What is microneedling?
Microneedling, also known as Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT), is a minimally-invasive, chemical-free skin rejuvenation treatment for fine lines, acne scars and overall skin enhancement. During the procedure, tiny needles are used to create a safe, controlled skin injury to produce new collagen and elastin. The skin then undergoes its natural repair process, revitalizing skin, improving texture and firmness, and reducing scars, pore size, and stretch marks.
At Valley of the Sun Dermatology, we proudly offer the Eclipse Micropen™, which is a medical-grade microneedling device that has a patented high-speed motor for fast and reproducible penetration of needles that minimizes the chances of skin tearing and damage. The adjustable needle depth allows us to customize the treatment to each specific area of the patient’s face.
How many treatments will I need?
A series of at least three treatments four to six weeks apart is recommended. Depending on the patient’s individual concerns, the number of treatments and results will vary.
Does microneedling hurt?
Prior to the treatment, a numbing cream is applied to the face which makes the procedure easy to tolerate. Most patients are comfortable during the treatment.
What can I expect after my treatment?
Immediately following treatment, the area may be slightly swollen and red, and feel warm. Many patients describe it as looking like a sunburn. Most patients recover the same day or within 24 to 48 hours.
When will I see results?
Most patients notice an immediate "glow" to the treated area. Visible changes to the skin develop during the next several weeks following microneedling, as the new collagen begins to grow. Improvements continue for up to six months after treatment, as collagen production continues.
If you want more information on microneedling and other treatments to help your skin look its best, schedule a complimentary consultation with our certified aesthetician today.