Get Your Microneedling in Bend
Microneedling can improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, scars, stretch marks, and other textural irregularities on the surface of your skin. Also known as collagen induction therapy (or CIT) this cosmetic procedure uses small needles to stimulate the production of collagen. If you’re interested in getting microneedling in Bend, Oregon, here’s what you need to know.
An Introduction to Microneedling in Bend
Here’s How it Works
Though it may sound scary, Microneedling is a very safe method of smoothing uneven skin tones. Here’s how it works: Your doctor will use a microneedling tool equipped with 11 super-small needles. These needles can be between 0.5 and 2.5 millimeters in diameter depending on the surfacing needs of your skin. Smaller needles will pierce only the outermost layer of your skin while larger needles penetrate deeper beneath the surface.
By creating small controlled wounds, your body will respond by sending collagen-producing fibroblasts to the area. This will result in thicker skin with a more even appearance. Perfect for unsightly scars or areas where skin has become uneven or irregular. It can also be beneficial for those with clogged pores or acne.
This is How it Feels
One of the first things patients ask about microneedling is: “Will it hurt?” Similar to acupuncture needles, microneedling needles are so small that most candidates experience only minor discomfort. In fact, the procedure is so minimally invasive that it can be performed over your lunch hour. For those that experience discomfort, numbing cream can also be used.
Use it in These Areas
Microneedling can be used on the face, stomach, legs, chest, posterior, or anywhere that skin could use a smoothing boost. Afterwards, you’ll want to treat skin just as you would after a facial. Avoid makeup, excess sun, excess sweat, retinol, or other beauty products for the remainder of the day. This will allow your skin the chance to breathe and heal. After all, we want your body to use its own healing mechanisms to repair and replenish the area after your visit.
Our Favorite Microneedling System
Villano | MD provides microneedling services in Bend, Oregon. We use the Rejuvapen System which penetrates deeper into the skin for enhanced collagen production and a freshly flushed complexion. We even offer several “boost” programs for quicker results. Platelet-rich plasma microneedling (or PLP), for instance, involves extracting a small blood sample rich with platelets, stem cells, and growth factors, and then reapplying it through the microneedling process.
Whether you have acne scars, stretch marks, uneven pores, or overly textured skin, microneedling can help you achieve smooth and brilliant skin that lasts. Best of all, the process is completely natural, relying on your body’s natural healing modalities to refine and perfect the appearance of your skin.
Schedule your consultation for more information about microneedling in Bend, or to find out if it is right for you.