Seattle, WA cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Craig Jonov, offers microneedling, one of the latest nonsurgical skin rejuvenation treatments that creates a younger, softer-looking facial appearance. Also referred to as collagen induction therapy, this treatment is used to improve skin texture and tone as well as reduce the appearance of acne, surgical scars, fine lines, and other skin imperfections. The procedure uses an instrument with a group of tiny needles connected to the end. This tool is moved in a pattern across the skin to create small holes, which essentially disrupts the skin so that it can organically heal itself. Although small needles are used, there is limited discomfort to the patient. Through this process, elastin and collagen are produced to stimulate and repair these holes, which improves a patient’s appearance. This outstanding technology produces immediate results and should be performed during numerous sessions for optimal results. It is great for all skin types, including patients who tend to have sensitive skin.
How it Works@headingTag>
Prior to the procedure, the treated area is cleaned and a thin layer of a topical gel is applied to numb the skin. We apply a sterile cartridge tip with 12 microneedles to a handheld device. The device will be pressed gently across the skin in a pattern until the entire area has been treated. The procedure will result in tiny holes, known as micro channels, on the skin which will close in 24 hours, triggering a healing response. This results in renewed skin, including a thickened dermis, which will soften the appearance of lines, wrinkles and scars. The total time for the procedure takes about 60 minutes.
"Very happy with my experience ! I was ableTo get all my questions answered and feltVery comfortable .Dr.Jonov does a great job and I was honestly amazed how painless myProcedure was compared... more"- A.A. / Yahoo / Jul 20, 2015
"I met with Dr. Jonov and his team to talk about having my nose reshaped. Immediately I was made to feel welcome and comfortable, no pressure to make any decisions that day (although I knew right away that this was the team for me). Throughout the process I met with my nurse who went over every detail regarding the day of and what to expect during my recovery, I met with my anesthesiologist who answered all of my questions in great detail. The surgery went well, my recovery was what surprised me - I didn't even bruise! It was an amazing experience and I am so happy with my new nose. I recommend Dr. Jonov to anyone looking for cosmetic surgery enhancements."- Anonymous / RateMDs / Jan 11, 2017
"I have been having facials with Jeannette Ramos for the last year. Jeannette is an outstanding esthetician. She is very knowledgeable and professional. I appreciate her expertise and gentle spirit."- Anonymous / RateMDs / Dec 19, 2016
"I received an otoplasty (ears) and rhinoplasty (nose). I couldn't be happier with my results and love Dr. Jonov and the staff. They are so nice and make you feel so comfortable every step of the way."- Anonymous / RateMDs / Nov 16, 2016
"Getting my facial treatment from Jeannette Lead Master Esthetician produced great results after one treatment. The treatment was a little uncomfortable but worth the discomfort. My skin is smoother and soft. I can't wait to see how my skin looks after the next one. People in the office are always friendly and easy to talk to. I would recommend this practice to others."- Anonymous / RateMDs / Nov 01, 2016
What to Expect@headingTag>
A patient can expect the treated area to appear bright red, similar to a sunburn, immediately after microneedling. The redness can last from a day to up to a week. The intensity and duration of the redness are dependent upon the number of passes performed on the treatment area as well as the particular area treated since microneedling can be performed anywhere on the body and is great in reducing the appearance of scars. In some cases, there’s pinpoint bleeding. Since microneedling allows improved absorption of creams, gels, and serums, a doctor will determine the best products for the patient post procedure. These can include bleaching or lightening serums, vitamin C or hyaluronic serums to accelerate results.
Plan Your Procedure
Immediately after the procedure, patients can expect the skin to glow as well as appear tighter and firmer. Over the course of a few weeks, a patient can expect to see a marked improvement in skin’s color, tone and texture. In addition, there should be a drastic reduction of fine lines and wrinkles. Microneedling is also effective in diminishing acne scars, traumatic scars and stretch marks. A patient’s appearance can continue to improve up to six months following initial treatment. While some patients benefit from a single treatment, three to six treatments are advised to get the best possible result. Our master estheticians will work closely with patients to develop the right course of treatment based on his or her individual needs.
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Microneedling is an effective, safe procedure that continues to be a popular skin rejuvenation treatment among our Seattle-area patients. If you are seeking a nonsurgical, advanced way to brighten your skin and create a glowing appearance, we invite you to call our office for a skin analysis today. We will provide a custom treatment plan that meets your desired goals and aesthetic needs.