Automated Micro–Needling (also known as Collagen Induction Therapy or CIT) is a new innovation in aesthetic medicine for treating the appearance of fine lines, acne scars and improvement of the skin’s overall appearance.
The Eclipse MicroPen™ is the most advanced medical grade automated micro-needling device on the market. During the procedure, tiny needles are used to create controlled micro-injuries to the skin in order to produce collagen and elastin. In addition to stimulating collagen growth, Micro-needling also creates channels through which Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) or Stem Growth Factors (GF) can be applied to the skins surface to expedite the body’s own repair process. Combining PRP or GF with the automated micro-needling, you get a significant increase in collagen since growth factors are able to travel thru the micro channels directly to the fibroblasts.
- Reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Helps with hyper/hypo-pigmentation
- Improves acne scars, traumatic scars and stretch marks
- Can be used on all parts of the body: Face, neck, décolleté, arms, hands, legs, abdomen and back
- Minimal downtime
Eclipse MicroPen™ can be used on all parts of the body: Face, neck, décolleté (upper chest or neck line), arms, hands, legs, abdomen and back.
How Is The Procedure Done?
A sterile needle-tip containing 12 tiny micro-needles is attached to the Eclipse MicroPen™. Our skincare professional will apply a thin layer of Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) or Stem Growth Factors (GF) to your skin and select the appropriate treatment setting based on your unique needs. Next, in a single motion, the pen will be gently pressed against the skin while simultaneously gliding until the entire treatment area has been covered. This process results in thousands of superficial microscopic channels throughout the entire treatment area.
What does the procedure feel like?
The feeling associated with the Eclipse MicroPen™ is similar to sandpaper being moved across the skin. While some areas are more sensitive than others, the speed of the needle tip makes the treatment more comfortable.
How long does the procedure take?
The procedure takes 15-45 minutes depending on the size of the area treated.
What is the downtime?
Immediately after the treatment, you will notice a bright redness to the skin. The totaling healing time depends on the depth of the needles used and the number of overlapping passes performed. On average patients are red for 2-4 days. We recommend patients stay away from prolonged direct sun exposure during the first 24-48 hours. Some patients heal completely in 24 hours. Utilizing the Eclipse Dermal Recovery System™ post treatment can 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 weeks. Results can continue to improve up to 6 months after the treatment as collagen production continues.
How many treatments will I need?
It is recommended for most patients to receive a series of 2-3 treatments spaced 6-8 weeks apart. For patients with deep wrinkles, advanced photo-aging, stretch marks or acne scars, it is recommended to receive 6-8 treatments at 6 week intervals.
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.