Because each patient is uniquely different, we require a personal consultation for all aesthetic services. During this consultation Dr. Jackson will hear your concerns, review your health history examine the area(s) of concern and customize a treatment plan to assist you in achieving your goals. If you would like to schedule a consultation to be evaluated, please contact us at (919) 294-9440 .
The potential benefits of PRP have led to a recent widespread interest in its use for anti-aging and regenerative purposes. The platelet rich plasma helps you look younger without injecting artificial substances into your body. In fact, the treatment uses your body’s own blood to regenerate and tighten your skin. Platelets found in human blood have been used for years to help regenerate muscle and bone, heal skin ulcers, and repair tendons and ligaments. During the treatment, platelets are extracted from blood and are then super concentrated, and the resulting plasma is injected into damaged tissue. The platelet rich plasma promotes healing and regeneration. Platelet rich plasma is now being used for cosmetic purposes. The therapy is highly effective for the following:
- Reducing fine lines and wrinkles
- Tightening and toning skin
- Replacing lost volume
- Eliminating crow’s feet and dark circles beneath the eyes
- Diminishing acne scars
- Adding a more natural effect with Dermal Fillers
As part of the body’s healing ability, platelets and other components in human blood migrate to the point of care. Platelets are well known to release numerous growth factors that respond to tissue injury and initiate and promote the conditions for healing.
Eclipse MicroPen™ is a revolutionary cordless dermal micro-needling device used by skincare professionals all over the world. Eclipse MicroPen stimulates a process known as Micro-Needling, or Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT), to reduce fine lines, wrinkles, and acne scars. This stimulates production of the skin's own collagens and elastin.
Coupled with Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Skin Rejuvenation Therapy, the potential of your own body is used to improve the overall texture and tone of your skin in the face, naturally. Your own unique tissue growth factors and healing properties revitalize the skin by improving blood supply and stimulating collagen formation. Wrinkles, pores, acne scars and dark spots are reduced with this treatment.
Eclipse MicroPen™ has several advantages over previous generation anti-aging tools like lasers and dermal needle rollers. Dermatologists and aesthetic practitioners choose MicroPen™ for the following reasons:
- Safety First. MicroPen is inherently safer than dermal rollers, utilizing sterile single-use surgical grade disposable needle tips. The unique features of the Turbo Safety Needle® ensure the Eclipse MicroPen™ delivers greater efficiency and superior clinical results while maintaining the highest level of safety for both patient and provider. It is also safe for ALL skin types which means it is a great procedure for almost everyone!
- Faster is Better. MicroPen's patented high-speed motor means quick penetration by the needles. This creates a more comfortable experience that patients describe as a sandpaper-like sensation.
- Customized For You. Each patient's skin has unique features and individual needs. The adjustable needle depth allows MicroPen professionals to customize your treatment.
- Consistent Results. Safety and control features lead to predictable, consistent results. Compared to lasers and dermal rollers, MicroPen™ is able to deliver a predictable healing experience for every patient.
How does it work?
A topical gel is applied to clean skin. In most cases your practitioner will use a hyaluronic acid peptide gel. This is a soothing product that helps the MicroPen™ tip glide across your skin while simultaneously delivering Hyaluronic Acid (HA) – the building blocks for healthy new skin – deep into the skin.
Your practitioner will select the appropriate needle depth and number of passes to address your skin's specific needs. As the Eclipse MicroPen™ tip is applied to the skin hundreds of micro-channels or holes are created every second. These tiny micro-channels stimulate your skin's natural ability to heal itself.
This repair process begins almost immediately. Fibroblasts—the cells that synthesize new collagen—are active for up to 6 months after the initial treatment. New collagen and elastin produce softer, firmer skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles, acne scars and textural issues.
Typically the skin has a nice glow to it immediately following the treatment. Results can be observed as early as 30 days.
What is Automated Micro-Needling?
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 overall appearance. 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 the appearance of softer wrinkles. Eclipse Micropen™ also creates superficial micro-channels which allow topical gels, creams and serums to be absorbed more effectively into the skin.
What are the Benefits?
The benefits of micro-needling are a reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, younger-looking skin with fewer signs of aging. Eclipse Micropen™ also has a positive effect on hyper-pigmentation as well as on hypo-pigmentation, acne scars, traumatic scars and stretch marks and generally creates a fresher appearance or glow to the skin.
What areas of the body can I treat?
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 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 light sandpaper being moved across the skin. While some areas are more sensitive than others, the speed of the reciprocating needle tip reduces discomfort while the applied hydrating gel also makes the treatment more tolerable.
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 needles used and the number of overlapping passes your skincare professional performs. On average, patients are red up to 2 to 4 days. Some patients heal completely in as little as 24 hours. Utilizing the Eclipse Skin Revive System™, or other quality skincare products, provided by your skincare provider, can help to speed up the healing process.
When will I see the results?
Patients notice an immediate “glow” to their skin. Visible changes to the skin develop over the course of several days and 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.
|Treatment Type||Microneedling, PRP Procedures|
|Treatment Problem or Condition||Acne Scarring, Age Spots/Sun Damage, Fine Lines, Hyperpigmentation/Uneven Skintone, Large Pores, Melasma/Freckles, Sagging/Loose Skin, Scars, Stretch Marks, Wrinkles|
|Skin Type||Acneic Skin, Aging Skin, Combination Skin, Dry Skin, Hyperpigmented , Normal Skin, Oily Skin, Sensitive Skin|
After treatment you will look as though you have a moderate to severe sunburn and your skin may feel warm and tighter than usual. This is normal and will subside after 1 to 2 hours and will normally recover within the same day or 24 hours.