R. Scott Haupt, M.D.

Utah Cosmetic Surgery (801) 293-8100
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MicroPen

 

 

 

What is Micropen?
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 texture, tone and color. 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 softer wrinkles. Eclipse MicroPen also creates micro channels which allow topical gels, creams and serums to be absorbed more effectively, enhancing their effects in the deeper layers of the skin.

What are the benefits?
Wrinkle reduction, texture, tone improvement and softer younger-looking skin with fewer signs of aging. New collagen production helps reverse sun damage. Eclipse MicroPen also has a positive effect on hyper-pigmentation as well as hypo-pigmentation, acne scars, traumatic scars and stretch marks.

What areas of the body can be treated?
Eclipse MicroPen can be used on all parts of the body; face, neck, décolleté, arms, hands, legs, abdomen and back.

How is the procedure done?
A topical anesthetic will be applied prior to treatment. 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.

What does it feel like?
The feeling associated with the Eclipse MicroPen is similar to sandpaper being moved across the skin. While some areas are more sensitive than others, the speed of the reciprocating needle tip makes the treatment comfortable.

How long does the procedure take?
The procedure takes 15-30 minutes depending on the size of the area treated.

What is the downtime?
Immediately after the treatment you will notice a bright redness to the skin.

The total healing time depends on the depth of the needles used and the number of passes your skincare professional performs. On average patients are red for 2-4 days. Some patients heal completely in 24 hours. Utilizing a post treatment skin care system will speed up the healing process. These post care products are included in the package pricing.

When will I see the results?
Patients will notice an immediate glow to their skin. Visible changes to the skin develop over the course of several weeks. Results continue to improve up to 6 months after the treatment as collagen production continues.

How many treatments will I need?
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.

Consultations: A consultation prior to treatment helps us ensure MicroPen is right for you. We will recommend the number of treatments needed to help achieve your desired outcome. The prescription for the topical anesthetic will be given at this time. You will fill this prescription at a pharmacy and apply it to the areas to be treated, 1 hour prior to your treatment appointment.

Pricing:
$199.00 for an individual treatment on the face

MicroPen Refine Package
A package of 4 MicroPen treatments on the face (for those with fine lines, minor photo-aging, some textural irregularities)

  • 1 gentle cleanser
  • 1 B5 hydrating serum
  • 1 sunscreen

Receive 10% off any additional skin care products purchased at the same time as package
 $849.00, a savings of $89.00

MicroPen Resurface Package
A package of 8 MicroPen treatments on the face (for those with deeper wrinkles, advanced photo-aging, acne scaring)

  • 1 gentle cleanser
  • 1 B5 hydrating serum
  • 1 sunscreen

Receive 10% off any additional skin care products purchased at the same time as package
$1599.00, a savings of $135.00

Neck $99 per treatment, $350 for a package of 4 treatments
Hands $99 per treatment, $350 for a package of 4 treatments
Décolleté $199 per treatment, $750 for a package of 4 treatments