If home skin products are no longer proving effective, but you don't want surgical procedures, try nonsurgical treatments to rejuvenate the skin, such as microneedling. Our team is happy to offer microneedling (collagen induction therapy) at our office in Bellevue, WA. Microneedling uses several fine-gauge needles to safely and effectively create micro-injuries in the skin. The micro-injuries prompt the body's natural production of collagen and elastin, two nutrients that contribute to the overall health and appearance of your complexion. Often performed with other skin treatments, like vitamin serums or PRP (platelet-rich plasma), microneedling can help reduce scars, stretch marks, and pores. Schedule a consultation to learn more about the results of microneedling and how to customize your procedure for your skin concerns and goals.
The Microneedling treatment is an in office procedure and begins with the application of local anesthesia or numbing cream and the treatment time for microneedling is generally around 30 – 60 minutes.
Once the microneedling is done, a treatment or a serum with a vitamin infusion, can be applied for deeper penetration of the nutrients into the skin. A moisturizer selected for your skin type will be massaged in along with sun protection since your skin will be more sensitive after the treatment.
Improve the appearance and health of your complexion with microneedling treatments at Absolute Aesthetics in Bellevue, WA. A nonsurgical treatment that may produce dramatic results, microneedling prompts your natural collagen production for smoother, firmer skin. Please contact us today to learn about this procedure.
Microneedling is a cosmetic procedure that involves pricking the skin with tiny sterilized needles. The small wounds caused by the needles prompt the body to make more collagen and elastin, which heals your skin and makes you look younger. It can help reduce the appearance of acne scars, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation.
While microneedling involves creating tiny punctures in the skin, the pain is typically minimal because a topical anesthetic is applied beforehand to numb the skin. After the procedure, you may experience some temporary discomfort, similar to a mild sunburn.
Microneedling is considered a minimally invasive procedure with little downtime. Many people experience redness and swelling for a few days following the treatment, but most can return to normal activities within 24 hours.
Microneedling is typically safe for all skin types and colors, as it doesn't involve heat like lasers do, which can affect skin pigment.
The number of treatments needed varies depending on your individual skin concerns. However, most people need a series of three to six treatments, spaced about four to six weeks apart for optimal results.
Side effects are usually minor and temporary. They can include redness, swelling, and mild discomfort. However, in rare cases, people may experience more severe side effects such as bleeding, bruising, infection, or skin pigment changes.
Immediately after microneedling, it's best to keep the skin clean and only use a gentle cleanser and moisturizer. You will be advised as to when to resume your normal skincare routine.
Microneedling may not be suitable for people with certain skin conditions, like an active herpetic infection. It's also generally avoided in individuals who have a history of poor wound healing or keloid scarring.
Each microneedling treatment is tailored to your specific situation and needs. Schedule your consult today.
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