Microneedling / Rejuvapen Microneedling

Microneedling is a cutting-edge collagen induction therapy designed to elevate your skin's radiance and address various skin concerns. Whether you're looking to minimize signs of aging, pore size, improve the appearance of acne scars, or rejuvenate aging skin, microneedling offers a transformative solution.

Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, is a skin rejuvenation procedure that helps minimize signs of aging, reduce the appearance of acne scars, and improve the overall texture and quality of your complexion. At SHADe in Issaquah, microneedling treatments are meticulously patient-tailored and often paired with complementary treatments like natural growth factor injections to ensure optimal results.

Microneedling with BioRePeel


Another way to amplify the effects of microneedling is to pair it with BioRePeel. BioRePeel is a biostimulatory chemical peel that works to exfoliate the skin without the downtime associated with traditional peels.

BioRePeel is particularly effective for the treatment of acne, acne scarring, sun damage, and hyperpigmentation issues. It also works to promote elastin and collagen production, making it an excellent complement to microneedling treatments.

Our master Esthetician Sarah Explains Microneedling and Biorepeel.

How Does Microneedling Work?

Microneedling involves the precise creation of small punctures in the skin’s surface. This controlled damage initiates your skin’s natural healing process, prompting increased collagen and elastin production. These crucial proteins contribute to skin firmness, elasticity, and a more youthful appearance.

What Skin Concerns Can be Addressed with Microneedling?


Microneedling proves to be a versatile and effective solution for addressing various skin concerns. This minimally invasive procedure is renowned for its ability to:

Diminish Fine Lines and Wrinkles: Stimulates collagen production, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles for a smoother complexion.

Improve Skin Texture: Enhances the overall texture of the skin by promoting the generation of new, healthy skin cells.

Minimize Pore Size: Addresses enlarged pores, leading to a more refined and even skin surface.

Reduce Scarring: Fades the appearance of acne scars, surgical scars, and other types of skin imperfections through collagen induction.

Treat Hyperpigmentation: Evens out skin tone and reduces the visibility of dark spots and hyperpigmentation.

Enhance Skin Elasticity: Boosts the skin’s elasticity, resulting in firmer and more supple skin.

Alleviate Stretch Marks: Helps improve the texture and color of stretch marks by promoting collagen remodeling.

Revitalize Dull Skin: Restores a radiant and youthful glow by stimulating cellular turnover.

Microneedling’s versatility makes it a sought-after solution for individuals seeking comprehensive skin rejuvenation and improvement across a spectrum of common skincare concerns.

Microneedling with Natural Growth Factor Injections


Natural growth factor injections, or PRF injections, are a powerful way to complement microneedling. Microneedling and natural growth factor injections are both extremely effective at rejuvenating your skin, so combining the two therapies supercharges your facial treatment.

The natural growth factor injections support the skin’s ability to repair and rejuvenate itself, while microneedling helps stimulate collagen production. The small punctures created by microneedling with Rejuvapen are the perfect way to deliver PRF into the deeper layers of your skin to promote maximum anti-aging benefits and give the skin a beautiful, healthy glow.

Natural growth factor injections are derived from the patient’s own blood, so there is no risk of allergic reaction. Blood will be drawn during the patient’s appointment and processed to isolate the platelets and white blood cells, which contain potent natural growth factors. The serum can then be injected, as needed.

Your Microneedling Treatment



Before your Microneedling session with our Master Esthetician, Sarah, you’ll experience a thorough consultation. Sarah will discuss your specific skin type, concerns, and current skincare routine to tailor the treatment to your unique needs. To ensure your comfort, she’ll apply a topical numbing agent containing lidocaine, ensuring a pain-free and relaxed experience.



Once your personalized plan is in place and the numbing agent has taken effect, Sarah will begin the Microneedling treatment. Using a specialized device, controlled micro-injuries will be created, stimulating collagen production and addressing your specific skin concerns. Sarah’s expertise ensures a precise and effective treatment, promoting skin renewal and rejuvenation.



Following Microneedling, Sarah, our Master Esthetician, will provide you with detailed post-care instructions to optimize your results. Expect temporary redness and mild swelling, which are normal and part of the skin rejuvenation process. For the initial 48 hours, adhere to immediate aftercare, avoiding activities that raise skin temperature. This includes abstaining from hot tubs, Jacuzzis, saunas, hot showers, and strenuous exercise. In the first few days, maintain a gentle skincare routine with mild cleansing and moisturizing. Avoid aggressive scrubbing, rubbing, or exfoliants for the initial week to promote a smooth and comfortable healing process.

Microneedling Boosters



The combination of BioRePeel and Microneedling presents a powerful and synergistic approach to skin rejuvenation. BioRePeel, a non-invasive chemical peel, gently exfoliates the skin, promoting renewal and addressing various skin concerns. When paired with Microneedling, a minimally invasive collagen-inducing technique, the skin experiences enhanced absorption of beneficial substances. This dynamic duo works in harmony, amplifying the effects of each treatment. BioRePeel targets imperfections and stimulates skin vitality, while Microneedling further boosts collagen production, improving texture, tone, and overall skin health. Together, they create a comprehensive solution for a refreshed, radiant complexion. This treatment is a SHADe specialty for our Issaquah Wa patients.

SERA Mesotherapy Line


Sera Mesotherapy Line from Bioskin Aesthetics is a comprehensive range of age-defying treatments meticulously crafted for long-lasting benefits. Combined seamlessly with microneedling, this innovative line promotes skin radiance, firming, and hydration. Our Sera Mesotherapy treatments are safe, effective, and virtually downtime-free.

Explore our diverse range of sera serums tailored to address specific skin and hair concerns:

  • Sera AK: A firming Serum with intense hydration.
  • SERA HY: A hydrating Serum, that ensures a radiant and revitalized glow.
  • Sera RD: A vitamin C serum that promotes a luminous complexion.
  • SERA HB: A serum that strengthens your hair.

PRF Known as Natural Growth Factor Injections


Platelet-Rich Fibrin (PRF) injections represent an innovative and natural approach to regenerative therapy, harnessing the healing potential within your body for enhanced tissue repair. PRF is derived from the patient’s own blood, containing a concentrated mix of platelets, growth factors, and cytokines. These elements play a pivotal role in stimulating cellular regeneration, collagen production, and tissue healing. PRF injections are commonly used in aesthetic and medical treatments, such as skin rejuvenation, hair restoration, and joint therapy. This non-surgical procedure offers a minimally invasive solution with the added benefit of reduced downtime.

Noon Aesthetics Peels


Noon Aesthetics Peels embody an advanced skincare solution designed to rejuvenate and revitalize the skin. These peels are meticulously formulated to address various skin concerns, such as uneven tone, fine lines, and texture irregularities. Combining Noon Aesthetics Peels with Microneedling creates a powerful synergy for enhanced skincare benefits. While Microneedling stimulates collagen and elastin production, Noon Aesthetics Peels further amplify the results by promoting cellular turnover, reducing hyperpigmentation, and improving overall skin texture. The combination of these treatments offers a comprehensive approach to skin renewal, providing a more radiant, youthful, and revitalized complexion. .

Additional Microneedling Info

What to Expect During Microneedling Recovery


Microneedling is a minimal downtime procedure, so there will be little-to-no disruption to your normal routine. Mild redness and sensitivity–similar to a minor sunburn–can occur post-treatment. These symptoms usually subside within a few days.

Adhering to the aftercare instructions provided is essential to expedite healing. You will be advised to avoid direct sun exposure and limit your use of skincare products to those approved by our skincare experts until the treated area has healed.

What to Know about Microneedling Results


Once your personalized plan is in place and the numbing agent has taken effect, Sarah will begin the Microneedling treatment. Using a specialized device, controlled micro-injuries will be created, stimulating collagen production and addressing your specific skin concerns. Sarah’s expertise ensures a precise and effective treatment, promoting skin renewal and rejuvenation.

Contact Us to Schedule a Consultation


If you are ready to experience transformative skin revitalization and personalized care, reach out to SHADe today to schedule a consultation for microneedling in Issaquah. Our team strives to honor and enhance each patient’s inner and outer beauty, and we look forward to finding a treatment solution that helps you look and feel your best.

Microneedling Treatment Process With Noon Aesthetics Peel


What is Microneedling?

Microneedling is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that can refresh aging and damaged skin, so patients can enjoy a more youthful look. It is performed using a specialized device that has a tip containing several fine needles. At SHADe, we use the Rejuvapen microneedling device, as it is exceptionally advanced, FDA-approved, and features a range of depth settings.

Microneedling can effectively address many common skin concerns, including:

  • Acne scarring
  • Dull skin
  • Enlarged pores
  • Fine lines
  • Skin texture irregularities

How Does Rejuvapen Microneedling Work?

The microneedling device perforates the surface of the skin, creating microinjuries. This causes the body to initiate wound healing processes, which includes increasing its production of collagen and elastin.

Collagen and elastin are crucial elements of healthy, firm, and supple skin, so optimizing the formation of these important proteins can go a long way in revitalizing the complexion. At SHADe, we often recommended combining microneedling with BioRePeel or platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) treatments to accelerate healing and maximize the regenerative impact of microneedling.

Who Is a Good Candidate for Microneedling?

Microneedling is a versatile, customizable skin rejuvenation option that is suitable for many skin types and skin tones. Patients seeking a minimally invasive treatment for minimizing signs of aging, texture irregularities, and acne scarring are often ideal candidates.

The best way to find out if microneedling can help you achieve more radiant, youthful-looking skin is to schedule a consultation at SHADe. The consultation serves as an opportunity for one of our skincare experts to assess your skin and learn about your aesthetic goals. A personalized care strategy for accomplishing your desired results can then be designed and reviewed with you.

What skin concerns does Microneedling address?

A: Microneedling is effective in addressing various skin concerns, including fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, enlarged pores, and uneven skin tone. It promotes overall skin rejuvenation and can be tailored to target specific areas of concern.

How Much Does Microneedling Cost?
The price of your microneedling treatment will reflect the specifics of your customized treatment plan. Considerations such as the size of the treatment area, number of treatment sites, and severity of the skin issues being addressed can affect the overall cost of microneedling. During your consultation, the exact cost of your unique treatment plan will be reviewed with you.
How is Microneedling performed?

A specialized device with fine needles is gently applied to the skin, creating microchannels. The depth of penetration can be adjusted based on the specific treatment goals. Topical numbing is applied to minimize discomfort, ensuring a relatively painless experience.

What Should I Expect During a Microneedling Treatment?

Your microneedling treatment will be performed in-office at our state-of-the-art cosmetic dermatology practice in Issaquah. Total treatment time varies in relation to the skin issues being addressed and the size of the treatment area(s).

To begin, the treatment site will be cleansed, and a topical anesthetic will be applied. Once the area is numb, the Rejuvapen device will be placed over a section of skin in the treatment area, and the microneedles will quickly puncture the skin’s surface. This process will be repeated until the entire targeted area has been treated.

Is there downtime after Microneedling?

While there may be some redness and mild swelling immediately after the procedure, any discomfort typically subsides within a day or two. Microneedling is designed to have minimal downtime, allowing you to resume regular activities shortly after treatment.

When will I see results from Microneedling?

Results vary, but many individuals notice improvements in skin texture and tone within a few weeks after the first session. Collagen continues to develop over several months, leading to progressive enhancements.

Can Microneedling be combined with other treatments?

Yes, Microneedling can be combined with other treatments like PRF injections, Noon Aesthetics Peels, Biorepeel, and set serums to amplify results. To see optimal results we recommend these add-ons and custom facials after your microneedling treatments to exfoliate and reveal your radiant and fresh skin. This combination approach addresses multiple aspects of skin health for a comprehensive rejuvenation.

Is Microneedling suitable for all skin types?

Microneedling is generally safe for all skin types, but a consultation with a skincare professional is recommended to determine the most appropriate treatment plan based on individual skin conditions and sensitivities.