Searching for a minimally invasive facial treatment that pretty much does it all? Then microneedling might be right for you!
At the Centre for Pure Skin in Grand Rapids, Michigan, microneedling is a popular treatment for those who wish to improve the overall appearance of their skin and prevent the visible signs of aging. It works by triggering your skin’s own natural healing response: restoring lost collagen and elastin for healthier and more youthful-looking skin. Many patients are finding that microneedling can be an effective alternative or even complement to facial injections and other treatments [links to: homepage]. Unlike more invasive anti-aging procedures like lasers, microneedling may deliver noticeable results with very little downtime. Patients can expect to return to their normal activities within 24-48 hours, and most microneedling treatments are safe for all skin types and shades.
The ideal candidate for microneedling is over the age of 18, has mostly healthy skin, and is interested in an overall improvement in the skin’s appearance without a long recovery period.
Microneedling can be used to target fine lines and wrinkles all over the face, neck, and decolletage. Patients may notice a smoother appearance in just a few treatments.
Microneedling can help to even out your skin tone — especially if excessive redness is an issue. It can also help to smooth a rough and bumpy skin texture.
Time and gravity aren’t always friendly. Skin often shows its age with frustrating sagging and increased pore size. The boost of collagen synthesis from microneedling can help to improve skin laxity before it becomes a major concern and reduce the appearance of large pores.
From sun damage to melasma and acne scars, microneedling can help heal damaged skin and fade the look of discolorations and scars.
Microneedling can be a terrific treatment for maintaining the look of youthful and radiant skin long term, especially in the early 30s.
“I think IPL is one of the best facial treatments. It gets rid of brown spots and tightens the skin. Jamie knows skin and does an excellent job. She is very skilled and so sweet. [Single best thing is…] Improved skin.”* -Pure Skin Patient, Jamey Bailey
"Annie is knowledgeable and understanding. She's a fantastic communicator. She took the time to know what I wanted, what was achievable, in what amount of time it would take, how to maintain, and what the upkeep costs would be. All of my questions were answered in a way I could understand and I couldn't be happier with the results! Thank you Annie! The icing on the cake is the front desk women! Talk about friendly and helpful. I have asked some pretty dumb questions but they've never made me feel that way and they've always found the answer. I love everything about this place. I have so much confidence in the Centre I find more things to do and get done! Thank you all for your time, help, and reassurance. I appreciate all of you!" -Pure Skin Patient, Annie Zimmerman
“Emily is the sweetest, most professional, talented PA I have Ever encountered for neurotoxins and fillers. She is so gentle and kind and informative and personable. I am So happy to have found her!”* -Pure Skin Patient, Emily Mersman
First, you’ll visit our Grand Rapids office for an initial consultation. We’ll listen to your concerns, determine if this is the right treatment for you, walk you through your microneedling options, establish expected outcomes, create a treatment plan, and talk about pricing. All microneedling packages include a specially formulated regimen of products in the cost of your procedure. Your technician will help you to understand the products and how to use them at this time.
On the day of your procedure, you’ll be scheduled for about an hour or so. We’ll be taking photos for your medical record and preparing you for treatment. Since microneedling is performed by creating a controlled wound with tiny needles, a topical numbing cream will be applied to make you more comfortable. Some patients may elect to include PRP (platelet rich plasma). If PRP is a part of your treatment plan, a small amount of your blood will be drawn by one of our medical staff into a tube (much like a blood draw for a lab sample).
Microneedling is considered to be a non-invasive treatment, but some patients find it to be pretty uncomfortable. Most will describe a warm, prickly, scratching sensation with some areas being more sensitive than others. After the treatment is completed, the skin may look very red and inflamed. This is called erythema, and it’s a completely normal part of the treatment. It may also feel “overheated” for several hours. You’ll be given special instructions on how to help dull this sensation. The warmth and redness is temporary and will subside within a couple days following treatment.
The total cost depends on the type of microneedling you receive and the total number of treatments needed for optimal results. Use our pricing tool to learn what an average Centre for Pure Skin patient pays for microneedling.Get a Quote >
As of now, the Centre for Pure Skin offers three microneedling brands: