We all get scars and wrinkles. Despite our best efforts, we can't keep life from happening to our skin: the sunlight, the exposure to the elements, the accidents and acne scarring, stretch marks, the passing of years. Fortunately, though, our best efforts can help to reduce the appearance of those inevitable marks and lines. While many patients who want to turn back the clock on their faces choose plastic surgery, Grand Rapids plasitc surgeon, Dr. Brad Bengtson, has also seen a growing interest in microneedling.
Microneedling involves the application of a device that makes numerous tiny punctures - and we do mean tiny - to kickstart a high-gear healing process. When performed on areas with wide or shallow scars, such as from acne or chicken pox, the treatment generates a collagen production boost that can improve the appearance of the overlying skin. It works on fine wrinkles, too, like the kind that form around the eyes. Unlike plastic surgery, this treatment is considered minimally invasive. Aside from 45 minutes to an hour spent with a topical numbing cream to decrease sensitivity on your skin to be needled, the treatment itself takes about 20 minutes.
Plastic surgery is available, of course, to people who want to address wrinkles around the eyes with a blepharoplasty or creases on the forehead with a brow lift, but minimally invasive treatments are also options for people looking for quality results with no down time.
Dr. Brad Bengtson is excited to exclusively bring this new technology to West Michigan. Learn more about microneedling, and longer-term solutions such as facelifts or other plastic surgery in Michigan at the Bengtson Center in downtown Grand Rapids. Call (616) 588-8880 or 1-877-822-8880, or contact us online about setting up a consultation.
Written by Bengtson Center for Aesthetics & Plastic Surgery2155 E Paris Ave SE
Suite 100, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49546
Plastic Surgeons Dr. Bengtson and Dr. Alfonso, along with the team at the Bengtson Center for Aesthetics & Plastic Surgery, provide advanced surgical and cosmetic treatments for patients from Grand Rapids, Birmingham, Detroit, and Kalamazoo, Michigan.
Fees & Financing