Microneedling in Portland

What is Microneedling?

Microneedling is a collagen-boosting treatment that is also called Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT) and the “Vampire Facial” when performed with PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma).

How does it work?

Microneedling uses a pen-like device with a cartridge of tiny surgical grade stainless steel needles to pierce the skin just deep enough to stimulate a healing response.

What are the benefits?

Microneedling creates a wound response in the skin, forcing the skin to repair itself by producing more collagen and elastin in the treated areas. This repair process extends to old wounds such as scars and stretch marks and signs of aging such as fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin.

Who are the best candidates?

The best candidates for Microneedling are those want to tighten loose or sagging skin. Microneedling is also a great options for those who want to minimize the appearance of stretch marks or non-keloid scarring and those who want a preventative anti-ageing treatment with minimal downtime.

What to expect:

Before treatment:
Topical numbing cream will be applied to the treatment area at least 20 minutes before your treatment.

During treatment:
The aesthetician will use a handpiece to insert either a single needle or a group of needles into the skin at varying depths depending on your treatment goals. As the needles penetrate your skin, you may experience a pricking sensation. You may also experience mild to moderate irritation and discomfort as the needles are applied to the skin.

After treatment:
It is normal to experience mild to moderate erythema (overall redness of the skin) and minor swelling after the treatment. This will go down on its own over the course of the next few days and can be minimized by the addition of LED Light Therapy immediately post-treatment. The skin will be sensitive and require the use of gentle, hydrating products during the week following the treatment. Regular skincare regimen can be resumed 5-7 days after the treatment.

With Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP):

Regular Microneedling uses a high molecular weight hyaluronic acid serum to assist with glide and while Microneedling with PRP uses your own blood plasma to help stimulate wound healing and collagen production.

Treatment Scheduling:

Treatments are done in a series spaced 4 weeks apart.