Microneedling Vancouver WA
Microneedling what is it?
Microneedling is a skin rejuvenation treatment. It’s a minimally invasive procedure that uses fine needles and creates tiny punctures in the top layer of the skin to induce collagen and elastin to your skin. As a result you have improved texture and firmness, as well as reduction in scars, pore size, wrinkles, and stretch marks. Microneedling is a simple and fast wrinkle and scar treatment. Epidermis remains intact, so the procedure can be repeated safely and it can be applied to areas where laser treatment can’t be performed. The great news is that microneedling is suitable for all skin types, so patients with ultra-sensitive skin, who can’t have laser and heat treatments, can benefit from this procedure.
- For all skin types
Microneedling what does it do?
- Improve and reduce wrinkles, minimize pore size and induce skin tightening
- Stimulate collagen production which promotes rejuvenation of skin
- Improve the appearance of surgical, traumatic, burn, and acne scars
- Hyperpigmentation (brown spots and melasma)
- It may also improve appearance of stretch marks
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 candidiate?
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.
What our patients say
I am always made to feel welcomed. Staff is very friendly and the service consistently high quality. I started with Laser Hair Removal and have done facials, skin tags removed as well all very happy with results. Would and have recommended to my friends!
Everytime I come in for my treatment, I am always greeted and feel welcome. I have had great results and the staff is fabulous! Nicole, who does my treatments is fabulous and very thorough. You can tell she takes pride in her work.
Always feel welcome here! The staff here becomes more like friends than a doctors office feel. I have had several different types of treatments and always been satisfied with the results. Both Nicole and Chris are awesome. I always feel comfortable here!
From the first consultation to whatever I want to do today, they always give me honest answers to all my questions. No "hard sell" here, just people who want to help. Nicole and Kris are awesome!