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Micro Needling in Columbus, OH

Collagen is an important part of young skin. Unfortunately, as we get older, our bodies produce less collagen. Downtown Dermatology offers collagen-boosting micro needling treatments to men and women in the Columbus and Upper Arlington area.

What is Micro Needling?

Micro needling uses the body’s healing process to stimulate collagen development. Collagen is important for healthy, beautiful skin because it acts as a support structure. As you age, your body produces less collagen. Over time, the skin slowly collapses and develops lines and wrinkles. Micro needling works by creating micro perforations in the skin. Your body senses the injury and triggers collagen production.

Micro Needling Benefits

Our patients choose micro needling as part of their anti-aging treatments for the following benefits:

  • Uses the body’s natural healing process to reduce signs of aging
  • No foreign substances are required
  • Quick improvements to skin tone and texture
  • No downtime
  • Results are long-lasting with good skin care and sun protection

Where Can Micro Needling Be Applied?

Micro needling is proven effective for treating the signs of aging that appear on your face and body, such as:

  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Wrinkles
  • Stretch marks
  • Acne scars
  • Skin that has little to no elasticity
  • Large pores

How is Micro Needling Administered?

Downtown Dermatology performs micro needling treatments with DermaPen®. At the beginning of the treatment, we apply a topical numbing cream to the area. The DermaPen® is used to create very tiny micro-injuries in the skin. The micro needling process triggers a tingling sensation that many patients find very relaxing.


DermaPen® is the first cosmetic instrument designed specifically for micro needling treatments. Dr. Hicks-Graham prefers DermaPen® over other micro needling instruments because:

  • The disposable needles are replaced after each treatment to reduce the risk of infection
  • Micro needling sessions are shorter
  • The instrument is designed to reduce patient discomfort
  • Needle depth can be customized to the patient
  • Results are superior when compared to chemical peels and laser treatments

Micro Needling Procedure Preparation

We recommend that you avoid sun exposure for three weeks before your appointment. The morning of your micro needling treatment, please do not use moisturizers, makeup or other products on the treatment area.

Micro Needling Procedure Recovery

Your skin may be swollen and red for up to four days after your micro needling appointment. Once these symptoms subside, you will see the initial results of the treatment. Your skin continues to improve as your body produces more collagen.

How Much Does Micro Needling Cost?

Micro needling treatments are considered elective by your medical insurance. As such, you are responsible for the cost. Payment can be made by cash, check, major credit card or CareCredit® financing.

Is Micro Needling Right for Me?

Finding the right cosmetic dermatology treatments for your skin takes the skilled eye of a dermatologist. In the Columbus and Upper Arlington area, men and women rely on the expertise of board-certified dermatologist Dr. Shari Hicks-Graham to determine if micro needling is right for them.

Micro Needling Consultation

Micro needling is an advanced anti-aging treatment that is available at Downtown Dermatology. Contact us today to schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Hicks-Graham

Collagen production is one of the best ways to correct skin problems caused by aging, pregnancy and sun exposure. Downtown Dermatology offers DermaPen® micro needling treatments to men and women in the Columbus and Upper Arlington area.