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Rolling back the years

The ECLIPSE MICROPEN is an innovation in microneedling, improving the appearance of ageing, damaged skin.

Milk Face Place & Spa is pleased to introduce the MicroPen, the latest advancement in microneedling.  This skin rejuvenation system is useful in improving fine lines and wrinkles,  acne and surgical scars, stretch marks and overall skin tone and texture.

Also known as Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT) microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure that uses tiny needles to create to create multiple microscopic injuries in the epidermis.  The micro injuries trigger the productions of collagen and elastin, the building blocks of smoother, healthier looking skin.  The result is a more even-toned, tighter and radiant skin as the new healthy skin cells work to rejuvenate skin from the indside out, helping fill in depressed scars and wrinkles and smooth skin imperfections.

In this way, it works like any fractionated procedure, perforating multiple pin-point holes at various depths in the skin to trigger the body’s natural healing response.

What makes the Micropen different?

Composed of medical-grade stainless steel, the Eclipse MicroPen is the first completely cordless fractional automated microneedling device for treating various dermatologic indications.  It uses automated oscillation at 8,5ooRPM to place microchannels more uniformly and reduce trauma to the skin. The MicroPen features the new Turbo Safety Needle, consisting of 12 32 gauge medical grade needles for rapid healing, minimised discomfort and – uniquely – no risk of cross contamination.  The vented Turbo Safety Needle virtually eliminates the risk of cross contamination by its unique needle cartridge which blocks the migration of fluids. The cross-infection protection system works in two ways: first, the side outlet prevents negative suction drawing fluid into the pen; and second, the concertina synthetic prevents any fluid contaminates from entering the pen.  No other needle has this feature and ensures the safety of the patient.

The MicroPen has the potential to revolutionise the practice of treating many skin conditions, as well as for overall facial rejuvenation.  The tiny microchannels created by the MicroPen are also ideal for the absorption of topical skincare products such as hyaluronic acid, lightening serums or wound healing topicals, allowing diffusion of product into those deeper skin layers at a cellular level.

What does the treatment involve?

During the procedure, the pen is gently pressed against the skin while simultaneously gliding in one direction until the entire treatment area has been covered.  Your full trained practitioner will adjust the level of treatment according the the patient’s needs.  Each procedure takes around 15-30 minutes, depending on the area treated.

Patients can typically resume their everyday activities straight after treatment Mild redness and some inflammation of the skin is typical, but this usually subsides after a day or two and can be covered by mineral makeup if desired.  Visible changes to the skin develop over the course of several days and weeks.  Results are cumulative, and continue to improve up to six months after treatment as collagen production continues.

Some patients only require a single treatment, once a year to achieve, and maintain optimal results.  However, it is recommended for most patients to receive a series of two to three treatments spaced around six to eight weeks apart.  For patients with deep set wrinkles, advanced photoageing, stretch marks or acne scars, it is advised to undergo six to eight sessions at six week intervals. micropen new

The skin benefits of micro-needling  (CIT) INCLUDE:

  • improving fine lines and wrinkles
  • thghtening skin and improving tone
  • promoting collagen and elastin production
  • reducing the appearance of acne scarring, pigmentation and stretch marks.

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