Microneedling is an innovative cosmetic procedure for treating fine lines, wrinkles, uneven skin texture, enlarged pores, and more. After undergoing microneedling you’ll enjoy smoother and more youthful looking skin. Dr. Suseela Narra, the board-certified dermatologist at Narra dermatology and Aesthetics in Issaquah, WA offers microneedling and other dermatology services to help your skin look its best.
How Microneedling Improves Skin:
Microneedling improves the look and feel of skin by stimulating the production of collagen and elastin, which gives skin its elasticity. As we age, naturally declining collagen and elastin levels can leave skin less firm and smooth. Additionally, fine lines and wrinkles can develop. By stimulating the production of both collagen and elastin, microneedling helps restore firmer, smoother, and more youthful looking skin.
Some of the many exciting ways microneedling improves skin include:
- Evens out skin tone
- Minimizes fine lines and wrinkless
- Improves skin texture and elasticity
- Diminishes the appearance of acne scars
- Minimizes the appearance of enlarged pores
- Reduces the appearance of stretch marks
- Skin appears more refreshed and youthful
- Increases collagen production
The Microneedling Procedure:
The microneedling procedure is nonsurgical and minimally invasive. Depending on the severity of skin issues being treated, anywhere from one to five treatment sessions might be needed. Sessions are usually brief and there is typically little down time. Most individuals are able to continue normal activities shortly after undergoing microneedling.
At our dermatology practice in Issaquah, WA, microneedling is performed using and Exceed Microneedling Pen. Prior to beginning treatment, a topical numbing cream is applied to the skin to minimize potential discomfort. Once the numbing has taken effect, the microneedling pen is used to create microscopic channel in the skin which prompts the body’s natural healing process. Over time, this increases the production of collagen and elastin, helping improve the skin’s texture, tone, and appearance.
After treatment, the skin might appear red or inflamed, but that subsides within a few hours. Some patients notice improved skin firmness shortly after treatment, but maximum improvement and results can be observed within a few weeks after the body has produced more collagen and elastin.