What Is Automated Micro-Needling?
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 and acne scars, as well as improving 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 the 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.
Eclipse MicroPen™ is the most advanced, medical-grade, automated micro-needling device on the market.
What Are The Benefits?
The benefits of skin-needling can include a reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and younger-looking skin with fewer signs of aging.
The Eclipse MicroPen™ may also have a positive effect on the appearance of hyper-pigmentation, hypo-pigmentation, acne scars, traumatic scars and stretch marks, and it generally creates a fresher appearance or glow to the skin.
What Areas Of The Body Can be Treated?
Eclipse MicroPen™ can be used on all parts of the body, including the face, neck, décolleté, arms, hands, legs, abdomen and back.
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 micro-needling 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 two to four days. Many patients heal completely in as little as 24 hours.
Utilizing the Eclipse Dermal Recovery System™, or other quality skin care 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 six 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 three to six treatments spaced about four to six weeks apart, or as maintenance a treatment every six to eight weeks can be beneficial.
For patients with deep wrinkles, advanced photo-aging, stretch marks or acne scars, it is recommended to receive six to eight sessions at four to six week intervals.