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Microneedling and Skin Tightening

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About Microneedling and Skin Tightening

Microneedling and skin tightening offer a unique path to skin renewal. If you have sun-damaged skin, stretch marks, acne scars, or fine lines, microneedling at Thomas Dermatology can transform your skin. The practice has locations in Las Vegas and Henderson, Nevada, and newer offices in Bullhead City, Kingman, and Lake Havasu City, Arizona. Learn more about this skin revitalization treatment by calling the nearest office or using the online booking tool today.

This was my first visit at Thomas Dermatology and I’m so grateful with the genuine kindness by the staff! I was quite nervous for my appointment but was given some words of encouragement and calmed down quickly! I’m so grateful for them!
Kathryn D.
Dr. Hand was kind, compassionate and honest. I am thrilled and grateful that after one month of having the procedure the deep incision on my cheek is healing beyond my expectations.
Dawn W.
Vanessa Benes is the best! Caring, listens, down to earth, just all around great person & PA. I’m usually in and out within 30 minutes yet never feel rushed. Office is very organized and timely. I see Vanessa and so do my kids absolutely recommend.
Leray A.
Susie Smith has treated me for 10 years. I cannot express enough what excellent care she gives. Very thorough yearly skin checks. She has put my eczema in remission. Cleared up my acne and keeps my face and skin beautiful.
Annie T.
I always have great results with Christine Crovetti. Christine is a perfectionist. She takes her time and is very informative to what you request. I highly recommend her services.
Lorry M.
I got there right on time for my appointment and was called back immediately. Everyone from the nurse to the doctor was exceptional! Very patient, informative, and friendly!
Danny S.
Dr. Lieberman is personable, caring and very thorough. He’s been my dermatologist for over 10 years and he always takes time to discuss issues with me and answer any questions I might have. I never feel rushed and always believe I get the best medical care from him.
Patricia C.
Jordan Spoon was very professional and related really well to my 11 year old who was very nervous to be there. I would highly recommend her.
Marv H.
This is the third dermatology practice I have visited and the first one that treated me with professionalism and skill. I would definitely recommend this practice.
Joanne B.
Reylina was warm yet knowledgeable and professional, and delightful to visit with during my facial. I didn’t feel like she was trying to sell me on any products or services that wouldn’t benefit me and my specific skin type. Would 100% recommend!
Jennie T.
We love Dr. Michaels and Thomas Dermatology. They have been taking care of us for over 25 years, they have helped our whole family.
Annie B.
I took my 7 year old granddaughter to Thomas Dermatology and everyone there was very helpful, professional. Kylee was very patient with my granddaughter. Highly recommend!
Jeanette M.
Great experience as a first time patient. The check in was easy and the receptionist was very professional and friendly. Dr. Corbett was very friendly and easy to talk to about my concerns. She has a great disposition and is a good listener.
Andrew H.
I have been going to Thomas Dermatology for many years, starting at Post Road and now at the Centennial office. I have always been treated with kindness and with utmost professionalism.
Linda O.
It was amazing experience. The staff at the front desk were very friendly. I was taking back on time with no extra wait time. Terry Davis is amazing and very good at what he does. I was in out from the moment I walked in to back in car within 30 minutes.
Dan K.

Microneedling and Skin Tightening Q & A

What is microneedling?

Microneedling is a cosmetic procedure with minimal downtime that involves pricking the skin with tiny sterilized needles which creates thousands of microchannels to induce the formation of collagen and elastin. This produces smoother, tighter, and firmer skin, so it's an effective treatment for many different skin concerns all over the body. This procedure can be done alone or combined with PRP and other topical solutions. It is typically done as a series of 3 to 6 treatments to treat fine lines, acne scars, surgical scars, stretch marks, and pigmentation.


SkinPen is the first FDA approved microneedling device, and it’s made in the USA! SkinPen is FDA approved to improve wrinkles and acne scars, improvement can be seen in as few as 3 treatments spaced 30 days apart. SkinPen is safe on all skin types and has minimal downtime for our patients with busy schedules. See one of our aestheticians to see if Skin Pen is right for you.

What skin problems does microneedling treat?

Microneedling is a popular face and body treatment for skin issues such as:

  • Acne
  • Surgical and acne scars
  • Stretch marks
  • Sun damage
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Large pores
  • Age spots or other hyperpigmentation

Microneedling can precisely treat any size skin concern, from a single scar to widespread age spots. It treats many of the same skin concerns as lasers and photofacials but for smaller areas, so microneedling may be more cost-effective. 

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How does microneedling work?

Before treatment, your aesthetician applies a numbing cream to maintain your comfort during the microneedling procedure. They then use a specialized handheld treatment tool with a group of very small needles, lightly applying the tool to your problem areas. 

These tiny pinpricks travel just deep enough to access the dermal layer of your skin. Creating these carefully controlled tiny punctures elicits your body's injury response. This healing response includes growing healthy new skin cells to replace old and damaged skin.

Microneedling also encourages your body to make large amounts of natural collagen and elastin. That lends structure, firmness, and tightness to your skin. 

What can I expect after microneedling treatments?

You may notice that your skin feels tighter almost right away. An increase in skin redness is normal, but this fades over the next few days. You can usually apply makeup lightly the next day if desired.

Your body needs time to make enough collagen and elastin to smooth lines, fill in scars, and make other major changes, but those results may start to appear around 4-6 weeks after your treatment. 

Most people enjoy ideal results with a series of treatments, scheduled around a month apart. Your beauty aesthetician can discuss your specific treatment goals with you so they can design the best microneedling plan. 

What is skin tightening?

Skin tightening at Thomas Dermatology is done with state-of-the-art radiofrequency devices. These devices use radiofrequency energy (RF) energy to heat the deep layers of the skin to induce the production of collagen. RF is a form of energy that is measured in frequency or wavelength per second. UV light, gamma rays, microwaves, and radio waves are all part of the electromagnetic spectrum and have electromagnetic waves with frequencies measured in hertz according to their wavelengths. 

The RF we use for skin tightening is around 450 kilohertz, which is very slow and has a very long wavelength, it’s about 1 billion times slower than an X-ray. Radiofrequency in skin tightening has been used since 2001 to heat the deep layers of the skin called the dermis without damaging the more superficial layers of the skin. This heat increases the temperature of your skin to over 115 degrees F (40 C) which causes your body to stimulate new collagen and elastin. The great thing about RF treatments is that they require no downtime and your results continue to improve for up to 3 months! For best results, 3-5 monthly treatments are recommended and followed by a maintenance treatment every 6 months. 


Pelleve RF System by Cynosure is a radiofrequency device that safely and effectively treats wrinkles and saggy skin on the face and neck. It can be used on all skin types and requires no downtime. It’s the perfect lunchtime procedure. Three to five monthly treatments are needed for optimal results.

Medi Raf

Medi Raf by Medicreations is a state-of-the-art device that combines Microneedling with RF. This combination allows us to deliver RF up to 4 mm into the skin using 25 to 49 tiny sterile needles. A topical numbing cream is applied for 30 minutes prior to the procedure to improve comfort. Following the procedure your skin will be pink for about 24 hours, you may see some slight pinpoint bleeding and swelling, but downtime is minimal. Typically 2-4 treatments are recommended for optimal results. Results improve for 3-6 months after the first treatment.

Are you ready to schedule your microneedling or skin tightening consultation? Click on the online appointment link or call the Thomas Dermatology office nearest you.