What is microneedling?
Performed under the supervision of a physician, automated microneedling is a new innovation to aesthetic dermatology for the improvement of facial acne scars and other skin surface irregularities. During this treatment, the microneedling device creates thousands of controlled micro-injuries to initiate the skin’s natural wound repair process resulting in an improvement in the appearance of facial acne scars.
The Eclipse MicroPen EVO™ is an FDA-cleared Class II device that is ergonomically designed to give the physician the greatest flexibility and control of any microneedling device.
Intended Use: The Eclipse MicroPen EVO is a microneedling device and accessories intended to be used as a treatment to improve the appearance of facial acne scars in adults aged 22 years or older.
How does it work?
Microneedling is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure to treat facial acne scars. The technique involves using multiple tiny, sterile needles to puncture the skin and cause physical trauma. This trauma prompts the derma, a deeper layer of skin, to rebuild. Microneedling may help address many skin-related complaints, including facial acne scars.
While a relatively new procedure, the reported high efficacy, safety, and post-treatment recovery rates has made it popular procedure for both dermatologists and patients.
Ideal results are typically achieved after multiple sessions, however, most patients report improvement after the first procedure.
“Microneedling is an affordable option. It is safe, it is effective, and I have really good results. I think patients like the ability the next day to get on with their normal life, wear makeup, and they can cover it up. And it definitely does not have a lot of the side effects and risks that we see with some of the laser and light devices.”
DR. SHILPI KHETARPAL
How can it impact my practice?
Microneedling serves a specific niche of patients who desire treatments with little to no recovery, while still attaining measurable results. For physicians, it offers an alternative to more expensive therapies, such as laser and light procedures. The immediate impact that most patients see, combined with the minimal downtime post-procedure, strengthens the likelihood of continuing the planned therapy by the patient.
How do I get trained?
If you are legally allowed to perform microneedling under your esthetics license or if your license requires you to complete a microneedling certification program, many training programs and courses through esthetician schools, as well as through manufacturers and distributors of microneedling devices. Aestheticians must be supervised under a physician and their license in order to perform microneedling procedures.
Eclipse provides both online training, educational webinars lead by industry leaders, and hands-on in-service to ensure you are able to most effectively use the EVO and get the best results for your patients and practice.