Brighter, Tighter & Smoother Skin
Microneedling is an effective treatment to rejuvenate, tighten and rejuvenate the skin. By creating controlled damage to the dermis layer of the skin (collagen induction therapy), fibroblasts produce new collagen.
Microneedling is an innovative process that can be used on both the face and body, resulting in plumper, more radiant skin and reducing the appearance of scars, wrinkles and fine lines.
How Microneedling Works
Microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure that utilizes a device containing tiny needles that puncture the skin, creating tiny wounds. This action triggers the body’s natural healing process, causing it to produce growth factors, collagen and elastin, which are important building blocks for young, healthy-looking skin. The microchannels it creates allow serums and products to penetrate the skin and produce even better results.
Various systems can be used to deliver microneedling. At Ferrara Dermatology, we use the Eclipse MicroPen® EVO. Tried and trusted by our team of board-certified dermatologists and aestheticians, this hand-held device uses medical-grade automated needles to improve your skin’s texture, tone and color. Plus, it adds the powerful technology of collagen induction therapy to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin in your skin.
See the Eclipse MicroPen® EVO in action:
What it Treats:
What to Expect in Your Microneedling Session
Before Your Treatment
To aid in recovery and improve results, we recommend using Alastin Skincare’s Regenerating Skin Nectar for two weeks before your treatment. In office, prior to your treatment, you will be pretreated with a topical numbing agent. Most people feel almost nothing after the numbing agent is applied.
During Your Treatment
A single-use sterile cartridge containing tiny needles is attached to the Eclipse MicroPen® EVO. In a single motion, the pen will be gently pressed against the skin while gliding in one direction until the entire treatment area has been covered. We use a hyaluronic acid product to aid the pen in smoothly moving across the skin. The quick penetration of the needles creates a more comfortable experience for patients than other devices. Most patients describe the feeling as a vibrating tickle.
After Your Treatment
After your treatment, your provider will recommend skincare products to use after your procedure based on your individual skin type to enhance your results and shorten recovery. Alastin Skincare’s Regenerating Skin Nectar helps the skin, before, during and after cosmetic procedures by supporting the skin’s natural regeneration process. It can be applied immediately, post-procedure for faster recovery and healthier-looking skin.
Our highly-trained staff can recommend an after-care regimen specifically for you and your skin’s needs. However, we always recommend that you use only a mineral-based foundation for at least four days after your treatment to avoid any bacteria buildup.
For detailed instructions, download our microneedling after-care guide.
Recovery time is minimal for this minimally-invasive procedure. While everyone’s skin is different, here is the typical timeline for what you can expect after a microneedling session:
Patients love that the Eclipse MicroPen® EVO brings immediate results, often in the form of that post-facial glow we all know and love. You may also experience minor redness, irritation and flakiness for a few days after the procedure as the skin heals and reveals a new layer of rejuvenated skin.
One to Two Weeks After
The skin will be plumper and more radiant within a week or two of treatment. There will also be a significant reduction in the appearance of scars, stretch marks, fine lines and wrinkles.
Six to Eight Weeks After
We recommend that patients receive a series of two to three treatments every six to eight weeks for the best and most noticeable results. Talk to your practitioner during your first or next visit to determine the best schedule for your unique skincare goals.
Platelet-Rich Plasma: What it Is & Why You Might Want to Add It to Your Next Microneedling Session
Microneedling results can be enhanced by adding your body’s own platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to the treatment to further the regenerative effects. PRP is plasma full of growth factors, which means it uses your body’s natural healing properties to improve the healing after microneedling, decrease the duration of redness and swelling and boost the effects to help you achieve your desired results faster.
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When you come in for a consultation, we will get to know you and find out your aesthetic goals to determine how we can help you achieve the enhancements you desire.
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