About the Procedure
What is Microneedling
A microneedling treatment involves using extremely fine needles to puncture thousands of micro-channels into the skin. These micro-injuries trigger the skin’s natural healing response by stimulating the release of growth factors, kickstarting the production of collagen and elastin, the building blocks of healthy, youthful skin. Microneedling also breaks apart unwanted scar tissue and collagen bundles in the superficial layer of the skin that contribute to various skin concerns. This improves the condition of blemishes such as acne scars, uneven texture and even stretch marks.
Unlike at-home treatments such as the popular dermal roller, each StrataPen treatment uses a disposable tip containing extremely fine, surgical-grade needles, reducing the likelihood of contamination and infection. The device is also capable of much more consistent delivery of vertical needle penetration into the skin. This consistency stands in contrast to dermal rollers, which drag across the skin and result in tearing wounds and uneven treatment.
A medical-grade microneedling treatment at Dermatology Solutions of Washington can also deliver more collagen-boosting results, as our device is fully adjustable and can be customized for your skin condition and needs.
When Will I See Results
In approximately four to six weeks. This triggers your body’s wound healing processes to heal your micro wounds immediately. However, the most dramatic results will not be visible until four to six weeks after treatment. It takes roughly this long for your body to create new, strong, healthy collagen.
What Areas and Skin Conditions Can Microneedling Treat?
What to Expect
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)
How Does PRP Work?
PRP with Microneedling
The process helps tighten skin and speed up the healing process. Patients can expect smoother, firmer, younger-looking skin. PRP with microneedling is a popular treatment for facial rejuvenation but can also be done on the hands, neck, or chest.