MICRONEEDLING

WHAT IS MICRONEEDLING?

Microneedling Therapy also called Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT), and Percutaneous (through the skin) Collagen Induction (PCI), is a minimally invasive skin-rejuvenation procedure that involves the use of a needling device. The needles are used to puncture the skin and create controlled injury at a specific depth. Each puncture creates a channel that triggers the body to heal these micro wounds by producing new collagen and elastin in the papillary dermis. In addition, new capillaries are formed for improved blood supply. With Microneedling, the top layer of the skin is parted without being damaged, leaving the skin, intact. It does not “burn” the skin like peels or more invasive lasers. Using a microneedling pen device the needle penetration depth can be adjusted from 0.25mm to 2.50mm to treat different body areas and skin conditions. Using skin needling consistently will trigger the body’s repair process until the desired level of skin rejuvenation is achieved. The Microneedling process stimulates improvement in skin texture, firmness and hydration as well as reduction in wrinkles, pigmentation, scars, pore size, hair loss and stretch marks. This rejuvenating treatment will leave the skin revitalized and younger looking.

THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOUR APPOINTMENT:

Is Microneedling painful?


We apply numbing cream prior to the treatment which drastically minimizes or eliminates any pain altogether.




How many treatments need?


How many treatments do I need and how often? Micro-needling can be safely repeated every 4-6 weeks until you achieve the desired results. For collagen induction we recommend to start with 3 treatments, but with a minimum separation time of 4 to 6 weeks between treatments. For scar reduction an average of 3 to 6 treatments are recommended. The number of treatments required will depend on how each individual responds to the treatments, and the extent of the damage at the beginning Micro-needling can be used on all skin parts of the body (neck, décolleté, arms, legs, etc). Most people will begin to see results after the very first appointment.




Benefit of Microneedling


-Reduce acne scars -Lightens hyperpigmentation and sun spots -Improves fine lines and wrinkles -Diminished pore size -Reduce appearance of other types of scars -Firms and smooths skin texture -Softens stretch marks -Even skin tone -Improves the appearance of stretch marks -Incresased hair follicle production -ncreased skin plumpness. -Diminished the visibility of all types of scars, especially acne




Contraindication for Microneedling?


-Have a used Accutane (isotretinoin) within the last six months. -Have open wounds, cuts or abrasions on the area being treated. -Have had radiation treatment to the skin within the last year. -Have any kind of current skin infection or herpes simplex in the area to be treated. (microneedling can trigger outbreaks). -Are pregnant or breast feeding (all the nutrients should go to the baby and not to repair the skin). Also, numbing cream cannot be applied to nursing mother. -Have any history of keloid scars. (in the area being treated). -Poor wound healing. -Eczema, Psoriasis, Active Acne, Rosacea, or other chronic skin conditions (in the area being treated). -Actinic (Solar) Keratosis. -Diabetes. (delayed wound healing). -Presence of raised moles, warts, or lesions within treatment area. -Have had microneedling within the last 4 weeks. -Botox within 2 weeks or dermal filler injected within the last 4 weeks of the Microneedling treatment. (In the area that will be treated). -Scleroderma; Blood clotting problems; Collagen vascular diseases; Cardiac abnormalities; Immunosuppression; Active bacterial or fungal infections




What is the down time like?


The inflammatory reaction of the skin is extremely short and fades significantly within hours from redness to pinkish that may last for 12 to 48 hours. In order to reduce visible redness, we recommend hyaluronic acid after the procedure, and to protect the skin with zinc based sunblock. The use of mineral makeup may be used after procedure.




Can micro-needling be performed for all skin types and colors?


Absolutely. It’s safe and effective for all types and colors of skin. There is no risk of post-inflammatory hyper-pigmentation.




How do I prepare for my Microneedling appointment?​


-No Accutane for the past 6 months. (No Exceptions) -No microneedling within the last 4 weeks. -No autoimmune therapies or products 12 hours prior to treatment. -Avoid Retin-A products (retinoids), topical antibiotics, hydroquinone, and benzoyl peroxide 3 days prior to treatment. -No acids or exfoliates should be used by the client, 24 hours before the treatment. Any topical that may dry or irritate the skin. (Eg. Alpha Hydroxyl Acid – AHA or Beta Hydroxyl Acids – BHA) -No prolonged sun exposure to the area being treated, 24 hours prior to the treatment. (Microneedling should not be administered on sunburned skin) -No IPL/Laser procedures for 7 days prior to microneedling. (CO2 must wait 3 months) -No waxing, depilatory creams or electrolysis 7 days prior to the procedure. -No shaving the day of the procedure -Call us if you do have active or extreme breakouts occur before treatment, we can rescheduled your appointment -To decrease the risk of bruising, should avoid excessive Alcohol, Aspirin, NSAIDs (ibuprofen, Aleve) Garlic, Gingko Biloba, Fish Oils and Vitamin E for 5-7 days prior to your treatment unless recommended by your physician





WHAT TO EXPECT AFTER YOUR PROCEDURE:

Most clients will experience redness and mild swelling, similar to bad sunburn. Some may have small areas of pinpoint bleeding and even some bruising. These effects can last 24-48 hours. The redness usually begins to subside after a few hours and can be covered with make-up 12 hours after treatment. Minor peeling and flakiness can occur after a few days and it is recommended to apply a good moisturizer and sunscreen. It is important to let the area heal on its own and not to pick on loose skin. Within a week or two, the skin is smoother and more radiant looking. As the body produces collagen the full effects on the procedure will be seen a few months later.

AFTERCARE

24-48 hrs HOME CARE AFTER your session 

 
  • CLEAN – The evening after the procedure, use a gentle cleanser and tepid water to cleanse the face and gently pat dry the treated skin. Always make sure that your hands are clean when touching the treated area. Continue for 72 hours.

  • HEAL – Serums with antioxidants are recommended post treatment, as the properties are ideal to help heal soothe and minimize irritation of the skin.

  • HYDRATE – Following microneedling treatment the skin may feel drier than normal. Hyaluronic Acid is an ideal ingredient to hydrate and restore the skin back to perfect balance. It is also important to drink plenty of water. 

  • STIMULATE – 2 to 3 days following microneedling, the skin starts to regenerate. Collagenstimulating peptides are ideal at this time to continue the stimulation.

  • MAKEUP – Makeup should not be applied for 12 hours after the procedure. Do not apply any makeup with a brush, especially if it is not clean. If it is absolutely required mineral makeup or Oxygenetics is recommended.

  • PROTECT – Apply a broad-spectrum sunblock with an SPF 30 or greater. A physical sunblock containing Zinc or Titanium Dioxide is highly recommended.

Post-Treatment Instructions

  • Avoid intentional and direct sunlight for at least 24 hours. No tanning beds.

  • ALWAYS use physical sunscreen/sun block with an SPF 30 or higher. Do NOT go outside without sun protection (even on a cloudy day).

  • Do not use any Alpha Hydroxy Acids, Beta Hydroxy Acid, Retinol (Vitamin A), Vitamin C (in a low pH formula) or anything perceived as ‘active’ skincare for at least 3 days’ post treatment. Clients may resume their home care regimen when skin is no longer flaking and peeling.

  • Do NOT scratch or peel the skin as this may cause permanent scarring 

  • Drink plenty of water

  • Do NOT take any anti-inflammatory medications such as ibuprofen, Motrin or Advil. These agents will interfere with the natural inflammatory process that is critical and responsible for the skin rejuvenation. Use Tylenol only as needed for any tenderness.

  • Mineral make-up is recommended post-procedure because it lets the skin breathe and helps the skin healing process. 

  • NOT exercise or swimming for the first 24 hours- Sweating and gym environments can be harmful and may cause adverse reactions, due to open pores and bacteria

**Rejuvenation of skin may be seen in 1-2 weeks and will continue to improve for up to 6 months after the procedure. Note: Burn scars are slow to respond. It can take 6 months to 1 year to see the final results from a single treatment.

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