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What is Microneedling

Microneedling treatments help reduce the appearance of skin concerns such as acne scars, stretch marks, and skin laxity. During the treatment, superficial and controlled punctures of the skin are created by rolling fine needles on the surface of the skin. The punctures trigger the skin's natural healing response and as a result stimulates collagen production. The treatment is sometimes combined with additional technologies such as radio frequency and ultrasound for extra stimulation.


For reference, for microneedling in the facial area, a premium clinic in Chicago is charging $375 for SkinPen®, $800 for Vivace®, and $1,000 for Morpheus8 per treatment.

Prices may be based on the expertise and qualifications of the person performing the treatment, type of microneedling procedure performed or exact device used , and your geographic location. Two to six sessions may be required to achieve the desired result.

Recovery & Downtime

There is no downtime, but patients may experience minor redness and irritation for a few days after the procedure.

Best For

You may not be a good candidate if you are using certain acne medications, have active acne, or have moderate to severe psoriasis or eczema.
Discuss with your provider your general health status, pre-existing health conditions, and current lifestyle choices for likely outcomes and any risks or potential complications.

Potential Side Effects

You can experience minor redness and irritation for a few days after the procedure.


Morpheus8, Vivace®, Skinpen®, and more. Different brands and manufacturers may vary in treatment approaches and their intended results.

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