What is Micro - Needling?
Micro-Needling also known as collagen induction Therapy, is an innovation in aesthetics for the treatment of fine lines, acne scars, and improvement of the skins texture, tone and colour.
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 thicker dermis with softer wrinkles.
Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT) provides real improvements you can see and feel!
Benefits/Effects on the skin
Improve texture, tone,colour
Reduce mild to moderate acne scarring
Reduce appearance of surgical scars
Soften fine lines and wrinkles
Shrink pores-it helps pores appear much smaller. Micro needling stimulates collagen production in and around the pores, which causes them to plump and appear shrunken, if not closed.
Micro needling is minimally invasive and requires no downtime.
Description of procedure
The micro skin needling system allows for controlled induction of the skin’s self-repair mechanism by creating micro “injuries” in the skin which triggers new collagen synthesis.
The result is smoother, firmer and younger looking skin. Skin needling procedures are performed in a safe and precise manner with the use of the sterile micro pen needle head. The procedure is normally completed within 30-60 minutes depending on the required treatment and anatomical site.
Prior to treatment the area is numbed with ZENSA cream which is 5% Lidocaine .( if you have a allergy to Lidocane please inform the technician)
After the procedure , the skin will be red and flushed in appearance in a similar way to moderate sunburn. You may also experience skin tightness and mild sensitivity to touch on the area being treated. The skin’s redness will diminish greatly after a few hours following the treatment and within the next 24 hours will be generally calmed.
After 3 days the skin will return to a normal or near normal appearance.
Recommended follow up treatments are every 4-6 weeks and best results a series of
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Micro-needling afte care instructions
Don't use any anti-inflammatories such as Ibuprofen, Motrin or Advil for a few days after the treatment as this interferes with your bodies natural inflammatory process which is critical to for optimal results.
After the treatment a hydrating mask will be applied to the face which will help with reducing redness and the healing process.
Please leave this mask on for a few hours following the treatment.
First day: Wash your face before bedtime with a gentle cleanser and warm water , apply a simple moisturizer or hyaluronic acid serum.
Do not use retinol, glycolic acid, lactic acid, salycilic acid or any exfoliants or scrubs on your skin.
Your skin will feel sensitive to the touch. Redness and a little swelling is normal.
Day 2-7 Tigthness and dryness during this time is normal.
Moisturize as needed during this time.
Follow the same steps as day one for your skin care.
Slight bruising might occur in certain areas, this can be covered up with makeup if needed.
After day 2 you might notice your skin is flaking, this will stop after a few days. The treatment speeds up cell turn over, old cells have to flake of in order for new ones to come in.
After a week your skins appearance should be a smoother.
It takes 3-6 weeks to see tightening effects.