One of the easiest ways to improve your skin is to add collagen induction therapy to your skincare routine. At Columbia Laser Skin Center in The Dalles, OR, we offer different microneedling treatments that promote increased collagen production to help reverse the signs of aging and address specific skin concerns without significant downtime.
Microneedling qualifies as a form of collagen induction therapy because the entire purpose of the treatment is to create micro-injuries that the body has to respond to with a healing reaction that will increase natural collagen and elastin production. We offer different types of needling treatments to meet our patient’s needs.
Our standard treatments use the FDA-approved SkinPen device to induce collagen production. We also offer SecretRF treatments that combine the benefit of needling techniques with radiofrequency energy to produce double the results. We also can add PRP to the treatment process and apply it during your session so that it can absorb into the tiny micro-channels on your skin’s surface and promote enhanced results.
What It Treats
This treatment is an effective solution for patients with all different skin-related concerns. Those with aging skin who want to combat lines, wrinkles, and hollow areas can schedule a microneedling treatment and achieve natural yet noticeable results. Additionally, patients with acne scars, hyperpigmentation, uneven skin tone, uneven skin texture, or poor quality skin can also benefit from collagen induction therapy and the way it restores a healthy glow to the skin.
Our standard microneedling treatments use the SkinPen to stimulate collagen production. The SkinPen is an incredibly safe and effective FDA-approved needling device that can transform the complexion in as few as three treatment sessions. It doesn’t use any heat or chemicals to improve the skin and is the perfect solution for those who want to combat aging, acne scars, and uneven skin texture.
The SkinPen device uses sterile needle cartridges which stamp tiny punctures into the skin’s surface. The treatment operates according to the typical collagen induction therapy protocol: inflammation, proliferation, and remodeling. It will perfect the skin without downtime, scarring, or adverse reactions.
Secret RF Microneedling
Not only do we offer standard needling treatments, but we also offer Secret RF Microneedling with the Secret RF device. This device by Cutera Aesthetics delivers a skin revitalizing and skin resurfacing treatment and uses a combination of needling techniques and radiofrequency heat energy to remodel existing collagen and force the body to create newer and healthier skin.
This treatment is the perfect solution for those who want to improve their skin quality, appearance, and texture. It can shrink large pores, correct sun damage, visibly improve the appearance of stretch marks and scars, and reverse the signs of aging. It’s the perfect treatment to address different skin imperfections on the face and body and results in increased collagen production in a few quick and minimally invasive treatments.
We can also customize our microneedling treatments with a unique add-on called PRP. PRP stands for platelet-rich plasma and is the liquid portion of your blood that contains growth factors and proteins. PRP is responsible for healing the body, and when we take a blood sample and isolate your PRP from the rest of your blood, we can prepare into a serum-like form and apply it to your skin during the needling process.
This add-on treatment is effective because needling treatments create tiny punctures in the skin, and while these punctures are injuries, they are also microchannels that reach from the top layer into the deeper layers. Anything you apply during and after a needling treatment will better absorb into the skin.
Obtaining and Preparing PRP
Obtaining your PRP is a simple process. We will perform a standard blood draw and then place your blood sample in a device called a centrifuge. This device spins the blood rapidly and uses gravitational force to isolate the growth factors so we can prepare it for use during treatment.
The good news is that most patients qualify for this particular add-on because the only ingredient in this PRP serum is your blood, and you can’t be allergic or have an adverse reaction from the treatment process.
Am I a Treatment Candidate?
The best candidates for these collagen induction treatments are patients looking for a natural yet effective way to promote natural collagen growth. Those who aren’t ready to commit to dermal fillers or neuromodulators to improve their skin can schedule one or more of these needling treatments to experience dramatic and noticeable results.
Patients who do use fillers and neuromodulators can also schedule treatments to address other skin concerns that injectables cannot improve.
Confirming Your Treatment Eligibility
We will schedule an initial pre-treatment consultation to evaluate your skin and confirm that you are eligible for treatment. Then, we can customize a plan that addresses your unique skin concerns using one or more of our needling treatment options.
Promote Natural Collagen Growth to Perfect Your Skin
Collagen is key to beautiful skin. Even though you may have experienced collagen loss as a normal part of the aging process, you don’t have to live with the results. We can design a treatment plan with one or more of these needling treatments to help you experience beautiful results without significant downtime, pain, or an extensive post-treatment recovery protocol. Contact us today at Columbia Laser Skin Center in The Dalles, OR to schedule your consultation.