Microneedling

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Residents in the Paradise Valley area understand the toll our unique environment can take on the skin. That's why Dr. Josh Olson offers automated microneedling at our Gilbert practice using the Eclipse MicroPen™. Microneedling is a safe, comfortable alternative to laser skin treatments that minimizes the appearance of wrinkles, acne scars, and other signs of aging.

Dr. Olson can help rejuvenate your skin. Call our office in Gilbert at (480) 466-7355 or request a consultation online.

Microneedling Before & After Photos

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

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Before   After 1 Treatment (8 passes)

Photos courtesy of Eclipse Aesthetics.

Your Skin, Renewed

Many skin rejuvenation treatments use the skin's natural healing process to create a smoother, toned, and refreshed appearance. What sets MicroPen microneedling apart from laser skin resurfacing and manual dermal needling rollers is the enhanced comfort, reduced downtime, and precision involved with the procedure.

The MicroPen is fully adjustable, which enables Dr. Olson to customize each treatment. Depending on the condition being treated, the 12 tiny micro-needles in the tip of the handheld device create small injuries at a uniform depth.

The treatment promotes the growth of collagen and elastin — the building blocks for smooth, toned skin — and also makes the skin more readily able to absorb topical gels, creams, and serums. That enhances the effects in the skin's deeper layers.

Automated microneedling with the MicroPen treats several conditions:

  • Wrinkles and fine lines
  • Sagging, thin skin
  • Scars from acne, chicken pox, burns, and surgery
  • Stretch marks
  • Cellulite
  • Photodamage, hyperpigmentation
  • Dilated pores

The treatment is effective for all parts of the body. There are other options for patients, as well: Alternative skin rejuvenation treatments include laser skin rejuvenation and chemical peels.

What to Expect

A topical anesthetic is applied to the treatment area to enhance your comfort before the actual microneedling treatment begins. When the anesthetic has taken effect (after about 20 minutes), our aesthetic specialist presses the MicroPen gently against the skin and, in a single motion, glides the device back and forth over the skin to cover the entire treatment area.

The procedure typically takes between 15 and 30 minutes, and most patients experience little to no discomfort.

Common Questions

Is there downtime after microneedling?

Most patients can resume their normal daily activities immediately after the procedure, although the skin treated will usually be bright red. The duration of your healing depends on how deep the needles penetrate, the number of passes across the treatment area, and how quickly you heal from injuries in general. Some patients are completely healed in 24 hours.

How long before I see results?

In most cases, you'll notice that skin in the treatment area "glows" immediately. With the growth of new collagen in the weeks that follow, you'll begin to see changes to the skin's texture. Those changes can continue for up to 6 months as the healing process creates more collagen and elastin.

Do I need just 1 treatment?

Some patients see the results they desire after a single treatment, but we generally recommend having 3 to 6 treatments every 4 to 6 weeks. We evaluate each patient's skin care concerns on a case-by-case basis.

What does microneedling cost?

The cost of any cosmetic procedure varies, depending on the area being treated, the geographic location of the practice, and the training and experience of the person providing the treatment. We offer several different treatment options, such as adding hyaluronic acid and growth factors to enhance treatment. We will be able to provide a price quote after you are evaluated by our aesthetician.

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