What is the primary purpose of microneedling treatment?

shutterstock 1461819455Enhancing the skin is oftentimes the goal for many men and women who are dealing with aging, sun damage, and skin laxity. However, there are a lot of different approaches for patients to consider. Dr. Wayne Larrabee and his team at The Larrabee Center for Plastic Surgery are here to help patients choose the procedures most appropriate for them—even if it doesn’t require surgical intervention. Skin rejuvenation treatments such as microneedling are highly advantageous to patients who are not quite ready for a facelift but want to address the early signs of aging and damage on the facial skin. 

What is microneedling? 

Microneedling is a special procedure that is performed right in our office for patients needing rejuvenation of the facial skin. The treatment uses a specialized device that administers hundreds of pinpricks on the skin to stimulate the skin’s natural healing response: the formation of collagen and elastin. These microinjuries are then improved with collagen and elastin over the course of several weeks, during which the skin tightens and tones. This improvement can turn back time on the skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and reversing skin laxity. 

What is the goal of microneedling? 

For most of our patients, the primary reason for seeking microneedling is to combat the unwanted signs of aging. This includes the development of increased skin laxity and the formation of fine lines and wrinkles. These are often incredibly noticeable in patients over the age of 30. Microneedling is a more conservative way to address mild to moderate signs of aging without the need for plastic surgery, which should only be considered when other options fail to provide the desired results. During a consultation appointment, Dr. Wayne Larrabee can determine if microneedling is appropriate for a patient’s specific needs. 

Schedule a visit with The Larrabee Center for Plastic Surgery 

Seattle, WA area patients who are interested in microneedling or other skin rejuvenation treatments are advised to book an appointment with Dr. Wayne Larrabee to discuss their needs. The office is located in Suite #280 at 600 Broadway and accepts new patients who call (206) 386-3550 to request a consultation visit.

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