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Wondering About Microneedling? Get Your Questions Answered

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Do you have fine lines on your face and neck? Are past blemishes becoming more noticeable? While we can’t stop time from moving forward, there are treatments to help.

Microneedling is a new procedure that stimulates age-defying proteins to keep skin looking firm, smooth and youthful.

Ashley Johnson, LA, who provides aesthetic services at Samaritan Plastic, Reconstructive & Hand Surgery in Corvallis, explains this new treatment to help you decide if it’s right for you.

What Is Microneedling?

As we age, there is a natural decline of collagen production. Microneedling is a treatment that helps induce collagen production using controlled mechanical stimulation. During the procedure, the skin is pricked with tiny sterilized needles.

Benefits of Microneedling

Microneedling can treat a variety of skin concerns, especially for people who have darker pigment. It has been shown to:

  • Reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Refine pores.
  • Improve the look of sun damage.
  • Reduce the appearance of acne scars.
  • Improve the look of newer stretch marks.
  • Smooth skin texture.
  • Boost collagen and elastin.
  • Increase absorption of skin care products.

Where Is Microneedling Used?

This procedure is commonly performed on the entire face; however, any area of the body can benefit, such as the neck, chest, arms, hands or abdomen.

Does It Hurt?

The discomfort is typically described as mild, or similar to other laser services. It can be alleviated by using a numbing cream before, so you won’t feel the needle pricks.

Microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure, meaning there is little to no downtime following treatment. For some, slight irritation and redness may result for the first few hours or up to a few days, as the skin repairs and starts regenerating new tissue.

How Many Treatments Are Needed?

In many cases, one microneedling treatment will give your skin a glow and continue to boost new collagen for months thereafter. More significant improvements may be noticeable after a series of three or four treatments.

Is Microneedling Right for Me?

Microneedling is considered safe for most people. But it is always good to schedule a consultation before starting any new procedure to make sure it is a good fit for your skin and lifestyle.

To learn more or to schedule a consultation, visit samhealth.org/Beauty or call 541-768-4370.