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Microneedling in Reno, NV

Microneedling is an effective treatment for aging and damaged skin. Also called collagen induction therapy, microneedling improves skin quality by creating a series of micro-injuries in the skin, triggering the body’s healing response and increasing collagen and elastin production.

Bonaldi Aesthetics, located in Reno, Nevada, offers microneedling as a non-surgical solution for various skin concerns. You can rely on our skilled and experienced medical aestheticians to perform microneedling treatments safely and deliver long-lasting results anywhere on the face and body.

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What Are the Benefits of Microneedling?

Rejuvenation for Aging Skin

Microneedling improves the following age-related skin issues:

  • Wrinkles
  • Fine lines
  • Sun damage
  • Loss of firmness
  • Discoloration

Microneedling can also be used as a preventive treatment to delay many of these signs of aging.

Treatment for Multiple Concerns

Microneedling reduces the appearance of these common skin problems:

  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Acne scars
  • Stretch marks
  • Enlarged pore size
  • Dull or lifeless skin

Microneedling can restore a vibrant and healthy-looking complexion.

Non-surgical Treatment

Microneedling is a non-surgical, minimally invasive treatment that offers:

  • Quick treatment times
  • No downtime
  • No serious side effects
  • Minor discomfort
  • Proven effectiveness

Microneedling is far less invasive than surgery or more intense non-surgical treatments like chemical peels.

How Does the Microneedling Procedure Work?

During your consultation, your skincare professional will evaluate all areas of concern to determine if microneedling is the best treatment for your needs.

If not, other solutions may be recommended, like PRP microneedling, Genius® RF microneedling, deep skin laser resurfacing, MicroLaserPeel®, or another of our non-surgical treatments.

If microneedling is the most suitable procedure, treatment will involve the following steps:

Microneedling Session

  • The treatment area is sanitized to prevent infection.
  • A topical anesthetic may be applied to prevent or reduce any potential discomfort.
  • The handheld microneedling device is passed over the treatment area to create punctures in the skin.
  • After-care instructions are provided.

Regeneration Process

  • The micro-injuries made to the treatment area(s) trigger the release of platelets and growth factors which, in turn, activates increased collagen and elastin production.
  • Over the next few weeks, damaged skin cells are replaced with healthy new ones.

Your Microneedling Results

  • Three to five treatments may be recommended, depending on the condition of your skin and your desired results.
  • In four to six weeks, your treated skin should look healthier, brighter, tighter, softer, and smoother, with a more even tone and texture.
  • Expect your skin to improve even further over time.

Addressing Your Microneedling Concerns


There is little to no downtime associated with microneedling, and your everyday activities can be resumed immediately after treatment. Redness following this procedure is common but only lasts one or two days. Avoid sun exposure for at least 24 hours, and always protect your skin from the sun’s harmful rays.


Mild discomfort may accompany redness after your microneedling session, but this should resolve within the same timeframe. Use a cold compress to reduce any tenderness.


Microneedling creates tiny punctures in the skin and requires no incisions, so typically there is no chance of scars forming. However, notify our medical aesthetician during your consultation if you are known to scar easily or develop keloids.


Since no two patients are exactly alike, and your treatment needs are unique, the cost of microneedling varies significantly and depends on the number and size of the treatment areas. An accurate price quote will be provided at the end of your consultation.

Microneedling FAQ

  • When can I wear makeup after microneedling?

    Do not apply makeup for at least two days after your microneedling session.

  • When can I wash my face after microneedling?

    Avoid facial cleansers for at least 48 hours; use lukewarm water to rinse your face instead.

  • Who are the best candidates for microneedling treatment?

    Individuals with troubling skin flaws in the upper layers of their skin may benefit from microneedling treatments. Ideal candidates are healthy and have realistic expectations of their microneedling results.

  • Is microneedling safe?

    Microneedling is safe and straightforward when performed by a well-trained, licensed professional at a doctor’s office, clinic, or medically supervised med spa.

  • Does deep microneedling penetration achieve the best results?

    The depth of penetration set for your microneedling treatment will depend on your primary skin concerns. Deeper penetration may be appropriate for stretch marks and severe acne scarring. Talk to your provider about your concerns and ask any questions you have about the procedure.

  • Will my microneedling results be permanent?

    Microneedling delivers long-lasting results, but they are not permanent. The increased collagen and elastin activity triggered by your treatment will continue for several months to improve skin quality. The effects this has on your skin tends to last up to another six months.

    Multiple sessions spaced a month apart will help ensure ideal results, and additional periodic treatments can extend them indefinitely. Microneedling can remove years of damage from your skin, but like other cosmetic treatments, it cannot stop the aging process.

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Bonaldi Aesthetics
Plastic Surgery & Med Spa
6630 South McCarran Blvd. Suite B20
Reno, Nevada 89509
(775) 828-7400

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Where to find microneedling near Reno, NV?

Dr. Louis Bonaldi and his team at Bonaldi Aesthetics offer a range of non-surgical treatments from our med spa, including microneedling. As a well-respected and board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Bonaldi oversees all Bonaldi Aesthetics operations while choosing to offer treatments based on their safety and ability to deliver excellent results. Some of the other services we provide include: Dr. Bonaldi enjoys providing non-surgical cosmetic treatment options for women and men, as well as a wide variety of plastic surgery procedures such as: To learn more about this procedure, or to schedule a microneedling consultation at our Bonaldi Aesthetics, call (775) 828-7400.