Eclipse MicroPen Elite
What is automated Micro-Needling?
Micro-needling is a new innovation in aesthetics for the treatment of the appearance of fine lines, acne scars and the skin’s texture, tone and color. During this procedure, the Eclipse MicroPen® Elite is used to create controlled micro-injuries to the skin in order to aid in the production of collagen and elastin. The skin’s repair process results in a thicker epidermis with a softer appearance of wrinkles.
How is the procedure done?
A sterile cartridge-tip containing 12 tiny micro-tips is attached to the Eclipse MicroPen® Elite. Your skincare professional will apply a thin layer of topical gel to your skin and select the appropriate treatment strength based on your unique needs. Next, in a single motion, the pen will be 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® Elite is similar to sandpaper being moved across the skin. While some areas are more sensitive than others, the speed of the reciprocating cartridge tip makes the treatment more comfortable. Numbing is applied before the procedure to minimize any discomfort.
How long does the procedure take?
The procedure takes 30-45 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 total recovery time depends on the settings and the number of overlapping passes your skincare professional performs. On average, patients are red for 2-4 days with mild redness and swelling and dryness. Patients can still return to work after the procedure.
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 at least 3 treatments spaced about 6-8 weeks apart. For patients with concerns about deep wrinkles, advanced photo-aging, or acne scars, it is recommended to receive at least 6-8 sessions at 6-week intervals.