Microneedling is a procedure in which tiny needles puncture the skin to treat and improve acne scars, diminish fine lines and wrinkles, and improve skin texture. These micro-punctures stimulate your body to send elastin and collagen to repair the “damaged” skin. The skin heals to fill in the tiny punctures, with the new collagen making your skin look and feel firmer and more youthful. Microneedling can also help even out your skin tone and make skin look refreshed.*
Dr. Colon and her expert staff of nurses, laser technicians, and aestheticians use the Eclipse MicroPen® microneedling device. The Eclipse MicroPen is safe, precise, fast, and works on most skin types. Your treatments are customized to your particular needs and may last 15-30 minutes.
When you arrive for your appointment, Dr. Colon or one of her team applies a topical anaesthetic to the area before treatment. This helps numb your skin to make the microneedling as comfortable as possible. The Eclipse MicroPen glides across your skin as it creates tiny punctures until the entire treatment area is covered.
Immediately following the microneedling, your skin may be red, but the redness usually goes away within 24 hours. After that, you may notice a refreshed glow. You’ll see the full results of the treatment in as little as 30 days or up to six weeks, as your body naturally regenerates and repairs your skin with new collagen and elastin.
Depending on your specific skin care needs, such as acne scarring or wrinkles, most men and women require a series of two or three treatments spaced six to eight weeks apart to achieve optimal, long-lasting results. For patients with very deep wrinkles or advanced photoaging and stretch marks, you may require up to eight treatments. Dr. Colon discusses the details with you at your first consultation so you know what to expect.
Downtime and side effects from microneedling are minimal. Immediately following treatment, your skin will be red. Total healing time takes 24 hours to four days, depending on the area treated. Many adults have the procedure on Friday and are able to return to work without visible signs by Monday.
Call or schedule your microneedling consultation online to take the first step toward more youthful skin.
*Individual results may vary.
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