Eclipse MicroPen® Elite and Automated Micro-Needling
The Eclipse MicroPen® Elite is an advanced medical-grade automated device. Composed of medical grade stainless steel, the Eclipse MicroPen® Elite is the first cordless fractional automated micro-needling device for treating various dermatologic indications – face, neck, décolleté, arms, hands, legs, abdomen and back. So effective is the device that it has won the prestigious Aesthetic Industry Award for best micro-needling device.
Micro-needling is a safer alternative to using common skin resurfacing tools, such as lasers and dermal rollers. Micro-needling treatments are thus affordable, effective, requires minimal down time, and provides natural-looking results.
How the MicroPen® Process Works:
topical gel is applied to clean skin. In most cases your practitioner will use sterile saline. This is a lubricating product that helps the MicroPen glide across your skin creating superficial micro-injuries designed to ultimately improve your skin condition upon re-epithelialization.
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.
Typically, the skin has a nice glow immediately following an Eclipse MicroPen micro-needling session. Results can be observed in as early as 30 days.
What are the benefits?
There is a plethora of benefits to micro-needling on aging skin: reduction of fine lines, diminishing of wrinkles, appearance of younger-looking skin. Additionally, micro-needling is highly effective for other dermatological issues such as hyper-pigmentation, dark spots, acne scars, and stretch marks. Your skin will have a fresh appearance and glow!
What areas of the body can be treated?
Virtually everywhere! Face, neck, décolleté, arms, hands, legs, abdomen and back.
How is the procedure done?
A sterile applicator tip containing 12 points is attached to the Eclipse MicroPen®. Your skincare professional will apply a thin layer of solution, such as medical-grade saline solution, 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 Eclipse MicroPen® tip reduces discomfort while the post-treatment hydrating gel also makes the procedure 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. Some patients heal completely in as little as 24 hours. Utilizing the Eclipse Dermal Rejuvenation System™, or other quality skincare products, provided by your skincare provider, can help to speed up the post-care process.
When will I see 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 6 months after the treatment.
How many treatments are needed?
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, your skin care provider may recommend 6-8 sessions at 6-week intervals.