Micro-needling treatments are all the buzz right now, and for good reason! Micro-needling is a highly effective treatment for skin rejuvenation. If you have unwanted scars or stretch marks, fine lines and wrinkles, or melasma, micro-needling is an excellent treatment option. At Miami Beach Laser and Aesthetics, we use the Eclipse MicroPen. Automated micro-needling (also known as Collagen Induction Therapy or CIT) is a procedure that involves repeatedly puncturing the skin with tiny, sterile needles. In a single motion, the pen will be gently pressed against the skin while simultaneously gliding in one direction until the entire treatment area has been covered. Micro-needling is suitable for most skin types and can be used on all parts of the body, including the face, neck, décolleté, arms, hands, legs, abdomen, and back. As you age, your body produces less collagen and elastin, which leads to wrinkles in the skin. The procedure aids in the production of collagen and elastin, while also minimizing fine lines and wrinkles, reducing pore size, shrinking acne scars, and improving hyperpigmentation. The best part is, you will notice an immediate “glow” to your skin following the treatment! We all love instant gratification! As far as downtime, you can be red for 2-4 days. The results from micro-needling will keep improving up to 6 months after the treatment, as collagen production continues. A complimentary consultation with our Certified Physician’s Assistant, Michelle O’Neill, will further help you decide if micro-needling is the right treatment option for you.