Collagen production is important to keep skin youthful and strong. The more collagen you have, the healthier, stronger and thicker your skin becomes. Unfortunately, when we forget to protect our skin from harmful sun damage and don’t watch our diet, our collagen levels decrease and the skin starts to look dull, flat, and saggy, thus causing us to look older. Microneedling the latest cosmetic procedure proven to make your body stimulate new and strong collagen. Eclipse MicroPen® Elite can be used on all parts of the body: head, face, neck, décolleté, arms, hands, legs, abdomen , thighs and buttock. When Microneedling is combined with PRP (platelet rich plasma), the results are even greater! Come in for your consultation with Dr. Avaliani to find out how Eclipse MicroPen® Elite together with PRP can reveal the best you and your best hair.
Eclipse MicroPen® Elite Micro-Needling is a new innovation in aesthetic medicine used to create controlled micro-injuries to the skin in order to aid in the production of collagen and elastin. The new boost of collagen thickens the skin, thus softening the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. When microneedling is combined with special growth factors from PRP (platelet rich plasma) in what is called Vampire Facial, the collagen is stimulated in deeper layers of the skin, thus providing longer lasting results.
Each treatment consists of using 12 small, sterile, surgical microneedles to create small channels in the skin causing your body to start generating new collagen as it heals as well as creating access for growth factors to penetrate deeper layers of the skin
The treatment area is washed and numbing cram is applied. After enough of time has passed (usually 40-60 min), the skin is washed again and cleansed. Dr. Avaliani then uses Eclipse MicroPen® Elite, she opens a sterile needle piece. The Micropen allows to adjust the depth of needle penetration depending on the area to be treated. The needle depth for treatment of fine wrinkles around the eyes (0.25mm) is very different when compared to acne scar depth, which is usually deeper (about 1.5-2 mm)
Dr. Avaliani’s top priority is patient comfort. She will apply a specially formulated topical cream to numb the area that will be treated and will leave it on for about 40-60 min to fully take effect. After the numbing part has been done, there is virtually no pain or discomfort
It is generally recommended and has been proved that a series of treatments will achieve a better result. One treatment is not enough, therefore a package of 3 to 6 treatments is needed to achieve the desired effect. The number of treatments will be discussed at the time of your consultation with Dr.Avaliani, as it differs greatly from one individual to another.
There is very minimal downtime after the procedure and it also depends on the area that was treated. One of the most commonly treated areas is the face and people have different reactions from feeling absolutely nothing to being red, swollen and tender for about 24 hours after the treatment. As it is difficult to predict individual reactions, it is highly recommended to schedule your appointment after work or before the weekend. Dr. Avaliani offers late hours as well as weekend appointment days.
It is very important to find an experienced physician to perform this procedure. In addition, it is also crucial to ensure that the microneedling device is FDA approved and uses sterile disposable needle tips. Dr. Avaliani is an expert in microneedling and uses only FDA approved device like Eclipse Micro Pen to ensure safety of all of her patients.
Tenderness, redness, swelling, bleeding, bruising and infection are all possible side effects after the treatment.
Please call our office to schedule your consultation with Dr.Avaliani to find out if microneeding is right for you.
The list of contraindications is quite extensive, therefore a detailed history and physical examination is requited before any treatment is attempted. Dr. Avaliani will perform a careful examination during your consultation visit to determine if microneedling is right for you. The most obvious contraindication is presence of an active infection or inflammation at the potential treatment site.
Pregnant or nursing women, people who have history of collagen vascular disease, people taking blood thinners, people receiving chemotherapy, people with history of abnormal facial growth tumors are also advised against this treatment. Full list will be discussed at the time of your consultation.
*Results and duration of effect may vary, no guarantee of specific results can be given.