The Latest Alternative to Lasers to Improve Skin Tone

Cosmetic Dermatologist Serving Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Larchmont & surrounding areas in California


‏Q: Can you suggest an alternative to lasers for improving my skin tone?

A: Yes!‏ The Eclipse Micropen treats fine lines, acne scars, and improves your skin’s texture and tone. Twelve tiny sterile needles attached to the pen’s tip are used to create


Before and After Micropen™ treatment by Dr. Nancy Samolitis. Courtesy of Eclipse Micropen.

controlled micro-injuries to the skin, which in turn cranks collagen and elastin production. This process, known as collagen induction therapy, allows us to adjust the depth of needle penetration depending on your skin’s needs. The tiny channels also allow your topical gels, creams, and serums to absorb more effectively. With this in mind, we’ll apply Regenica, a collagen stimulating cream with growth factors, after your treatment.

‏Your Micropen session will feel similar to microdermabrasion, and we’ll apply topical numbing cream about 15 minutes before your treatment. Each session lasts about 30 minutes and typically patients experience one to two days of mild redness. For skin rejuvenation, we’ll likely recommend a series of three treatments once a month. For deeper acne scarring we may recommend a series of six to eight appointments.

‏The Eclipse Micropen is an ideal choice for patients who want a more affordable alternative to ablative fractional laser or simply require shorter downtime. Every treatment we offer has it’s remarkable purpose, and as always, we are excited to provide you with yet another unique option!