Dr. Cynthia Cote of MD Cote in Maple Valley, WA is a dermatologist who is pleased to provide patients with solutions designed to improve skin texture and tone. This includes offering services such as microneedling. This particular treatment is growing in popularity as patients learn how effective it can be to achieve healthier, more attractive skin with just a single treatment session. Let’s talk about microneedling and how it can be used to enhance the skin.
How does microneedling work?
Microneedling is a treatment that uses very fine needles to create tiny punctures in the skin. This may sound like it would be painful, but the needles are so small that most patients report little to no discomfort during the treatment. As the needles create these tiny punctures, they also stimulate the body’s natural healing process. This means that new collagen and elastin production is stimulated, which leads to smoother, firmer, and more youthful-looking skin over time.
What can microneedling be used to treat?
Microneedling can be used to improve a variety of different skin concerns, including:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Skin texture and tone
- Acne scarring
- Pigmentation concerns
How often should I have microneedling performed?
Most patients will need a series of treatments to see optimal results. However, the frequency of treatments will vary depending on your individual goals and needs. In general, most patients will need anywhere from 3-6 treatment sessions spaced 4-6 weeks apart.
Is there any downtime after microneedling?
There is usually no significant downtime after microneedling, though you may experience some redness and irritation immediately following the treatment. This is normal and should dissipate within a day or so. You will need to avoid sun exposure and use sunscreen diligently for the next week or so following your treatment in order to protect your skin as it heals.
Am I a good candidate for microneedling?
The best way to find out if you are a good fit for microneedling is to book a consultation appointment with Dr. Cynthia Cote and her team at MD Cote. She is open to new and returning patients in her Maple Valley, WA area practice, and encourages you to call 425-413-8292 to request a visit.