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 that you and your families are well. To continue to protect the health of our patients and staff during the coronavirus pandemic, we are taking all reasonable precautions as we provide the eye care that our community needs:

  • All patients and staff must now wear masks within the clinic building. Please bring one from home.
  • Whenever appropriate, we are rescheduling patients with fever, cough, or cold symptoms
  • We have adjusted our schedule to decrease the number of patients in our waiting rooms
  • We have increased our already strict sanitizing practices
  • 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.

If you are unsure whether to come in for your visit, please call us.

Following state guidelines, the doctors at Central Valley Eye have recently resumed performing elective surgeries. Our surgery coordinators will be contacting patients to reschedule the surgeries that needed to be postponed. We appreciate your patience during this time.

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.