- How Much Does Microneedling Cost?
- Patients Individual Goals & Needs
- Area Being Treated
- Condition Being Treated
- Type Of Treatment & Sessions Needed
- Location and Practitioner Chosen
How Much Does Microneedling Cost?
The microneedling cost per session can range between $100-800. Most issues treated require about four to six treatments, in order to gain the best results. Treatments are usually spaced out every four to six weeks.
Since microneedling is an elective cosmetic procedure, it is generally not covered under insurance. Most facilities will offer payment plans and package deals since multiple treatments are often needed.
Many who are unhappy with the appearance of their skin turn to microneedling, as it is considered cost-effective when compared to other cosmetic treatments. But before undergoing treatment, you should be aware that there are a variety of factors that will determine the total price.
Patients Individual Goals & Needs
Treatments are customized or tailored to meet each patient’s own specific needs and goals. Each individual has their own unique skin profile and condition, which requires their own method of care to provide the best appearance.
Since treatments are based on the body’s natural healing response, results will vary from patient to patient. Collagen and elastin production can take weeks to months depending upon the individual.
Many clinics will offer a free virtual or in-person consultation in advance to understand what to expect from your treatment. This will allow you to learn if you are an ideal candidate, how many and what type of treatments are required, and what you can expect to pay.
Make sure to schedule a consultation with multiple providers, to see what fits best. Remember that the microneedling price does not equal quality. Not all microneedling is the same!
Area Being Treated
Larger body areas will take more time to treat and usually cost more. Thicker-skinned areas may need longer needles and require a more aggressive treatment. While thin-skinned areas like under the eyes require a slower and more delicate process. Treating stretch marks across the stomach would likely come with a higher price than a small touch-up on the face.
Condition Being Treated
One factor that will determine your microneedling cost is the condition being addressed and the severity of the issue. Some issues may need more attention or work, depending on how deep the issue is located within the layers of the skin.
Some scars and stretch marks can be located deep in the dermis, which will require more advanced treatments and multiple sessions, as it is harder to stimulate collagen. While if you are just looking to rejuvenate the face, one treatment may be enough to brighten up the skin.
Type Of Treatment & Sessions Needed
|Treatment||Average Cost||Downtime||Recommended Treatments|
|Standard||$625||1 – 3 Days||3 – 6|
|With PRP||$700-800||Up To 3 Days||4 – 6|
|With RadioFrequency||$1600||3 – 5 Days||4 – 6|
|At Home Tools||$20 – $1000||Little to no downtime||Can Be Used Up to Multiple Times Per Week|
The cost of microneedling in an office environment cost an average of $625. We have found that most standard facials or touch-ups on the face cost around $150-250 dollars. Standard treatments are usually done with hyaluronic acid.
Cosmetic Needling With At Home Tools
Cosmetic needling refers to users who choose to administer microneedling themselves with at-home tools, such as with pens, stamps, or rollers. These tools can range anywhere between $20 to $1000 but are generally less effective than in-office procedures with the oversite of a professional.
These tools will eventually need replacement needles and cartridges to upkeep safety measures. You must also factor in the products to be used before and after microneedling. Serums, creams, proper sunscreen, and also products to clean and maintain your tools.
Cosmetic needling, specifically dermarolling, works best for surface-level skin issues such as with improving texture and tone.
Microneedling can be combined with Radiofrequency to stimulate collagen and speed up the healing response time. Microneedling with Radiofrequency has an average cost of $1,600. Generally, four to six treatments are required with only one treatment provided per month.
With Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
PRP treatments can take a little more time than a standard procedure. This is because the patients’ blood needs to be taken and then put through a centrifuge to obtain the PRP. A PRP treatment or facial can range between $300 and $1,200, with an average of around $700-$800 dollars.
Additional treatments and products can be added to your procedure to complement the microneedling and highlight the benefits. LED light therapy, laser treatments, and medical-grade serums are popular combinations that generally will add to your microneedling cost.
Location and Practitioner Chosen
Qualified service providers can vary by location. States like California, allow the procedure to only be administered by a dermatologist or plastic surgeon, while other states allow aestheticians. Generally, a treatment done by an aesthetician would cost less than a plastic surgeon.
City locations and typically neighborhoods with higher rent would typically have a higher cost when compared to suburban areas with lower real estate cost burdens.
Fortunately, most microneedling treatments require little to no downtime. Most patients return to work the next day. Downtime will depend on how aggressive the treatment received was and if you follow the proper aftercare instructions provided by your physician.
A facial or under-eye treatment may leave the patient a little subconscious about their appearance following the procedure. Redness, swelling, and flaking are expected in the first few days after the procedure and make-up can not be applied for the first 48 hours.
Since you may have to live with temporary redness and a sunburn feeling for a few days, most patients schedule their appointment towards the end of the week, leaving the weekend to recover.