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How does Micro-Needling Work?
The treatment involves Micro-Needles through a pen over the area make tiny punctures in the top of the skin. These small ‘skin wounds’ trigger the body’s natural response to create new collagen and elastin fibers, as well as new capillaries which fill the channels created by the needles. The result is a plumping and thickening of the skin, evening out of imperfections and discoloration and improved blood supply.
how is micro-needling performed?
First, the skin is cleansed and a numbing cream is applied to minimize any discomfort during the procedure. Next, a Peptide fell is applied for a small pen with a sterile, disposable tip containing Micro-Needles to gently move over your skin to create tiny, evenly-spaced punctures. We are able to adjust both the depth and the angle of the needles.
Finally, once the treatment is over, we will apply complex repair cream or Vitamin-C complex to protect it during the healing process along with sunblock to protect the skin from sun damage.
what can I expect after the procedure?
After the procedure your skin will show signs of redness or erythema and will appear similar to moderate sunburn. There may be some slight swelling. The redness and swelling will begin to subside 24 to 48 hours after the treatment. By day 3 the erythema and swelling subsides and the skin takes on a pink color there is barely any evidence that the procedure has taken place. During the first 3 days you will also experience some skin tightness dryness and mild sensitivity to touch on the areas that have been treated. This diminishes greatly following the treatment and over the next 2- 3 days. After the treatment we always recommend a sunblock.
micro-needling post treatment advice
Immediately after the treatment, the artist applies the PhiFace After Treatment Mask and provides the client with Phi Soothing Cream and Ultimate Skin Cocktail with detailed instructions for use.
It is possible that the treated area will be red and that the client will feel tingling and tightening of the skin for about 3 days after the treatment.
After the treatment, do not:
wash your face for 12 hours
expose the skin to direct sun light for 24 hours
apply make up for 24 hours
use foundations and powders for 48 hours
use sauna, swimming pools and tanning beds for 3 days
expose yourself to physical exertion for 2 days
use Botox or fillers for next 3 weeks
does micro-needling cause hyper pigmentation?
No, in normal skin, the Micro-Needling procedure does not cause Hyper-Pigmentation as long as the skin is protected against UV rays after the treatment for 7 to 10 days with a suitable sunblock. Over exposure to UV after Micro-Needling may cause Hyper-Pigmentation but the risk is small.
what are the benefits of micro-needling?
This safe treatment brings many benefits including:
Deeper absorption of the active ingredients in creams and topical serums
Improves blood supply and circulation
Increases the production of collagen through stimulation of Fiberblasts
Safe for all types of skin
Non-allergenic since nothing is injected and medical grade titanium needles are used
Less expensive than other resurfacing treatments
Safe for use on the scalp and body and also the fragile skin around the eyes, neck and mouth
Less painful with better results then traditional lasers: CO2 Fraxel, Photofcial & lasers
what effects does micro-needling have on the skin?
The effects of Medical Micro-Needling on the skin are significant:
Improve skin texture and wrinkle appearance
Regeneration of tissue
Improve scars, particularly acne scars (as the depressed areas are elevated with new tissue layers)
Enhance periphery skin
Shrink pore size
Improve stretch marks
how many treatments do i need and how often can micro-needling be repeated?
The number of treatments you choose depends on the results you want. It is completely safe to repeat collagen induction every 4-6 weeks. Keep in mind that we are stimulating your own collagen production, and that can take a few months to see full benefits from the fiberblast protein production.
For maximum results, we recommend beginning with 4-6 treatments, spaced every 4-6 weeks. If you have scars that you would like to reduce, we suggest 6-8 treatments. Maintenance based treatments every 12 weeks post help reduce the signs of aging and continually stimulate the collagen production as we age keeping your skin youthful.
Generally, the number of treatments will depend on your unique response to the procedure, how much damage you have to begin with and how dramatic you would like the results to be. Results are usually visible after the first treatment.
how should i care for my skin after micro-needling?
It is important to give your skin the right environment for healing 2-3 days after treatment. Avoid AHA’s (glycolic Acid) retinol, acidic or “active” ingredients. In addition, do not expose your skin to the sun. If you must be in the sun, use only a zinc-based sunblock.
You may experience dry skin after treatment, but this should dissipate within a few days.
We highly recommends the Rejuvapen post treatment kit to achieve maximum result.
How do I know micro-needling is for me?
Medical Micro-Needling is safe for all types of skin and all skin colors. It is ideal for anyone who wishes to regain a youthful appearance and rejuvenate their skin. This treatment is especially suitable for those areas which are hard to treat with other resurfacing procedures, such as the fragile skin around the eyes, neck, mouth and on the backs of the hands.
There are, however, a few people who are not suitable for Micro-Needling. This includes those who:
Have used Accutane (Isotretinoin) within the last six months
Have open skin cuts, abrasions or wounds
Have undergone radiation treatment to the skin within the last year
Have any kind of active skin infection in the treatment area
Are pregnant or breastfeeding
Have a history of poor wound healing, Keloid or Hypertrophic scars
Have Rosacea, Active acne, Eczema and Psoriasis
Are under the age of 18