Automated micro-needling treatments are performed to improve the appearance of fine lines, skin’s texture, tone, and color, stretch marks, and acne scars. Hyperpigmentation can also be treated with micro-needling. At Miami Beach Laser and Aesthetics, we use the Eclipse MicroPen® cordless micro-needling device. The Eclipse MicroPen® can be used on the face, neck, décolleté, arms, hands, legs, abdomen, and back. It is safe to use on most skin types. The Eclipse MicroPen® is designed to provide a high level of safety for the patient. Immediately post-treatment, your skin will be glowing!
Frequently Asked Questions:
How is the procedure done?
A sterile applicator containing 12 points is attached to the Eclipse MicroPen®.
Your medical practitioner will apply a thin layer of sterile saline to your skin and select the appropriate pen setting 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.
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 tip reduces discomfort while the applied hydrating gel also makes the treatment more tolerable.
What is the downtime?
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 medical practitioner performs. On average, patients are red up to 2 to 4 days. Many patients heal completely 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.