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MICRONEEDLING  

 

Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that involves the use of fine needles to create controlled micro-injuries in the skin. 

 

Benefits of Microneedling:

  1. Stimulates Collagen Production: Microneedling triggers the body's natural healing response, stimulating the production of collagen and elastin, which are essential for maintaining skin elasticity and firmness. This leads to smoother, firmer, and more youthful-looking skin over time

  2. Improves Skin Texture and Tone: By promoting collagen formation and cell turnover, microneedling helps to improve the overall texture and tone of the skin. It can reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, enlarged pores, and uneven skin texture.

  3. Enhances Product Absorption: The micro-channels created during microneedling allow for better absorption of topical skincare products, such as serums and moisturizers. This maximizes the effectiveness of these products, leading to improved results.

  4. Reduces Hyperpigmentation: Microneedling can help to break up and reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation, including sunspots, age spots, and melasma, by promoting even distribution of melanin in the skin.

  5. Minimally Invasive: Unlike more aggressive treatments like laser resurfacing, microneedling is minimally invasive and requires little to no downtime. It is suitable for all skin types and can be performed on various areas of the body, including the face, neck, décolletage, and hands.

 

Before Microneedling:

  1. Avoid Sun Exposure: Minimize sun exposure and use sunscreen with a high SPF to protect your skin in the weeks leading up to the treatment. Sun-damaged skin is more prone to complications from microneedling.

  2. Discontinue Certain Products: Discontinue use of retinoids, exfoliants, and other harsh skincare products for at least a week prior to microneedling, as they can increase skin sensitivity.

  3. Hydrate and Moisturize: Keep your skin well-hydrated and moisturized in the days leading up to the treatment to ensure optimal skin health and hydration.

 

After Microneedling:

 

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  1. Protect Your Skin: Apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with a high SPF daily to protect your skin from UV damage and prevent hyperpigmentation.

  2. Tanning: should be avoided for the first 3 weeks after microneedling. 

  3. Stay Hydrated: Drink plenty of water to keep your skin hydrated and promote healing.

  4. Avoid Makeup and Harsh Products: Avoid wearing makeup and using harsh skincare products for the first 24-48 hours post-treatment to allow your skin to heal properly.

  5. Be Gentle with Your Skin: Avoid excessive sun exposure, sweating, and activities that may irritate or traumatize the skin for the first few days after microneedling.

 

By following these before and aftercare tips, you can maximize the benefits of microneedling and achieve smoother, more radiant skin with minimal downtime.

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Description of procedure

 The procedure is normally completed within 60-90 minutes.

Prior to treatment the area is cleanses, a scrub is used to remove dead skin and extractions are done.

The area is numbed with ZENSA cream which is 5% Lidocaine for 20 min.

( if you have a allergy to Lidocane please inform the technician)

Microneedling is done for about 15 min depending on the size of the area.

After the procedure , the skin will be red and flushed in appearance in a similar way to light sunburn.

You may  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

3-5 treatments.

I treatment is $200 + tax

Micro-needling after 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.

I treatment is $200 + tax

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