Micro Needling

 A new way to make collagen!

The process is called Collagen Induction Therapy and is used to improve:

Surface scarring

Wrinkles, tone and texture

How does it work?

Micro-needling is based on the use of tiny needles to create micro-channels (tiny holes) in the skin. The process stimulates your skin's natural ability to heal itself and in the process produces collagen and elastin.

This repair process begins almost immediately and results in a  thicker dermis and softened or scars.  There is no tissue destruction with micro-needling.  The small channels in the epidermis close very quickly and the skin begins a healing response right away.  Depending on the depth of the skin defect, you may see only redness or you may experience some pinpoint bleeding which stops almost immediately.

An outstanding product absorption booster!

These superficial micro-channels also allow topical gels, creams and serums to be absorbed more effectively into the skin:

  • Hyaluronic serums
  • Lightening or bleaching serums
  • Stem cells to multiply new young cells
  • Vitamin C for strengthening and antioxidant boost

Topical PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) Therapy utilize micro-needling to advance the healing lasers and resurfacing treatments. PRP treatments are also used to boost the freshness of the skin and improve skin texture and tone.

Collagen production process after micro-needling.

What areas can be treated?

Micro-needling can safely be used on nearly all parts of the body with the most frequent treatments being on the:

  • Face
  • Neck
  • Decollete
  • Arms

Why we use the automated MicroPen?

  • MicroPen™ is able to deliver a predictable healing experience which is not always possible with lasers or other devices.
  • Adjustable needle penetration depth allows our aesthetic team to choose a custom treatment program for your specific skin problems and preferences for treatment aggressiveness.
  • Micro-needling is safe for ALL skin types.

What does micro-needling feel like?

The high-speed motor causes the needle penetration to occur very quickly which means it will feel more like a sandpaper sensation than needles.

After the treatment:

You'll likely look as if you have a sunburn following the treatment. This can last the rest of the day to several days or a week depending on the treatment depth.  In our office we complete the micro-needling with a special treatment mask that helps with the post treatment comfort and skin healing.

How is MicroPen™ different from Lasers?

Eclipse MicroPen™ breaks up pigment mechanically instead of with light (heat) and remodel the collagen without heat. Removing heat from the equation makes for a safer, more comfortable treatment with a very low complication rate.

No heat also equals less downtime! Most Eclipse MicroPen™ patients are red for 24 hours or less. That advantage means you can get the procedure performed on a Friday and be back to normal for work Monday.