Microneedling

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Eclipse MicroPen® Elite

Here at The Art and Science of Dermatology, we use the Eclipse MicroPen® Elite, the most advanced medical-grade automated microneedling device on the market.  The treatment process involves a disposable sterile cartridge containing 12 tiny sterile needles that is attached to the motorized Eclipse MicroPen® Elite.  A soothing hyaluronic acid topical gel is applied to the skin which facilitates the gliding of the motorized pen over the skin surface as the multiple tiny needles penetrate up and down in the skin to create controlled micro-injuries. This triggers the body’s own natural wound healing response, involving the release of natural growth factors, epidermal turnover, and dermal remodeling with the development of new collagen and elastin. This results in a healthier thicker dermis and a brighter epidermal surface appearance.

Microneedling is a collagen induction therapy involving a process by which a set of multiple tiny sterile needles are used to penetrate up and down into the skin to cause controlled micro-injuries. The Eclipse MicroPen® Elite is a revolutionary cordless dermal micro-needling device that has many benefits including:

  • Safety First. The Eclipse MicroPen® Elite utilizes sterile single-use surgical grade disposable cartridge tips. The unique features of the Turbo Safety Cartridge™ ensure the MicroPen® delivers greater efficiency and superior clinical results while maintaining the highest level of safety for both the patient and provider. It is also safe for most skin types, which means it is a great procedure for almost everyone!
  • Faster is Better. MicroPen® high-speed motor allows for a more efficient yet timely procedure. The rapid pen motion provides a more comfortable experience that patients describe as a mild sandpaper-like sensation.
  • Customized For You. Each patient has unique skin needs and requirements. The variable pen position feature allows MicroPen® professionals to customize a treatment for best clinical results.
  • Consistent Results. Safety and control features lead to predictable, consistent results.

science of skin Roanoke VASimple Science Fact:  Collagen is the main structural protein in the dermal layer of the skin and its health and integrity (or lack thereof) reflects outward onto what we see when we look at the outside of the skin.  Healthier more youthfully structured collagen at a histologic (microscopic) level, translates into better and more youthful looking skin

How Microneedling Works

Microneedling is one of the various collagen induction therapies that we offer in our office. It  is a minimally invasive resurfacing treatment that induces new collagen formation in the skin to improve overall skin texture and tone leading to a brighter more healthy skin appearance. Results can include improvement in fine lines, scars, pore size, and may also have a positive effect on areas of hyperpigmentation and hypopigmentation with evening out skin color.  It is one of the most popular in-office procedures among our patients!

As we age, the accumulated years of sun damage, along with other environmental, genetic, and biological factors all play a role in the aged, thinning and damaged appearance of our skin.  At the same time, as we age, our ability to generate collagen and other new skin cells decreases. We may notice fine lines, a rougher skin texture, uneven skin tones, larger pore size, and brown spots.  

At The Art and Science of Dermatology, we offer a wide array of effective skin rejuvenating treatments, to include Ultherapy, chemical peels, Intense Pulsed Light, photodynamic therapy, and microneedling. Microneedling just may be our most popular given the ease of treatment, short treatment and recovery time, and the quick results that are obtained.

 

What to Expect

Here at The Art and Science of Dermatology, we use the Eclipse MicroPen® Elite, the most advanced medical-grade automated microneedling device on the market. The treatment process involves a disposable sterile cartridge containing 12 tiny sterile needles that is attached to the motorized Eclipse MicroPen® Elite. A soothing hyaluronic acid topical gel is applied to the skin which facilitates the gliding of the motorized pen over the skin surface as the multiple tiny needles penetrate up and down in the skin to create controlled micro-injuries. This triggers the body’s own natural wound healing response, involving the release of natural growth factors, epidermal turnover, and dermal remodeling with the development of new collagen and elastin. This results in a healthier thicker dermis and a brighter epidermal surface appearance.

Each patient has unique skin needs and requirements. The variable pen position feature allows the provider to customize a treatment for best clinical results. Safety and control features lead to predictable, consistent results. It is also safe for most skin types, which means it is a great procedure for almost everyone!  

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