Automated Micro-Needling (also known as Collagen Induction Therapy or CIT) is a new innovation in aesthetic medicine for the treatment of fine lines, acne scars and improvement of the skin’s overall appearance. During this procedure, tiny needles are used to create controlled micro-injuries to the skin in order to produce collagen and elastin. The skin’s repair process results in a thicker dermis with the appearance of softer wrinkles. Eclipse Micropen™ also creates superficial micro-channels which allow topical gels, creams and serums to be absorbed more effectively into the skin.
The benefits of micro-needling are a reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, younger-looking skin with fewer signs of aging. Eclipse Micropen™ also has a positive effect on hyper-pigmentation as well as on hypo-pigmentation, acne scars, traumatic scars and stretch marks and generally creates a fresher appearance or glow to the skin.
A sterile needle-tip containing 12 tiny micro-needles is attached to the Eclipse Micropen™. Your skincare professional will apply a thin layer of topical gel to your skin and select the appropriate treatment depth based on your unique needs. Next, in a single motion, the pen will be gently pressed against the skin while simultaneously gliding in one direction until the entire treatment area has been covered.
The feeling associated with the Eclipse Micropen™ is similar to light sandpaper being moved across the skin. While some areas are more sensitive than others, the speed of the reciprocating needle tip reduces discomfort while the applied hydrating gel also makes the treatment more tolerable.
The procedure takes 15-30 minutes depending on the size of the area treated.
Immediately after the treatment you will notice a bright redness to the skin. The total healing time depends on the depth of needles used and the number of overlapping passes. It depends on what your skincare professional performs. On average, patients are red up to 2 to 4 days. Some patients heal completely in as little as 24 hours. Utilizing the Eclipse Skin Revive System™, or other quality skincare products, provided by your skincare provider, can help to speed up the healing process.
Patients notice an immediate “glow” to their skin. Visible changes to the skin develop over the course of several days and weeks. Results continue to improve up to 6 months after the treatment as collagen production continues.
Are you wondering what to expect when you visit DeLozier Cosmetic Surgery Center for a consultation?
The consultation is an essential step in the process of considering plastic surgery. During your consultation visit you will meet with board certified cosmetic surgeon Dr. DeLozier as well as our staff who will be with you throughout the process. This is your opportunity to ask any questions about the procedure you are interested in. During your visit Dr. DeLozier will determine if you are a candidate for your requested procedure, and may offer other surgery suggestions that will work best for you and your desired results. The consultation usually takes about an hour and involves a few different steps. There is a $75.00 consultation fee which will be deducted from your procedure cost.
Upon your arrival, our front desk coordinator will greet you and obtain the basic information such as your demographic sheets, medical history, and insurance cards if necessary. You will then be seated in our comfortable waiting room.
After your consultation with Dr. DeLozier, you will then be escorted to meet with our Patient Care Coordinator, Jennifer Moore. She will discuss the cost of the procedure and the various financial options for your surgery. If you have a particular surgery date in mind and would like to schedule surgery, she will work with you to accommodate your schedule. If you are only in the information-gathering stage, she will answer any remaining questions you may have, and she will be your contact person for any future scheduling needs.
A member of our medical staff will escort you to one of the examination rooms. She will obtain basic information from you about what procedures you are interested in. Dr. DeLozier will then meet with you to discuss your goals and concerns. He will give you his professional opinion about which procedures may meet your desired goals and objectives. We have before and after photo albums of each of the various procedures so you can better view realistic surgical results.
After your appointment, should you still have some remaining questions or concerns, the office staff is available to assist you. Dr. DeLozier is happy to see you for a second consultation, and the clinical staff is delighted to answer questions over the phone. We have several former patients who are willing to speak with you about their surgical experiences at DeLozier Cosmetic Surgery Center, please just ask for a patient reference.