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?
How many treatments need?
Benefit of Microneedling
-Reduce acne scars
Contraindication for Microneedling?
What is the down time like?
Can micro-needling be performed for all skin types and colors?
How do I prepare for my Microneedling appointment?
-No Accutane for the past 6 months. (No Exceptions)
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.
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.
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.