Automated Micro-Needling (also known as Collagen Induction Therapy of CIT) is a new innovation in aesthetic medicine for treating the appearance of fine lines and acne scars and improving the skin’s overall appearance. This service is provided by our Nurse Practitioner and Dr. Griffin.
Eclipse MicroPen is also used for hair restoration.
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, hair loss, acne scars and improvement of the skin’s overall appearance.
During this procedure, tiny needles are used to create controlled micro-injuries to the skin in order to produce collagen and elastin, and in the case of the scalp to stimulate inactive follicles to produce hair growth.
Automated micro-needling also creates superficial micro-channels which can be used with topical gels, creams and serums to help improve the appearance of the skin.
Eclipse MicroPen™ is the most advanced medical-grade automated micro-needling device on the market.
The benefits of micro-needling are a reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, younger-looking skin with fewer signs of aging.
Eclipse MicroPen™ also has a positive effect on hyper-pigmentation as well as on hypo-pigmentation, acne scars, enlarged pores, traumatic scars and stretch marks and generally creates 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.
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 setting 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.
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.
The procedure takes 15-30 minutes depending on the size of the area treated.
Immediately after the treatment you will notice a bright redness to the skin.
The total healing time depends on the Eclipse MicroPen™ setting used and the number of overlapping passes your skincare professional performs. On average, patients are red up to 2 to 4 days. Many patients heal completely in as little as 24 hours.
Utilizing the Eclipse Dermal Recovery System™, or other quality skincare products, provided by your skincare provider, can help to speed up the healing process.
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 as collagen production continues.
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 it is recommended to receive 6-8 sessions at 6 week intervals.
Eclipse MicroPen is also used for hair restoration. During this procedure, tiny needles are used to create controlled micro-injuries to the skin in order to produce collagen and elastin, and in the case of the scalp to stimulate inactive follicles to produce hair growth.