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A look at the Candela Medical Microneedling Device

Whether you’re struggling with acne scarring, wrinkles, or something else, you’ve likely heard of microneedling as a means of improving skin texture. Microneedling is a safe and effective treatment that stimulates your body’s natural repair processes to create plumper and smoother skin. The result is a youthful, radiant skin texture, all thanks to the power of collagen.

What Is the Candela Exceed ?

The Candela Exceed is the first microneedling device dual-approved by the FDA to treat both acne scars and wrinkles. Like other microneedling devices, the Exceed is a handheld unit that allows the aesthetician to target specific regions of the skin. It features six extremely fine needles that penetrate the skin up to 150 times per second at precisely the angle and depth needed to stimulate repair.

While 150 pricks per second may sound painful, remember that it’s called microneedling for a reason. The needles are very thin, and they go no deeper than 2 mm into the skin. For those reasons, most clients find microneedling to be almost or entirely painless. In fact, one reason we prefer the Exceed microneedling device is that it was specifically engineered for quiet and comfortable operation. Although clients receive topical numbing, with the Exceed, Candela has made the procedure even more tolerable.

How Does This Microneedling Device Work?

The beauty of microneedling is that it uses your skin’s own healing mechanisms to improve texture. Microneedling is also called percutaneous collagen induction (PCI). It’s a complex-sounding name that explains how the process works: The device passes tiny needles through the skin (or “percutaneously”) to create tiny punctures. Detecting wounds—however small—the body starts to build collagen, a protein involved in tissue repair. By centering the punctures over acne scars or wrinkles, the technician indicates where the body should build collagen to fill in the indentations. After just a few treatments, the skin’s texture becomes noticeably smoother, thanks to this natural repair process.

The Candela Exceed also boasts unique design features that stimulate this repair process with minimal damage to the skin:

  • Fewer Needles 

The Exceed unit uses only six hair-thin, surgical-grade needles to stimulate the skin. Minimizing the number of needles reduces the amount of damage caused to the skin, reducing inflammation after the procedure.

  • Maximum Adjustability

The Exceed microneedling device has 19 depth options that are adjustable at a 0.1 mm level, along with multiple speed options. Configuring speed and depth allows the technician to adapt to each client’s unique skin for optimal results.

  • Smooth Motion Pattern

Thanks to a flexible needle plate, the Exceed’s needles release smoothly from the skin without scratching the surface. The unit’s flexibility means that it moves with the skin, creating less inflammation and making it easier to target any area of the face.

What Does the Exceed Microneedling Device Treat?

The FDA has approved the Candela Exceed for the treatment of facial acne scars and wrinkles. That makes it the first microneedling device in the nation to be cleared for two different skin concerns.

Generally speaking, microneedling evens skin texture by filling depressions in the skin. It is ideal for clients facing uneven skin texture, especially if it’s caused by aging or acne scarring. Prestige Laser Center offers fully customized microneedling sessions with techniques adapted to your individualized concerns. 


Microneedling offers a safe and effective way to see fast changes in your skin texture. However, for the best results, you need to work with the best providers and the best equipment. That’s why Prestige Laser Center invests in the safest, most highly rated equipment proven to address clients’ skin concerns safely and effectively. Our experience shows that, with the Candela Exceed, you can look forward to fantastic results with minimal downtime!

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