At the Center for Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery, patients with cosmetic or medical dermatology concerns can visit Dr. Cheryl Burgess, a trained and experienced dermatologist who offers a wide selection of state-of-the-art services for patients to consider in enhancing their skin and body. When patients are interested in scar revision, they can speak with a professional in Washington, DC about a solution known as the Eclipse Micropen.
Dr. Cheryl Burgess describes the Eclipse Micropen as a revolutionary treatment for scars to reduce their appearance. Scar revision is one of many treatment options available to patients in her practice. The Eclipse Micropen is a small pen-like device that is used to provide microneedling. Microneedling is a treatment that is extremely important in stimulating the body’s healing response to improve collagen and elastin production. The pen uses super-small needles that puncture the surface of the skin to get the skin ready to rejuvenate! These punctures activate the body’s production of collagen and elastin, which gives the skin a youthful, firm appearance. When done along surgical or traumatic scars, patients will notice these scars becoming less noticeable!
The Eclipse Micropen can also be used for more than just scar revision. It can be used to address:
All areas of the body can benefit from microneedling, though it is best used on smaller areas or concentrated on the face. Patients can use this treatment for scars that may appear on the arms, legs, back, chest, stomach, neck or décolleté. During an initial evaluation with Dr. Cheryl Burgess, we will determine if the Eclipse Micropen will be successful in reducing the appearance of a scar.
Patients who hear about microneedling may be unsure as to whether they should undergo the procedure. The procedure is not scary and most patients are rather comfortable throughout their treatment. Dr. Cheryl Burgess may also apply anesthetic cream on the area of treatment to reduce discomfort. The special pen device has a sterile tip with small needles or “micro-tips” in place. The depth of puncture can be controlled by the dermatologist and the pen is set to specifics determined by our professionals to meet your unique needs. The pen is gently pressed and glided across the skin when providing treatment. Most patients would describe the feeling of the pen as if sandpaper is moving along the surface of the skin. In approximately 30 minutes or less, depending on the size of the treatment area, the procedure is complete and patients can return to their regular activities.
Immediately after treatment, the skin may be red for a day or two. In most cases, women can cover up this redness using cosmetics. Post-treatment, patients should take great care in reducing sun exposure and caring properly for the skin, as it may be somewhat sensitive. Results are not immediate, they occur over time as the body replaces collagen and elastin. Scars that are treated with Eclipse Micropen will become less noticeable over the course of several months after the initial treatment has been performed. Additional treatments may be recommended, depending on how the skin reacts to the first procedure.
The Eclipse Micropen is just one of many cosmetic and medical treatments available to patients in our practice. With a consultation appointment, patients can discuss all the options that can be used for enhancing one’s overall appearance. If you are ready to find out if you can benefit from the Eclipse Micropen, we encourage you to schedule a visit with our team. Call (410) 224 1195 today and see our staff at 2311 M Street NW Suite 504 in Washington, DC. Additionally, we also have a second office conveniently located in Annapolis, MD.