Do Collagen Supplements Really Work?

Can you turn back the clock with collagen supplements? While there are many collagen supplements promising the fountain of youth in the form of pills, powders, and drinks, have we finally found a supplement that can turn back the clock – not just by plumping up lines for a few hours or days – but by allowing the body to … Continued

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Medical Microneedling: Not All Approaches Are The Same

Not all microneedling techniques or tools are the same. The FDA recently released a warning letter it sent to Eclipse Aesthetics, claiming the company lacks appropriate regulatory clearance for its Eclipse Micropen Elite, which it describes as a “dermal micro-needling device” used for skincare applications. The letter came after an FDA inspection in August last year uncovered … Continued

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Microneedling for Melasma Sufferers

What is Melasma? Melasma is a chronic skin disorder that results in symmetrical, blotchy, brownish facial pigmentation. It’s more common in women than in men, it generally starts between 20 and 40 years, and can lead to embarrassment and distress. Despite the wide options available for the treatment of melasma, including lasers, active topical medications, … Continued

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Doctors Rave About Microneedling!

One of the toughest skin conditions to treat is melasma, and as you can see in the video below, doctors are confirming microneedling works for melasma and a host of other skin conditions! Although dermatologists and doctors tend to promote lasers and surgery, they are seeing the increase in interest of the derma and eclipse “pens.” … Continued

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Who Can Microneedle?

While there are currently no industry standards for microneedling, it’s important to remember that a technician must be state certified and trained specifically in collagen restoration procedures. Many states do not allow estheticians to use needles without the supervision of a doctor, so make sure to do your research. Dermarolling, the “micro” pen and derma … Continued

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