Microneedling Vancouver WA
Microneedling what is it?
Microneedling is a minimally invasive, popular cosmetic procedure that involves using a device equipped with fine needles to create tiny puncture wounds in the skin. These micro-injuries stimulate the body's natural healing response, triggering the production of new collagen and elastin fibers.
The benefits of microneedling are manifold. The procedure can help with:
- Reducing the appearance of acne scars and other types of scars
- Improving the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Improving skin texture and tone
- Reducing pore size
- Treating hyperpigmentation and sun damage
- Stimulating hair growth on the scalp
Microneedling how does it work?
Controlled “micro injuries” are created in the skin which triggers new collage synthesis. Basically, your skin is stimulated to produce its own collagen and elastin cells. Microneedling also creates superficial micro-channels which can be used for administration of a variety of products like topical gels, serums, creams, stem cells, vitamin C (antioxidant boost), other. The products are thus absorbed more effectively into the skin. Specific treatment products can be selected to receive greater and faster results. During the procedure what you may feel is the sensation as if light sandpaper is moved across the skin. Some patients describe the sensation as similar to the feel of a cat’s tongue. Some areas are more sensitive than others, so the hydrating gel is applied to make the treatment more comfortable.
We use only sterile single-use surgical grade disposable needle tips. There is absolutely no potential for cross contamination between patients. Adjustable needle penetration depths allow our specialists choose a custom treatment for your specific skin problems and preferences for treatment approach (light, moderate, or aggressive).
The Eclipse MicroPen™ used in the procedure breaks up pigment mechanically instead of with light (heat) and remodels the collagen without heat. Since there is no heat, the treatment is rather safe and comfortable with a very low complication rate.
Am I a good candidate for Microneedling?
Anyone who wants to see improvement in acne, scarring, and pitting on the skin is a good candidate. Patients who want to reduce the appearance of fine lines and improve the overall appearance of their skin will benefit from the procedure.
What is Microneedling downtime?
Immediately after the treatment you will notice redness to the skin. It may look like a sunburn. The total healing time depends on the microneedling setting used and the number of overlapping passes. On average, patients are red up to 2 to 4 days. Many patients heal completely in as little as 24 hours. You will treat your skin gently and refrain from acid-containing products for about a week.
What are the Microneedling results and when I will see them?
Patients notice an immediate “glow” to their skin. Visible changes to the skin develop over the course of several days and weeks. Results continue to improve up to 6 months after the treatment as collagen production continues. Depending on the skin condition, some patients require a single treatment; however, patients with deep wrinkles or acne scars may be recommended to receive a series of 6-8 treatments.