How Professional Microneedling Differs From Home Devices

Dr. Bhoot at SoCal Body Sculpt in Montrose, California, today.

Acne scars, fine lines, and wrinkles may plague the image you see in the mirror. Microneedling offers a solution to these common aesthetic concerns and helps improve the tone and texture of your skin.

Home devices for microneedling do exist, but to get effective, safe, and customized results, you should get treatments from an experienced medical professional. Nilesh H. Bhoot, MD, and the team at SoCal Body Sculpt offer microneedling with the Eclipse MicroPen® to give you the professional care you need to get the skin you want.

The science behind microneedling

Scarring, wrinkles, and fine lines are all a sign of a decrease in the collagen and elastin that give your skin its structure. Increasing collagen and elastin, therefore, can help your skin appear smoother and tighter.

Your body produces collagen and elastin as part of its natural healing process. It may seem counterproductive, but causing superficial damage your skin can actually help improve it.

Microneedling takes advantage of this natural healing process by creating hundreds of very small holes in your skin. When your tissue heals the holes, it produces new collagen and elastin and you notice a reduction in visible scarring and fine lines.


If you want your microneedling treatment to be effective, you need a device that uses micro-points to penetrate deep enough into your skin tissue to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin.

Devices that you purchase to use at home have blunt points that don’t actually cause micro-damage to your skin. This means that while self-treatment at home might stimulate blood flow to produce a glow on your skin’s surface, it won’t help your skin produce the extra collagen and elastin it needs to improve tone and texture.

Dr. Bhoot provides professional treatment with the Eclipse MicroPen, a medical-grade device that has 12 micro-points. As he moves the device across your skin, it causes micro-injuries to the tissue beneath the surface of your skin. As your skin heals, it produces collagen and elastin, and you notice an improvement in tone, texture, and color.


Microneedling devices that you buy to use at home aren’t always sterile or easy to clean, and the needles can dull over time. If they are used incorrectly or do happen to puncture your tissue, there is a risk of infection and injury. Poor quality needles could also break off in your skin. You can end up damaging the skin you’re attempting to improve.

When performed at a medical office and with medical-grade devices, microneedling is very safe. The Eclipse MicroPen’s micro-points are part of a detachable, sterile applicator that reduces the risk of contamination and infection.


A microneedling device from a store is likely a one-type-fits-all piece of technology. And though the directions may suggest a treatment plan to achieve the results you’re looking for, they won’t be catered specifically to your skin type or aesthetic goals.

During his consultation with you, Dr. Bhoot listens to the concerns you have about your skin. His expertise and experience allow him to create a unique treatment plan for microneedling, including the number of sessions and recommended spacing between them so you can see optimal results.

Additionally, the Eclipse MicroPen allows for variable positions so that Dr. Bhoot can customize your procedure. With this professional microneedling, you could see an improvement in the following concerns on multiple areas of your body:

If you want an effective, safe, and customizable way to improve your skin’s overall tone and texture with microneedling, it’s best to seek professional treatment. To learn more, contact Dr. Bhoot at SoCal Body Sculpt in Montrose, California, today.

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