MICRONEEDLING - SKIN REJUVENATION
Similar to fractional light based therapy, microneedling is an effective approach for winkles, fine lines and superficial pigmentation. It can decrease skin pore size and improve stretch marks, creepy skin, surgical scars and acne scars. It can even stimulate hair growth. With little to no recovery time and results that appear within 2-3 sessions, microneedling is excellent for treating fine lines around the upper and lower lip as well as acne scars. Unlike light based therapy, microneedling is safe for all skin types.
How does it work?
Small needles pierce the skin, which promotes scar-less healing and natural collagen reproduction. The mechanism of injury is a natural process. This process promotes collagen and elastin rejuvenation through the science of Collagen Induction Therapy. The micro channels that are created allow active ingredients to penetrate the deeper layers of the skin.
What to expect during my treatment?
Numbing cream will be applied to the skin. After your skin is numb, your skin will be cleaned. A solution containing ingredients to help wound healing, collagen synthesis and hydration will be applied. Your skin will look sunburned for a few days. You will need 5 to 6 treatments with each at least 4 weeks apart.
What areas can be treated?
Face, neck, décolletage, and stretch marks
Please avoid tanning the area to be treated. If you do go out in the sun, use complete sun block (>SPF), applied 2 to 3 times a day for at least 3 weeks prior to your treatment. Deeply tanned skin should be treated 4 to 6 weeks after active sun exposure. Schedule your treatments when you are not having your menstrual period as some women experience more pain with this treatment during their menstrual periods.
For 7 days before treatment, avoid taking anticoagulants (including baby aspirin, Advil, Motrin, ibuprofen, flax, fish oil and extra vitamin C and E). However, if you have been prescribed an anticoagulant (such as heparin or warfarin, Naprosyn, or any other blood thinner), then you must get permission from your treating doctor to have the treatment.
For 2 to 3 days prior to treatment, discontinue any irritant topical agents, such as alpha-hydroxy acids, beta-hydroxy acids, glycolic acids, resorcinol, and retinoic acid.
If possible, arrive with clean skin. There should be no lotion, sunscreen, make-up, perfume, powder, bath or shower oil, or deodorant present on the skin area to be treated. Your skin should be clean. If you do come in with something on your skin, please inform us, so we may clean your skin prior to the treatment.
After treatment instructions
Avoid extreme temperature such as hot water and saunas. Also avoid touching the area for 48 hours after the treatment. You must have good sunscreen and prevent any sun exposure to the skin.
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