* Before & After results may vary from person to person.
Dr. Minuk’s SkinClinic & Laser Centre offers the Eclipse MicroPen™ for the residents of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Northwest Ontario & surrounding areas.
Fine Lines & Wrinkles
Fine lines and wrinkles are the often the first signs of aging. Repeated muscle movement over time and sun exposure are the main contributing factors. Other factors including smoking, stress, fair complexion and poor diet lead to collagen and elastic fiber break down and accelerated aging of the skin. Without preventative care, everyone has to confront the fact that fine lines wrinkles are inevitable.
With the MicroPen, Dermatologist Dr. Minuk can prevent your fine lines as well as improve the appearance of your fine lines. Because this treatment is not a laser and does not produce heat, he can treat every skin type and skin color.
How It Works
The production of collagen and elastin can continue up to 6 months which can lead to renewed, healthier-looking skin. The appearance of fine lines are reduced as new skin replaces old. Repeating this process several times and combining it with a healthy skincare regimen will dramatically improve your skin health. Maintenance may be as infrequent as once a year depending on your skin quality at the time of the treatment.
What Is Automated Micro-Needling?
Automated Micro-Needling (also known as Collagen Induction Therapy or CIT) is a new innovation in aesthetic medicine for treating fine lines and improving of the skin’s overall appearance.
During this procedure, the MicroPen is used to create controlled micro-injuries to the skin in order to stimulate collagen and elastin production. The skin’s repair process results in global improvement of the skin’s appearance while decreasing wrinkles.
Automated micro-needling also creates superficial micro-channels which can be combined with topical gels, creams and serums to treat a variety of skin conditions including melasma, acne, and dry skin.
Dr. Minuk uses the Eclipse MicroPen™, the most advanced medical-grade automated micro-needling device on the market.
What Are The Benefits?
The benefits of micro-needling include a reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles leading to younger, healthy-looking skin with fewer signs of aging. Microneedling also has a positive effect on the appearance of hyper-pigmentation, 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 be Treated?
Microneedling can be used on all parts of the body, including the: face, neck, décolleté, arms, hands, legs, abdomen and back.
How Is The Procedure Done?
A sterile cartridge containing 12 points is attached to the Eclipse MicroPen™. Dr. Minuk or one of his team will apply a thin layer of topical gel to your skin and select the appropriate pen setting 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 micropen is similar to light sandpaper being moved across the skin. Since Dr. Minuk almost always applies customized topical numbing cream, you typically do not feel anything other than a tickling sensation. Rarely, some areas are more sensitive but the speed of the reciprocating tip reduces discomfort while the applied hydrating gel also makes the treatment easily tolerable.
How Long Does The Procedure Take?
The procedure takes 15-60 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 and the number of overlapping passes Dr. Minuk recommends during your consultation. The depth chosen will depend on your skin’s needs and the treatment will be customized every time to you return to the clinic. The skin treated may be red up to 2 to 4 days, but many patients heal completely in as little as 24 hours.
Dr. Minuk will utilize quality skincare products that will help speed the process. Again, these products will be chosen at the time of your visit to maximize your treatment results while minimizing any down time.
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 can continue to improve up to 6 months after a treatment as collagen production continues.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
Some patients only require a single treatment once per year to maintain optimal results. However, depending on your skin texture and quality at the time of your consult, Dr. Minuk may recommend more than one treatment spaced approximately 4 to 6 weeks apart to repair your skin
For patients with deep wrinkles, advanced photo-aging, stretch marks or acne scars it is recommended to receive 6-8 sessions at 4 to 6 week intervals.