Dr. Josh Olson: Advanced Plastic Surgery Institute
1482 East Williams Field Road b101
Gilbert, AZ 85295
Phone: (480) 466-7355
Monday-Thursday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Residents in the Scottsdale 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. Dr. Olson uses either the Eclipse MicroPen™ or Vivace® RF microneedling. Microneedling is a safe, comfortable alternative to laser skin treatments that minimizes the appearance of wrinkles, acne scars, and other signs of aging.
Microneedling Before & After Photos
Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.
After 1 Treatment (8 passes)
Photos courtesy of Eclipse Aesthetics
What Is a MicroPen?
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 its:
- Enhanced comfort
- Reduced downtime
The MicroPen is fully adjustable, which enables Dr. Olson to customize each treatment to the condition being addressed and the patient’s available recovery time.
What Is Vivace RF Microneedling?
Vivace combines the benefits of microneedling with radiofrequency (RF) energy to tighten the skin and produce new collagen and elastin. Radiofrequency heats tissue below the skin’s surface, enhancing the microneedles’ stimulation of new collagen. Integrating these 2 proven technologies effectively reverses signs of aging, minimizes the appearance of scars, and gives the skin a refreshed glow.
Radiofrequency microneedling with the FDA-approved Vivace device takes the procedure to another level, with results that can be seen almost immediately. We begin Vivace RF microneedling treatments by applying a specialized numbing cream about 30 to 40 minutes before the procedure and follow up with the application of advanced treatment serums, creating optimal results.
How Does Microneedling Work?
The 12 tiny micro-needles in the tip of the handheld MicroPen device create small injuries in the skin 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.
What Are the Benefits of Microneedling?
Automated microneedling with the MicroPen treats a variety of skin concerns, including:
- Wrinkles and fine lines
- Sagging, thin skin
- Scars from acne, chickenpox, burns, and surgery
- Stretch marks
- Photodamage, hyperpigmentation
- Dilated pores
The treatment is effective for all parts of the body. During your consultation, you can ask about alternative skin rejuvenation treatments such as laser skin resurfacing, Clear + Brilliant® treatments, and chemical peels to determine which one is best suited to your needs and available downtime.
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What to Expect During a Microneedling Treatment
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. Most patients experience little to no discomfort.
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Common Questions About Microneedling
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 does it take to see results from microneedling?
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 more collagen and elastin are produced.
Do I need just 1 microneedling 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.