San Francisco, CA

(415) 292-6350

Eclipse MicroPen®

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.

Ready to find out if the MicroPen is right for you? Contact us using our online form, or call our office at (415) 292-6350 to schedule your consultation today.

What is the MicroPen procedure?

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:

  • Large or visible pores
  • Actinic keratoses, (potentially pre-cancerous rough patches on skin)
  • Loose or lax skin
  • Aging caused by unprotected sun exposure
  • Stretch marks
  • Uneven or blotchy skin tone
  • Acne, injury, and surgical scars
  • Fine lines and some deeper wrinkles

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.

Meet Our Doctors

Our board-certified dermatologists have the training and credentials to address your skincare concerns. Learn more about their backgrounds.

Kathleen M. Welsh, MD
Andrea M. Hui, MD

Meet Our Doctors

Our board-certified dermatologists have the training and credentials to address your skincare concerns. Learn more about their backgrounds.

Kathleen M. Welsh, MD
Andrea M. Hui, MD

How fast will I heal?

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.

When will I see results?

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.

How long will the results last?

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.

How often do I repeat the process?

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.

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2299 Post St. Suite 312
San Francisco, CA 94115

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San Francisco (415) 292-6350

Bay Area Cosmetic Dermatology
2299 Post Street #312
San Francisco, CA 94115

(415) 292-6350

Monday, Friday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday: 7:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 a.m.–4 p.m.

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Bay Area Cosmetic Dermatology is a cosmetic dermatology clinic serving the San Francisco metro area. The board-certified dermatologists, Dr. Kathleen M. Welsh, Dr. Andrea M. Hui, and their staff perform BOTOX® Cosmetic, JUVÉDERM®, Restylane®, CoolSculpting®, vascular laser treatments, and intense pulsed light (IPL) for San Francisco, Bay Area, Belvedere, Greenbrae, Mill Valley, and Oakland-area men and women.