What is Micro-Needling?

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.

We have invested in the Eclipse MicroPen® Elite—the most advanced medical-grade automated micro-needling device on the market. Composed of medical grade stainless steel, the MicroPen® Elite is the first cordless fractional automated micro-needling device for treating various dermatologic indications, and can be used on the: face, neck, décolleté, arms, hands, legs, abdomen and back with minimal downtime. This device has won the Aesthetic Industry Award for Best Micro-Needling Device!

Benefits of Micro-Needling Treatments

The benefits of micro-needling can include a reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, younger-looking skin with fewer signs of aging. The Eclipse MicroPen® Elite can also have a positive effect on the appearance of hyper-pigmentation, dark spots, acne scars, and stretch marks, and can create a fresher appearance or glow to the skin.*

No heat equals less downtime compared with laser treatments. Most Eclipse MicroPen® Elite patients are red for just 24 hours or less. That advantage means you can get the procedure performed on a Friday, and be back to normal for work on Monday.*

Automated Micro-Needling FAQs 

We have compiled a list of questions that we are frequently asked during our consultations for automated micro-needling treatments. We recommend that you schedule a complimentary consultation by calling our office at: (425) 420-2663.

Q: How is the procedure done?

A sterile cartridge containing 12 tiny micro-points is attached to the Eclipse MicroPen®. One of our Master Aestheticians will apply a thin layer of saline solution to your skin, and then select the appropriate treatment setting based on your unique needs. Next, in a single motion, the pen will be gently pressed against your skin while simultaneously gliding until the entire treatment area has been covered.

Q: What does it feel like?

The feeling associated with the Eclipse MicroPen® is similar to light sandpaper being moved across the skin. While some areas are more sensitive than others, the speed of the reciprocating Eclipse MicroPen® tip reduces discomfort while the post-treatment hydrating gel also makes the procedure more tolerable.

Q: How many treatments do I need?

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, your skin care provider may recommend 6-8 sessions at 4-6 week intervals.*

Q: Who performs the treatment?

The treatments are performed by our highly trained Master Aesthetician, and supervised by Dr. McIntosh. We have the highest protocols in place to ensure your safety and an optimal outcome.

Q: Can I get other treatments done the same day? 

Yes, you can combine Botox Cosmetic, dermal fillers, dermaplaning, fractional laser and IPL treatments on the same day as your treatment.

Q: What should I expect after my treatments?

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. Some patients heal completely in as little as 24 hours.*

Q: When is the best time of the year to get micro-needling treatments done? 

You can get your micro-needling treatments done year round.

Q: What are the contraindications for this treatment? 

You are NOT a candidate for micro-needling if you:

  • Take blood thinning medication
  • Have an active bacterial or fungal infection
  • Have a history of keloid scar
  • Have any other medical condition contraindicated by the treating provider

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