If you feel like the fine lines that you see on your face and neck are making you look older than you feel, there is a new innovation in aesthetic medicine that might be right for you. The Micropen, or collagen induction therapy (CIT), diminishes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles giving you a more youthful appearance – leaving you feeling confident and invigorated – all without surgery. So, if you’re not ready for a facelift in Lakeview, but want to say goodbye to those telltale signs of aging, consider the Eclipse Micropen™ treatment.
Micropen, or micro-needling, is a highly effective technique used to diminish fine lines, acne scars, and to improve the overall appearance of the skin. This procedure creates controlled micro-injuries using tiny needles. This, in turn, stimulates the production of collagen and elastin during the natural repair process. Patients often notice an immediate “glow” after treatment, and results continue to develop for up to 6 months after the procedure – as collagen production continues.
This procedure has additional benefits as well. The Eclipse Micropen™ creates superficial micro-channels that allow creams, topical gels, and serums to be absorbed more readily into the skin, making them more effective. It also has a positive effect on hyper and hypo-pigmentation, stretch marks, and scars.
Nowadays it’s common for people to stay in great physical condition well past their 50s and even 60s. Exercise, healthy diets, and medical innovations make it possible to remain fit, active, and youthful. Unfortunately, our skin often belies our chronological age. Thankfully, innovations in skin rejuvenation therapy have made it easier to keep our skin looking as young as we feel.
When you are ready to improve the look and feel of your skin, visit the skincare experts at Adam J. Cohen, M.D. to learn more about the finest aesthetic treatments available. If you are unsure of which procedure will provide the results you desire, we can help you understand all of your options – from the best non-surgical treatments to a surgical facelift in Lakeview. Call today and take the first step toward a younger you!
Your skincare professional will select the appropriate treatment depth based on your individual needs and will thinly apply topical gel to the area of the skin to be treated. A sterile needle tip containing 12 micro-needles will be attached to the Eclipse Micropen™. In a single motion, the pen will be pressed gently against your skin while simultaneously gliding in one direction until the entire treatment area is covered. Depending on the size of the area to be treated, you can expect the procedure to take 15-30 minutes.
While some areas are more sensitive than others, the hydrating gel makes the treatment more tolerable and the speed of the reciprocating needle reduces discomfort. Most patients liken the feeling to a piece of light sandpaper being moved across the skin.
Immediately following the treatment you will notice your skin appears bright red. On average, it will take 2 to 4 days for the redness to leave, but some patients heal completely in as little as 24 hours. The healing time will depend on the number of passes your skincare professional has performed as well as the depth of the needles used. We often recommend specific high-quality skin care products that can help speed the healing process when used as directed.
Patients will notice an immediate “glow” to their skin, and within a couple of days you will likely notice the tone and texture of your skin is improved. Visible changes continue to develop over the course of several days and weeks. Improvement continues for up to 6 months post-treatment.
Some patients require only a single treatment, repeating the procedure once per year for optimal results. For most patients, however, we will recommend a series of 2-3 treatments spaced 6-8 weeks apart, and for individuals with advanced photo-aging, stretch marks, acne scars, or deep wrinkles, 6-8 sessions spaced at 6-week intervals will be recommended.
If you are interested in learning more about cheek implants, contact Dr. Cohen today to schedule a consultation. He will listen to your goals and concerns and help you decide if this procedure is right for you. Call (847) 834-0390 to get started!