What is Automated Micro-Needling?
Automated Micro-Needling (also known as Collagen Induction Therapy or CIT) is a new medical spa treatment for reducing the appearance of fine lines, acne scarring and improving the skin’s overall appearance.*
Micro-Needling is a procedure that uses tiny needles to create invisible micro-injuries to the skin in order to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin. This healing process results in the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles and can also reduce acne scarring. Used with topical gels, creams and serums during the process can help improve the overall appearance of the skin.
We use the Eclipse MicroPen technology. This is considered to be one of the most advanced medical grade micro-needling devices on the market.
*Individual results may vary.
What Are The Benefits of Micro-Needling?
Micro-Needling results in the reduction of the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It also delivers a healthy, younger looking complexion that can take years off of your appearance!
The Eclipse MicroPen also has the advantage of improving pigmented skin associated acne scars, traumatic scars and stretch marks – providing a smoother, fresher appearance and healthy glow.
What Areas Of The Body Can I Treat?
The Eclipse MicroPen can be used on all parts of the body. Most of our clients use it for facial treatments.
How Is The Procedure Done?
A sterile needle-tip containing 12 tiny micro-needles is attached to the Eclipse MicroPen. We then apply a thing layer of topical gel to your skin and select the appropriate setting based on your unique requirements. In a single motion, the pen will be gently pressed against the skin while simultaneously gliding on one direction until the entire treatment area has been covered.
What Does It Feel Like?
The feeling is similar to light sandpaper being moved across the skin. While some areas can be more sensitive than others, the speed of the reciprocating needle tip reduces discomfort while the applied gels and creams will make the treatment even more comfortable.
How Long Does The Procedure Take?
The procedure takes 15-30 minutes per session depending on the size of the area to be treated.
What is the Recover Time?
Immediately after the treatment you will notice skin redness. The total healing time depends on the setting used and the number of overlapping passes that were performed. On average, patients have skin redness for 2-4 days. Some patients heal completely in as little as 24 hours. By using the Eclipse Dermal Recovery System or similar quality skincare products, we can help speed the healing process.
When Will I See The Results?
Patients generally notice results immediately. You’ll see a “glow” and overall smoother look. Visible changes to the skin develop over the course of several days and weeks as the healing process continues. Results continue to improve up to 6 months after the treatment as collagen production continues.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
It is generally recommended to have a series of 3 treatments spaced about 4 weeks apart. For patients with deep wrinkles, advanced photo-aging, stretch marks or acne scarring, it is often recommended to have 6-8 sessions at 4 week intervals.
* Individual results may vary.