What is automated Micro-Needling?
Automated micro- needling is Epidermal Collagen Induction Therapy or ECIT. This is new innovation in the world of aesthetic medicine for treating the appearance of fine lines, acne scars and the visual improvement of skin’s texture and tone. During this procedure, the Eclipse MicroPen is used to create controlled micro-injuries to the skin in order to aid in the production of collagen and elastin. The MicroPen creates tiny channels which allow topical gels such as PRP or Hyaluronic Acid to be absorbed more effectively, enhancing the effects in the deeper layers of skin.
What are the Benefits?
Eclipse MicroPen can improve the appearance of uneven skin tone, acne scars, traumatic scars and stretch marks.
What Areas of the Body can I treat?
Eclipse MicroPen can be used on all parts of the body including face, neck, decollete, arms, hands, legs, abdomen and back.
How is the procedure done?
A sterile Cartridge containing 12 tiny 32 gauge micro-needles is attached to the device. One of our trained Medical Estheticians will apply the PRP or pure hyaluronic acid to your skin and select the appropriate pen depth 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. Several passes may be done.
What does it feel like?
The feeling of the treatment is similar to sandpaper being moved across the skin. Some areas may be more sensitive than others but the speed of the reciprocating tips makes the treatment more comfortable.
How long does the Procedure Take?
The Procedure will take 30-45 minutes depending on the size of area to be treated.
What is the Downtime?
Immediately after treatment, the skin will be a bright red colour. The total healing time depends on the depth of the needles used and the number of overlapping passes performed. On average, patients experience redness for 2-4 days while some patients heal completely in 24 hours. It is mandatory that each patient continue with aftercare that is provided on the first visit.
When will I see the Results?
After the initial redness subsites, patients notice a visible “glowing” appearance to the skin. Positive changes to the skin develop over the course of several weeks. Results can continue to improve up to 6 months after the treatment.
How Many Treatments will I need?
It is recommended for most patients to receive a series of 2-3 treatments spaced about 6-8 weeks apart. If a patient has more significant skin care concerns such as acne scars, it is recommended to receive 6-8 sessions at 6 week intervals.