A topical gel is applied to clean skin. In most cases your clinician will use a hydrating hyaluronic acid (HA) gel or platelet rich plasma (PRP). These are both soothing products that help the MicroPen™ glide across your skin creating superficial micro-injuries designed to ultimately improve your skin condition upon re-epithelialization.
Your clinician will select the appropriate pen setting and the number of passes (usually one or two) based on the clinical circumstances and general condition of the skin. Eclipse MicroPen™ can be used on all parts of the body; Face, neck, décolleté, arms, hands, legs, abdomen and back.
As the Eclipse MicroPen™ is applied to the skin, hundreds of superficial micro-channels or holes are created every few seconds. The process stimulates your skin’s natural ability to heal itself. This repair process begins almost immediately. As a result, new collagen and elastin produce softer, firmer skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles, acne scars and textural issues.
The addition of the PRP (which, can only be done at a physician’s office) will enhance the results of the treatment on a serious level, and is highly recommended. PRP is a platelet rich plasma collected from the patient’s own body. The PRP releases growth factors which stimulate new collagen and elastin. It also allows the skin to expedite the body’s own natural healing process.
The clinician draws a small amount of venous blood from the patient, which is then transferred to a machine specifically designed to isolate the plasma rich platelets from the red blood cells.
The entire process takes less than 10 minutes. Once the PRP has been extracted, it will be applied to the skin in a thin layer, followed by the micro needling treatment.
Typically the skin has a nice glow to it immediately following the treatment. 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.