Dermapen® / Micro-Needling

Boost Collagen & Elasticity

Micro-needling is one of the most effective ways to improve skin texture, treat scars, fine lines and wrinkles, with minimal down-time. Using either the DermaPen or SkinPen, this state-of-the-art precision tool is designed to simulate your skin’s natural ability to produce new collagen.

What to Expect

The procedure lasts less than an hour.  After applying a topical numbing cream, Dr. Cockerham slowly glides the DermaPen over the repair area as the micro-needling penetrates the areas where scars, wrinkles and elasticity problems exist. The micro penetrations cause the skin to naturally recover and rejuvenate by triggering collagen production.

Benefits to The Skin

Micro-needling can reverse years of sun damage, address fine lines and wrinkles, skin tone, texture, acne scars, hyper-pigmentation, and enhance the overall appearance of the skin.

Minimal Downtime

With effects comparable to CO² treatments (Active FX and DeepFX), micro-needling has significantly less downtime.  the skin’s inflammatory reaction with micro-needling fades within hours to a pinkish hue that may last 12-24 hours.  Monthly treatments are recommended for full benefit in about six months.

To reduce visable redness, we recommend healing camouflage, peptides or hyaluronic acid after the procedure, and to protect the skin with physical block-based sun screen – all available through Dr. Cockerham’s office.


If you would like to learn more about Dermapen® / Micro-Needling call 1-800-244-9907 to make an appointment at Central Valley Eye Medical Group.


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Dear Friends,

We at Central Valley Eye hope you and your families are well. With COVID-19 infections continuing to rise, we are taking all necessary precautions to keep patients and staff healthy as we continue to provide the eye care that our community needs:
  • Whenever appropriate, we are rescheduling any patients with cough or cold symptoms
  • We have adjusted our schedule to decrease the number of patients in our waiting rooms. You can expect on average between zero and one patient to be in the waiting room at any given time.
  • We have increased our already strict sanitizing practices to extend into the waiting areas and halls.
  • Whenever appropriate, we are diverting visits to telemedicine (by cell phone, tablet, laptop, or desktop). Please contact us for further details at 209-952-3700.

    Additionally, some of our office locations may be closed on certain days. If you are unsure whether to come in for your visit, please call us.

    The doctors at Central Valley Eye will not be performing any non-urgent surgeries until further notice. Our surgery coordinators will be contacting patients to reschedule the surgeries that need to be postponed.

    If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at 209-952-3700.

    Warmest regards,

    Brandy Simpson
    Practice Manager
    Central Valley Eye Medical Group, Inc.