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 Elite®, designed for use by health care professionals and aestheticians is used to create micro-injuries to the skin where skin care professionals are trying to produce collagen and elastin. The MicroPen Elite® is an award winning device and the most advanced medical-grade automated micro-needling device on the market.
The Eclipse MicroPen Elite® is inherently safer than other products, such as dermal rollers. It utilizes sterile single-use surgical grade disposable cartridge tips. The unique features of the Turbo Safety Cartridge™ ensure the MicroPen Elite® delivers greater efficiency and superior clinical results while maintaining the highest level of safety.
MicroPen Elite®’s high speed motor allows for a more efficient yet timely procedure. The rapid pen motion provides a more comfortable experience that patients describe as a mild sandpaper-like sensation.
Each patient has unique skin needs and requirements. The variable pen position feature allows professionals to customize a treatment that is best for clinical results.
Safety and control features lead to predictable, consistent results. Compared to lasers and dermal rollers, MicroPen Elite® is able to deliver reliable and improved outcomes for virtually every patient.
The Micro-Pen Experience
A topical gel is applied to clean skin. In most cases your practitioner will use sterile saline. This is a lubricating product that helps the MicroPen Elite® glide across your skin creating superficial micro-injuries designed to ultimately improve your skin condition upon re-epithelialization.
As the MicroPen Elite® is applied to the skin, hundreds of superficial micro-channels are created every few seconds. Epidermal Collagen Induction Therapy (ECIT) can stimulate the skin’s natural ability to heal itself. As a result, new collagen and elastin produce softer, firmer skin and can reduce the appearance of wrinkles, acne scars and textural issues.
Typically, the skin has a nice glow immediately following an Eclipse MicroPen Elite® micro-needling session. 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.
Frequently Asked Questions
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 Elite® 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.
A sterile cartridge tip containing 12 points is attached to the Eclipse MicroPen Elite®. Your skincare professional will apply a thin layer of Eclipse MicroGlide HA. Hyaluronic acid is a gelatinous carbohydrate that helps to promote the conditions for collagen production, and plumps and hydrates the skin. Next, your esthetician will select the appropriate pen setting based on your unique needs 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.
The feeling associated with the Eclipse MicroPen Elite® is similar to light sandpaper being moved across the skin. While some areas are more sensitive than others, the speed of the reciprocating MicroPen Elite® tip reduces discomfort while the post-treatment hydrating gel also makes the procedure more tolerable.
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 Elite® 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 post treatment kit containing quality skincare products, provided by your skincare provider, can help to speed up the post-care process.