Micro-needling, also known as collagen-induction therapy or CIT, is a revolutionary method of skin rejuvenation, with the ability to treat multiple skin types and concerns. The procedure may be used alone or combined with a variety of topical serums, offering superior penetration and superb results. The staff at Coastal Plains Surgical Care uses the Eclipse MicroPen at our Beeville office, which is considered the top choice in micro-needling today. This device is safer, faster and more effective than dermal rollers and treatments can be customized to the unique needs of each patient.
What is the Eclipse MicroPen?
The Eclipse MicroPen creates controlled micro-injuries in the skin, which stimulates the body’s own healing process. The depth of the needles can be adjusted during treatment as needed to ensure the patients specific cosmetic goals are met. As collagen production is stimulated underneath the skin’s surface, the skin is restored to a more youthful, supple state over time. The Eclipse MicroPen can also address these specific skin concerns:
- Fine lines and facial wrinkles
- Shallow scarring from acne and chickenpox
- Uneven skin texture and tone
- Hyperpigmentation (age spots and freckles)
- Stretch marks
Micro-needling procedures offer subtle results over time, so it will not be immediately evident you had a cosmetic procedure performed. Because the body’s own production of collagen and elastin are stimulated, the results of the procedure will be both natural and long-lasting.
About the Procedure
Patients undergoing micro-needling will receive a topical anesthetic prior to treatment to ensure comfort throughout the procedure. Once the numbing cream has taken effect, MicroGlide Growth Factor with Stem Cells is applied to the skin. This product is designed to work with the MicroPen to help the device glide smoothly over the skin’s surface while enhancing the overall results of the procedure. The pen then moves across the treatment area to ensure every portion of the area is covered.
Most procedures using the Eclipse MicroPen take less than 30 minutes to complete, depending on the size of the treatment area. Following the procedure, your skin may be red and tender like a sunburn. These side effects may last a few hours to a few days, depending on how your skin responds to the treatment. We will advise you how to care for your skin during the recovery period to ensure the best possible results once the skin is fully healed.
Results from micro-needling tend to develop gradually, as your skin heals and collagen levels are restored to the underlying skin structure. Most patients start to see improvement in the first few days and weeks following their initial treatment session. Those results will continue to improve, with the majority of patients enjoying full results within about six months. Once you see your full results, periodic touch-up treatments will help you maintain them over the long term.
Micro-needling is an effective procedure on its own, but it can also be combined with topical solutions to enhance the effects. Like the procedure, serums, gels and lotions can be tailored to your specific needs and may include vitamins and nutrients, hydrating formulas and ingredients designed to treat particular skin conditions like acne or rosacea.
Is the Eclipse MicroPen Right for You?
The Eclipse MicroPen can be used on any skin tone and type and is appropriate for patients with mild to moderate signs of aging, shallow scarring or other skin issues they would like to address without surgery. Patients with signficant skin laxity or more severe signs of aging may find surgical procedures will offer them better results. However, for those looking for overall skin rejuvenation and natural, long-lasting results, micro-needling may be the right choice.
If you would like to refresh your appearance and minimize minor skin imperfections, micro-needling might be the way for you to achieve your aesthetic goals. To learn more about this procedure, contact Coastal Plains Surgical Care at 361-354-2832.