Micro-Needling is a new innovation in aesthetic medicine for treating the appearance of fine lines, acne scars and improvement of the skin’s overall appearance.
During this procedure, tiny needles are used to create controlled micro-injuries to the skin in order to naturally produce collagen and elastin. The skin’s repair process results in improvement of the appearance of softer wrinkles. 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 epidermal layer of the skin.
Dr. Cobos uses the Eclipse MicroPen™, the most advanced medical-grade automated micro-needling device on the market to rejuvenate skin, to treat acne scars, fine wrinkles and discoloration.
Dr. Cobos also uses the micropen for PRP (Platelet rich plasma) infusion.
Eclipse MicroPen™ has several advantages over previous generation anti-aging devices such as lasers and dermal needle rollers. Dermatologists and aesthetic practitioners choose MicroPen™ for the following reasons:
- Safety First. MicroPen is inherently safer than dermal rollers, utilizing sterile single-use surgical grade disposable needle tips. The unique features of the Turbo Safety Needle™ ensure the Eclipse MicroPen™ delivers greater efficiency and superior clinical results while maintaining the highest level of safety for both patient and provider. It is also safe for ALL skin types, which means it is a great procedure for almost everyone!
- Faster is Better. MicroPen’s high-speed motor means efficient and reliable penetration. The rapid needle motion provides a more comfortable experience that patients describe as a mild sandpaper-like sensation.
- Customized For You.Each patient has unique skin needs and requirements. The variable needle depth feature allows MicroPen professionals to customize your treatment for best clinical results.
- Consistent Results. Safety and control features lead to predictable, consistent results. Compared to lasers and dermal rollers, MicroPen™ is able to deliver reliable and improved outcomes for virtually every patient.
How it works:
A topical gel is applied to clean skin. In most cases your practitioner will use a hydrating hyaluronic acid (HA) gel. This is a soothing product that helps the MicroPen™ glide across your skin creating superficial micro-injuries designed to ultimately improve your skin condition upon re-epithelialization.
Your practitioner will select the appropriate pen setting based on your skin’s condition. Secondly, the practitioner will determine how many passes of the pen are required. Again, your practitioner will determine the number of passes (usually one or two) based on the clinical circumstances and general condition of the skin.
As the Eclipse MicroPen™ is applied to the skin, hundreds of superficial micro-channels or holes are created every few seconds. The process stimulates your skin’s natural ability to heal itself. This repair process begins almost immediately. As a result, new collagen and elastin produce softer, firmer skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles, acne scars and textural issues.