BY ASHLEY BERSCHEID
Eclipse MicroPen® is an Epidermal Micro-Exfoliation (EME) device used to stimulate the tissue which improves the appearance of fine lines, large pores, acne scars, stretch marks, traumatic scars, skin tone, texture and colour.
During the Eclipse MicroPen® procedure, the MicroPen® is used to create controlled micro-injuries to the skin which induces a self-repair mechanism, triggering new collagen and elastin. This process results in a thicker epidermis with a softer appearance of wrinkles. Eclipse MicroPen® also creates micro-channels which allow topical gels, creams and serums to be absorbed, enhancing the effects in deeper layers of the skin.
A sterile cartridge containing 12 tiny micro-points is attached to the Eclipse MicroPen®. Your Aesthetician will apply sterile saline to your skin and select 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. Up to 3 passes can be made per area. This procedure will take 30 to 60 minutes depending on size of the area treated.
After the procedure, the skin will be red and flushed in appearance but your skin will also look and feel tighter, fresh and rejuvenated. You may also experience skin tightness and mild sensitivity to touch on the area being treated. This will diminish greatly after a few hours following treatments and within the next 24 hours the skin will be completely healed. After three days there is barely any evidence that the procedure has taken place. Visible changes to the skin will develop over the course of 4 weeks but you will notice an immediate ‘glow’ to your skin.
Results can continue to improve up to 6 months after the treatment. Some clients only require a single treatment once a year to achieve optimal results. However, it is recommended for most clients to receive a series of 2 - 3 treatments spaced about 6 to 8 weeks apart. For clients with more significant skin care concerns, such as acne scars, it is recommended to receive 6 - 8 sessions at 8 week intervals.
After the procedure, you may clean your skin with a gentle cleanser before bed and moisturize. Take precautions against sun exposure immediately after treatment. It is advised to wait at least 12 hours before applying makeup or sunscreen and to avoid any vigorous exercise. Within two (2) days following your Eclipse MicroPen® procedure, you will notice dryness and flaking on skin. This is due to an increased turnover of skin cells. During this period, you can keep applying your regular skin moisturizer. After waiting 24 hours, a moisturizer with an SPF is encouraged on a daily bases. It is encouraged to avoid direct sun exposure for at least 10 days if possible.
Please note that a consultation is mandatory prior to booking a Micro needling service.
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