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Young skin is resilient, firm and radiant with better tone and texture than older skin. One of the significant differences is the level of collagen in the skin. As you get older, the levels of elastin and collagen in the skin decrease. This can result in thinner, looser skin that is prone to sagging, lines and wrinkles. Microneedling is a non-invasive skin treatment that can stimulate or induce collagen production for more youthful skin. Maia Plastic Surgery offers microneedling treatment at our clinic in Tysons Corner, VA.

What is microneedling treatment? Simply put, microneedling uses tiny needles to penetrate the skin for collagen induction therapy, or CIT. When the skin is wounded, the body initiates more collagen production to heal and repair the skin. With microneedling, many small punctures in the skin are made in the treatment area to spur this healing response. The needles are so small that they do not damage the skin, yet collagen is still produced. The treatment is not painful and does not require downtime after the procedure – it can usually be performed in less than an hour in our clinic.

Collagen Induction Therapy for Youthful Skin

The benefit of microneedling is higher levels of collagen in the skin. This can firm and tighten the skin to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles. It can also repair damage to the skin and minimize flaws like discolorations or scars. Overall, the skin can appear more youthful, firm and radiant with regular microneedling sessions. Dr. Maia and our team can perform professional microneedling CIT sessions to rejuvenate your skin. This procedure can be combined with other procedures to enhance the effects of plastic surgery or cosmetic treatments.

You cannot stop the aging process, but it is possible to slow the evidence of aging in your skin. If you are interested in learning more about microneedling or collagen induction therapy, contact us at Maia Plastic Surgery in the greater Washington, DC area.

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Maia Plastic Surgery

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Douglas D.

Dr Maia and her staff are truly professional: knowledgeable, friendly, attentive, kind, willing to listen to your concerns and answer all your questions. They are there for you, and Dr Maia is talented. Super talented! You are in good, safe hands.

Brooke S.

Dr. Maia is such a great doctor! She does excellent work and makes you feel as if you are talking to a friend. I would highly recommend her to everyone I know!

Kerri L.

When I was diagnosed with breast cancer and had a consultation with Dr. Maia, not only was her expertise evident, her compassion shown through as she walked us through the process. Thankfully, I felt very comfortable trusting her as I underwent reconstruction surgery. I am very happy with the results and highly respect and recommend Dr. Maia.

Claire P.

My son had mole removed by Dr. Maia. She did a fantastic job. Friendly staffs and relax atmosphere. We have a wonderful experience in Dr. Maia office.

Larissa M.

Dr Maia and her staff were wonderful! I was super concerned in doing my procedure, but they walked me through every step. Had a really great experience with them❤️

Caroline H.

Dr Maia truly loves what she does. She is invested in making you the version of yourself you want to be. She listens attentively to what you want and makes relevant suggestions. She did not try to introduce anything unnecessary into my treatment plan. The results I achieved during my first treatment keeps me coming back. Her staff is excellent and works to accommodate your schedule. I have recommended Dr. Maia several times and each time I get the same positive feedback.

Karen D.

Selecting a surgeon: After having two children and weight fluctuations over the years I was left with complete loss of volume in my breasts. I had four consultations with other surgeons but after comparing their photos to Dr Maia’s and meeting her in person, I knew she was my doctor. We talked about my lifestyle - being a mom and a professional, I didn’t want to be too big, but I’m curvy so I didn’t want to go too small for my frame either. She let me try on sizes and once I selected she agreed it was a good fit for my frame. Post op recovery: I was a smoker and had quit prior to surgery but she was very honest and adamant in telling me how important it was that I did not smoke. (I honestly needed the lecture and the transparency about what could happen if I did start smoking before surgery and post-op.) Because I was formerly a pretty heavy smoker, it did cause some issues after surgery with wound closing and she was SO diligent and on top of it seeing me once and week and squeezing me in for appointments between surgeries and patients. She prescribed different things to address the would closure issues before they really became a problem. Being able to have text message access to the office was great when I had questions and she even accommodated my schedule when I couldn’t be seen in person to send progress photos so that she could check on me. 3 months post op: I’m so happy with the results of my surgery and am so glad I waited to find the right doctor. She’s an artist! They look natural, fit my body shape and they haven’t even fully “dropped and fluffed” yet. Would highly recommend… comparing her patient photos to other surgeons will end your search. I feel so much better in my body thanks to Dr Maia.

Justine A.

This is my second time at Dr. Maia’s office and I am so pleased with my experience here. The staff is so friendly and caring. Dr. Maia is the best Dr in the DMV area, she knows exactly what she is doing and you will be happy with the results! I am so glad I found her! I recommend anyone who’s looking for a very personable doctor to come and see her! Thank you Dr. Maia & staff!

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