Micro-needling

MedSpa treatments to help you look and feel your best

Micro-needling is an aesthetic treatment used to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars and stretch marks. Treatments can also improve skin’s overall tone, texture and color. The Eclipse MicroPen® used in our MedSpa is the most advanced medical-grade micro- needling device on the market.

Eclipse Micro Pen

Automated micro-needling is an innovation in aesthetics for the treatment of the appearance of fine lines, acne scars and the skin’s texture, tone and color. The skin’s repair process results in improvement of the appearance of softer wrinkles. The Eclipse MicroPen® is used to stimulate the skin from underneath the surface to produce collagen and elastin.  Automated micro-needling can be used with topical gels, creams and serums to help improve the appearance of the skin. Eclipse MicroPen® is the most advanced medical-grade automated micro-needling device on the market.

Eclipse MicroPen® may also has a positive effect on the appearance of hyper-pigmentation, hypo-pigmentation, acne scars, traumatic scars and stretch marks and generally creates a fresher appearance or glow to the skin.

 

 

 

Acne Scar SubtypesAcne can be caused by several known factors. Hormones, stress, diet and other variables can lead to acne breakouts. Untreated or poorly managed acne can lead to scarring. The three most common types of acne scars are ice pick scars, boxcar scars and rolling scars.

Ice Pick scars, being the most common, get their name from the actual formation of the scars and as the name suggests. They are shaped like the hole left from an ice pick.  The scars are deep and narrow, which makes it difficult for them to be filled up naturally and some are too deep to heal entirely. Ice pick scars are usually less than 2mm across and usually caused by inflamed comedones (blackheads) or acne vulgaris (whiteheads).

Boxcar scars are similar to Ice Pick scars, however the Boxcar scars are wide and more rectangular with vertical edges. Boxcar scars are usually found on the temples and cheeks and they can be deep or shallow, but the majority of Boxcar scars are not as deep as Ice Pick scars.

Rolling scars are the least common of the three and they are usually shallow and wide. Caused by damage under the surface of the skin, rolling scars are round and give the skin a rolling, wave-like appearance.

 

 

 


The appearance of fine lines and wrinkles are often the first signs of visual aging.  Repeated muscle movement over time and sun exposure are the main contributing factors.  Other factors like smoking, stress, fair complexion and poor diet can also contribute to accelerated aging of the skin. Eventually, everyone has to confront the fact that fine lines and wrinkles are inevitable.

With the Eclipse MicroPen® Elite, skin-care professionals are helping patients face the problem head-on in treating to reduce the appearance of fine lines. Many skin-care professionals are seeking to be proactive by treating healthy skin to prevent early signs of age from forming as quickly.

The goal is to achieve renewed, healthier-looking skin. The appearance of fine lines can be reduced as new skin replaces old. Repeating this process several times per year and combining it with a healthy skincare regimen can dramatically improve your skin health.

Micro-needling FAQs


What is the downtime with Microneedling?

The procedure takes 45 minutes to 1 hour depending on the size of the area treated and what specifc treatment is being performed.

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. Many patients heal completely in as little as 24 hours.

Utilizing the Eclipse Dermal Recovery System®, or other quality skincare products, provided by your skincare provider, can help to speed up the healing process.

When will I see results from my treatment?

Patients notice an immediate “glow” to their skin. Visible changes to the skin develop over the course of several days and weeks. Results can continue to improve up to 6 months .

How frequently can I get microneedling treatments?

Some patients only require a single treatment once per year 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 it is recommended to receive 6-8 sessions at 6-week intervals.

Are there different types of Microneedling?

We offer three different Microneedling options: Hyaluronic Acid, Growth Factor, and PRP (Protein Rich Plasma)

At your complimentary consultation, we will assess your skin and see which treatment would best fit your goals.

Is Microneedling safe?

Microneedling should always ne performed by a licensed and trained medical professional.  Ask your provider for information on their training to ensure that you recieve safe effective treatment.

What is PRP?

PRP is an acronym that stands for Protein Rich Plasma.  PRP is obtained by doing a blood draw from a vein in the arm and then spinning the blood in a centrifuge to seperate the PRP from the rest of the blood’s content.  Then, the PRP is used in combination with the Eclipse Micropen in order to infuse the skin’s deeper layers.  This provides an added boost to the average effects of Microneedling.

Microneedling with PRP is often called a vampire facial.

What is Microneedling with Growth Factor?

Part of Microneedling’s benefits is that it creates microscopic channels deep into the skin which causes anything that is applied on top of the skin to penetrate deeper into the skin.  Microneedling with Growth Factor has an additional benefit of a serum that stimulates an even stronger collagen and elastin production response.