Over time, most women and men begin to notice the development of various skin concerns and signs of aging on both the face and body. Typically caused by a combination of hereditary and environmental factors, many of these perceived aesthetic issues can often be difficult—if not impossible—to diminish and/or resolve with topical skin care products and over-the-counter beauty treatments.
To help individuals seeking to rejuvenate and revitalize the appearance of their skin, Dr. Daniel Mills and his highly-trained team at Laguna Beach Rejuvenation & Wellness offer minimally invasive microneedling with the innovative Eclipse MicroPen™. Performed in-office, this advanced technique can help reduce lines and wrinkles, improve skin tone and texture, minimize acne scarring and enlarged pores, and enhance the skin’s absorption of key nutrients—all without incisions, surgery, or an extended recovery period.
What Areas of the Body Can Be Treated?
Microneedling can be performed to address skin concerns on virtually any area of the body, including:
The Microneedling Procedure
Lighter microneedling treatments are conducted by our experienced clinical aesthetician, and deeper treatments are performed by Dr. Mills and/or our skilled Registered Nurse. At the start of the procedure, a special saline serum will be applied topically to skin in the treatment area. The Eclipse MicroPen™ will then be pressed gently against the skin and guided over the targeted region as the device creates small channels in the skin’s top layers via tiny micro-tips. Referred to as Collagen Induction Therapy, this process works to promote the growth of new collagen and elastin within the skin as part of the body’s natural healing response, eventually yielding a healthier, more youthful appearance of the surface.
Any potential discomfort during the microneedling treatment is typically described as very mild, and if needed or desired, a topical anesthetic can often be applied. On average, the entire procedure usually takes about 30 minutes to perform, though this may vary based on the number and type of conditions being targeted.
Recovery and Results from Microneedling
After microneedling, some degree of redness, swelling, and/or bruising may be apparent in the treatment region, but these symptoms should dissipate with time. Most patients look and feel well enough to resume normal daily activities later the same day, if not as soon as they leave the office. The initial results of microneedling are generally noticeable after a few days, and the skin enhancement effects tend to improve for several weeks as the body continues producing more collagen and elastin. Once the final outcome is attained, the skin should appear smoother, healthier, and beautifully rejuvenated.
Contact Our Office
For more information about microneedling with the Eclipse MicroPen™, or if you are interested in scheduling a consultation, please do not hesitate to contact us today.