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Microneedling in Charlotte at Ageless Remedies SouthPark

Medically Reviewed by Dr. Richard Paul Greenberg, MD on 9/27/2023

Microneedling is a minimally invasive skin rejuvenation procedure that helps reduce the signs of aging for all skin types. The process stimulates the production of certain proteins that then treat problem areas on your skin.

Microneedling is safe for all skin types and has very little downtime, making it a popular and effective choice for those seeking a difference in their fine lines and wrinkles, enlarged pores, scars, stretch marks, and other uneven skin textures.

How Microneedling Works

Microneedling works by creating hundreds of controlled micro-“injuries” in the skin and promoting the skin’s self-repair mechanisms. This triggers new collagen and elastin formation and the production of growth factors, resulting in smoother, younger-looking skin. This is why you might hear microneedling sometimes referred to as collagen induction therapy. 

The process can take anywhere from 30-60 minutes, depending on the area. After your skin is first cleaned and numbed, a sterile needle head will be used to prick your skin. The depth of the needle penetration can be adjusted depending on your specific needs and skin condition. 

After microneedling, the practitioner may apply specific serums or growth factors to enhance the treatment’s effectiveness. The tiny channels created by the needles allow these products to penetrate deeper into the skin, promoting collagen production and skin rejuvenation. Microneedling is often done in a series of sessions, typically spaced several weeks apart, to achieve the best results.

Over time, as your skin heals and regenerates collagen and elastin, you should notice improvements in skin texture, tone, and the reduction of fine lines and scars.

Microneedling Treatment Options

At Ageless Remedies SouthPark, our trained staff offers three primary types of microneedling treatments: Genius Radiofrequency Microneedling, AQUAGOLD Fine Touch Microneedling, and Skin Pen Microneedling. They are all effective and safe methods, and your choice between them depends on your specific skin goals and desired results.

Genius Radiofrequency Microneedling

Genius Radiofrequency Microneedling is an advanced type of Radiofrequency (RF) microneedling. This powerful, yet comfortable device combines fractional RF energy with traditional microneedling to stimulate collagen and tighten skin.

The Genius Radiofrequency Microneedling sends customized amounts of RF energy into the skin via tiny, gold, insulated microneedles. These needles safely and comfortably penetrate the skin to three specific depths, allowing the RF energy to bypass the skin’s surface and stimulate collagen and elastin.

Whether from aging or scarring, the loss of tissue volume calls attention to wrinkles or skin defects from scars. By stimulating an increase in collagen and the process of new collagen creation, skin becomes smoother and healthier looking. The Genius provides real-time feedback, so the RF energy is delivered precisely for each patient.

After treatment, patients will notice a significant improvement in the laxity, skin texture, wrinkles, and scarring on both the face and/or the body. This RF microneedling treatment is a safe, non-invasive treatment that works on all skin types.

AQUAGOLD Fine Touch Microneedling

AQUAGOLD® Fine Touch Microneedling is a micro-channel microneedling technology that offers the best results of microneedling combined with intradermal infusion.  

The AQUAGOLD® fine touch device has 20 hair-thin, pure 24K gold needles that inject a customized cocktail of cosmetic fillers, such as Restylane and Juvederm, and neurotoxins such as Botox and Dysport, to give your skin immediate dewiness and luminosity. Standard microneedle devices puncture the skin for stimulation whereas AQUAGOLD® fine touch needling has the proven ability to deliver products into the dermis, at a consistent depth, pain-free, and over a large surface area. This is a major advantage over just microneedling.

Over a series of 6 sessions, AQUAGOLD Fine Touch Microneedling treatments can boost hydration, stimulate collagen, and reduce pore size. It can also help the redness associated with rosacea by shrinking dilated blood vessels. The treatment is effective, comfortable, and has minimal downtime. 

Skin Pen Microneedling

Skin Pen Microneedling is the “classic” treatment, performed with a SkinPen device. It’s most effective for neck wrinkles and acne scars, with visible results in as little as three treatment sessions. This was the first FDA-approved device for microneedling and is often the choice of those seeking a straightforward and simple solution.

Ideal Candidates for Microneedling

Microneedling is a versatile cosmetic procedure that can benefit a wide range of individuals with various skin types and conditions. However, it’s important to note that microneedling is not suitable for everyone, and its effectiveness can vary depending on individual factors. Additionally, the number of sessions required and the results achieved may differ from person to person. Here are some of the skin types and conditions that can be treated with microneedling:

  • Aging Skin: Microneedling can help improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin by stimulating collagen production and promoting skin tightening.
  • Acne-Prone Skin: Microneedling can be effective in reducing the appearance of acne scars and improving overall skin texture. It may also help with active acne by enhancing the absorption of topical acne treatments.
  • Uneven Skin Texture: Individuals with rough or uneven skin texture can benefit from microneedling, as it can promote smoother, more even skin.
  • Large Pores: Microneedling may help reduce the size of enlarged pores, leading to a more refined and polished complexion.
  • Hyperpigmentation: Microneedling, when combined with the application of brightening serums, can assist in fading areas of hyperpigmentation, such as sunspots and melasma.
  • Stretch Marks: Microneedling can improve the appearance of stretch marks by stimulating collagen production and promoting skin remodeling.
  • Acne Scarring: Microneedling can be particularly effective in reducing the appearance of acne scars, including icepick, boxcar, and rolling scars.
  • Rosacea: Microneedling can improve the overall texture and appearance of rosacea-affected skin by stimulating collagen and promoting a healthier complexion.
  • Fine Lines and Wrinkles: Microneedling can help minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, making it an effective anti-aging treatment.

Benefits of Microneedling

Microneedling is a treatment favored by many, as it doesn’t rely on lasers or invasive methods to show results on the skin. But the primary benefits are the visible ones: anti-aging, improved skin texture, and even increased skin absorption.

It works to slow down the aging process thanks to the rich protein collagen, which promotes the tightening of skin. This protein is naturally produced less as we age, but microneedling jumpstars the process of production again, leading to bouncier and more healthy-looking skin.

Microneedling stimulates collagen and elastin production in the skin, which leads to smoother, firmer, and more youthful-looking skin as well as reduced scars, including acne scars, surgical scars, and stretch marks. It encourages the body’s natural healing process, leading to the gradual fading of scar tissue and the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and uneven texture. 

It can also enhance your skin’s ability to absorb skincare products. The tiny micro-channels created by the microneedling process allow for better absorption of topical skincare products. This means that serums, creams, and other treatments can penetrate deeper into the skin, making them more effective. For those already treating acne with topical solutions, for example, microneedling can maximize their effectiveness.

Overall, microneedling is preferred because it doesn’t require surgery or extensive downtime. Most people experience only mild redness and swelling for a few days after the treatment, and they can typically return to their normal activities relatively quickly.

Pre and Post-Treatment Care

Preparing for a microneedling session, knowing what to expect afterward, and following tips for maximizing results are crucial for a successful treatment outcome. 

The staff at Ageless Remedies SouthPark will guide you through the process with expert advice based on your specific skin type and goals, but here’s a general step-by-step guide for the weeks leading up to your microneedling treatment:

  • Avoid excessive sun exposure for at least two weeks before your microneedling session. Sunburned or tanned skin can increase the risk of post-treatment complications.
  • Follow your practitioner’s recommendations regarding skincare products in the days leading up to the procedure. Some products, such as retinoids and certain acids, may need to be discontinued temporarily to prevent excessive skin sensitivity.
  • Maintain proper hydration by drinking plenty of water in the days leading up to the treatment. Well-hydrated skin tends to respond better to microneedling.
  • On the day of your appointment, arrive with a clean, makeup-free face. Your practitioner will cleanse your skin before the procedure.


There are also certain steps to follow after a session. After microneedling, it’s normal to experience some redness and swelling, similar to a mild sunburn. You may also experience a sensation of tingling or tightness in the treated area, as well as light peeling or flaking of the skin as it heals. These are all normal side effects and will stop in time. In order to properly protect your skin after microneedling, you should:

  • Protect your skin from direct sunlight and UV radiation for at least a week after microneedling. Sunscreen with a high SPF and protective clothing are essential.
  • Use gentle skincare products that are recommended by your practitioner during the healing process. Avoid harsh or exfoliating products that could irritate the skin.
  • Avoid wearing makeup for a day or two after microneedling, as makeup can introduce bacteria to the treated skin.
  • Continue drinking plenty of water to support the healing process and maintain skin hydration.


Microneedling is often done in a series of sessions for optimal results, so be sure to follow your practitioner’s recommended treatment plan, which may include several sessions spaced several weeks apart. They may also provide recommendations for skincare products and avoiding activities that can irritate the skin. Other ways to sustain the improvements caused by microneedling are:

  • After achieving your desired results, consider occasional maintenance sessions to prolong the benefits of microneedling.
  • Maintain a healthy lifestyle with a balanced diet, regular exercise, and proper skincare routines to support and maximize the results of microneedling.
  • Results from microneedling are gradual and may take weeks to months to become fully apparent. Be patient and consistent with your skincare regimen.


If you have any concerns or questions during the healing process or about your results, don’t hesitate to contact the professionals at Ageless Remedies SouthPark for guidance and reassurance. By following these guidelines and working closely with your skincare provider, you can enhance the effectiveness of microneedling and achieve the best possible results for your skin concerns.

Microneedling FAQs

How many microneedling sessions are typically needed?

Anywhere from 3 to 8 sessions may be recommended by our staff, each spaced about 4 to 6 weeks apart to allow the skin to heal.

How long do microneedling results last?

Microneedling results can last for several months to over a year, but maintenance sessions may be needed to sustain the benefits.

What is the average cost of microneedling?

The average cost of microneedling typically ranges from $200 to $700 per session, depending on the specific treatment area.

Is the microneedling procedure painful?

Microneedling can cause some discomfort, but it's generally manageable with the use of a topical numbing cream before the procedure, which is provided by our staff.

How long does each microneedling session take?

Each session can take anywhere from 30-60 minutes depending on the treatment area and current condition.

What can I expect during the recovery period?

You will likely experience redness, swelling, and mild sensitivity in the treated area for a few days. Symptoms will fade in a few days as long as you follow all care instructions, and you’ll begin to see results soon.

Are there any side effects from microneedling?

Common side effects include redness, swelling, and peeling, but they are not long-lasting.

Why Choose Ageless Remedies SouthPark for Microneedling

Ageless Remedies SouthPark is your premier Charlotte Med Spa. Our experienced and kind staff strives to create a comfortable environment for all patients, no matter why they’ve scheduled an appointment with us.

We customize treatment plans to suit your desired skin appearance goals. During a consultation, we’ll discuss if microneedling is the right treatment for you, and begin crafting a plan to meet your needs. We’re committed to client satisfaction from the very beginning to the end of the process, and we’re confident that you’ll feel better in your skin than ever.

Contact Us

For any questions or to schedule a consultation, contact Ageless Remedies SouthPark at 704-364-3332 or through our contact form. We encourage all those curious to book a consultation so we can explore the best microneedling treatment for your skin.

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