How thousands of microscopic holes will fight father time
What does micro needling treat?
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Stretch marks
- Saggy skin
- Improves texture and tone of skin
- Produces collagen to aid in anti-aging
Micro needling pre-treatment instructions-
- No Accutane use for at least six months prior to treatment.
- Avoid retinoids, topical antibiotics, exfoliants, hydroquinone, and benzoyl peroxide 3 days prior to procedure.
- You will get optimal results if you are on a professional skin care regimen including an AHA and skin lightening product. Speak to your skin care professional if you need help picking the best product for your skin.
- No IPL, laser, microdermabrasion, chemical peels or waxing for seven days prior to appointment.
- No shaving the day of your procedure, in area to be treated.
- If you have a history of cold sores take your anti-viral for at least 2 days prior to treatment.
- Do not have botox, fillers or any other injections within three weeks of your service.
- As with all skin care procedures avoid tanning or a sun burn for at least one week prior to service.
Micro needling post-treatment instructions-
- Do not use anti-inflammatory medications such as motrin, advil or ibuprofen as they will interfere with the natural inflammatory response that is responsible for your skin rejuvenation.
- Avoid tanning and sun exposure for at least a week after your procedure. If you are in the sun make sure you are using a SPF of at least 30 and re-applying every hour.
- Eat fresh pineapple to optimize healing.
- Avoid strenuous exercise, sweating and swimming for 24 hours.
- Treat skin gently, washing with a gentle cleanser and cool water.
- No exfoliation for three days after treatment. (Washcloths, clarisonic brushes, scrubs, enzymes, retinols or acids)
- Restart professional skin care after 72 hours.
- Avoid make-up for at least 24 hours. It is best to use a mineral make-up for a week following the procedure. Clean all make-up brushes before use.
- Avoid excessive heat such as a sauna, hot shower or even putting your face near an open oven or over boiling water while cooking.
- Do not scratch or pick at the skin.
- Help your skin heal by using antioxidant/skin lightening serums. Ask your skin care professional for the best one for your skin.
What to expect-
During: Your skin care professional will cleanse your skin and apply a topical lidocaine to the area that will be treated. You will lay and relax for 30 minutes while your skin begins to numb. The treatment itself should be pain free to be mildly uncomfortable. Depending on the area, the needling procedure will take 10-30 minutes. After the procedure a moisturizer and sunblock will be applied. You may feel like you have a mild sunburn for a few hours after.
Day of: Most people are very red and feel a little swollen. You may also notice areas of pinpoint bleeding. You can use a cold compress and tylenol if needed but don’t get the skin wet for four hours.
Day 1: Your skin may continue to be red. It is possible to have a small amount of bruising, especially around the eyes. Most irritation should be gone. Your swelling may be slightly more noticeable.
Days 2-7: Your skin may feel tight and dry. Moisturize as often as needed. You may have some mild flaking since the needling increases your cell turnover ratio. A slight itching in the skin is normal. This is because you have caused a controlled wound to the skin and it is healing.
It will take 6-8 weeks to see full results of the treatment. For full benefits it is recommended to do 6 treatments 28 days apart.
DO NOT HAVE MICRO NEEDLING DONE IF;
- You are prone to keloid scarring.
- You are under current cancer treatment
- You have an autoimmune disorder
- You are on any blood clotting medication or have a bleeding disorder
- You are pregnant
- You have any open wounds or active cystic acne
- You have scleroderma
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