Fine lines, acne scars or imperfections keeping your skin from shining its brightest? One of our newest products can help you eclipse those spots so you can get your glow on.
The Eclipse Micropen, now available at Advanced Life Clinic, uses Automated Micro-Needling (also known as Collagen Induction Therapy or CIT). Automated Micro-Needling is a new innovation in aesthetic medicine for treating the appearance of fine lines, acne scars and to help improve skin’s overall appearance. Tiny needles are used to create controlled and precise micro-injuries to the skin in order to produce collagen and elastin. By engaging the skin’s repair process, we are able to improve the appearance of softer wrinkles. The superfine micro-channels created allow for better treatment with topical, gels, creams and serums allowing you to get your best skin yet.
Micro-needling reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles; creating younger-looking skin with fewer signs of aging. Eclipse Micropenalso has a positive effect on hyper-pigmentation as well as on hypo-pigmentation such as acne scars, traumatic scars and stretch marks. Eclipse generally creates a fresher appearance or glow to the skin.
How is it done?
Eclipse Micropen is an easy, in-office procedure during which a sterile needle-tip containing 12 tiny micro-needles is attached to the Eclipse Micropen. We apply a thin layer of topical gel to your skin and select the appropriate setting based on your unique needs. Then, 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 treatment takes about 15-30 minutes depending on the size of the area. Some patients only require a single treatment, once per year to achieve optimal results. We do recommend 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.
How does it feel?
Most people say it feels similar to light sandpaper being moved across the skin. Some areas are more sensitive than others but the speed of the reciprocating needle tip reduces discomfort while the applied hydrating gel also makes the treatment more tolerable.
What parts of the body can be treated?
You can get an all-over glow with the Eclipse MicroPen. Treatment areas include face, neck, décolleté, arms, hands, legs, abdomen and back.
Just after the treatment you may notice a bright redness to the skin. The total healing time depends on the setting used and the number of overlapping passes performed. Some patients heal completely in 24 hours. On average, patients are red up to 2 to 4 days.
Got that glow?
Patients always ask, when will I see results? With Eclipse Micropen, the answer is easy! Patients notice an immediate “glow” to their skin. Over the course of several days and weeks, visible changes to the skin develop with results continuing to improve up to 6 months after the treatment as collagen production continues.
At Advanced Life Clinic, we are committed to helping your live your best life. Call us anytime to set up your no-cost, no-obligation consultation. It’s time to get glowing!
Dr. DeGraaff and the team at Advanced Life Clinic