Medical Microneedling

If you’re bothered by fine lines, acne scars, or enlarged pores, medical microneedling at Chic Med in Waltham, MA, is a safe and effective solution with minimal downtime. Our med spa uses state-of-the-art microneedling technology for optimal results, including Exceed™ microneedling and the Profound Matrix™ RF microneedling systems.  

How Does Microneedling Work? 

Microneedling uses a device equipped with ultra-fine needles to create hundreds of tiny punctures in the top layer of the skin.  

The micro-injuries produced during treatment stimulate the body’s wound-healing process—ramping up collagen and elastin production for increased skin elasticity and firmness. The result is rejuvenated skin with reduced scarring and a more even overall tone without the need for more invasive treatments or long recovery times. 


  • Skin’s outer layer is mostly undamaged, unlike more invasive treatments.
  • Adjustable settings enable our licensed estheticians to customize treatment depth.
  • First microneedling treatment cleared by FDA for both acne scars and wrinkles.
  • Skin quickly absorbs serum fortified with growth factors to enhance results.

Who Is a Good Candidate for Microneedling?

Microneedling is approved for all skin types. However, the compatibility of the treatment with your skincare goals depends on a range of factors, including your skin type, any ongoing skin conditions, and your overall health.

One of the primary benefits of microneedling is its versatility. It’s commonly used to treat a range of skin issues, such as fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, and enlarged pores. If you’re struggling with any of these concerns, microneedling could be a viable option to explore.

Pregnant women and individuals with active skin infections, certain skin diseases, or very sensitive skin may not be good candidates for microneedling.

What Happens During a Microneedling Treatment?

Treatment typically begins with the application of a topical anesthetic cream to minimize any discomfort during the microneedling process. Prepping the skin with a HydraFacial® Syndeo™ treatment can make microneedling even more effective.

After your skin is prepped, your esthetician will move the microneedling device across the skin’s surface in a precise pattern, ensuring even treatment. The depth and density of the needle penetration depend on the specific skin issue being addressed. Each treatment takes about an hour.

Once treatment is complete, a calming serum or lotion is applied to soothe the skin. Microchannels created during the microneedling procedure significantly increase the absorption of topical products—from about 10% to 80%.

We use an aqueous solution with a high concentration of growth factors, peptides, and humectants to boost the healing process and create exceptional results at the cellular level.


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Is There Any Downtime After Microneedling?

Minimal downtime is required. Patients typically experience pinkish skin, similar to a sunburn, for about 3 to 5 days. Your skin may also feel itchy for a couple of days after treatment.

It’s important to follow post-treatment care instructions, such as avoiding direct sun exposure and applying the recommended skincare products, to achieve the best possible results.

When Do Microneedling Results Appear?

The magic happens as your skin begins its natural healing process following treatment. Collagen production kicks in over the weeks following the treatment, gradually improving skin texture, elasticity, and tone.

For issues like fine lines, wrinkles, or minor scarring, you may see noticeable results within a few weeks. For more severe concerns like deeper acne scars, it may take a few months and multiple treatment sessions to see significant improvements. We recommend scheduling 4 treatments over 12 weeks for optimal results, although we can customize treatment plans based on your needs.

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How Much Does Microneedling Cost?

The recommended microneedling device and the number of treatments required to improve your skin condition will determine the cost of your microneedling procedure. During your initial consultation, one of our experienced practitioners will create a customized treatment plan for you, which will include the recommended device, the cost breakdown, number of treatments, and frequency of sessions.

Microneedling Devices

Chic Med offers 2 state-of-the-art microneedling devices:

Exceed Microneedling

The Exceed device uses fewer needles than other microneedling pens, reducing damage to the epidermis as 6 medical-grade surgical steel needles create precise micro-channels. Its multiple speed settings enable our estheticians to precisely customize treatments to your specific skin condition.

According to clinical studies conducted to obtain FDA clearance, 88% of patients reported improvement in the appearance of acne scars following Exceed microneedling, and 90% of patients saw improvement in facial wrinkles. Additionally, 88% said they would recommend the procedure to family and friends.

Profound Matrix Microneedling

Profound elastin, collagen and hyaluronic acidBy integrating radiofrequency (RF) technology, Profound Matrix RF microneedling elevates the traditional microneedling approach. In addition to creating controlled micro-injuries in the skin to stimulate collagen production, Profound delivers RF energy into the deeper layers. The energy heats the underlying tissue, further boosting collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid production.

The Profound Matrix system offers a multi-faceted approach that not only treats wrinkles but also adds volume and fortifies the skin structure. In a crowded market of skincare solutions, the Profound Matrix system stands out as a comprehensive, all-in-one option for those serious about turning back the clock.

Before & After Profound Matrix Microneedling

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5 months post 1 treatment | Photos courtesy of David de Jongh, M.D.

profound before and after results

7 months post 1 treatment | Photos courtesy of David de Jongh, M.D.

6 months post 1 treatment | Photos courtesy of David de Jongh, M.D.

People considering Exceed medical microneedling or Profound Matrix RF microneedling travel from Watertown, Cambridge, and Boston for treatments at ChicMed. Call our office today at (781) 899-2442 or request a consultation online. A skilled and experienced esthetician can design a customized treatment plan to help you achieve smooth, radiant, youthful-looking skin.

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