AH Laser Aesthetics is now offering Micro-Needling, also known as Collagen Induction Therapy or CIT, with the Eclipse MicroPen™. Treat the appearance of fine lines, acne scars and improve of the skin’s overall appearance with this revolutionary new “anti-aging tattoo” treatment.
During this procedure, tiny needles are used to create controlled micro-injuries to the skin in order to naturally produce collagen and elastin. The skin’s repair process result in the improvement of the appearance of wrinkles and skin imperfections. Automated micro-needling creates superficial micro-channels which are ideal to be used with topical gels, creams and serums to help improve the product’s results and the appearance of the epidermal layer of the skin.
What is Micro-needling?
The micro-needle procedure is a treatment method that initiates collagen reproduction by creating tiny holes. It uses multiple thin needles that gently penetrate the skin. Micro-needling increases the skin’s ability to absorb topical products, enhancing the effectiveness of the treatment. Micro-needling treatments can be topically coupled with Hyaluronic acid (HA), Growth Factor (GF), or Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) to penetrate the skin and help stimulate collagen during the procedure.
What does Micro-needling treat?
Micro-needling helps with the reduction in the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, improved skin tone and texture and softer, younger-looking skin with fewer signs of aging. Improve the appearance of hyper-pigmentation as well as uneven skin tone, acne scars, and traumatic scars. All parts of the body can be treated, including the face, neck, decollete, arms, hands, legs, abdomen and back.
How Is MicroPen™ Different From Dermal Needling Rollers?
Automated micro-needling devices move in a vertical direction for better precision when treating the skin. Unlike Micro-needling, the roller does not create a precise vertical action. The lack of precision can contribute to greater discomfort and inconsistent effects to the skin.
How Is MicroPen™ Different From Lasers?
Unlike lasers, Eclipse MicroPen™ breaks up pigment mechanically and stimulates the collagen formation without heat. Removing heat from the equation makes for a safer, more comfortable treatment with a very low complication rate. No heat also equals less downtime! Most Eclipse MicroPen™ patients are red for 24 hours or less.
What happens during a Micro-Needling Treatment?
A sterile needle-tip containing 12 tiny micro-needles is attached to the Eclipse MicroPen™. Your aesthetician will apply a thin layer of soothing topical gel to your skin to help the pen glide across the treatment area. The appropriate treatment setting will be adjusted based on your unique needs how many passes of the pen required with be determined. Next, the pen will be gently pressed against the skin while simultaneously gliding until the entire treatment area has been covered. This process results in thousands of superficial microscopic channels throughout the entire treatment area. Platelet Rich Plasma can then be applied after the treatment to best be absorbed into the freshly created channels and aid in healing.
I've heard Micro-Needling is popular with celebrities. Who uses it?
Eclipse MicroPen™ is a revolutionary cordless dermal micro-needling device used by skincare professionals worldwide.
Is Micro-Needling safe?
The MicroPen is much safer than dermal rollers, utilizing sterile single-use surgical grade disposable needle tips. The unique features of the Turbo Safety Needle™ ensure the Eclipse MicroPen™ delivers greater efficiency and superior clinical results while maintaining the highest level of safety for both patient and provider. It is also safe for ALL skin types, which means it is a great procedure for almost everyone!
How long does a Micro-Needling treatment take?
MicroPen’s high-speed motor means efficient and reliable penetration. The treatment time depends on the area being targeted and the number of passes needed by the pen. 15-30 minutes is the typical treatment length. If PHP is being used in conjunction with the Micro-needling treatment, patients can expect their entire visit to last 2 hours to accommodate a 90 minute procedure.
Does a Micro-Needling treatment hurt?
A topical cream is applied to the treatment area 25 minutes before the procedure, making the treatment very comfortable. Some patients might describe the treatment as a mild sandpaper-like sensation.
Is each Micro-needling treatment the same for each patient?
The Micro-needling treatment is customized for each person. Each patient has unique skin needs and requirements. The variable needle depth feature allows your aesthetician to customize the treatment for your best results. Safety and control features lead to predictable, consistent results. Compared to lasers and dermal rollers, MicroPen™ is able to deliver reliable and improved outcomes for virtually every patient.
When will I see results from my Micro-needling treatment?
Typically the skin has a nice glow to it immediately following the treatment. Results can be observed in as early as 30 days and can continue improving as long as 6 months.
How long is the recovery time after a Micro-needling treatment?
Typically there is little to no downtime associated with the treatment. Some redness of the treated area may last a day or two after the treatment. Normal activity can be resumed immediately, but the treatment area should be protected from the sun.