Automated Micro-Needling (also known as Collagen Induction Therapy or CIT) is a remarkable innovation in aesthetic medicine for treating the appearance of fine lines, acne scars and improvement of the skin’s overall appearance. During this procedure, tiny needles are used to create controlled micro-injuries to the skin in order to produce collagen and elastin. The skin’s repair process results in improvement of the appearance of softer wrinkles. Automated micro-needling also creates superficial micro-channels which can be used with Your Own PLATELET RICH PLASMA, or topical gels, creams and serums to help improve the appearance of the skin. Eclipse MicroPen ™ is the most advanced medical-grade automated micro-needling device on the market.
How Is MicroPen™ Different From Dermal Needling Rollers?
Automated micro-needling devices move in a vertical direction for better precision when treating the skin. Unlike Automated Micro-needling the roller does not create a precise vertical action.
The lack of precision can contribute to greater discomfort and inconsistent effects to the skin.
How Is MicroPen™ Different From Lasers?
Unlike lasers, Eclipse MicroPen™ breaks up pigment mechanically and stimulates the collagen formation without heat. Removing heat from the equation makes for a safer, more comfortable treatment with a very low complication rate.
No heat also equals less downtime! Most Eclipse MicroPen™ patients are red for 24 hours or less. That advantage means you can get the procedure performed on a Friday and be back to normal for work on Monday.
How Is The Procedure Done?
A sterile needle-tip containing 12 tiny micro-needles is attached to the Eclipse MicroPen™. We will apply a topical numbing medication to your skin for 20-30 minutes and then wash it off. We will then apply a thin layer of topical Hyaluronic Acid gel (OR if you choose to MAXIMIZE COLLAGEN GROWTH potential, your own PLATELET RICH PLASMA) to your skin and select the appropriate treatment depth setting based on your skin’s unique needs.
Next, the pen will be gently pressed against the skin while simultaneously gliding until the entire treatment area has been covered in different planes. This process results in thousands of superficial microscopic channels throughout the entire treatment area. Each of these microchannels opens a pathway for the hyaluronic acid to get into the deeper levels of your skin and stimulate healing. If you choose your own PLATELET RICH PLASMA then the growth stimulating factors it contains will stimulate influx of many more healing factors that will supercharge collagen and elastin formation.
What are the Benefits?
The benefits of micro-needling are a reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, younger-looking skin with fewer signs of aging. Eclipse Micropen™ also has a positive effect on hyper-pigmentation as well as on hypo-pigmentation, acne scars, traumatic scars and stretch marks and generally creates a fresher appearance or glow to the skin.
What areas of the body can I treat?
Eclipse Micropen™ can be used on all parts of the body; Face, neck, décolleté, arms, hands, legs, abdomen and back.
What does it Feel Like?
The feeling associated with the Eclipse Micropen™ is similar to light sandpaper being moved across the skin. While some areas are more sensitive than others, the speed of the reciprocating needle tip reduces discomfort while the applied hydrating gel also makes the treatment more tolerable.
How long does the procedure take?
The procedure takes 15-30 minutes depending on the size of the area treated and the number of passes needed for your skin condition.
What is the downtime?
Immediately after the treatment you will notice a bright redness to the skin and some fine areas of bleeding can occur.
The total healing time depends on the Eclipse MicroPen setting used and the number of overlapping passes your skincare professional performs. On average, patients are red from 2 to 4 days. Some patients heal completely in as little as 24 hours. Utilizing the quality skincare products, provided by your skincare provider, can help to speed up the healing process.
When will I see the results?
Patients notice an immediate “glow” to their skin. Visible changes to the skin develop over the course of several days and weeks. Results continue to improve up to 6 months after the treatment as collagen production continues.
How many treatments will I need?
Some patients only require a single treatment, once per year to achieve optimal results. However, it is recommended for most patients to receive a series of 2-3 treatments spaced about 4-6 weeks apart. For patients with deep wrinkles, advanced photo-aging, stretch marks or acne scars it is recommended to receive 6-8 sessions at 6 week intervals. This will be customized for your skin’s needs and your desires at your consultation.
Supercharge Your Treatment with PRP
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is an outstanding addition to microneedling and really boosts the benefits.
The PRP draws your body’s own healing factors into the treated area and boosts collagen formation which supports your skin to minimize wrinkling and also speeds healing. This is ideal for all areas and is a wonderful addition to stimulate new hair growth in men and women.