Microneedling is said to treat a range of skin conditions, including acne scars, fine lines, wrinkles, large pores, age spots, stretch marks, and pigmentation issues. Although there is some cumulative effect, microneedling is a temporary procedure that produces fantastic short-term results that can be seen almost immediately and subside in 30-45 days. The near-instant gratification is one of the reasons for its growth in popularity.
How Does Microneedling Work?
Our Bellevue Microneedling treatment initiates a healing response by creating micro-injuries on the skin’s surface. The tiny injuries created by the device encourage the growth of collagen and elastin and the treatment is even more effective when used with PRP or platelet-rich plasma. In most cases, microneedling is performed with a manual device that resembles a wheel with an array of small needles, which is rolled across your skin. At Skintegrity MedSpa, we use the MicroPen Elite—the most advanced and effective microneedling option available. The device resembles a pen with 11 fine tiny needles at the tip that move in and out extremely fast to create very precise micro-injuries. When creating any injury, precision and control are important; this device gives our providers the ability to set the penetration depth to your exact specifications in real time to provide the best result possible.
Wheeled, manual microneedling devices are an excellent addition to your at home skincare regimen as the channels created by the needles increase your skin’s ability to absorb the products for added efficacy.
What Are the Results of Microneedling?
Patients notice an immediate “glow” to their skin, much like a sunburn after a day at the beach. Any redness will subside in a day or so and visible changes to the skin continue to develop over the next couple of weeks and will subside from four to six weeks. Because microneedling is a temporary procedure with minor cumulative effects, treatments are needed every four to eight weeks to sustain results.
As with any medical treatment, patient compliance and adherence to aftercare instructions are necessary to ensure the best possible outcome. We strongly recommend PRP with any microneedling service, and because we respect your time and money, we recommend using a medical-grade home skincare regimen because they have been proven to increase your results by as much as 40 percent.
Microneedling is a good option for the following conditions:
Microneedling is an excellent option if you need quick and temporary results. If you would like a more permanent effect with staying power, microneedling is exponentially more effective when combined with platelet-rich plasma (PRP).
This fast, effective treatment is appropriate for any of the following skin conditions:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Uneven skin tone
- Acne scars (may be combined with laser resurfacing for more prominent scarring)
- Trauma scars
- Stretch marks
- Hyperpigmentation (sun spots, age spots)
- Sagging skin
- Uneven skin texture
How Will My Skin Feel After Microneedling?
Your skin may feel tight and more sensitive for one or two days and any redness will subside after a day or so. Using an effective home skincare regimen will not only increase your results but will soothe and protect your skin between services. Never use any acids or other exfoliating products during healing and always follow the advice of our providers who are acting on your behalf and with your best interest in mind. Lastly, please do not pick or scrape the treated area.
Discover the Skintegrity Difference.
At Skintegrity, we are results-driven and always focus on delivering the very best patient care. All of our services are done with the best technology our industry has to offer, and administered, directed, or supervised by our board-certified medical doctors. We take our responsibility to you and your skin extremely seriously because our goal is to initiate and sustain a lifelong relationship with each person that comes through our door. The only way to build a lifelong relationship with you is to do the right thing for you – EVERY TIME.
If you wish to learn more, contact us at Skintegrity Medspa today and schedule your Microneedling Bellevue consultation.