Eclipse MicroPen™ Elite
One of the most advanced skin rejuvenation tools available can be held in the palm of your hand. The Eclipse MicroPen™ Elite is an innovative device designed to provide gradual, natural-looking enhancement for both the face and the body. This pen-sized instrument can precisely address your areas of concern quickly and effectively, typically stimulating collagen and elastin production as well as encouraging a more vibrant and youthful look to skin. In addition to being able to diminish the appearance of fine lines, acne scars, and stretch marks, the MIcroPen™ can also reduce the skin’s laxity, giving the skin a firmer look. It is also designed to enhance absorption of skin care creams, gels, and serums and to minimize hyperpigmentation and cosmetic sun damage. If you’re interested in seeing firmer, smoother, more evenly textured skin, Dr. Nancy Silverberg, our experienced dermatologist, can determine if the MicroPen™ can help you achieve your cosmetic goals.
How it Works
Through a process called Percutaneous Collagen Induction Therapy (PCIT), or micro-needling, the MicroPen™ can create hundreds of micro-injuries within the skin, which can stimulate the body’s production of collagen and elastin. This reaction can help to decrease fine lines and develop more even tone and texture as a result of the body’s natural repair process. The instrument is equipped with 12 tiny, single-use needles and can be customized by a precise adjustment of depth to suit your unique needs. In addition to addressing fine lines and wrinkles, sun damage, skin laxity, and uneven texture and tone on the face and neck, the MicroPen™ can also be effective on stretch marks and traumatic scars found on the body. During your initial consultation, Dr. Silverberg will discuss your areas of concern and develop a personalized treatment plan tailored to suit your desired outcome.
When you arrive, a soothing gel will be applied to the area to be treated. This gel allows the MicroPen™ to glide smoothly across the skin and enhances your comfort. Because of the minute size of the needles and speed at which they work, your discomfort should be minimal, although deeper penetration may require a topical anesthetic. Many patients compare the sensation to the feeling of light sandpaper moving across the skin. Some areas may be more sensitive than others, and we will strive to make you as comfortable as possible. Depending on the size and number of regions you would like addressed, the process may take as little as 15 to 30 minutes. You should expect to experience redness after the procedure, which may last between 24 hours and a few days. One MicroPen™ session may be sufficient for your aesthetic goals; however, Dr. Silverberg may recommend a series of three treatments, depending on your unique anatomic needs.
Platelet-Rich-Plasma (PRP) for Enhanced Results
Available as a complement to the Eclipse MicroPen™ treatment or as a stand-alone procedure, we offer Platelet-Rich-Plasma (PRP) Therapy, an advanced non-surgical rejuvenation technique that utilizes your natural vital fluids to help restore radiance, firmness, and a youthful look to your skin. This innovative method is designed to smooth away fine lines, reduce the appearance of sun damage, and enhance collagen production by reintroducing essential growth factors into your areas of concern. These growth factors can then generate proteins that encourage cell turnover for brighter, healthier, and more luminous skin tone and smoother skin texture. During the procedure, we will extract a small amount of your blood and separate out the platelet-rich-plasma located within the solution. The concentrated plasma serum, which contains the protein-stimulating stem cells, can then be administered. Your comfort is our priority, and we will strive to make this experience as easy and as painless as possible.
Within a few days to weeks, benefits of this procedure will begin to develop, and you will continue to see improvement over the next several months as your body utilizes the platelet-rich-plasma to rejuvenate your skin. Little to no downtime is common, and you should be able to return to normal activities immediately following the treatment. When combined with the Eclipse MicroPen™, results often can be even more pronounced.