Microneedling or collagen induction therapy is a minimally invasive procedure that uses a device equipped with thin needles to generate micro-injuries to the skin. This causes thousands of microscopic channels to be created in the skin, which stimulates the body's natural healing process. The micro-needling procedure can be used to treat acne scars, wrinkles, stretch marks, hyperpigmentation, and loose skin on the neck and face.

What is Micro-needling Therapy?

Micro-needling therapy is a medical-grade device that creates tiny punctures in the skin that stimulate the body's natural wound-healing process. The procedure also has the benefit of erasing signs of aging and sun damage.

Micro-needling involves repeatedly puncturing the skin with tiny needles. This creates tiny wounds that jumpstart your body's natural healing process. Microneedling treatment can improve the appearance of acne scars and wrinkles. SkinPen is a micro-needling device that uses 14 sterile microneedles to create micro-injuries on the skin's surface. These tiny injuries trigger the body's natural healing response and instantly boost blood flow while resulting in increased collagen and elastin production. This can result in firmer, tighter, and healthier dermal tissue, resulting in a clear complexion after only a few treatments.

What Are The Benefits of Micro-needling?

Micro-needling is an effective, noninvasive treatment to:

  • Improve the appearance of scars
  • Reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Lift and tighten skin
  • Reduce the appearance of stretch marks
  • Improve the appearance of skin pigmentation irregularities

Skin needling is highly effective for treating conditions like acne, fine lines and wrinkles, stretch marks, uneven skin tone, hyperpigmentation, scars, and keloid scars. 

Is Micro-needling Safe?

Micro-needling is one of the safest skin rejuvenation treatments available. The procedure does not damage the skin, as it does not penetrate past the outermost layer. This makes it a safe treatment for all skin types, as well as for those who may be sensitive to products or treatments.

What To Expect During Micro-needling?

A topical numbing cream is applied prior to the treatment. During the procedure, you may feel a slight vibration from the device, along with the sensation of deep needle penetration.

During the micro-needling procedure, your provider will use a handheld device to gently roll the needles over the skin. The procedure itself only takes about 30 to 45 minutes, but you can anticipate a downtime of up to 4 days. After the procedure, you will experience some swelling and redness, which should subside within 3 to 4 days.

Micro-Needling with PRP

Micro-Needling with PRP is a minimally invasive skin rejuvenation treatment combining Micro-Needling and PRP. PRP, the advanced skincare procedure, uses the healing properties of blood platelets from the patient's own body to stimulate the natural healing process of the skin. When combined with micro-needling, the growth factors found in your platelet-rich blood are delivered to the deeper layers of your skin using micro-channeling. The result is smoother, more hydrated, and younger-looking skin. The treatment has also been shown to improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, and other scars on the skin. After a series of treatments, most patients experience an improvement in the tone and texture of their skin, along with a decrease in scarring and pore size over time. At Love Medical Spa, the treatment is priced at $700.

Vampire Facials

Vampire Facials, also known as Platelet Rich Plasma facials or PRP facials, are one of the most popular treatments to rejuvenate your skin and give you back your youthful glow. Unlike Tox and dermal fillers, which plump up the skin and reduce fine lines and wrinkles, the Vampire Facial does this by actually regenerating your own cells. During treatment, we extract your blood and separate out the platelets. These are rich in growth factors and stem cells that repair damaged tissues and encourage healthy growth. Your blood is then injected into the skin using a micro pen. This pen makes small punctures in the surface that allow the platelet-rich plasma to penetrate into the deeper layers of the skin. This promotes the formation of new collagen fibers that not only reduce the appearance of wrinkles but also improve the overall texture and health of your skin. Since it's your own tissue being injected back into your face, the results are very natural, and you'll see noticeable results within a few weeks of treatment. Vampire facials are priced at $700 at Love Medical Spa.

Micro-Needling with Serum 

Microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure that improves skin texture, tone, and appearance. It uses tiny needles to puncture the skin, triggering the body's natural healing process. During this process, the body produces collagen and elastin, two proteins that are essential for strong and healthy skin. At Love Medical Spa, during the process of PRP, we deliver infusions of active serums to the Dermal – Epidermal Junction (DE) of the patient's skin through the micro-channels created during the treatment. Because the needles are extremely small, the procedure is safe for most skin types, and there are no requirements for pre-treatment numbing. The procedure can be done in less than an hour and requires very little downtime. Many patients can return to their normal routines on the same day as treatment. This treatment is ideal for reducing the appearance of acne scars, fine lines, stretch marks, enlarged pores, hyperpigmentation, and more. At  Love Medical Spa, the cost of the procedure is $600. 

To learn more about micro-needling, visit our office, Love Medical Spa, at 2250 NW Flanders St., Portland, OR 97210. You can also reach us at (971) 500-9009 and schedule an appointment.