Aesthetic Surgery of Charlotte: Adam C. Augenstein, MD
11835 Southmore Drive #202
Charlotte, NC 28277
Phone: (704) 837-1150
Monday-Friday: 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Microneedling

Microneedling is a treatment option for Charlotte patients who want to address fine lines and wrinkles, stretch marks, and acne and other types of scarring. This procedure utilizes the skin’s ability to heal itself by producing collagen and elastin and is popular for how quickly it can be performed and its limited downtime.

Are You a Candidate?

Microneedling is ideal for women and men in good overall mental and physical health with realistic expectations about what the procedure can accomplish. This treatment is appropriate for all skin types and colors and can be applied to parts of the skin that are too sensitive for other types of treatment, such as the neck and hands.

Microneedling is not appropriate for patients who are pregnant or breastfeeding, have had radiation treatment in the past year, used Accutane within the last year, and have open wounds or skin infections on the treatment area.

The best method of assessing whether you are a good candidate for microneedling is to schedule a skincare consultation with our licensed aesthetician.

Adam C. Augenstein, MD

Dual board-certified plastic surgeon

Experience, skill, and a passion for superior patient care are just a few of the reasons why Dr. Augenstein is one of the most sought-after plastic surgeons in the region.

Meet Dr. Augenstein
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Adam C. Augenstein, MD

Dual board-certified plastic surgeon

Experience, skill, and a passion for superior patient care are just a few of the reasons why Dr. Augenstein is one of the most sought-after plastic surgeons in the region.

Meet Dr. Augenstein

What Can I Expect During a Microneedling Procedure?

Patients should arrive at a microneedling appointment without makeup. The aesthetician will clean your skin and apply a numbing cream to minimize discomfort during the treatment, then run a small handheld pen with small needles over the skin, penetrating to a depth of up to 2 millimeters. This prompts the skin to heal itself, producing collagen, which gives the skin a smooth, hydrated appearance. The entire process should last about an hour.

The number of treatment sessions required depends on the severity of the condition being addressed. Patients with acne scars may require four to six treatments, while more severe scars might require more. Many patients choose to schedule once-a-year appointments to maintain their results. During the skincare consultation, the aesthetician will provide a recommended treatment plan that will include the number of microneedling sessions the patient requires to achieve their goals.

Microneedling Recovery

The side effects of a microneedling session are minimal and typically last between one and three days. Patients can expect to experience redness and swelling, which may feel similar to a sunburn. The treatment is extremely safe when performed under the right conditions—namely, by a trained and licensed medical expert.

Following a microneedling procedure, we encourage patients to use sunblock and avoid direct sunlight. We will also provide aftercare instructions including when it’s safe to begin wearing makeup, which products and substances to avoid, and which products and substances can help assist with healing.

Improvements are typically noticeable within four to six weeks, although the full impact takes several months to develop.

Microneedling Cost

Like most treatments, the cost of a session varies depending on the number and size of the areas being treated, as well as the severity of the problems being treated. During the consultation, the aesthetician will work with you to develop a treatment plan customized to your needs and goals. During this time, we will provide an estimate for the cost of treatment.

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