Micro-needling with the Eclipse MicroPen Elite is the latest wave in skin rejuvenation and scar treatment, based on the concept of collagen induction therapy.
Micro-needling with the Eclipse MicroPen™ Elite is the latest wave in skin rejuvenation and scar treatment, based on the concept of collagen induction therapy. As the MicroPen™ is applied to the skin, hundreds of superficial micro-channels are created every few seconds. Collagen induction therapy refers to the process whereby microscopic needle puncture wounds stimulate the body’s natural healing response to produce new collagen and skin. The growth of new collagen and elastin fibers results in a smoother-looking, revived appearance to your face and body.
The procedure can take anywhere from 5-20 minutes, depending on the treatment area (face, neck, etc.) The depth of the needle, and thus how strong the treatment will be, is customized to each patient individually. As the device is swept across the skin, a hydrating hyaluronic acid gel is gently massages into the treatment area. This soothing product helps the MicroPen™ glide across the skin and aids in skin recovery. A topical anesthetic cream is available if necessary before the treatment however micro-needling treatments are very well tolerated and generally no anesthetic is needed.
You may be red for several hours after the procedure, and a small amount of pinpoint bleeding may occur. These effects are temporary. You may return to work the next day.
Improvement in texture, fine lines, pores, scarring and hair loss has been observed with micro-needling treatments. For maximal results, it is recommended that 3-4 treatments be performed, at least three weeks apart. Results may be seen after one treatment.