Collagen Induction Therapy
Micro Needling is a safe, natural and holistic alternative for resurfacing of the skin using micro-gauge needles to produce optimal results. There may be some bleeding during the treatment, this is normal and usually minimal, and will resolve shortly after treatment. There may be some mild discomfort during the procedure. Topical anesthetic cream will be used to make the procedure tolerable.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Micro-Needling
A. Micro-Needling is a skin rejuvenation treatment that naturally helps trigger collagen and elastin synthesis within the skin. Tiny perforations are created in the skin while still keeping your epidermis intact. This controlled wounding process produces growth factors to help the body rebuild skin density and integrity. Similar to the way you “aerate” a lawn to feed it nutrients, micro needling helps to enhance penetration of corrective serums to give you smooth, even texture, fade pigmentation spots, and healthy, glowing skin. The results are similar to laser resurfacing, without the expense, pain, heat, or extended recovery time. Safe for nearly all skin types, micro needling helps activate skin renewal to help the skin appear fresher, firmer and younger.
A. Micro needling is performed with a pen-like instrument that has a detachable needle cartridge with varying numbers of needles that penetrate the skin vertically. Permanent make-up guns or tattoo guns are also commonly used for micro needling, with a similar cartridge piece containing any number of needles. The cartridge needle depth can be easily adjusted on the hand-piece, depending on the condition being treated and skin thickness.
Derma-rolling is performed with a roller instrument that contains multiple rows of tiny needles that “puncture” the epidermis when rolled across the skin surface. The needles on a derma roller are one uniform length, so if a different depth of needle penetration is needed to obtain the proper end-result, a new roller must be used. The needles perforate the skin as it is "rolled" over the surface as opposed to a clean vertical perforation.
Both types of needling treatments allow the needles to penetrate the skin surface from 0.2mm up to 3.0mm. Derma rollers and micro needle cartridges are generally one-time use items (unless you are using a home derma roller), and are safely disposed of after each client visit.
A. Micro needling is best suited to treat:
A. The following conditions should avoid micro needling:
A. Yes. Try to schedule your micro-needling appointment just before your Botox or filler appointment and you’ll see some great results after you’ve healed. If you already had an injection recently, you need to wait at least 2 weeks after having Botox or 28 days for filler injection.
A. A numbing cream is used before the treatment, so discomfort, if any, is minimal. The most sensitive areas tend to be the forehead and upper lip.
A. Usually only a day or two is all it takes before your skin returns to “normal” or you can start wearing makeup, depending on the depth of the treatment. The deeper the needles penetrate into the skin can mean a longer recovery time and you may see some light peeling, but you are able to wear sunscreen and makeup the day after treatment.
A. On the day of the treatment, a repairing cream is applied to help relieve inflammation and begin the repair process. You may cleans your face before bedtime with a mild face wash. On day two, you may use your normal cleansing routine, but if you are feeling any sensitivity, you will probably skip any active serums or treatment products until you are no longer sensitive. Sunscreen is always a must, beginning the day after treatment.
A. Results are uniquely different for everyone. It really depends on what you are treating, and how you are taking care of your skin at home. You will notice smoother skin texture after your first treatment, with even better improvement after the second. Best visible results are seen with a series of at least 4 to 10 treatments, spaced 4 weeks apart.
A. After you have completed your series, it does take time to really see the difference the micro needling has made in your skin. Final results won’t be noticeable from three to twelve months after you have completed your service series, because boosting collagen and elastin within the dermis does not happen overnight. As well, the series may need to be repeated in order to see the visible results you want to see.