Microneedling procedures at Restore SD Plastic Surgery
Achieve more vibrant, youthful looking skin using the Eclipse MicroPen® Elite.
This treatment, also known as collagen induction therapy, is designed to gradually improve the tone and texture of your skin with minimal downtime. The MicroPen®Elite is ideal for treating and improving a variety of skin conditions to include fine lines, skin texture, stretch marks, hyperpigmentation, and acne scars. Unlike lasers, there is no heat generated with the treatment, so it is safe for all skin types.
How does it work?
The Eclipse MicroPen® Elite is a cordless device with a patented high-speed motor for fast penetration of the needles. A topical hyaluronic acid (HA) peptide gel is applied to clean skin to help the tip glide across the skin while delivering topical HA deep into the skin. As the tip is applied to the skin, thousands of superficial micro-channels are created every second. These micro-channels in your skin stimulate collagen remodeling as well as enhance absorption of your anti-aging skincare and pigment lightening products. The adjustable needle depth allows MicroPen® professionals to customize the treatment for optimal clinical results.
How Is the Procedure Done?
After cleansing your skin, a topical numbing cream is applied for approximately 30 minutes. A sterile applicator containing 12 tiny micro-points is attached to the Eclipse MicroPen®. Your skincare professional will apply a thin layer of gliding serum to your skin and select the appropriate treatment setting based on your unique needs. Next, in a single motion, the pen will be gently pressed against the skin while simultaneously gliding until the entire treatment area has been covered.
The procedure takes from 30 to 45 minutes depending on the area treated as it is popular to treat the neck and décolleté with microneedling San Diego. Once the treatment is completed, the area is cleansed and Alastin® Skin Nectar is applied to promote quick healing. Next sunscreen is applied, and you are on your way to daily activities.
You may experience some mild redness, swelling, and a warm sensation that day but most patients are able to apply makeup the next day. It is important to combine the treatments with a skincare regimen as your skin may be dry and flaky for a few days as you heal. The treatment is most effective in a series of 3 -6 treatments every 4-6 weeks depending on the treatment goals.
Each patient has unique skin needs and requirements. The safety and control features of the Eclipse MicroPen® Elite lead to predictable, consistent results. Compared to lasers and dermal rollers, MicroPen® can deliver reliable and improved outcomes for virtually every patient.
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