“Reduced acne marks appearances and now my face looks more even.” Beautologie Patient
Micro-needling with MicroPen®
What is Automated Micro-Needling?
Automated micro-needling (also known as collagen induction therapy or CIT) is a revolutionary tool that can aid in reduced appearance of fine lines, acne scars and improve the skin’s overall appearance. During your session, the Eclipse MicroPen® technician creates controlled micro-injuries to the skin. This encourages the production of collagen and elastin which helps your skin bounce or snap back into a more youthful condition. An additional benefit allows the creation of microchannels that allows penetration and absorption of topical serums, creams and gels. 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 skin. Eclipse MicroPen® is the most advanced medical-grade automated micro-needling device on the market and the providers at Beautologie are trained to get the optimal results.
What are the Benefits?
The benefits of micro-needling can include a reduced appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and younger-looking skin with fewer signs of aging. Eclipse MicroPen® can also improve the appearance of hyper-pigmentation and hypo-pigmentation, acne scars, trauma scars and stretch marks as well as create a fresher appearance or glow to the skin.
What areas of the body can I treat?
Eclipse MicroPen® is approved for use on all parts of the body; face, neck, decollete, arms, hands, legs, abdomen and back.
How is the procedure done?
Your MicroPen® Technician will apply a thin layer of topical gel to your skin then select the appropriate setting required for your skin’s 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?
Some patients describe the feeling is similar to light sandpaper being brushed along the skin. While some areas are more sensitive than others, the speed of the reciprocating MicroPen® tip reduces discomfort while the applied hydrating gel also makes the treatment more tolerable.
How long does the procedure take?
The procedure usually takes 15 - 30 minutes depending on the size of the area and number of areas treated.
What is the downtime?
Immediately after the treatment you will notice a bright redness to the skin.
Complete healing time varies on the Eclipse MicroPen®. It depends on the setting used and the number of overlapping passes your MicroPen® technician performs. Generally patients are red up to 2 to 4 days. Some patients heal completely in as little as 24 hours. Utilizing the Beautologie Skin Care Line, or other quality skincare products, provided by your skincare provider, can help to speed up the healing process.
When will I see the results?
Patients notice an immediate “glow” to their skin. Visible changes to the skin continue to develop over the course of several days and weeks. Results continue to improve up to 6 months after the treatment as collagen production continues.
How many treatments will I need?
At your consultation your provider and you will discuss your desires and what results you are looking for. Together you will decide on how many sessions your optimal results will require. Some patients only require a single treatment, once per year to achieve desired 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, your skin care technician may recommend 6-8 sessions at 6 week intervals.
Micro-needling with PRP
Microneedling with PRP is a very safe and effective way to treat deeper acne scarring, fine lines, wrinkles, stretch marks, pigmentation, and even hair loss! During the process, Patient’s blood will be drawn and spun in a centrifuge. Once spun, the plasma portion of the blood will be used for the treatment. Platelet Rich Plasma offers at least 8 growth factors that aid in stimulating collagen production and create healthy new skin cells. This treatment is typically safe for all skin types and all will benefit from the effects Microneedling with PRP. Platlet Rich Plasma is also the newest form of treatment for thinning of the hair and hair loss, as it is rich in growth factors that aid in stimulation of the hair follicle.