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Automated micro-needling, also known as collagen induction therapy, is a new innovation in aesthetic medicine for the overall improvement of your skin to create a rejuvenated complexion.
What is microneedling?
Microneedling involves ultra fine needles that create controlled micro-injuries to the skin in order to aid in the production of collagen and elastin. Collagen and elastin are important to your skin’s overall health because they provide firmness and elasticity to create a more youthful appearance. These micro-channels also allow topical creams and serums to be absorbed more effectively. The skin’s repair process results in a firmer epidermis with a softer appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, skin tone and texture.
What skin condition does microneedling treat?
Microneedling can be used on all parts of the body: face, neck, décolleté, hands, and abdomen. It has the ability to treat a wide variety of skin imperfections, including:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Skin texture irregularities
- Acne or surgery scars
- Large pores
- Stretch marks
Benefits of microneedling
Benefits of this treatment include a reduction in the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, improved skin tone, with softer, younger looking skin. Minimal discomfort and minimal downtime also make this procedure very popular when looking for an effective all natural treatment.
What to expect during and following microneedling
Our skincare professionals will apply a thin layer of anesthetic gel to provide you with additional comfort during the procedure. A sterile cartridge containing 12 tiny micro-points is attached to the Eclipse Micro-pen elite. The appropriate pen position will be based upon your individual needs. The micropen will glide along your skin until the entire treatment area has been covered, feeling similar to light sandpaper moved across the skin. Depending upon the size of the area treated the procedure takes approximately 15-30 minutes. Most of our patients require a series of three treatments for an optimal outcome.
Following the microneedling procedure you will notice a bright redness to the skin. On average this redness will subside in 1-4 days. You may resume with your normal activities after 1 day.
Most patients notice an immediate glow to their skin. Visible changes will develop over the next several weeks. Collagen and elastin will continue to develop over the next 6 months creating renewed, healthier skin and enhance your overall complexion.
We invite you to schedule a consultation at our Palm Beach Gardens office today, and let esteemed facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Mark R. Murphy, help you create the enhanced appearance you deserve.