We are excited to offer an FDA approved, non-surgical treatment of fine lines, facial sagging, acne scarring and facial scars called, Microneedling. Microneedling activates the natural restorative processes of the body, to transform blemished and damaged tissue into smoother, clearer, more vibrant skin.
Automated microneedling (also known as Collagen Induction Therapy or CIT) is a new innovation in aesthetic medicine for treating the appearance of fine lines, acne scars and improvement of the skin’s overall appearance.
During this procedure, the Eclipse MicroPen is used to create controlled micro-injuries to the skin in order to produce collagen and elastin. The skin’s repair process results in improvement of the appearance of softer wrinkles. Eclipse MicroPen™ is the most advanced medical-grade microneedling device on the market.
The benefits of microneedling can include a reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, younger-looking skin with fewer signs of aging. Microneedling also creates superficial micro-channels which can be used with topical gels, creams and serums to help improve the appearance of the skin.
Eclipse MicroPen™ may also have a positive effect on the appearance of hyper-pigmentation, hypo-pigmentation, acne scars, traumatic scars and generally creates a fresher appearance or glow to the skin.
Treatments are now available for our patients in any of our Scottsdale and Phoenix locations. One of our talented, trained, licensed and experienced aestheticians are ready to help you transform your skin with this new and exciting treatment. It has grown tremendously in popularity and if you are ready to see the change in your skin, call or contact us today to arrange your complimentary consultation with one of our licensed aestheticians or nurse injector today – (480) 948-8400.
Eclipse MicroPen™ can be used on all parts of the body, including the: face, neck, décolleté, arms, hands, legs, abdomen and back.
A sterile cartridge containing 12 points is attached to the Eclipse MicroPen™. One of our trained and skilled aestheticians will apply a thin layer of topical gel to your skin and select the appropriate pen setting 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.
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 tip reduces discomfort while the applied hydrating gel also makes the treatment more tolerable.
Patients notice an immediate “glow” to their skin. Visible changes to the skin develop over the course of several days and weeks. Results can continue to improve up to 6 months after a treatment as collagen production continues.
Immediately after the treatment you will notice a bright redness to the skin. The total healing time depends on the Eclipse MicroPen™ setting used and the number of overlapping passes your skin care professional performs. On average, patients are red up to 2 to 4 days. Many patients heal completely in as little as 24 hours.
Utilizing the Eclipse Dermal Recovery System™, or other quality skin care products, provided by our practice, can help to speed up the healing process.
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, or acne scars it is recommended to receive 6-8 sessions at 6-week intervals.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) aesthetic treatments have received a tremendous amount of media attention in the last few months due to the alternative name “Vampire Facial”. Microneedling with PRP has become known for the ability to completely rejuvenate the face; resulting in firmer younger looking skin. Platelet Rich Plasma can also be used to restore hair loss by injecting PRP into the scalp.
PRP is concentrated blood plasma that is enriched with platelets; cell fragments that are found in the blood and contain eight potent growth factors along with other cytokines that stimulate the healing of soft tissue. In the body, platelets are responsible for helping the blood clot, and they help rebuild damaged tissue.
Externally, studies have shown that platelets can stimulate your stem cells resulting in the growth of new skin. PRP is created from the patient’s own blood (thus the “vampire” facial reference). About two teaspoons of blood are drawn from the patient’s arm and placed inside a centrifuge, which is a device that separates the serum, platelets and white blood cells from the red blood cells. The white blood cells or liquid plasma and the platelets are then collected forming PRP. Applying the PRP to the treatment allows the healing properties to boost the benefits of the microneedling treatment.
The micro needling based procedure is also producing great results in terms of minimizing the appearance of scarring. The micro needling is used to break up the fibrous tissues of the scar and the PRP spurs the growth of healthy tissue.
Microneedling with PRP is available to almost anyone because it is a natural procedure with minimal side effects. It is particularly ideal for candidates with darker skin.
Spectrum Dermatology provides expertise, knowledge and passion to medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology. Our experience and reputation make Spectrum Dermatology one of the most sought-after dermatologist in the Scottsdale and Phoenix area. To schedule your complimentary consultation, or to set up an appointment, please contact us at (480) 948-8400.