Microneedling

Kai Morimoto, MD Plastic Surgeon in Spokane Valley, WA

American Society of Plastic Surgeons
Best of Spokane 2020 Gold
Voted Best Cosmetic
Surgery Surgeon
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What Is Microneedling?

Microneedling is a skin procedure involving a mechanical handpiece with a very fine needle cartridge that creates tiny holes in the top layer of your skin. This ‘controlled injury’ triggers your skin to repair and promote new collagen production. This is a fabulous treatment for wrinkled and sun damaged skin. It can also dramatically smooth the skin and improve acne scars and other abnormalities.

What Is The Procedure Like?

A numbing solution is applied to the surface of the skin to reduce discomfort. The needle pen is then applied to cleaned skin and skimmed over the surface to create tiny pin pricks. This is a mildly invasive procedure that creates fine droplets of blood from the controlled injury. Areas of scarring and wrinkles can be of focus to help make the skin smoother. The procedure takes about 30 minutes to perform.

What is Recovery Like?

After the Microneedling procedure is performed, the skin is cleaned and a growth factor serum is applied. Your skin will appear to look slightly ‘sunburned’ in the areas of treatment. This redness could last for a couple of days. You may also experience some slight peeling or flaking. A series of treatments is recommended for best results.

Reasons To Consider Microneedling

  • Promotes collagen production
  • Reduces fine lines and wrinkles
  • Lifts, tightens and rejuvenates skin
  • Improves the appearance of scars and textural concerns
  • Minimize pore size

Patient Testimonials​

Making that first leap can be nerve racking. It’s important to choose a surgeon that you feel comfortable with and who has your best interest at hand. Explore some of the testimonials of satisfied patients to help you in your decision.

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