Microneedling is a revolutionary method of skin rejuvenation that effectively minimizes signs of aging, irregular skin texture and a host of other skin imperfections. Also known as collagen induction therapy or CIT, this procedure can be performed in under 30 minutes and provides long-lasting results. Dr. Leber is proud to offer microneedling via the Eclipse Micropen at his Scottsdale office, which is a safe, fast and effective method for treating a wide range of skin concerns.
How does it Work?
The Eclipse Micropen is a small device that features a dozen very fine needles. As the pen is run across the surface of the skin, the needles create micro punctures that stimulate the body’s own healing process. Collagen production is stimulated, which leads to a softer, smoother complexion with a visible reduction in imperfections like fine lines and shallow scarring. In addition, the micro punctures allow for better penetration of skin treatment serums for better results.
What Can it Treat?
Microneedling is a versatile procedure that can treat any or all of the following:
- Fine lines and deeper wrinkles
- Shallow scarring from acne and chicken pox
- Irregular skin texture or tone
- Enlarged pores
- Stretch marks
The procedure can also be used on any area of the body, including the face, neck, chest, hands, back and abdomen. It is safe and effective on all skin types and tones.
Is it Painful?
Before the procedure begins, we apply a layer of topical numbing cream to the area. Most patients describe the microneedling sensation as similar to sandpaper rubbing across the skin. While some areas may be more sensitive than others, topical numbing and the speed of the procedure help patients remain fairly comfortable throughout treatment.
What about Recovery?
There is very little recovery time needed after a microneedling treatment. Depending on the depth of the needles, some patients may experience skin redness for 1-4 days after the procedure. We can recommend skin care products you can use at home to speed up the healing process and enhance your results.
What are Results Like?
Most patients love coming in for their microneedling treatments because they can begin to see positive results even before they leave our office. Results will continue to improve in the weeks following the procedure, as the body’s own healing process takes over. We generally recommend a series of treatment sessions to achieve the longest-lasting results possible. However, some patients may see and maintain positive results with just one procedure each year.
Microneedling is an efficient method of skin rejuvenation that offers superb results with little discomfort or downtime. To learn more about this procedure, contact Dr. Geoffrey Leber’s office at 480-945-5522 to schedule your private consultation today.