I want to maintain young skin. How many microneedling treatments do I need every year?

I am 25 years old. I want to maintain young skin and also repair damage I have. I know that at the beginning there are 4 treatments once a month. So after I do these 4 treatments, how often will I need the next treatments?

Doctor Answers 5

Maintaining results

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To continue to maintain the desired results, I recommend completing an additional microneedling package of four, one a month, each year.

Maintain young skin, use sunscreen and sunglasses

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Use sunscreen and sunglasses.  That is most important right now.  Try peptides or growth factors or retinols.  Vit C serum is helpful too.

Microneedling after your first series can be about once a year. 

Debra M. Kroll, MD
New York Oculoplastic Surgeon
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Depending on the damage to your skin, it typically takes 3-6 treatments initially to get healthy skin. For maintenance I recommend getting treatment every 6 months to a year, depending on how you are caring for skin following the initial treatments. Getting on a good skin care regimen following treatments will also maintain your results.

David Stoker, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Maintenance #microneedling therapy

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Thank you for your question.

There are many treatments and combining best will give you the best outcome. Combination treatment will be needed like Clear + Brilliant laser, microneedling and eMatrix.

Microneedling + PRP is better than microneedling alone.

Treatments can be spaced every 3 months for maintenance. 

Dr H Karamanoukian
#RealSelf100 Member

To Maintain Young Skin, Use Retin A

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Hi 500C.  You are better off with Retin A than microneedling if all you want to do is maintain youthful skin.  Although microneedling may be able to help with some minor acne scars, good long term skin health is better achieved with consistent Retin A use than anything.

For photos of the alternative to microneedling (laser resurfacing) click on the before and after photo link below.  

Harold J. Kaplan, MD
Los Angeles Facial Plastic Surgeon
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