Nothing beats the body’s innate healing and regenerative properties. Thanks to advancements in modern aesthetic medicine, we can harness and catalyze the body’s natural healing properties to reverse the signs of aging, heal wounds, and heal textural irregularities on your skin, making your skin look youthful, vibrant, and revitalized. Phoenix Skin and Laser performs a highly personalized microneedling in Portland treatment with your body’s natural exosomes to stimulate collagen production and enhance your skin quality.
What is Microneedling?
Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, is a non-invasive skin rejuvenation procedure. The procedure involves using a specialized microneedling device to create thousands of micro-injuries on the skin’s surface. The microneedling device only penetrates the uppermost layers of the skin, but it’s enough to stimulate your body’s innate healing activities. Your body responds to activating collagen production, making your skin look smoother, softer, fuller, and more youthful.
What Does Microneedling Treat?
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Acne scarring
- Facial scars
- Textural irregularities
- Age spots and sun spots
- Other pigmentation problems
- Uneven skin tone
- Loss of elasticity and firmness
How Does Microneedling Work?
Microneedling works by stimulating your body’s innate collagen production capabilities — that’s why it’s called a collagen induction therapy. Collagen is a fibrous protein that binds your skin tissues together and holds them upright against the force of gravity. When you’re young, your body produces a high volume of collagen fibers, but your skin’s ability to produce collagen is compromised with age. The gradual loss of collagen leads to fine lines, wrinkles, textural irregularities, and other problems. Microneedling in Portland stimulates collagen production and skin cell turnover to improve your skin quality.
The microneedling treatment is fairly simple — a specialized microneedling device creates thousands of micro-punctures on the skin’s surface. The needles only pierce the uppermost layers of the skin — enough to activate the body’s healing processes but not enough to damage your skin. Your body responds to the micro-punctures by stimulating collagen production, making your facial skin look smoother and more youthful. Collagen also fills out the acne scars and reduces the visibility of stretch marks.
Benefits of Microneedling:
- Minimally invasive skin rejuvenation treatment
- Stimulates natural collagen production and skin cell turnover
- Concludes within 30 to 45 minutes
- No harsh side effects or complications
- Improves overall skin tone and texture
- Revitalizes your skin complexion
- No downtime or extended recovery period
Microneedling + Exosomes
Phoenix Skin and Laser combines microneedling in Portland with exosome therapy to further catalyze the body’s innate healing processes. Exosomes are parts of the cells responsible for facilitating cellular communication. They essentially provide functional instructions to your cells and tissues. When you’re injured, the exosomes may inform your skin to produce new collagen fibers and skin cells to repair the wound. We essentially harness these properties to catalyze the microneedling results, leading to superior results within a shorter period.
Traditional microneedling involves creating thousands of micro-channels on the skin’s surface using a specialized FDA-approved device. However, before microneedling, our skincare specialists can harvest your exosomes, purify them into a special growth-activating serum, and inject it into the skin during microneedling. As the microneedles penetrate your skin’s uppermost layers, they deliver the exosome serum deep within, concentrating the body’s healing properties on your skin. Microneedling with exosomes is safe because the components are naturally derived from your body.
Your Microneedling Experience
Microneedling in Portland is an in-office procedure that concludes within 45 minutes. The cosmetic provider applies a numbing gel on your face to ensure comfort. We use a specialized FDA-approved microneedling device to create extremely small micro-punctures on the skin’s surface — the depth of the treatment depends on your specific skin type. You might feel a little pressure and irritation as the microneedles enter your skin, but there’s no pain. After the treatment, a soothing gel is applied to your skin.
What Happens After Microneedling?
Microneedling doesn’t lead to harsh side effects or complications. You may experience mild redness, swelling, tenderness, irritation, and pinpoint bleeding for a few hours, following which your face might look slightly flushed for a day or two. You should avoid direct sunlight and strenuous workouts for a day or two, but you can resume your daily activities immediately.
When Will I Notice the Results?
Microneedling doesn’t produce instant results because it simply catalyzes your body’s healing processes. Your skin texture will gradually improve over several weeks and months as your body produces new collagen fibers. Your acne scars will gradually fill up, and the textural irregularities will dissipate within a few weeks. The results will appear faster if you combine microneedling with exosomes.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
Most patients need 3 to 6 treatments spaced a few weeks apart for optimal results. But if you have severe textural issues on your skin, you may also need more than 6 microneedling treatments. Your cosmetic provider will inform you of the number of microneedling in Portland sessions you need for optimal results.
Schedule an Appointment
Phoenix Skin and Laser is a state-of-the-art medical spa specializing in cutting-edge anti-aging skin rejuvenation treatments. Our cosmetic providers understand that everyone is unique, so they personalize all treatment plans after a thorough facial assessment. We boost the results of our microneedling treatments with your body’s natural exosomes, leading to safe, naturalized, and long-lasting results. Please schedule an appointment to explore your microneedling options in Portland.