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Micro-Needling

Micro-NeedlingThe Eclipse MicroPen provides our skin care patients with an effective method for naturally revitalizing the look and feel of their skin. Micro-Needling activates the natural restorative processes of the body to transform blemished and damaged tissue into smoother, clearer, more vibrant skin.  Micro-Needling may be used on many areas of your body.

At Serrão Rejuvenation Center we use the Eclipse MicroPen to treat a wide range of conditions:

  1. Fine lines and moderate wrinkles
  2. Scars from acne, surgery or injury
  3. Uneven skin tone or texture
  4. Stretch marks
  5. Premature aging from sun exposure
  6. Skin laxity
  7. Enlarged pores

We can use the MicroPen™ to enhance the skin on the face, neck, décolletage, back, abdomen, arms, hands and legs.

Micro-Needling FAQs

What is Automated Micro-Needling?

Automated Micro-Needling (also known as Collagen Induction Therapy or CIT) is a new innovation in aesthetic medicine for the treatment of fine lines, acne scars and improvement of the skin’s overall appearance. During this procedure, tiny needles are used to create controlled micro-injuries to the skin in order to produce collagen and elastin. The skin’s repair process results in a thicker dermis with the appearance of softer wrinkles. Eclipse Micropen™ also creates superficial micro-channels that allow topical gels, creams and serums to be absorbed more effectively into the skin.

What are the benefits?

The benefits of micro-needling are a reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, younger-looking skin with fewer signs of aging. Eclipse Micropen™ also has a positive effect on hyper-pigmentation as well as on hypo-pigmentation, acne scars, traumatic scars and stretch marks and generally creates a fresher appearance or glow to the skin.

What areas of the body can I treat?

Eclipse Micropen™ can be used on all parts of the body; face, neck, décolleté, arms, hands, legs, abdomen and back.

How is the procedure done?

A sterile needle-tip containing 12 tiny micro-needles is attached to the Eclipse Micropen™.  Dr. Serrao or Angelica, our medical aesthetician, will apply a thin layer of topical gel to your skin and select the appropriate treatment depth based on your unique needs. Next, in a single motion, the pen will be gently pressed against the skin while simultaneously gliding in one direction until the entire treatment area has been covered.

What does it feel like?

The feeling associated with the Eclipse Micropen™ is similar to light sandpaper being moved across the skin. While some areas are more sensitive than others, the speed of the reciprocating needle tip reduces discomfort while the applied hydrating gel also makes the treatment more tolerable.

How long does the procedure take?

The procedure takes 15-30 minutes depending on the size of the area treated.  If we are adding PRP (Vampire Facial), the treatment will be longer.

What is the downtime?

There is no downtime to recover from the procedure, but the treatment will result in redness that resembles a raspberry or scrape. The total healing time also depends on the depth of needles used and the number of overlapping passes performed. On average, patients are red up to 2 to 4 days. Some patients heal completely in as little as 24 hours. If you receive treatment in an area that you cannot easily conceal, you may want to allow time for the treatment site to heal.  Utilizing medical grade post procedure products, available at Aesthetic Clinique, can help to speed up the healing process.

When will I see the results?

Patients notice an immediate “glow” to their skin. Visible changes to the skin develop over the course of several days and weeks. Results continue to improve up to 6 months after the treatment as collagen production continues.

How many treatments will I need?

Some patients only require a single treatment, once per year to achieve optimal results. However, it is recommended for most patients to receive a series of 2-3 treatments spaced about 6-8 weeks apart. For patients with deep wrinkles, advanced photo-aging, stretch marks or acne scars it is recommended to receive 6-8 sessions at 6 week intervals.
If you’re ready to enhance the health and appearance of your skin, visit the skin care experts at Serrão Rejuvenation Center. To find out more about your options for Eclipse MicroPen treatments, request a cosmetic consultation online or call (407) 896-3772.

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