What is Microneedling?

Microneedling is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that involves the use of a device with fine needles to create tiny, controlled injuries on the skin's surface. This process stimulates the skin's natural healing response, promoting collagen and elastin production. The resulting improved skin texture and tone make microneedling in Charlotte, NC, effective for addressing issues like fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, and overall skin rejuvenation.

We provide Exceed Microneedling from Candela, a device that offers enhanced versatility in treating facial wrinkles, scars, or other concerns. Each treatment achieves dramatic results with minimal downtime.

What are the Benefits of Microneedling?

Microneedling has many advantages for patients who want to address a wide range of skin concerns, from scars and hyperpigmentation to wrinkles and fine lines. Benefits include the following:

  • A fast procedure that is completed in under an hour
  • Safe for all skin tones
  • Improves the appearance of scars
  • Improves skin tone and texture
  • Focused treatments
  • Long-term benefits: healthier, clearer, more youthful skin
  • Tighter, more youthful skin
  • Minimal downtime
  • Relatively painless treatment
  • Addresses sun damage, enlarged pores, hyperpigmentation, and other concerns
  • Our Candela™ Exceed™ means faster recovery than with other microneedling systems

Am I a Candidate for Microneedling?

We’re very excited to offer microneedling in Charlotte, NC. Although the Candela Exceed system is safe for all skin types, there are some restrictions. Those who are not candidates for microneedling include individuals who:

  • Are pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Have active acne, open sores, a current skin infection, or skin cancer in the area
  • Have a bleeding disorder or wound healing problems
  • Have used Accutane® or medications that include isotretinoin in the last six months
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What Does Microneedling Treat?

Microneedling is one of the most effective non-surgical skin rejuvenation methods available. Your treatment plan can be focused on specific areas, such as under the eyes, scarred areas, crow’s feet, or the neck. The following concerns are commonly addressed:

  • Uneven skin tone and texture
  • Skin laxity
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Dull skin
  • Acne
  • Stretch marks
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Melasma
  • Scars (acne and other)
  • Sun damage
  • Large pores

The Candela Exceed: All Microneedling is Not Made Equal

We’re excited to have the Candela Exceed microneedling system at our medspa. This technology truly takes microneedling to the next level. As the first dual-indicated, FDA-approved medical microneedling system, it is one of the most powerful anti-aging devices available in the USA. Each treatment delivers significant results with minimal downtime.

At Beck Aesthetic Surgery in Charlotte, NC, microneedling is performed using this technology because of its safety and superior outcome. Excellent for all skin types, the Candela Exceed is clinically proven to dramatically improve the appearance of the skin. It promotes fuller, radiant skin and will leave your skin firmer, more supple and even, and more youthful.

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Advantages of the Advanced Candela Exceed System

In a recent clinical study, microneedling with the Candela Exceed system had the following proven benefits:

  • 100% of subjects demonstrated a marked improvement in skin laxity and texture
  • 85 to 90% of subjects showed significant improvement in the appearance of deep folds, crow’s feet, and frown lines
  • 83% reported a visible improvement in the appearance of large pores
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What to Expect During Microneedling

Treatment sessions with the Candela Exceed system take only an hour to complete. Before the procedure begins, your skin will be cleansed and a numbing cream will be applied. Once your skin is numb, the cream will be removed and the procedure will begin. The handheld microneedling device will pass over your skin multiple times, creating tiny punctures into the dermis. You’ll feel it, but the numbing cream will help. The majority of patients find microneedling to be very tolerable. No heat is applied during the treatment, with almost no risk of hyperpigmentation. We recommend a series of microneedling treatments to build on your new collagen and get the best results.

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Microneedling with AnteAGE 

We standardly combine our microneedling treatments with AnteAGE brightening solution to enhance and elevate our patients’ results. This unique approach achieves more dramatic results, utilizing the AnteAGE stem and growth factor cytokines derived from human bone marrow. 

When combined with AnteAGE technology, microneedling is the most natural and powerful way to revitalize the skin, achieving radiant, luminous results. 

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How is the AnteAGE Brightening Solution combined with microneedling? 

AnteAGE Brightening Solution is designed to enhance and maximize microneedling results using a powerful combination of rejuvenating growth factors and cytokines, Tranexamic Acid, and other melanin synthesis blocking factors. 

This brightening formula was designed to address eight pigmentation pathways to effectively correct uneven skin tone and discoloration at the cellular level, and promote a naturally brighter, more refreshed complexion.

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Microneedling with PFRM

Microneedling in Charlotte, NC can be performed alone, or you can add PFRM to speed up natural healing and recovery time, trigger cell regeneration, and enhance results. PRFM is unique and elevates the microneedling treatment. A combination of PFRM and microneedling is among the most effective non-surgical anti-aging procedures available. 

The difference between PRFM and PRP

PRFM is derived differently than PRP. Like PRP (platelet-rich plasma), PRFM (platelet-rich fibrin matrix) is taken from your own blood. Your plasma contains platelets that are rich in growth factors. With PRF, the plasma is separated from the blood in a slower centrifuge than it is during PRP separation. This protects the platelets from damage and allows some of the white blood cells and stem cells to remain in the treatment substance. This is why PRFM contains more healing factors.

These growth factors repair and regenerate skin tissue and help with the production of collagen and elastin. When used in concert with microneedling, PFRM helps the skin become even healthier, firmer, tighter, and more youthful. 

What happens during microneedling with PRFM?

Your blood will be drawn, then placed into a centrifuge (spinning machine) to purify and separate the PFRM. This will then be applied to your skin during microneedling for enhanced results. The application of PRFM accelerates the skin-regenerating effect, softens fine lines and wrinkles, improves pore size, enhances skin texture, and triggers higher levels of collagen and elastin production.

Recovery from Microneedling

Although there are no physical restrictions after a microneeding treatment, your skin will be inflamed afterward. It will be pink and perhaps scratchy-looking for one to two days, and you may also experience pinpoint bleeding for an hour or so. Avoid using anything on your skin for the rest of the day in order to get the best benefits from microneedling. 


You will see smoother, more radiant skin within days after your procedure. The increased collagen and elastin that is triggered during treatment develops over time, continuing to regenerate for four to six weeks following your treatment. This new collagen looks better and better when it’s built upon, which is why multiple treatments are recommended.

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Why Choose Beck Aesthetic Surgery?

There’s a certain confidence that comes with having healthy, youthful skin. It’s our goal at the Beck Aesthetic Surgery medspa to help you get to this point. We are a passionate team that loves what we do, and we provide a place where you can be heard and listened to. Founded by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Joel Beck, we offer the most recent developments and advances in non-surgical treatments to help you reach your aesthetic goals. To learn more about microneedling, we welcome you to contact our medspa in Charlotte, NC today.

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