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Evaluating Microneedling Costs: What You Need to Know Before You Book

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What’s the Average Microneedling Cost?

The average cost of microneedling in the US is about $640 per session, according to over 300 patient experiences on RealSelf. This can vary between $300 to $700, however, depending on:

  • Your location: Prices may be higher in major cities or upscale clinics.
  • The areas you’re treating: Larger or multiple areas will cost more.
  • The type of device used: More advanced devices can be more expensive (for example, SkinPen treatments typically cost more than Dermapen).
  • Traditional vs. enhanced treatments: Whether you are having traditional microneedling or a more advanced skin treatment like microneedling with PRP or RF microneedling, can have a major impact on your microneedling cost.
  • Provider experience: Highly experienced practitioners may charge more for their services.

Microneedling typically involves about nine months of treatment. You’ll need 3-6 sessions every 2-6 weeks to see full results. The exact number of treatments and intervals will depend on the type of skin concern, its location, and severity.

The number of treatments needed to achieve your goals and the number of follow-up treatments required for maintenance can also play a large role in the cost of your overall skin rejuvenation treatment plan.

Remember, microneedling results aren’t permanent. You’ll likely need additional microneedling sessions for maintenance. For scars, touch-ups might be required every six months, while other cases such as fine lines or tone irregularities may only require annual treatments. Maintenance treatments generally cost the same as your initial treatments.

Many aesthetic offices don’t list prices online due to the variability in treatment plans. It’s best to schedule a consultation with a local microneedling professional. They can discuss your goals, assess your concerns, develop a customized plan, and give you a personalized quote.

Microneedling with Radiofrequency

Microneedling with radiofrequency (RF) is a popular treatment for scarring, skin laxity, and other concerns. It combines tiny needles with electromagnetic waves to boost results. Most people need about 3-4 treatments, spaced six weeks apart, to see the best outcomes. This method tends to be pricier than traditional microneedling. If you go for RF microneedling, you’ll need to budget between $1,000 and $2,400 per session, according to RealSelf.

For top-notch results, we recommend Lutronic Genius® RF microneedling to most of our patients considering microneedling, depending on their concerns and the extent. It’s been FDA-cleared since 2019 and is both safe and effective. RealSelf says the average cost of Genius RF microneedling is around $2,200. 

Check out this RF microneedling before and after photo to see the wonders this treatment can make when paired with a medical-grade skincare routine:

Microneedling with Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)

Another option for boosted results is microneedling combined with PRP injections. PRP, or platelet-rich plasma, enhances the treatment by stimulating your skin further to encourage tightening and rejuvenation. It’s great for targeting wrinkles, scars, and other signs of aging.

This dynamic duo typically costs around $750 per session according to Healthline. You’ll likely need 3-6 sessions, spaced out every few weeks for best results. 

Is RF microneedling worth the extra cost?

Are you looking to reduce fine lines (including neck bands) and improve skin laxity? RF microneedling takes it to the next level. It’s also fantastic for treating scars, some offices find it the most effective treatment for acne scarring.

You may ask, why is the cost of RF microneedling higher than the traditional microneedling? Because it’s more powerful! It uses thin, coated needles providing minimal resistance, making it less painful. The only injury to the top layer of your skin is the needle punctures, which heal in 3-4 days. The RF energy’s heat targets deeper skin layers, producing better results.

As mentioned above, at HerSpace MedSpa, we use the top-of-the-line Lutronic Genius® for our RF microneedling treatments. This gold standard treatment means minimal downtime and can help more effectively with:

  • Loose and sagging skin
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Stretch marks
  • Acne scars
  • Uneven skin tone and texture

Does Insurance cover Microneedling Costs?

Microneedling is generally considered a cosmetic procedure, so insurance typically doesn’t cover it. This means you’ll need to pay out of pocket for your collagen induction therapy. Most offices offer payment plans to help spread out the cost so you don’t need to pay all at once, so be sure to ask!

Under certain circumstances, there are exceptions. You might qualify to have your microneedling treatment covered by insurance, if your doctor deems the procedure medically necessary, such as for treating scars from a traumatic injury or required surgery. We recommend checking with your insurance provider to see if you meet their criteria.

Can I do Microneedling at Home to Save Money?

At-home dermarollers range from $15 to $140 and dissolving microneedle patches can be less than $10 each. However, professional treatments use longer needles that go deeper into your skin to tackle acne scars, wrinkles, and other damage.

DIY microneedling might seem like a good idea to save money, but it doesn’t hold a candle against what you get from a pro. Dermarollers can give you some small improvements, but they’re nowhere near as effective or long-lasting as in-office treatments.

Home tools have smaller needles to keep things safe, meaning they don’t go as deep into your skin. This results in minimal benefits compared to the impressive results achieved from a professional microneedling or RF microneedling treatment with specialized devices only pros can use.

Are you wondering about the microneedling cost in New Jersey? Request a consultation with the aesthetic professionals at HerSpace MedSpa to develop a personalized treatment plan dedicated to treating your specific goals and receive a detailed quote.