The Eclipse MicroPen provides our skin care clients in Tucson, Arizona with an effective method for naturally revitalizing the look and feel of their skin. The MicroPen activates the natural restorative processes of the body to transform blemished and damaged tissue into smoother, clearer, more vibrant skin.
How does it work?
The MicroPen device works with the body’s natural immune response in a treatment called “percutaneous collagen induction therapy” (PCIT). The instrument’s tiny needles penetrate the epidermis and dermis (2 outer layers of skin) in a very controlled, precise manner. These micro-injuries to the skin stimulate the body to produce new collagen and elastin – the support system of healthy skin. As the treated area heals, smoother, more even, healthier-looking skin appears.
We sometimes use Eclipse MicroPen to create micro-channels for applying topical treatments, such as lightening agents or anti-acne products. This allows more effective absorption deeper into the skin.
What does the MicroPen help?
At Skin Spectrum we use the Eclipse MicroPen to treat a wide range of conditions:
- – Fine lines and moderate wrinkles
- – Scars from acne, surgery or injury
- – Uneven skin tone or texture
- – Stretch marks
- – Premature aging from sun exposure
- – Skin laxity
- – Actinic keratoses (thick or scaly patches; potentially pre-cancerous)
- – Enlarged pores
We can use the MicroPen™ to enhance the skin on the face, neck, décolletage, back, abdomen, arms, hands and legs.
What can I expect?
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 treatment depth based on your unique needs. Next, in a single motion, the pen is gently pressed against the skin while simultaneously gliding in one direction until the entire treatment area has been covered. Treatment time depends on the size of the treatment area and usually takes about 15 to 30 minutes.
Is there downtime after MicroPen treatments?
There is no downtime to recover from the procedure, but the treatment will result in redness that resembles a raspberry or scrape. The redness may take anywhere from 24 hours to 4 days to go away. If you receive treatment in an area that you cannot easily conceal, you may want to allow time for the treatment site to heal.
When can I expect to see results?
Visible improvements to the treated area begin to appear over 2 to 3 weeks. Continued improvement may continue for up to 6 months following treatment.
How many treatments will I need?
Some patients only require 1 treatment each year. For optimal results, we usually perform 2 to 3 treatments at intervals of 2 to 4 weeks. More severe or advanced conditions, such as scars or deeper wrinkles, can require up to 8 sessions spaced anywhere from 2 to 6 weeks apart.