While you may have seen at-home dermal rollers available for sale, professional microneedling treatments are much safer and more effective. This treatment can be used for a range of common concerns to create a more youthful appearance. Poulsbo, Washington patients can schedule microneedling services at West Sound Dermatology. 

What is Microneedling?

Microneedling is a cosmetic procedure in which tiny needles are inserted into the skin. This creates micro-injuries or micro-channels in the skin, stimulating the body’s natural healing response. As a result, skin cell turnover and collagen production increases. This means that as the body heals the micro-injuries, the skin is improved in its tone, texture and elasticity. In addition, the micro-channels allow for deeper absorption of topical products, which can be applied following a microneedling treatment. Microneedling may be performed after applying a topical numbing solution, so the treatment is not painful. 

Benefits of Microneedling 

Microneedling is a beneficial treatment for many common skin concerns. It can improve the skin’s tone or texture, creating a smoother surface and more youthful appearance. Microneedling can be a good treatment option for:

  • Age spots or sun spots
  • Enlarged pores
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Hyperpigmentation 
  • Scarring (including acne scars)
  • Stretch marks
  • Uneven or rough texture 

Microneedling is not generally recommended to those who are prone to poor wound healing or scarring, such as those with a history of keloids. It is also not recommended for those who are pregnant, take Accutane, have active acne or skin conditions such as eczema or rosacea.

Schedule a Consultation

To learn more about microneedling and whether you are a good candidate, schedule a consultation at West Sound Dermatology. Call our office at (360) 824-5474.

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