The Eclipse MicroPen is the favored form of micro needling at our San Francisco dermatology center. After just a single session, we think you’ll see why. By using your skin’s own immune response, MicroPen can smooth scars, clear discoloration, and tighten up laxity for deep improvement of your specific concerns.
The Eclipse MicroPen is a cordless, handheld device that resembles a typical pen. Its sterile, single-use tip contains 12 extraordinarily small “micro-needles.” The MicroPen creates very small “micro-injuries” as the pen sweeps across your skin, stimulating your body’s natural healing response. We often use MicroPen for the following conditions:
The preparation for treatment is simple: Your practitioner cleanses your face and applies a layer of soothing gel to your skin in order to maintain your comfort. In all, you can expect to be in our office for about 30 minutes.
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You’re free to return to your usual activities as soon as your appointment is over. While you shouldn’t experience any sort of lingering pain, your skin may appear red and inflamed for a couple of days.
The results of a MicroPen treatment gradually become noticeable over the course of a couple of weeks and continue to develop for up to 6 months. With each passing day, your skin becomes smoother, tighter, and more responsive to your favorite skincare products.
You can expect an overall improvement to last at least several months and potentially up to 1 year, depending on the severity of your original condition. Although the MicroPen doesn’t create permanent results, it can slow down the aging process and significantly reduce the appearance of other irregularities, such as scars. If you are concerned about acne or acne scarring, you may also benefit from our other acne treatments.
For some patients, as little as 1 annual treatment is sufficient to create the results they want. Others may see the best results with a series of treatments spaced several weeks apart. During your consultation, we’ll give you a much more specific idea of what you can expect.