Microneedling at reMEDy Heath and Aesthetics can be performed with or without Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP). Automated microneedling is an innovation in aesthetics for the treatment of the appearance of fine lines, acne scars, and the skin’s texture, tone, and color. At reMEDy Heath and Aesthetics, we use the Eclipse MicroPen® since it is the most advanced medical-grade automated microneedling device on the market.
Microneedling is the process of rejuvenating the skin through a procedure that involves a device with tiny needles. The device creates tiny punctures in the skin as a way of improving the texture and appearance of the skin. This procedure provides minimal to no pain and is very effective. The primary focus of microneedling is to promote collagen and elastin growth in the skin, which is key to improving skin quality.
What Are The Benefits of Micro-Needling?
The benefits of microneedling include a reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles to achieve younger-looking skin with fewer signs of aging. The Eclipse MicroPen® may also have a positive effect on the appearance of hypo-pigmentation, acne scars, traumatic scars, and stretch marks, and it generally creates a fresher appearance or glow to the skin.
What Areas Of The Body Can be Treated?
Microneedling can be applied on all parts of the body, including: face, neck, arms, hands, legs, abdomen, and back.
How Is The Procedure Done?
Dr. Rosner will apply a thin layer of sterile saline to your skin and select the appropriate pen setting based on your unique needs. Then, in a single motion, the micropen will be gently pressed against the skin while gliding in one direction until the entire treatment area has been covered.
What Does It Feel Like?
While some areas are more sensitive than others, the speed of the reciprocating tip reduces discomfort, and the applied hydrating gel makes the treatment more tolerable.
How Long Is The Procedure?
The procedure takes 15-30 minutes depending on the size of the area treated.
How Long Will It Take To Recover?
Immediately after the treatment, you will notice a bright redness to the skin. On average, patients are red for about two to four days. Many patients heal completely as quickly as 24 hours.
When Will I See The Results?
Results depend on the location and the number of treatments a patient receives. Patients notice an immediate “glow” to their skin. Visible changes to the skin develop over the course of several days and weeks. Results can continue to improve for up to six months.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
Some patients only require a single treatment to achieve optimal results. However, most patients receive two or three treatments, spaced about six to eight weeks apart. For patients with deep wrinkles, advanced photo-aging, stretch marks, or acne scars, it is recommended to receive six to eight sessions at six-week intervals.
Treatment of Fine Lines and Wrinkles
The appearance of fine lines and wrinkles are often the first signs of visual aging.
Repeated muscle movement over time and sun exposure are the main contributing factors. Other factors like smoking, stress, fair complexion and poor diet can also contribute to accelerated aging of the skin. Eventually, everyone has to confront the fact that fine lines and wrinkles are inevitable.
Are There Solutions?
With the Eclipse MicroPen® Elite, skin-care professionals are helping patients face the problem of fine lines and wrinkles head-on. Many professionals seek to be proactive in their treatment by treating healthy skin to prevent early signs of age from forming as quickly.
Here’s How It Works
The goal is to achieve renewed, healthier-looking skin. The appearance of fine lines can be reduced as new skin replaces old. Repeating this process several times per year and combining it with a healthy skincare regimen can dramatically improve your skin health.
Treatment of Acne Scars
Acne can be caused by several known factors. Hormones, stress, diet and other variables can lead to acne breakouts. Untreated or poorly managed acne can lead to scarring. The three most common types of acne scars are ice pick scars, boxcar scars and rolling scars.
Ice Pick Scars
Ice Pick scars are the most common type of acne scars because they are shaped like the hole left from an ice pick. The scars are deep and narrow, which makes it difficult for them to be filled up naturally and some are too deep to heal entirely.
Rolling scars are the least common of the three, and they are usually shallow and wide., Rolling scars are caused by damage under the surface of the skin. They are round and give the skin a rolling, wave-like appearance. Rolling scares make the skin look uneven.
Boxcar scars are similar to Ice Pick scars, but they are wide and more rectangular with vertical edges. Boxcar scars are usually found on the temples and cheeks, and they can be deep or shallow, but the majority of Boxcar scars are not as deep as Ice Pick scars.