When it comes to needles, particularly needles in the face, some people can be a bit squeamish. But I’m not talking about cutting, opening or injecting, I’m referring to the newest technology in needles that just barely break the surface of the skin and penetrate a few layers deep. This treatment is called microneedling and it’s one of the most cost-effective, yet efficient ways to see significant changes in skin texture, tone, pigmentation and overall youthful appearance.
Dr. Mark Mandell-Brown of The Plastic Surgery Experts at the Mandell-Brown Plastic Surgery Center explains that this new procedure, microneedling, is very similar to micro-peeling or microdermabrasion.
The Eclipse Micropen is a sterile pen with a head of tiny needles that produces small perforations along the surface of the skin in a controlled and precise manner, creating micro “injuries.” These injuries trigger your skin to heal itself through the production of new collagen and elastin growth, resulting in plumper, younger looking, more lifted skin that reveals less wrinkles, scars and stretch marks, with little to no discomfort and negligible downtime. Beyond the benefits of the microneedling itself, by adding topical skincare products, the needles are introducing nutrients and antioxidants directly into the deeper layers of skin, reaching the cells and tissues in most need of attention.
If you have fine lines, sagging skin, acne or trauma scars, stretch marks, or sun damage on your face or hands you might want to consider this gentle cosmetic procedure. Revitalized skin is just a few pricks away.
Check with your plastic surgeon to see if this is an option for you!