Automated Micro-needling (also known as Collagen Induction Therapy or CIT) is a new innovation in aesthetic medicine for the treatment of the appearance of fine lines, acne scars and the improvement of skin’s texture, tone and color. 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 skins’ repaire process results in a thicker epidermis with a softer appearance of wrinkles. Micropern Elite™ also creates micro-channels which allow tropical gels, creams and serums to be absorbed more effectively, enhancing the effects in deeper layers of the skin.
Reduction in the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, improved skin tone and texture and softer, younger-looking skin with fewer sign of aging. Micropern Elite™ can improve the appearance of hyper-pigmentation as well as uneven skin tone, acne, scars, traumatic scars and stretch marks.
A sterile cartridge containing 12 micro-needles is attached to the Eclipse Micropern Elite™. Your skincare professional will apply a thin layer of topical gel to your skin and select the appropriate pen position 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.
The procedure takes 15-30 minutes depending on the size of the area treated.
Patients notice an immediate “glow” to their skin. Visible changes to the skin develop over the course of several weeks. Results can continue to improve up to 6 months after the treatment as collagen production continues.
- Minimal downtime
- Minimal Discomfort
- Safe for all skin types
- Natural Results
Micropern Elite™ can be used on all parts of the body: face, neck décolleté, arms, hands, legs, abdomen and back.
Immediately after the treatment, you will notice a bright redness to the skin. The total healing time depends on the pen position used and the number of overlapping passes your skincare professional performs. On average, patients are red for 2-4 days. Some patients heal completely in 24 hours. Utilizing the Eclipse Dermal Recovery System™ post treatment can speed up the healing process.
The feeling associated with the Eclipse Micropern Elite™ is similar to sandpaper being moved across the skin. While some areas are more sensitive than others, the speed of the reciprocating tip makes the treatment more comfortable.
Some patients only requires a single treatment once a 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-weeks intervals.