Microneedling Services

Microneedling Treatment

Microneedling is a medical procedure that treats wrinkles and other medical conditions; it is also called collagen induction therapy. It involves the pricking of the skin with many tiny sterile needles. The needles do not harm the skin, but they trigger natural wound healing. Doctors in Port Orchard Natural Medicine often combine micro-needling with the application of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to further promote skin rejuvenation.


Microneedling promotes smoother, younger-looking skin, removes wrinkles and improves the appearance of scars like acne scars and other imperfections. Additionally, it can reverse baldness and thinning hair on the scalp. Micro-Needling recovery time ranges from one to three days.

microneedling with prp

Micro Needling Procedure


The first step in any professional microneedling procedure should be a comprehensive medical history to rule out any contraindications for micro needling. Some skin conditions could get worse after micro needling, and you might have trouble during the healing process from the micro needling procedure if you have certain conditions such as diabetes, hepatitis, or blood clotting problems.

Microneedling is a cosmetic procedure that uses micro sized needles to treat scars, enlarged pores, wrinkles, and stretch marks. The needles create tiny controlled puncture wounds in the skin.  Which stimulate the production of collagen and elastin, the proteins that heal and rejuvenate the skin. Here at PONM we use the Dermafrac, a microneedling infusion machine. Micro-needling infusion therapy is an advanced aesthetic treatment used to target many skin concerns including fine lines and wrinkles, sun damage and mild acne scarring. DermaFrac uses a roller which contains 180 super fine needles to stimulate collagen production and cell renewal, helping to plump, firm and smooth the skin. As the roller creates the micro-channels in your skin, the DermaFrac system simultaneously enables the infusion of a potent serum to boost the impact of the needling treatment. This procedure will take 1 hour and may cause some mild redness and tender sensation.



Microneedling with PRP


If your doctor uses PRP as part of the microneedling procedure, a nurse or technician will remove some of your blood.


PRP stands for platelet rich plasma, which is a potent source of your body’s natural healing agents. PRP is taken from a small sample of your blood which is separated out with a centrifuge into the various cell types found in your blood. The platelets help your body to heal as they contain growth factors which assist the body with its various healing functions. When PRP is combined with microneedling, the PRP aids in the healing process that is stimulated by the micro-damage caused by the tiny needles. This also allows the PRP to access the deeper layers of your skin for superior results. PRP can only be done by a doctor and it is recommended to have a consultation before booking this procedure to ensure you are a good candidate. PRP can be done on hair and the face. 


Microneedling Benefits


  • Micro Needling for Younger Skin:

Many people see lines and wrinkles on the skin as an inevitable part of the aging process or as a sign of experience. Not all aging is inevitable, and you can have the wisdom of age while still looking young. Advanced treatments like microneedling give our patients self-confidence.


  • Micro Needling is like a workout for your body’s healing and defense mechanisms:

By waking these systems up and setting them to work on your skin and hair, they bring your face, hands, and arms back to their more youthful state. This process can reduce or eliminate liver spots and some other blemishes that occur due to the aging process.


  • It can be done without Anesthesia:

Because the micro needling treatment only uses very thin needles, the doctor can do it without anesthetic—a benefit for patients who are allergic to anesthetic or worry about side effects.


  • Micro Needling can go well with other Skin Healing Process:

The micro-needling technique works well with other treatments that promote healing and skin health. The tiny openings in the skin prime it to respond to other healing therapies.


  • Micro Needling with a Holistic Approach:

Many doctors provide microneedling services, but a holistic approach that incorporates microneedling as part of a comprehensive treatment plan is more likely to achieve lasting results.


microneedling with prp


What to expect during treatment

The treatment will start with prepping the skin. The practitioner will do a double cleanse using a foamy cleanser, and then examine the skin. Determining which serum would best suit the client’s skin.  

The first step in the DermaFrac treatment is Microdermabrasion. This painless exfoliation treatment gently buffs away the outer layers of skin cells, exposing skin cells that are soft, smooth, and receptive to nutrients.

A precision-controlled microneedle hand piece, containing the infusion serum, rolls across the skin under vacuum. The vacuum pulls the skin into contact with the microneedles that gently penetrate through the different layers of the skin. The vacuum places the skin under tension so the needles can penetrate evenly and maximize the delivery of the active infusion serum.

The added benefit of a DermaFrac micro-needling treatment is the simultaneous infusion therapy that takes place as the roller is gently moved over your skin. The infusion serum is able to penetrate the skin instantly and more effectively to leave you with a healthy, glowing complexion


  • Helps repair skin health and barrier function 
  • Minimizes sun spots and hyperpigmentation 
  • Reduces the appearance of scars, including acne scars
  • Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Reduces enlarged pores
  • Smoothing uneven skin tone
  • Improves skin elasticity
  • Enhances texture of the skin
  • Stimulates collagen production
  • Stimulates the wound-healing process
  • Makes your skin absorb products better
  • Reduces the appearance of stretch marks
  • Helps reverse hair loss 
  • Helps in tissue repair 

What to expect after the treatment?

The recovery time is minimal. Most people require very little downtime if any at all. You may notice skin irritation and redness within the first few days following the procedure. This is a natural response to the small “injuries” made by the needles in your skin. You can go back to work or school after the procedure if you’re comfortable. It’s best to let your skin heal before applying makeup. However, once the appropriate time has passed, camouflaging makeup can help disguise the redness as it dissipates. Your skin will also be more sensitive to the sun, so be sure to apply sunscreen. To maintain the results of your treatment, you’ll need multiple sessions and perhaps other complementing treatments. The practitioner will work with you to develop a treatment plan based on your individual goals.

Since your skin channels are open and sensitive after your procedure, it’s best to avoid the following during your first week of recovery:

  • sun exposure
  • skin care products with alpha-hydroxy acids and retinol makeup
  • Sweating

You can help your skin heal after microneedling by:

  • staying hydrated
  • using an antioxidant serum
  • using a cooling mask
  • using collagen-stimulating peptides

Microneedling Services Offered by Port Orchard Natural Medicine

You might wonder, having seen the potential of microneedling, “Where can I find the best micro needling near me?” An equally important question might be: “Where can I find a nearby holistic medical practice that offers micro-needling?”


In Port Orchard, WA, Port Orchard Natural Medicine is your best option. Dr. Rachel Robertson strives to promote the comfort and quality of life of our patients. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Robertson or a member of her team, call today.


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