Microneedling is a minimally invasive treatment that can help reduce the appearance of numerous aging symptoms and various skin concerns on both the body and face. Also known as collagen induction therapy, this advanced technique is designed to promote the growth of collagen and elastin within the skin by encouraging the body’s natural healing response. Utilizing the innovative Eclipse MicroPen™, board-certified plastic surgeon Daniel Mills, MD and his experienced team can help minimize lines and wrinkles, enhance skin tone and texture, diminish mild acne scarring and enlarged pores, and improve the skin’s ability to absorb beneficial skin care nutrients. Furthermore, the microneedling procedure can often be employed in conjunction with other medical spa treatments for more comprehensive skin rejuvenation.
Benefits of Microneedling
Microneedling with the Eclipse MicroPen™ can be performed on virtually any area of the body, including the face, neck, décolletage, arms, hands, abdomen, back, and legs. Customized to meet the unique needs and skin requirements of the individual, this revolutionary treatment can be administered in the safety and convenience of Dr. Mills’ practice, often in as little as 30 minutes (depending on the extent and quantity of concerns being addressed). Additionally, discomfort during treatment is not usually an issue, and there is little to no downtime following the procedure.
For qualified patients, microneedling with the Eclipse MicroPen™ can help:
- Diminish lines and wrinkles
- Improve skin texture, tone, and hyperpigmentation
- Reduce acne scars and enlarged pores
- Enhance the health, function, and aesthetics of the skin
The Microneedling Procedure
Lighter microneedling treatments are performed by our skilled clinical aesthetician, and treatments designed to target deeper tissues are conducted by Dr. Mills and/or our highly trained Registered Nurse. To begin the procedure, a topical saline serum is first applied to skin in the targeted region. Next, the Eclipse MicroPen™ will be gently pressed down and guided over the treatment area as the device’s micro-tips uniformly create tiny channels in the skin’s surface layer. Triggering the body’s natural healing reaction, this process stimulates new collagen and elastin growth, helping to produce younger, healthy skin cells for a rejuvenated appearance.
Based on the specific concerns and number of treatment areas, the entire microneedling procedure usually takes approximately 30 minutes to complete. Most patients tolerate treatment quite well and do not report experiencing any significant discomfort, but a topical anesthetic can often be applied if desired and/or needed.
Following microneedling with the Eclipse MicroPen™, some swelling, redness, and/or bruising may occur, though these side effects should diminish relatively quickly. In fact, the majority of women and men are able to resume their normal daily routines later the same day. Subtle signs of improvement in skin tone and texture often become apparent after a few days, and the full effects of treatment generally continue improving for several weeks as more collagen and elastin is produced. Once final results are achieved, the skin should appear smoother, healthier, and beautifully revitalized.
Contact Our Practice
To discover if microneedling with the Eclipse MicroPen™ is right for you, please feel free to contact our practice today to book a consultation.