What are the benefits of microneedling?
Microneedling involves using a handheld device fitted with tiny, sterile needles to deliver controlled trauma to the skin. The itty-bitty puncture wounds prompt the derma, a deep layer of the skin, to regenerate. Microneedling offers numerous benefits to the skin, improving the appearance of:
Dull skin tone and texture
Because microneedling creates small channels in the skin, it also improves the absorption of skincare products, making them more effective.
How does microneedling with the Eclipse MicroPen® work?
At Viva Wellness, we use the Eclipse MicroPen® to give our patients the gorgeous, glowing skin they desire. The handheld, cordless device is equipped with 12 tiny needles that can be adjusted depending on each patient’s anatomical needs and cosmetic goals. During treatment, the Eclipse MicroPen® is gently pressed against the skin to create superficial micro injuries designed to stimulate collagen and elastin production. Over time, new, healthy skin replaces wrinkled, dull, pigmented skin to reveal a fresh, glowing complexion.
How to prepare for your microneedling appointment
For the best results, wear sunscreen daily and avoid excessive sun exposure for at least 24 hours before your microneedling appointment. If you take Accutane, an acne medication, discontinue use for at least six months prior to microneedling. You will also be asked to discontinue use of Retin-A, vitamin A creams, and other topical medications for 3 to 5 days before your microneedling treatment.
What can I expect from the procedure?
First, your esthetician will cleanse your face and apply a topical numbing gel to minimize discomfort and help the Eclipse MicroPen® glide across your skin. Then, in a single motion, the pen will be gently pressed against your face while gliding in different directions until the entire area has been treated. Some patients say microneedling feels like having sandpaper rubbed across the treatment area.
While your skin will be slightly red following the procedure, you’ll also notice an undeniable glow. The full results of your Eclipse MicroPen® treatment will become visible over the coming weeks as new collagen and elastin work to smooth wrinkles, fade acne scars, and improve the appearance of dark spots. The results of microneedling last up to six months.
Microneedling post-treatment instructions
Your skin may feel warm and appear red for up to three days after your microneedling treatment. Using a gentle cleanser and moisturizer and applying hyaluronic acid serum can help reduce inflammation. Protect your skin with sunscreen and avoid sun exposure while your skin heals. Avoid taking anti-inflammatory medication over the coming days, as they could interfere with your body’s healing process.