Micro-Needling: Collagen Stimulation for all Skin Types

Micro-Needling is a treatment that targets fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars and hyper-pigmentation. Micro-Needling is also known as Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT) since it effectively stimulates collagen without ablating the top layer of the skin.  This procedure is particularly important for skin of color or patients who is not able to tolerate laser treatments. 


Micro-Needling is performed when a micro-Needling pen passes through the skin making tiny perforations in the top layer of skin. Just like we aerate our lawns, micro-Needling functions to open the top layer of skin enabling the recruitment of fibroblasts and stimulation of collagen production in areas where collagen is scarce like under scars and wrinkles. The controlled injury of the micro-Needling pen induces collagenesis and angiogenesis. Scars, fine lines, wrinkles and other textural issues are minimized and the patient gets a gradual plumping of the skin over treatments. Micro-needling is also useful in the fading of melasma or unwanted pigment for skin of color. 


Medical Depth Micro-Needling


At Federal Way Laser Surgeons, our skin care team of medical estheticians and surgeons enables us to utilize Micro-Needling techniques to their fullest potential. The depth of the micro-Needling pen for non physician based spas is a very minimal. Such a mild treatment may give some improvement however the deeper medical grade micro-Needling procedures allows for more effective collagen induction and angiogenesis. Results are felt within a day as the skin feels tighter and appears more plump. This can only be effectively achieved with a medical grade Micro-Needling procedure.


Pain Free Micro-Needling

Micro-Needling sounds painful however the needles are very small. In addition, every patient will have a topical anesthetic applied on the area to be treated. Other than a small bit of pressure, the procedure is relatively pain free. After the treatment your skin will appear pink in areas with small areas of pinpoint bleeding. The pinkness may last for 24-48 hours. The skin may feel tight and you may notice a visible plumping right away although this procedure should be repeated every 4-6 weeks for at least three treatments for best results. 


Micro-Needling for Scar Reduction

Do you have an unsightly scar and were told due to your skin type or skin color that laser could not treat it? If this is the case, call for a complimentary consultation at Federal Way Laser Surgeons to see if Micro-Needling is the treatment for you. At Federal Way Laser Surgeons Micro-Needling is often combined with the use of your own platelet rich protein to further enhance collagenesis under the scar bed. If you are unable to tolerate a laser procedure for scar reduction, call for a complimentary consultation with our always professional staff and learn what Micro-Needling can do for you.


Acne Scar Treatment for Skin of Color

At Federal Way Laser Surgeons our skin care expert team can help you control your acne utilizing proper education, skin care and Isolaz the FDA approved laser to treat active cystic acne. Once the active outbreaks are under control you may have unsightly acne scars. Depending on your skin type you may be a candidate for a CO2 fractional ablative laser procedure. This procedure will essentially remove the epithelial layer or top layer of your skin allowing you to regenerate new skin with greatly reduced scars. If you are a skin type IV-VI you are not a candidate for such a laser procedure do to the amount of pigment in the top layer of your skin. Micro-Needling now provides an alternative that does not produce thermal injury but collagen formation through the stimulation of the Micro-Needling. The surgeons at Federal Way Laser Surgeons will meet with you to discuss this procedure with you. Combination therapy for acne scars for skin of color works effectively to soften deep scars and fade small acne scars. Combination therapy may be suggested to you to maximize results in treating acne scars. No longer do you have to suffer with acne scars. Call Federal Way Laser Surgeons today and let us help you fade your acne scars with our Micro-Needling procedure.