At Deschutes Dermatology, we offer microneedling treatments for men and women in need of an effective treatment that can tighten their skin, reduce the appearance of wrinkles, and improve the overall appearance of their skin. Dr. Leslie Carter is a board-certified dermatologist who focuses on providing all of our patients with the comprehensive skin care they need.


What is medical microneedling?

Medical microneedling is a technique used specifically for percutaneous collagen induction therapy, which is an alternative method for treating wrinkles and scar tissue through the effective stimulation of collagen production from within the skin layers without the usual destruction of the skin’s epidermal barrier.


How does medical microneedling work?

Medical microneedling works by creating microscopic holes in the skin that heal in just a few hours. These controlled micro-injuries instigate a series of changes, setting off the body’s natural healing response for the production of new collagen and elastin fibers from within the skin, resulting in tighter, smoother, and plumped up skin in the treated areas.


What are the benefits of a microneedling treatment?

This process has two major benefits. It effectively stimulates your body’s natural healing process which in turn boosts collagen and elastin formation to plump, fill, firm, and tighten skin; as well as providing a clear channel for topical products of PRF to be absorbed more effectively through the top layer of skin.

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What does medical microneedling treat?

  • Fine lines and deep wrinkles around eyes, mouth, and forehead can be softened
  • Deep lines and crepe-like texture across the face can be firmed
  • Coarse, sun-damaged skin can be smoothed
  • Acne, burn, and surgical scars can be improved
  • Stretch marks can be minimized
  • Pore size can be reduced


Who cannot take advantage of medical microneedling?

Despite all the benefits of using medical microneedling, it cannot be used for all patients and must be avoided by those with:

  • Active skin infections
  • Skin cancer
  • Warts
  • Anticoagulants in the blood
  • Uncontrolled diabetes
  • Hepatitis
  • HIV
  • History of keloid formation




Recovering from Microneedling

It will take around half an hour to perform your microneedling treatment, depending on the number of areas being treated. The skin can appear red for one to two days following the treatment. Sensitivity, mild bruising, and mild bleeding may occur. You will notice some steady improvement over the coming weeks. It can take up to six weeks for the treatment to take full effect and for you to see your full results.


Microneedling Cost

The cost of your microneedling treatment will vary based on the amount of areas being treated and if products like PRF are used during the treatment. Any question regarding price and payment options, they can be addressed during your consultation.


Schedule a Consultation

If you are looking for an effective treatment that can reduce visible signs of facial aging, improve the appearance of acne scars, and rejuvenate the beauty of your skin, contact Deschutes Dermatology today to schedule a consultation for your microneedling treatment. Our team can provide you with personalized care and amazing results that satisfy your skincare needs.


Please schedule a full consultation with our office to decide which service is the best option for you. During the appointment, you and your provider will discuss medical history, benefits and expectations.