The Skin Care Professionals is excited to offer a skin care technology that helps rejuvenate skin cells. The MicroPen® by Eclipse is a revolutionary cordless dermal micro-needling device used by skincare professionals all over the world. It’s been found to be effective for skin resurfacing, the reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, treatment of scars (including acne scars), and treatment of stretch marks.
How does the MicroPen® work? As the Eclipse MicroPen® tip is applied to the skin thousands of superficial micro-channels or holes are created every second. The process stimulates your skins natural ability to heal itself. This repair process begins almost immediately. As a result, new collagen and elastin produce softer, firmer skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles, acne scars and textural issues.
What Are The Benefits?
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, traumatic scars and stretch marks and generally creates a fresher appearance or glow to the skin.
What Areas Of The Body Can I Treat?
Eclipse MicroPen® can be used on all parts of the body; Face, neck, décolleté, arms, hands, legs, abdomen and back.
How Is The Procedure Done?
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.
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 needle 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. Some patients heal completely in as little as 24 hours.
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 continue to improve up to 6 months after the 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 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.