How microneedling can improve your skin’s appearance and health

Beautiful woman portraitOur skin often shows the first signs of aging, with the formation of fine lines and wrinkles. Additionally, patients who have not been protecting their skin in the sun may also experience significant sun damage which can contribute to skin laxity and early imperfections. With the help of a doctor, many men and women will find that a rejuvenated face doesn’t mean needing a brow lift or facelift. Instead, these individuals with mild to moderate fine lines and wrinkles, along with other skin imperfections, may find a solution with microneedling treatments.

What is microneedling?

Dr. Wayne Larrabee of The Larrabee Center for Plastic Surgery is a professional in the Seattle, Washington area who is pleased to offer surgical and nonsurgical solutions for the face and body. Microneedling is a way of addressing a wide range of issues with the skin without going under the knife. Microneedling uses a specialized device that has hundreds of very small needles. They puncture the skin to stimulates the skin’s natural production of collagen and elastin for a firmer, more youthful looking appearance.

What is microneedling used for?

Microneedling is a treatment that is best used to help patients enhance their skin’s appearance and health. Below are just a few reasons why a patient might consider using microneedling:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Acne and surgical scarring
  • Stretchmarks
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Poor skin texture and tone

Does microneedling hurt?

The doctor at The Larrabee Center for Plastic Surgery utilizes a topical anesthetic to numb the patient’s skin to ensure the procedure is well-tolerated. Patients will find that they don’t experience much discomfort during the procedure thanks to the numbing cream. Additionally, patients love the results they will see over time as the skin tightens and firms with collagen and elastin production!

Find out if you are a candidate for microneedling services

At The Larrabee Center for Plastic Surgery, we encourage you to book an appointment with Dr. Wayne Larrabee and his team to discuss the advantages of this and other nonsurgical treatments to enhance the skin and body. Call (206) 386-3550 to request an appointment at 600 Broadway, Suite #280.

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