During youth, we often take our strong and healthy collagen for granted and even expose it to the sun’s harmful rays, smoking, and a less than nutritious diet.
However, as individuals age, collagen production decreases and environmental factors can cause damage and breakdown of healthy skin cells. As a result, the skin can start to appear dull, rough, thinner, and saggy.
Fortunately, Eclipse MicroPen microneedling is a non-surgical treatment that can help build collagen and restore fresh and glowing skin. It can be performed in your dermatologist’s office in under an hour and has minimal to no downtime.
Here’s how it works, its benefits, and what to expect during and after treatment with the Eclipse MicroPen.
What Is Eclipse Microneedling?
Microneedling is often referred to as collagen induction therapy, and it’s a powerful way to improve skin using the body’s natural healing capabilities.
This treatment is non-surgical and not a laser. In fact, it doesn’t apply any heat to the skin and only uses mechanical energy paired with sterile surgical grade needles.
How Does Microneedling Work?
To produce healthy, smooth, and radiant skin, the Eclipse MicroPen creates tiny punctures in the skin’s surface. These microinjuries then initiate a wound healing effect to stimulate the production of new collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid.
They also create channels that can be used to deliver platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and its abundant growth factors to the dermis.
What Are the Benefits of Microneedling With Eclipse Micropen?
The Eclipse MicroPen can be used to treat the face and body and is safe for all skin types. In addition, it is an affordable and effective non-invasive treatment that produces results similar to lasers or other devices with minimal recovery.
Many providers and patients also prefer Eclipse microneedling because it employs a natural process to achieve softer, brighter, and more even skin.
What Aesthetic Concerns Can Be Corrected With This Procedure?
Microneedling is able to target and correct a variety of aesthetic concerns including hyperpigmentation, photodamage, skin laxity, sun spots, dull tone and texture, acne scars, stretch marks, and surgical scars.
What to Expect During and After Treatment With Eclipse Micropen?
A typical microneedling session begins with photographs, cleansing, and application of a topical anesthetic that makes the procedure virtually painless.
After 45-60 minutes, the numbing cream is removed, and the provider will place a new, sterile tip of surgical needles on the Eclipse MicroPen. The device will then be glided over the treatment area several times in different directions and at various depths of penetration.
After treatment, the skin may be red, swollen, and slightly tender for up to 24 hours, but patients can resume all normal activities.
Microneedling Results May Be Noted After One Session
After one session with Eclipse MicroPen, men and women often report that their skin is clearer, brighter, and looks and feels refreshed. However, for optimal results most dermatologists recommend a series of three-to-six microneedling treatments every 4 weeks.
A detailed treatment plan will be provided and discussed during the patient’s initial consultation.
For additional information on microneedling with Eclipse MicroPen, please contact GlamDerm today to schedule a consultation.