← Back to Blog

What Is Micro Needling?

Posted on: April 16, 2015  |   Category: ,,,

Noninvasive Skin Treatments

Noninvasive Skin TreatmentsYou’re starting to see fine line around your eyes and in the creases of your mouth. They are marks of a fulfilling life, but they are making you appear far older than you are. However, you aren’t really interested in synthetic fillers or laser treatments that seem to be ubiquitous on the market nowadays. If you’re searching for a noninvasive correction of acne, fine lines, and scarring, micro needling may be what you’re looking for.

Eclipse Micropen

Southwest Plastic Surgery offers automated micro needling, or “collagen-induction therapy,” to improve the overall appearance of the skin. The Eclipse Micropen is a dermal micro-needling device that penetrates the layers of the skin in order to stimulate the production of collagen in the tissues. The tip is equipped with hundreds of tiny needles that create small wounds in the skin. It sounds painful, but the use of a topical anesthetic makes it virtually pain-free. The tiny micro puncture sites made to the face cause the body to release new collagen. This fills in wrinkles and acne pitting, which smooths the complexion and erases years from the face.

Why Collagen?

Micro needling is effective because it stimulates collagen in facial tissues. Collagen is vital to having healthy, smooth skin; it is what gives the skin structural support and elasticity. It is also required for the replacement of dead skin cells. After people turn 40 years of age, there is a noticeable decrease in their skin’s collagen production. As the skin loses collagen, fine line and wrinkles develop due to a lack of support.

Benefits of Micro Needling

  • Non-invasive procedure
  • 100 percent natural; doesn’t require synthetic fillers
  • Doesn’t sacrifice a layer of the epidermis like with laser treatments
  • A fraction of the recovery time compared to laser treatments
  • Quick, efficient procedure
  • Can be used on a variety of areas, including the feet, legs, buttocks, back, abdomen, chest, neck, arms, hands, and face

If you’re seeking a hassle-free, anti-aging procedure, contact Southwest Plastic Surgery and schedule your consultation today. Contact us by calling (915) 590-7900, or fill out our online contact form here for more information.