Microneedling has been around for decades. Also known as Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT), microneedling creates tiny, controlled injuries that trigger your skin’s natural healing response. As a result, your skin produces collagen and elastin which improve signs of visible aging. Collagen is an important protein that provide structure to the skin, giving it a youthful and plump appearance. As we age, our bodies produce less collagen each year, which contributes to wrinkles and other skin concerns. Factors such as sun exposure and smoking also decrease collagen levels.
At Burgess Plastic Surgery, we use a microneedling device called SkinPen, which is FDA approved to treat acne scarring along with fine lines and wrinkles on the face and neck. When radiofrequency energy is used in combination with microneedling, additional anti-aging benefits can be seen such as skin tightening.
Secret RF Microneedling
Burgess Plastic Surgery also offers radio frequency microneedling treatments using the SecretTM RF device by Cutera. It uses fractional radio frequency energy to heat the skin, causing tissue contraction, which results in skin tightening over a period of about six months.
Secret RF is a great way to address concerns such as:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Sun damage
- Stretch marks
- Enlarged pores
- Skin Laxity
- Uneven skin texture
The device can use three different tips, targeted to treat specific areas of the face and body. Additionally, our providers can choose between insulated and non-insulated needles depending on your individual needs. Semi-insulated needles are safer for those with darker skin types. The length of the needles can also be customized for specific skin concerns.
To see the best results, patients typically need a series of microneedling appointments. Our providers will work with you to build a treatment schedule that fits your unique needs, goals, and budget.
Unlock the Power of Your Skin
At In My Own Skin Med Spa, we perform effective aesthetic medical services like Secret RF microneedling under the supervision of a licensed physician. Call 503-699-6464 to schedule a consultation. We welcome patients from Lake Oswego and the surrounding areas of Oregon