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Eclipse Micropen & Dermapen
Microneedling is a procedure used to turn over the epidermis by using a surgical instrument with 12 fiberoptic needles at 800 rpm and performing multiple passes over the face. Think of it as aerating your lawn or placing micro holes in the skin surface. These micro holes in the skin lead to turn over of old cells and a renewal of the skin surface cells. The result is smoother skin and better-absorbed skin products.
Microneedling is a nice alternative for a bit deeper exfoliation. In general, it can reduce fine lines, reduce pore size and improve skin texture. Microneedling does not create a more toned or tighter face, as it does not improve the elasticity of the face. Instead, microneedling improves surface aging by turning over cells and mildly improving collagen.
Scars and stretch marks can be targeted with deep microneedling. The deeper the microneedling, the greater the risk for the patient. Medical law prohibits aestheticians and mid-levels (PAs, RNs, NPs) from performing deep microneedling. There are protocols for microneedling to be used for deeper problems such as boxcar or ice pick acne scarring as well as for stretch marks. However, entering the deeper tissue planes carries a higher risk for skin infection. Higher-level microneedling must be performed by an experienced physician. Shiloh Medical Clinic offers both basic and deep micro-needling.
- Reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles
- Improves the effectiveness of topical products
- Acne improvements
- Scar treatment