Micro-Needling (with the Eclipse Micropen)

Automated Micro-Needling (also known as Collagen Induction Therapy or CIT) is a relatively new concept aimed at stimulating the body’s own collagen and elastin production to tighten, lift and rejuvenate the skin. The treatment is also effective in reducing and/or improving the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, pore size, stretch marks, hyper and hypo pigmentation and scarring such as surgical and acne scars. During this procedure, the Eclipse MicroPen creates a series of predictable, controlled epidermal and dermal micro-injuries, thereby stimulating the body's immune response to produce new collagen and elastin. 

Furthermore, automated Micro-Needling also creates superficial micro-channels which enhance the penetration of topical active ingredients. For instance, Hyaluronic Acid, peptides or collagen serum, can be used to  hydrate and re-epithelialize the skin. Depending on what skin condition is being targeted, your medical skin care professional may also infuse anti-redness or anti-acne serums, lightening agents, and/or active growth factors to the needed depth. Needle depth can be adjusted precisely to ensure safe levels of dermal penetration. The skin’s repair process in conjunction with the infused active ingredients result in improvement of the overall appearance of the skin:  softer wrinkles, and a thicker, healthier, more youthful and more luminous dermis.


Interview with Dr. Des Fernandes, the pioneer of Micro-Needling: