The number of automated micro-needling treatments being performed and the number of offices offering micro-needling treatments continues to grow. Nonsurgical procedures and treatments in the cosmetic aesthetic industry are on the rise by 13% with 9.5 million procedures in 2013. With the continued growth of new technologies and procedures it can be difficult deciding what treatment is the right one for you. When patients are looking for treatments to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and acne scars, the main issues patients face are the results they desire, the downtime needed for the treatment and the actual cost.
The great news is that micro-needling treatments with the Eclipse MicroPen fits the niche and has the answers to all of those issues. It’s no surprise that everyone wants the best results possible for any anti-aging facial treatment they’re paying for. As treatments increase in intensity, the improvements in the patients’ skin increase. Higher intensity treatments like fractional CO2 lasers will usually give you the results you are looking for in one to two treatments. The issues you face with higher intensity treatments are, the costs of a single treatment being significantly higher compared to micro-needling and the amount of downtime you will need for recovery.
On the short end with a minimal treatment, you will be socially unpresentable for about five days and it can be as much as two weeks. At the high end with an intense treatment, you could see those numbers almost double. Most people can’t fit that much downtime into their busy lives with work, family and everything else. That’s why patients are head over heals when they find out about the option for micro-needling. Treatments are quick enough that someone could come in during their lunch break and be back in the office without taking any extra time. You will still have a red glow after the treatment, but it goes away in an hour or two and nothing like what you would see with fractional CO2 resurfacing.
You will need multiple treatments to see similar results, however multiple micro-needling treatments are more affordable and it is much easier for patients to fit a treatment into their schedules. There are other treatments available with little downtime like microdermabrasion and dermarollers, but they don’t produce the more dramatic results most people are looking for. When you look at all the variables of results, downtime and cost, there is not a better treatment available than automated micro-needling for reducing the appearance of acne scars, wrinkles and fine lines.
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