Are you Interested in Improving Fine Lines and Rejuvenating your Skin Naturally and Permanently? Microneedling May Be Just What you Need!
Microneedling or epidermal collagen induction therapy is an aesthetic medical procedure that improves the skin’s texture, smooths wrinkles and softens scars.
This medical treatment is best for:
- fine lines, dull skin, and enlarged pores
- acne scars, chicken pox scars and some surgical scars
- naso-labial lines and smoker’s/lip lines
- rejuvenation of hands, neck and décolletage
During the treatment, controlled micro-injuries are performed to the skin to stimulate production of collagen and elastin which gradually fill in the fine lines, pores, scars and other areas. This allows for the development of smoother and more youthful-looking skin. The results that are achieved are generally lasting and durable. Unlike Botox and Dermal fillers, frequent retreatment to maintain the cosmetic benefit is typically not needed.
Complimentary consultations are offered at Revitalize Skin Care & Aesthetics and our certified specialists will evaluate your skin and medical history to determine if Microneedling is right for you!
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the benefits?
The benefits of micro-needling can include a reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, younger-looking skin with fewer signs of aging. Eclipse MicroPen® can also have a positive effect on the appearance of hyper-pigmentation, dark spots, acne scars and stretch marks and create a fresher appearance or glow to the skin.
What areas of the body can be treated?
Eclipse MicroPen® can be used on all parts of the body; face, neck, decollete, arms, hands, legs, abdomen and back.
How is the procedure done?
Prior to treatment our certified microneedling professional will apply a topical numbing cream for the patient’s increased comfort during treatment. A sterile cartridge tip containing 12 points is attached to the Eclipse MicroPen®. Next, precise micro injuries will occur to the skin as the Eclipse MicroPen® is gently pressed against the skin. The micropen will glide on the skin in specific directions until the entire treatment area has been covered.
What does it feel like?
The feeling associated with the Eclipse MicroPen® is similar to light sandpaper being moved across the skin. While some areas are more sensitive than others, our certified specialist’s technique and the speed of the reciprocating MicroPen® tip reduces discomfort while the post-treatment kit makes the procedure more tolerable.
How long does the procedure take?
The procedure takes 30-60 minutes depending on the size of the area treated.
What is the downtime?
Immediately after the treatment you will notice a bright redness to the skin. The total healing time depends on the skins condition and the treatment area. Typically patients are pinkish-red up to 2 to 4 days. Some patients heal completely in as little as 24 hours.
When will I see results?
Many patients notice an immediate “glow” to their skin. Visible changes to the skin develop over the course of several days and weeks. Results continue to improve up to six months after the treatment series as collagen production continues.
How many treatments are needed?
In order to achieve optimal results, it is recommended for most patients to receive a series of 3-4 treatments spaced about 4-6 weeks apart. For patients with deep wrinkles, advanced photo-aging, stretch marks or acne scars, your skin care provider may recommend 6-8 sessions at 4-6 week intervals.