeat, sweet caring personality and gentle, skilled hands made the treatment feel more like a trip to the spa. I wanted to thank you again and am excited to see my skin glow. I also really appreciate your follow up call a few days after my aggressive treatment, to make sure I wasn't having any issues and was healing up fine. Very kind and thoughtful. You ROCK! and for always working with my crazy schedule.""- G.S. / Yelp / Mar 17, 2016
Microneedling costs start $350. Package pricing is also available. Please call our office for additional information.
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