Microneedling Specialist

Verum Cutis Dermatology

Megan Brelsford, DO

Dermatologist located in Ashburn, VA

You’ve heard about collagen remodeling and know it could be the solution for your aging or acne-scarred skin, but you can’t afford a laser or ultrasound treatment. Dr. Megan Brelsford, a compassionate board-certified dermatologist and expert aesthetician, offers radiofrequency (RF) microneedling to stimulate collagen production and restore your skin simply, safely, and cost-effectively. At Verum Cutis Dermatology in Ashburn, Virginia, Dr. Brelsford performs microneedling alone or with other anti-aging treatments, depending on your needs. Call the friendly Verum Cutis team and set up a microneedling session today.

Microneedling Q & A

What is microneedling?

Microneedling is a collagen-remodeling treatment that uses tiny needles and RF energy to rejuvenate and repair your skin. The combination of heat and tiny punctures initiates a wound-healing process that strengthens, firms, and revitalizes your skin from the inside out. You can use microneedling to improve your:

  • Face
  • Neck
  • Decolletage
  • Hands
  • Cellulite
  • Scars

How does microneedling revitalize my skin?

When the needles and heating energy create micro-wounds in the deeper layers of your skin, your body increases blood flow to the area. The blood washes away debris, kills bacteria, and bathes your skin in healing growth factors and cytokines. Your skin uses all these nutrients to build new tissue and blood vessels, producing the essential proteins collagen and elastin.

As your skin remodels and rebuilds itself with new collagen and elastin, it takes on the quality of younger skin. The collagen makes it firmer, thicker, and more toned. The elastin allows it to stretch and snap back into shape. Benefits you can expect include:

  • Better skin tone
  • Firmer skin
  • Tighter skin
  • Fewer wrinkles and creases
  • Fewer to no age spots or brown spots
  • Improved or invisible scars
  • Improved or invisible stretch marks

Because microneedling actually improves your skin’s function, the benefits of a full cycle of treatments can last for years. Most women and men need a series of three treatments, spaced one month apart. Dr. Brelsford recommends touch-ups every year or two.


Do needles roll over my skin during microneedling?

Dr. Brelsford uses a professional microneedling system that doesn’t rely on the variable pressure of needle rollers. Her microneedling system is precise and consistent in the way it delivers pressure, punctures, and healing energy, for uniform and beautiful results because she doesn’t use a roller at all. Dr. Brelsford opts for the more precise microneedling pen that allows her to penetrate the skin vertically.

Another reason for using a micropen is that it includes more needles. With a higher number of needles, there’s a higher number of injuries, which translates into a larger field of healing for you. The pen is also cordless with three to four times the power of other corded pens. Higher power. Higher number of needles. Higher field of healing. These are the three best  reasons to opt for Dr. Brelsford and the micropen than other options.

What happens when I get microneedling?

During your 30- to 60-minute microneedling session, you might feel a pinching sensation. Some women and men report that the discomfort is similar to having your eyebrows waxed. Afterward, your skin may be slightly reddened, but this should resolve within one to three days.  

Can I get microneedling if I have dark skin?

Microneedling is safe for all skin colors and skin types. Microneedling doesn’t cause hyperpigmentation or scarring.

When you’re ready to boost the collagen and elastin in your skin with minimally invasive microneedling, contact Dr. Brelsford at Verum Cutis Dermatology. You can phone her friendly staff and book your treatment today.