The human body has incredible healing powers, and at EsthetixMD in Bend, OR, we love helping patients harness these natural mechanisms to revitalize their skin. For patients who want to treat scars, wrinkles, or other facial imperfections, microneedling therapy is a highly effective treatment that can help turn back the clock and repair damage to your skin.
Microneedling: what it is and its benefits
During microneedling, a skilled practitioner rolls a microneedling pen that contains many small, fine needles over your skin to create tiny micro-injuries to the skin. While this may sound like torture, it is relatively painless and sets your skin’s natural healing and anti-aging powers into motion. As the skin repairs and heals itself, collagen and elastin production kick into high gear to make your skin tissue smoother and firmer. The results get even better over time, with benefits such as:
- More toned skin
- A reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Firmer, more elastic skin
- Reduced appearance of sun damage
The benefits of microneedling are not exclusive to patients who are seeking younger looking skin. Microneedling for surgery scars can have remarkable results, as well as microneedling for acne scars.
What to expect for treatment
During your microneedling procedure, we will first apply a topical anesthetic to help reduce any discomfort you may experience. After it has had time to take effect, we will gently and evenly roll the microneedling pen over the treatment area. Our experienced practitioners will choose the right depth of the microneedles to use based on your treatment goals and skin type. The microneedling process typically takes less than 30 minutes. After it is over, you may experience some redness, swelling, or roughness on your skin, but it typically dissipates within a few days.
Call us to schedule an appointment
If you have scars from acne or surgery, or simply want more youthful, glowing skin, microneedling may be a great option for you. At EsthetixMD, we consult with each patient and conduct a thorough examination to determine the best treatment plan for their individual needs. Our Bend, OR office is comfortable and inviting, and we love seeing patients’ beautiful results! Call us today at (541) 303-9155 to schedule an appointment.