What is MicroNeedling?
Micro-needling is an innovation in aesthetics for the treatment of the appearance of fine lines, acne scars and the skin’s texture, tone and color through a process called Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT). A device with fine needles creates tiny punctures in the top layer of the skin, which triggers the body to create new collagen and elastin. At KP Aesthetics, we have chosen the Eclipse MicroPen® which is the most advanced medical-grade automated micro-needling device on the market.
What are the benefits?
The benefits of micro-needling can include a reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, younger-looking skin with fewer signs of aging. Eclipse MicroPen® may also has a positive effect on the appearance of hyper-pigmentation, hypo-pigmentation, acne scars, traumatic scars and stretch marks and generally creates a fresher appearance or glow to the skin.
What to expect during the treatment
A sterile cartridge containing 12 points is attached to the Eclipse MicroPen®. An anesthetic will be applied of your comfort and then we will apply a either a thin layer of Hyaluronic Acid or your own plasma to your skin and select the appropriate pen setting 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 procedure takes 15-30 minutes depending on the size of the area treated.
What to expect after the treatment
Immediately after the treatment you will notice a bright redness to the skin. The total healing time depends on the Eclipse MicroPen® setting used and the number of overlapping passes your skincare professional performs.
Patients notice an immediate “glow” to their skin. Visible changes to the skin develop over the course of several days and weeks.
How many treatments will be needed?
Some patients only require a single treatment once per year to achieve optimal results. However, it is recommended for most patients to receive a series of 2-3 treatments spaced about 6-8 weeks apart. For patients with deep wrinkles, advanced photo-aging, stretch marks or acne scars it is recommended to receive 6-8 sessions at 6-week intervals. You will be provided with your specific plan according to your skincare needs during your consultation with KP Aesthetics.
What is MicroNeedling with PRP?
PRP, or Platelet Rich Plasma, can be used with the Eclipse MicroPen® system. Often referred to as the “Vampire Facial,” it is a procedure that involves withdrawing a patient’s blood, processing it to isolate the platelet-rich plasma (PRP), then re-injecting it to erase wrinkles and create a more youthful look. This procedure yields very low risk considering the patient is using their own, natural growth factors instead of a chemical compound.