Hollywood’s Hottest Secret

Dr. Kenneth Sanders

Move over “Bond” girls. Now everyone can have your beautiful skin. With an instrument that looks like something from a James Bond movie and surpasses other Aesthetic devices of it’s kind used in skin care treatments. Aptly named, the Eclipse Micropen Elite is Hollywood’s hottest secret. After just a few treatments with the Eclipse Micropen Elite, and you will understand why. Not only does it have a positive effect on your skin, the Micropen has a positive effect on your wallet.

Here’s how it works: the Eclipse Micropen is used to create controlled micro-injuries to the skin. That’s the scary sounding part. In reality, it feels like a light rub with sandpaper that triggers collagen production. With each pass over your treatment area, you receive tiny pinpricks – just enough to tell your brain to send out the repair team.

But it’s not just the injury that makes microneedling effective. Small canals in the skin are also a result of microneedling. This allows your skin care product to penetrate deeper into your skin. The result is a reduction in the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and improved skin tone. Microneedling can also treat acne scars, traumatic scars and stretch marks. A premium treatment will include PRP (platelet rich plasma) which is produced from the patients own blood. A small amount of blood is drawn and then processed to give the PRP which is concentrated growth factors and stem cells. These are infused into the micro needle sites and the result is magnified with little to no downtime.

The micropen can be used on all parts of the body and takes 15-30 minutes depending on the size of the treatment area. Recovery is relatively quick depending on the pen position used and the number of passes made over the treatment area. You will experience redness, easily camouflaged with makeup, anywhere from 24 hours to four days. The Eclipse Dermal Rejuvenation System post treatment will aid in the healing process. If you decide to give it a try, manage your expectations. We have patients that notice an immediate “glow” with visible changes continuing over the course of several weeks. Skin improvement can continue for up to six months. Unlike lasers and other treatments, microneedling can be used safely and effectively on most skin types—including more pigmented, darker skin tones.

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