Automated Microneedling (also known as Epidermal Collagen Induction Therapy or ECIT) is a new innovation for the treatment of the appearance of fine lines, acne scars and the improvement of the skin’s texture, tone and color.
During this procedure, the device that is used creates controlled micro-injuries to the skin in order to aid in the production of collagen and elastin. The skin’s repair process results in a thicker epidermis with a softer appearance of wrinkles. The MicroPen also creates micro-channels that allow topical gels, creams and serums to be absorbed more effectively, enhancing the effects in deeper layers of the skin. It can be used on all parts of the body: face, neck, décolleté, arms, hands, legs, abdomen and back.
After applying a sterile saline to your skin, a sterile cartridge containing 12 tiny micro-points is attached to the MicroPen in an appropriate position based on your unique needs. The Pen will be gently pressed against the skin while simultaneously gliding in one direction until the entire treatment area has been covered. The sensation is similar to sandpaper being moved across the skin. While some areas are more sensitive than others, the speed of the reciprocating tip makes the treatment more comfortable. The procedure takes 15-30 minutes depending on the size of the area treated.
Some patients only require a single treatment once a year to achieve optimal results. However, it is recommended for most patients to receive a series of 3 treatments spaced about 6 weeks apart. For patients with more significant skin-care concerns, such as acne scars, it is recommended to receive 6-8 sessions at 6-week intervals.
Immediately after the treatment, you will notice a bright redness to the skin. The total healing time depends on the Pen position used and the number of overlapping passes performed. On average, patients experience redness for 2-4 days. Some patients heal completely in 24 hours. Utilizing the special Skin Science products in the post treatment kit, which is included in your treatment, can aid the healing process.
Patients notice an immediate “glow” to their skin. Visible changes to the skin develop over the course of several weeks. Results can continue to improve up to 6 months after the treatment.
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