MICRO-NEEDLING Revitalize Your Skin’s Natural Ability to Heal Itself With Micro-Needling What is Automated Micro-Needling? Automated Micro-Needling (also known as Collagen Induction Therapy or CIT) is a new innovation in aesthetic medicine for treating the appearance of fine lines, acne scars and improvement of the skin’s overall appearance. During this procedure, the Eclipse MicroPen™ is used to create controlled micro-injuries to the skin in order to naturally produce collagen and elastin. The skin’s repair process results in improvement of the appearance of softer wrinkles. Automated micro-needling also creates superficial micro-channels which can be used with topical gels, creams and serums to help improve the appearance of the epidermal layer of the skin. Micro-needling can be used on hyperpigmented skin, uneven skin, acne scar & traumatic scars and stretch marks. Benefits of Micro-Needing: Affordable Effective Minimal Downtime Safe for all Skins Types Natural Results Minimal Discomfort How Does Micro-Needling Work With the Micro-Pen? A sterile cartridge containing 12 tiny micro-points is attached to the Eclipse MicroPen™. Your skincare professional will apply a thin layer of topical gel to your skin and select the appropriate treatment setting based on your unique needs. Next, in a single motion, 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. Micro-Needling is can be used in conjunction with: Hyaluronic Acid (HA) - HA is used to hydrate, heal and protect the skin during and after the process. Growth Factors - . They help to maintain the skin’s youthful appearance by increasing cell renewal, cell defense, blood circulation and collagen and elastin production. Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) - Platelet activation plays a key role in the process of soft tissue healing. The use of platelet-rich plasma (PRP), a portion of the patient’s own blood having a platelet concentration above baseline. What Are the Benefits?Reduction in the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles improved skin tone and texture and softer, younger-looking skin with fewer signs of aging, Eclipse MicroPen can improve the appearance of hyperpigmentation as well as uneven skin, acne scars, traumatic scars and stretch marks. What Areas of the Body Can I Treat?Our Eclipse MicroPen can be used on all parts of the body, face neck, arms, hands, legs, abdomen, and back. What Does it Feel Like?The feeling associated with a Micro-Needling treatment is similar to sandpaper being moved across the skin. While some areas are more sensitive than others, the speed of the reciprocating tip makes the treatment more comfortable. How Long Does the Procedure Take?The feeling associated with a Micro-Needling treatment is similar to sandpaper being moved across the skin. While some areas are more sensitive than others, the speed of the reciprocating tip makes the treatment more comfortable. How Long Before I See the Results?Patients usually notice an immediate "glow" to the skin. Visible changes in the skin can be noticed over the course of several days and weeks. Results can improve up to 6 months. What is the Downtime?The amount of downtime usually coincides with how many passes are performed and how aggressive the treatment is. Patients will have bright redness to the skin immediately after that may last up to 2 to 4 days. Some patients may completely heal in as little as 24 hours. How Many Treatments Will I Need?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. For More on the Eclipse Micropen click here. Let the experienced and friendly staff at Lakewood Aesthetics help you rejuvenate your health and improve your appearance. Call us at 469-547-6181 for more information or to make an appointment.