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What is Micro-Needling?

Micro-needling, is an innovative cosmetic procedure that uses a device covered with tiny, shallow needles to cause ‘micro-injury’ to the skin. This prompts the skin to stimulate collagen production. In this way, it promotes smoother, softer, and more youthful looking skin after just 3-5 treatments. MetropolitanMD is proud to use Rejuvapen NXT, the most advanced FDA cleared micro-needling device available.

Which Conditions Can Be Treated with Micro-Needling?

Although micro-needling was initially proposed as a treatment for scars and wrinkles, it has shown to be an effective treatment for:

  • Acne Scars
  • Global Skin Rejuvenation, Lines and Wrinkles, and Improvements in Skin Tone and Laxity
  • Stretch Marks
  • Epidermal Pigment Reduction
  • Decreasing Pore Size
  • Improving Skin Texture

Before & After 6 months and 6 treatments

Metropolitan MDs Microneedling Patient
Metropolitan MDs Microneedling Patient
Metropolitan MDs Microneedling Patient

Before & After 2 months and 2 treatments

Am I A Candidate for Micro-Needling?

Because it is minimally invasive and does not cause significant wounding of skin, virtually anybody can safely undergo micro-needling therapy. Even those with thin skin can undergo treatment since the depth of penetration can be finely controlled.

Your Microneedling will be performed in Dr. John D. Rachel's surgery center located in North Shore.

Dr. John D. Rachel is top notch! BEST Doctor/ plastic surgeon ever!! Not only is he truly talented at what he does he also is very compassionate. I highly recommend Dr. John D. Rachel and his staff. If you are thinking of getting any cosmetic procedure, this is the Doctor to see!

What Happens During Treatment?

Though treatment is relatively painless we typically start by applying a topical anesthetic cream twenty to thirty minutes before the procedure. This allows for a comfortable experience for most people. Generally, patients report feeling just the slight vibration of the device during the procedure. The total treatment time depends on which part of your body we are treating. For the face, a typical appointment takes about an hour.

What to Expect After Micro-Needling

Micro-needling is a non-surgical treatment that requires very little downtime. Patients should be able to resume their normal activities right away. There will be some redness and mild sensitivity. These issues should subside within 24 hours. Avoid wearing makeup for 24 hours to avoid irritating the skin and breakouts. There may also be some slight swelling and a bit of peeling.

How Many Procedures Are Recommended?

Three to five treatments are usually required for best results. For more severe scarring and stretch marks, up to six treatments may be needed. The number of treatments can be determined based upon your individual goals and the overall health of your skin. As part of your anti-aging routine, you may opt for one to two procedures a year to help maintain the rejuvenating effects.

What is the Cost?

During your consultation at MetropolitanMD, our team can go over the expected cost of your micro-needling in Chicago. Cost can vary based on whether your micro-needling treatment is combined with other aesthetic treatments. Our team can let you know what the expected cost of your micro-needling will be and go over the payment options we accept.

Schedule a Consultation

At MetropolitanMD, we are here to provide you with the outstanding personalized care you need. If you are looking for a way to rejuvenate the natural beauty of your skin, contact our office today to schedule a consultation for your micro-needling treatment in Chicago.

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