Microneedling creates thousands of microscopic channels in the skin and can be categorized as either medical or cosmetic. There are many different types of microneedling devices including rollers, stamps and electronic devices. Cosmetic microneedling devices contain needles that are 0.1 - 0.3mm long and create microscopic channels to increase the absorption of topical products into the skin. They stimulate keratinocytes to release growth factors, which increase cell turnover and cause epidermal thickening.
Medical microneedling devices contain needles that are 0.6 to 3mm in length, which trigger the wound-healing cascade. This stimulates keratinocytes and fibroblasts to release growth factors resulting in increased epidermal cell turnover and increased collagen, elastin and glycosaminoglycan (e.g. hyaluronic acid) production. Studies have shown improvements in scar appearance, fine lines, wrinkles and skin surface irregularities with microneedling treatments. Medical microneedling devices are to be used by physicians, nurses and other trained skin care professionals, not at home.
Microneedling can be used on all parts of the body, including: face, neck, décolleté, arms, hands, legs, abdomen and back. It can be also used for facial rejuvenation on its own or in combination with PRP (platelet-rich plasma) to deliver growth factors to the dermis of the skin. Microneedling with PRP involves extracting a small vial of the patient's blood from their arm and spinning it in a centrifuge to separate the plasma (the liquid part) from the red and white blood cells. The plasma, which is rich in platelets and growth factors and, therefore, called PRP is then injected into the face, either via microneedling or by injection.
Eclipse MicroPen Elite Eclipse MicroPen Elite is a revolutionary cordless dermal micro-needling device used by skincare professionals across the globe. It has several advantages over previous generation anti-aging dermal needle rollers: Safety First. The Eclipse MicroPen is inherently safer than rollers, which cause small tears as they are rolled over the skin. It is also safe for most skin types, which means it is a great procedure for almost everyone! Faster is Better. MicroPen’s high-speed motor allows for a more efficient yet timely procedure. The rapid pen motion provides a more comfortable experience that patients describe as a mild sandpaper-like sensation.
Customized For Patients. Each patient has unique skin needs and requirements. The variable pen position feature allows our medical aestheticians to customize each treatment for optimal clinical results. Consistent Results. Safety and control features lead to predictable, consistent results. Compared to dermal rollers, MicroPen is able to deliver reliable and improved outcomes for virtually every patient.