Automated micro-needling is an innovation in aesthetic medicine that can help improve the skin’s overall appearance. The benefits of micro-needling include a reduction in the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and acne scars, and fewer signs of aging. We use the Eclipse MicroPen® Elite for the procedure.
Eclipse MicroPen® can also treat hyper-pigmentation, dark spots, and stretch marks and impart a fresher appearance or glow to the skin.
Eclipse MicroPen® can be used on all parts of the body, face, neck, décolleté’, arms, hands, legs, abdomen, and back.
The comprises a sterile cartridge tip containing 12 points, which is attached to the Eclipse MicroPen®. Your skin care professional will apply a thin layer of solution, such as medical- grade saline solution, to your skin and select the appropriate pen setting based on your unique needs. In a single motion, the pen will be gently pressed against the skin, gliding in one direction until the entire treatment area has been covered.
The feeling associated with the Eclipse MicroPen® is similar to light sandpaper being moved across the skin.
The procedure takes 15-30 minutes depending on the size of the treatment area. On average, patients are red up to 2-4 days. Some patients heal completely in as little as 24 hours.
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. 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 6-8 weeks apart. For patients with deep wrinkles, advanced photo-aging, stretch marks or acne scars, your skin care provider may recommend 6-8 sessions at 6 week intervals.