Automated Micro-Needling (also known as Epidermal Collagen Induction Therapy or ECIT) is a new innovation in aesthetic medicine for the treatment of the appearance of fine lines, acne scars and the improvement of the skin's texture, tone and color. During this procedure, the Eclipse MicroPen is used to create controlled micro-injuries to the skin in order to aid in the production of collagen and elastin. The skin's repair process results in a thicker epidermis with a softer appearance in wrinkles. Eclipse MicroPen Elite also creates micro-channels which allow topical gel, creams and serums to be absorbed more effectively, enhancing the effects in deeper layers of the skin.
What are the benefits?
Reduction in appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, improved skin tone, texture and softer, younger-looking skin with fewer signs of aging. Eclipse MicroPen Elite can improve the appearance of uneven skin tone, acne scars, traumatic scars and stretch marks.
How is the procedure done?
A sterile cartridge containing 12 tiny micro-points is attached to the Eclipse MicroPen Elite. At Premier Medical Spa we apply numbing cream before the procedure so that our patients experience little to no discomfort. A sterile saline will be applied to the skin and the appropriate pen position based on your unique needs. Next, in a single motion, the pen will be gently pressed against the skin while simultaneously gliding in one direction until the entire treatment area has been covered.
How long does the procedure take?
The treatment takes about 15-30 minutes depending on the size of the area being treated.
What is the downtime?
Immediately after the treatment, you will notice a bright redness in your skin. The total healing time depends on the pen depth used and the number of overlapping passes to your skin during the treatment. On average, 2-4 days, some patients heal completely in 24 hours. We offer specific creams or ointments post treatment to aid with the healing process.