The way you feel about your complexion can affect the way you feel about yourself. Skin that is impacted by scarring, sun damage, or the natural aging process can sometimes make our patients at Chetco Medical and Aesthetics feel self-conscious. We love using treatments that help your skin with its natural healing and renewal processes. Microneedling can help restore your complexion simply by taking advantage of your body’s ability to heal.
What Is Microneedling?
Microneedling is a treatment that involves using fine needles to create channels in the skin. Once these microchannels are made, your body will jump into action to heal the perforations and fill them in with new tissue. During the process, additional collagen and elastin can be formed in the area. With a stronger support system, wrinkles and fine lines on the surface of the skin can begin to diminish and smooth away.
Microneedling can be used to treat many different skin complaints. Treatments can include microneedling for acne scars, stretch marks, enlarged pores, wrinkles, and more.
Microneedling should always be performed in a professional setting. While there are many at-home devices that promise the same results, these should be treated with caution. Derma rollers from your local beauty store can cause tearing or damage to the skin. Professional-grade microneedling devices used by licensed medical personnel result in more precise treatments. With our Rejuvapen NXT ® device we can create micro-channels without damaging the skin so you can get all of the benefits without as much risk.
4 Amazing Microneedling Benefits
1. Non-Invasive and Pain-Free Treatment
Microneedling is a gentler treatment that is less invasive and painful than other options. This procedure can be perfect for the patient who wishes to avoid downtime or painful procedures.
2. Stimulates Collagen and Elastin Production
After you become an adult, your body naturally begins to slow down collagen production by an average of 1% every year. By the time you are in your early 40s, your skin can begin developing more lines and wrinkles because of the lack of support in the dermal layer of your skin. Microneedling can help stimulate the production of these fibers again.
3. Can Even Skin Tone and Color
Wrinkles and lines aren’t the only signs of aging that can appear on your skin. As it ages, your skin can also lose volume and can begin to develop dark spots from continual sun exposure. Microneedling has been shown to help lighten age spots in the skin by breaking down melanin.
4. Can Improve Skin Texture After Acne Scarring
Certain types of acne can cause deep scarring on the skin. This can be distressing for many of our patients. Thankfully, microneedling can often be an effective treatment to help break down scar tissue and help your body to create new, healthier skin in its place.
What to Expect From Your Microneedling Treatment
The first thing we will do with any microneedling treatment is meet with you to discuss your skin concerns and prepare you for the treatment. We will talk about everything from which areas you want us to focus on to whether or not you want numbing cream.
If you want topical anesthetic, we will apply it 15 to 20 minutes before your treatment to give it time to take effect. Then we will cleanse your skin to ready it for the procedure. Our microneedling platform is a device that looks similar to a pen. It has several different needles that work together at the same time to create microchannels on the skin.
During your appointment, we can adjust the depth of the needles to make sure you are getting the best results from your microneedling treatment. We can also adjust the treatment based on your comfort levels.
The treatment itself is not painful. The needles are small and don’t penetrate far enough to make contact with your nerve endings. Some people report feeling a scratching sensation that is not uncomfortable. With numbing cream, most people don’t feel anything beyond a light pressure from the device. You may have some mild pinpoint bleeding, especially on bonier areas of your face such as your forehead or cheekbones.
What to Expect After Your Treatment
Your body will respond to the treatment by sending extra blood to the area to aid with the healing process. This can lead to pink skin that can last for a day or two. Your face may also feel warm and a little tight, but these are all mild and temporary. If you don’t mind the flushed color of your skin, you can go straight back to work or other activities after your treatment without having any downtime.
Once the redness fades, you may have some pinpoint scabs. This is normal, but make sure to not exfoliate your face or pick at the scabs. This is part of your body’s healing process. Everyone’s experience after microneedling is different. Make sure to ask your doctor any questions you have about recovery time.
Contact Us for Microneedling Services in Brookings, OR
Are you looking for a non-invasive way to tighten your skin, reduce the appearance of stretch marks and scars, even out hyperpigmentation, and boost your skin’s natural collagen production? Microneedling is a treatment that has been used for many years, but today’s technology offers even more benefits for patients. At Chetco Medical and Aesthetics, we have many different ways for you to restore your natural glow. To have a consultation with us and to discuss all of your treatment options, reach out to us online or by phone for services in Brookings, OR.