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Take years off your face with just 15-minute sessions. Automated Micro-Needling (also known as Collagen Induction Therapy or CIT) is the latest beauty breakthrough in aesthetic medicine using the Eclipse MicroPen ™. 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 a thicker dermis with the appearance of softer wrinkles. Eclipse MicroPen also creates superficial micro-channels, which allow topical gels, creams and serums to be absorbed more effectively into the skin.
The MicroPen is a revolutionary cordless dermal micro-needling device used by skincare professionals. MicroPen has several advantages over previous generation anti-aging tools like lasers and dermal needle rollers.
The benefits of micro-needling are a reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and younger-looking skin with fewer signs of aging. Micropen also has a positive effect on hyper- and hypo-pigmentation, acne scars, traumatic scars and stretch marks, and generally creates a fresher appearance or glow to the skin.
MicroPen is good for all skin types and can be used on all parts of the body: face, neck, arms, hands, legs, abdomen and back.
Frequently Asked Questions
What does the MicroPen treat?
- Fine lines and moderate wrinkles
- Scars from acne, surgery or injury
- Uneven skin tone or texture
- Stretch marks
- Premature aging from sun exposure
- Skin laxity
- Actinic keratoses (thick or scaly patches; potentially pre-cancerous)
- Enlarged pores
What can I expect?
A sterile needle-tip containing 12 tiny micro-needles is attached to the Eclipse MicroPen. Your skincare professional will apply a thin layer of topical gel to your skin and select the appropriate treatment depth based on your unique needs. Next, in a single motion, the pen is gently pressed against the skin while simultaneously gliding in one direction until the entire treatment area has been covered.
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.
What is the downtime?
Immediately after the treatment you will notice a bright redness to the skin.
The total healing time depends on the depth of needles used and the number of overlapping passes your skincare professional performs. On average, patients are red for two to four days. Some patients heal completely in as little as 24 hours. Utilizing the Eclipse Skin Revive System™, or other quality products provided by your skincare professional, 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 six 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 two to three treatments spaced about six to eight weeks apart. For patients with deep wrinkles, advanced photo-aging, stretch marks or acne scars, six to eight sessions at six-week intervals are recommended.