Eclipse MicroPen® – Frequently Asked Questions
What is Automated Micro-Needling?
Automated micro-needling (also known as epidermal collagen induction therapy or ECIT) is a new innovation in aesthetic medicine that can help treat the appearance of fine lines, acne scars and the skin’s overall appearance. During a micro-needling procedure, the Eclipse MicroPen® is used to create controlled micro-injuries to the skin where skin care professional are trying produce collagen and elastin. The Eclipse MicroPen® is an award winning device and the most advanced medical-grade automated micro-needling device on the market.
What are the benefits?
The benefits of micro-needling can include a reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, younger-looking skin with fewer signs of aging. Eclipse MicroPen® can also have a positive effect on the appearance of hyper-pigmentation, brown spots, acne scars and. stretch marks. It can also create 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; face, neck, decollete, arms, hands, legs, abdomen and back.
How is the procedure done?
A sterile cartridge tip containing 12 points is attached to the Eclipse MicroPen®. Your skincare professional will apply a thin layer of topical solution, such as medical-grade Saline, 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.
How does a treatment feel?
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 MicroPen® tip reduces discomfort while the post-treatment hydrating gel also makes the procedure more tolerable.
How long will a procedure take?
The procedure takes 15-30 minutes depending on the size of the area treated.
Is there downtime?
There is little to no downtime reported by patients. 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.
Utilizing the Eclipse Dermal Rejuvenation System™, or other quality skincare products, provided by your skincare provider, can help to speed up the post-care process.
When will I start seeing the results?
Patients say they notice an immediate “glow” to their skin. Visible changes to the skin can 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 are required?
Treatment recommendations vary from person to person. Some patients only require a single treatment annually 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, your skin care provider may recommend 6-8 sessions at 6-week intervals.