Eclipse MicroPen Elite Treatment in Healdsburg, CA
What is the Eclipse MicroPen Elite?
The Eclipse MicroPen Elite™ is an anti-aging treatment in aesthetic medicine. The procedure can reduce wrinkles, boost collagen and elastin production, and improve the overall appearance of the skin with the help of miniature needles that create tiny openings within the skin, triggering the body's natural healing process. The Eclipse MicroPen Elite™ is a form of micro-needling that can be used anywhere on the body, and on any skin type.
Micro-needling can be a quick and simple rejuvenation process for fading stretch marks, reducing fine lines, and improving the appearance of wrinkles. Because the epidermis remains intact, this procedure can be repeated multiple times — it can also be used in regions where lasers and deep peels are not typically performed. The Eclipse MicroPen Elite™ is able to activate the restorative processes of the body to transform blemished and damaged tissue into clearer, more vibrant skin.
What is Micro-Needling?
Automated micro-needling—also called collagen induction therapy—uses tiny needles to create controlled micro-injuries to the skin. These micro-injuries activate the skin's repair process, which produces collagen and elastin to create thicker skin and softer wrinkles. Micro-needling also creates small channels that allow topical gels, creams and serums to be absorbed more effectively.
The Eclipse MicroPen Elite™ differs from microdermabrasion or lasers because rather than removing or burning skin, can micro-needles stimulate collagen production without heat. Removing heat makes the procedure safer and more comfortable, and it has a very low complication rate.
Rejuvenating skin with the Eclipse MicroPen Elite™ can be a safe and effective treatment for people of any age who are looking to improve their skin. The most common skin conditions treated with micro-needling include:
- Fine lines or moderate wrinkles
- Diminished skin texture, tone or color
- Acne scarring
- Photo aging
- Traumatic scars
Micro-needling treatment feels similar to sandpaper being moved gently across the skin. Some areas are more sensitive than others, but the speed of the reciprocating cartridge tip of the Eclipse MicroPen Elite™ makes the treatment more comfortable.
How Does it Work?
The Eclipse MicroPen Elite™ is an electric device that uses 12 small needles along with vibration to create painless micro-injuries or channels over the skin's surface. Before treatment begins, the physician will apply a hydrating gel and optional numbing cream to the top layer of the skin. Next, your doctor will gently press the MicroPen™ against the skin, while simultaneously gliding the device across the skin, until the entire treatment area has been micro-needled. During this process, the MicroPen™ creates a series of precise, controlled epidermal and dermal micro-injuries that stimulate the body's immune response by producing new collagen and elastin.
Some patients may require a single treatment to achieve optimal results; although in most cases, it is recommended that patients receive three to six treatments at six- to eight-week intervals. The length and amount of treatment a patient receives depends on the condition being addressed. Patients who are looking to treat conditions like deep wrinkles, advanced photo-aging, acne scars or stretch marks typically receive six to eight treatments at nine-week intervals. Patients who want to improve acne scars require fewer treatments.
The procedure normally takes about 15 to 30 minutes, depending on the size of the area being treated. Following treatment, patients may notice bright red spots on the skin that can look and feel like sunburn — this typically dissipates after two to four days. Skin typically looks smoother, tighter and more refreshed after treatment, creating a younger, healthier appearance.
Request more information about the Eclipse MicroPen Elite™ treatment today. Call (707) 604-3600 or contact Dr. Michele Zormeier online.
Zormeier Cosmetic Surgery and Longevity Center
Address431 East Street
Healdsburg, CA 95448