Micro Needling FAQs

Micro Needling - FAQs

What is Micro-Needling and how does it work?

Micro-Needling is one of the newest, easiest and most effective skin treatments available.  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, acne scars and improvement of the skin’s overall appearance.  During this procedure, the Eclipse MicroPen is used to create controlled micro-injuries to the skin in order to produce collagen and elastin. The skin’s repair process results in improvement of the appearance of softer wrinkles.  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.

Micro-needling offers Mother Nature a helping hand by encouraging collagen production in the skin, which helps prevent or reverse their formation.  While it takes six weeks for collagen synthesis and about six months for the full effect of the treatments, the common response by patients after the initial treatment is that their skin has a “glow” and that fine lines are diminished.

What are the benefits of Micro-Needling?

The benefits of micro-needling can include a reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, younger-looking skin with fewer signs of aging.  Eclipse MicroPen™ may also has a positive effect on the appearance of hyper-pigmentation, hypo-pigmentation, acne scars, traumatic scars and stretch marks and generally creates a fresher appearance or glow to the skin.

  • Visual and noticeable improvement in a few days from the first treatment

  • Short healing time (1 ~ 3 days)

  • No permanent damage or injury

  • No bruising, infection, discoloration or other complications

  • Extremely high absorption of any active ingredients

  • Almost all skin types can be treated

  • Thickens the dermis without damaging or removing epidermis

  • and much more…

What Areas Of The Body Can Be Treated?

Eclipse MicroPen™ can be used on all parts of the body, including the: face, neck, arms, hands, legs, abdomen and back.  It may also be used on the head/scalp for hair restoration.

How Is The Procedure Done?

A sterile cartridge containing 12 points is attached to the Eclipse MicroPen™.  Your skincare professional will apply a thin layer of topical gel to your skin and select the appropriate pen 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.

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 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 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.

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 can continue to improve up to 6 months after a 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 3 treatments spaced about 4-5 weeks apart.  Once initial 3 sessions are completed, 1 treatment per year is recommended as maintenance.  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.


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