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Microneedling Atlanta

Posted in: Podcast- Sep 05, 2013 Comments Off on Microneedling Atlanta

Video Highlights

0:09 What is microneedling
0:14 The role of the epidermis
0:20 Why you need to penetrate the epidermis
0:30 Microneedling options
0:44 Most effective way to deliver products to the skin
0:50 Microneedling pens
0:55 Why adjustability of pen is crucial
1:12 Benefits of microneedling
1:17 Products suitable for microneedling
1:47 Who to call for more info

Hi, this is Dr Kelley. I’d like to tell you a little bit about Microneedling and why we offer this procedure at our office.

Microneedling is the use of a device to push product deep into the skin. The epidermis is meant to be a barrier that is protective of our bodies. When products applied into the epidermis, it is very difficult for them to penetrate and in order for them to be true change in the skin, the product does need to get down to the dermis. Microneedling options include manual stamps, dermal rollers and also delivery systems. We have used all of them in our office and we’ve found the most effective way to deliver the products with microneedling is to use an automated microneedling pen.micropen-microneedling

The pen has multiple needles. The needles are able to penetrate. We are able to adjust the depth of penetration according to the area of the face. For example, the skin underneath the eyes is thinner than the skin on the cheeks. So there is an adjustment in the depth. The actual needle can help with stimulating collagen and then the products that we put on top are being push into the layers in the skin also can help with the pigment, help with tightening, help with acne scars. Some examples of products that can be used with the microneedling device include growth factors, Platelet rich plasma (PRP), vitamin C, products that help with reducing hyper pigmentation and other products that help with hydrating the skin.

Microneedling is a great tool to be able to deliver active ingredient to the deeper areas of the skin in order to really affect change in the skin.

We’d like to talk to you some more if you have any questions about Microneedling or any of our other procedures. Please give us a call at 770-649-0094 or you can email me at drkelley@cwaesthetics.com

Thank you for listening.

Frequently Asked Questions About Microneedling

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 which 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™. Your skincare professional 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.

What is the downtime?
Immediately after the treatment you will notice a bright redness to the skin.

The total healing time depends on the depth of needles used and the number of overlapping passes your skincare professional performs. On average, patients are red up to 2 to 4 days. Some patients heal completely in as little as 24 hours. Utilizing the Eclipse Skin Revive System™, or other quality skincare products, provided by your skincare provider, 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.

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