What is Microneedling with an Eclipse Micro-Pen?
The Eclipse Micro-Pen stimulates your body’s natural collagen production to eliminate wrinkles, pigmentation, acne scars, and more. It works to strengthen your skin’s layers by stimulating collagen production which revitalizes and plumps the skin over time.
As it stimulates collagen production, it also strengthens its elasticity. Collagen gives your face a full, youthful appearance. Elastin help the skin maintain its shape and allows it to stretch and move. Microneedling in Rochester, New York revamps your skin’s texture in a safe, comfortable, non-surgical way.
The micropen creates micro-columns of trauma in your skin’s dermis. Cells called fibroblasts are forced to produce more collagen to heal small wounds. As a result, your skin will feel tighter and more youthful after microneedling in Rochester.
As you age, the sun begins to break down collagen, and fibroblasts no longer produce as much collagen as they did when you were younger. This causes the skin to start to show signs of aging such as wrinkles, fine lines, and scars.
Opting for microneedling to treat your skin concerns is a great option as it can require less recovery time than more invasive treatments with lasers. It is also safe and effective for any skin type. After your initial series of medical microneedling treatments, your skin will appear tighter, brighter, and much more healthy.
For maximum results, the treatment can be done in a series of 4 to 6 sessions that are about a month apart. Soon you’ll find that your skin has that youthful glow you haven’t seen in years!
RF Microneedling with INTRAcel
Using our professional RF microneedling device, INTRAcel, we use fractional radio frequency (RF) technology to deliver much more dramatic results than traditional microneedling alone. During INTRAcel RF microneedling in Rochester, the tips of the needles emit radio waves to gently heat the dermis and stimulate collagen production deep in skin.
Microneedling + PRP
If you are seeking powerful skin rejuvenation, consider pairing your microneedling treatment with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) serum. During this treatment, we draw blood from your arm and spin it in a centrifuge to separate the PRP, which is rich in growth factors. We then re-deliver your PRP over your skin while microneedling for deep delivery and dramatic results.
The magic behind collagen and elastin
Many of our patients come in wondering exactly how collagen and elastin help the skin. Some try products such as lotions and creams that have collagen and elastin infused in them. Unfortunately, the molecules in these products are too big to penetrate the skin.
Collagen and elastin fibers make up the structure of the skin. Simply speaking, they’re the framework that keeps everything together. Collagen is in charge of giving the skin firmness while elastin gives skin the elasticity needed to bounce back.
Both fibers are plentiful when you’re younger, but as you start to age, sun damage and other factors break down those fibers. In addition, long-term sun exposure degrades the integrity of our skin.
The only proven way to boost collagen and elastin production is by turning on fibroblast cells. Fibroblast cells are responsible for making collagen and elastin, and a skin wound forces them to up production.
That’s what makes microneedling in Rochester, New York so successful. By creating tiny surface wounds, the procedure triggers fibroblasts, which in turn will give you that collagen boost needed to fix signs of aging.
The dermaroller and similar devices are meant to work in the same way as microneedling in Rochester, New York. Using tiny needles, the dermaroller creates miniature traumas to the skin’s surface in order to increase collagen and elastin production.
A dermaroller is a tool that consists of a rolling drum that’s lined with tiny needles. The drum is then rolled across the surface of the skin. On the other hand, the Eclipse Micro-Pen is a cordless, electrical device that allows for more advanced and deeper penetration with less pain.
Oftentimes, people use dermarollers at home, but the device definitely doesn’t achieve the same results as the Eclipse Micro-Pen. At best, a dermaroller can brighten the skin. You won’t achieve the rejuvenating benefits than you would getting microneedling done at Envision Aesthetics.
One downfall of the dermaroller is that the needles penetrate the skin at an angle, which could cause tears, scarring, and more damage. Using a micropen eliminates that problem since the needles enter vertically instead.
Benefits of Microneedling in Rochester
Comfortable, non-surgical skin rejuvenation
Microneedling in Rochester with an Eclipse Micro-Pen is a comfortable procedure performed by our medical professionals to strengthen and renew your skin’s texture. Microneedling is a quick and painless procedure designed to improve the appearance of lines, scars, and more.
Quick & Easy
You’ll be in and out in no time after receiving a Microneedling treatment by one of our medical professionals at Envision Eye & Aesthetics in Rochester, New York. Microneedling is an effective and efficient way to visibly reduce signs of skin pigmentation, wrinkles, and acne scars. At Envision, Microneedling with an Eclipse Micro-Pen is completed in 30 minutes for fast and effective results.
Revitalize Your Skin
Microneedling uses your body’s natural resources to stimulate the skin’s regenerative process. Microneedling is designed to to encourage collagen production to enhance the natural growth factors within the skin. This aids in eliminating wrinkles, skin pigmentation, acne scars, stretch marks, and more. It effectively and efficiently strengthens the skin to produce visible results.
Consistency- Since the micropen is motorized, it allows for consistent pressure and application.
Customization- The micropen gives technicians more control over where the procedure is done to better cater to individual needs.
Precision- The micropen has more freedom to reach hard to reach places such as around the eyes or upper lip.
Speed- The rapid movements of the pen allow patients to be in and out of the office with little downtime, which also means less pain and discomfort.
Before you get microneedling in Rochester, you should first schedule a consultation with our team to determine your exact skin concerns and treatment priorities. We’ll also discuss your past skincare efforts, your current regimen and lifestyle, and the amount of downtime you’ll have available after treatment to make sure your time with us is effective.
Then, depending on your specific goals, we will recommend a series of anywhere from 2 to 10 treatments over a period of multiple months to help you achieve the look you want.
For 3 to 5 days before treatment, be sure to completely stop using any Retin A, Retinols, Vitamin A creams, or any other topical medications. That doesn’t mean you should stop wearing sunscreen, though; read the labels to make sure that your sunscreen doesn’t include any of those ingredients.
When you come in for your microneedling treatment at our Rochester medical spa, we will use a topical anesthetic to numb the skin. This will maximize comfort for you so that the process is virtually painless.
Our experienced medical professional will then use the Eclipse Micro-Pen to puncture the surface of the skin. With each session, we’ll insert the needles deeper into the skin as it gradually build tolerance to the procedure.
Once the procedure is done, we will apply a serum, and you’re good to go!
Following your microneedling appointment in Rochester, New York, your skin may be red and inflamed with some pinpoint bleeding. Some clients say their skin feels like they had a mild to moderate sunburn for 3 to 24 hours after the microneedling is performed.
We want to make sure that our clients:
-Don’t wear sunscreen or makeup 12 hours after the procedure
-Use only gentle cleansers before bed
-Skip any skincare products that are considered “active” skincare (such as Vitamin A or C)
-Don’t go swimming for at least 24 hours after the procedure
-Avoid alcohol-based toners for 10-14 days after the procedure
Most Envision Aesthetics clients achieve their desired results 3 to 4 months after the last session of their microneedling treatments. This is because collagen takes time to rejuvenate and rebuild. However, most patients see a noticeable change in improved tone and texture after just one or two sessions!
Microneedling in Rochester, New York produces visible results within a week after the treatment. Microneedling continues to produce results over several weeks as collagen increases. Your skin will look and feel smoother and stronger. Microneedling visibly reduces the signs of aging, including skin pigmentation and acne scars.