Everything You’ve Ever Wanted To Know About Micro-needling
The multi-purpose treatment targets everything from acne scars to hair loss.
The practice of micro-needling dates back to 1995 but has gained significant traction in recent years thanks to new technology Micro-needling is a collagen-stimulating treatment great for general skin rejuvenation. It treats textural issues dealing with pores, acne scars, wrinkles, tightening sagging skin. It addresses hyperpigmentation and restores the healthy youthful glow to your skin.
The treatment begins by first cleansing the face, then applying a topical numbing cream. Once that takes effect (typically about 10 to 20 minutes). We then begin our specialized treatment infusing our secret proprietary blend of pure Hyaluronic Acid (HA), Neuromodulators, and Epidermal Growth Factors (EGF). During this process of Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT) a micro-needling pen is strategically moved along your face — at this point, the needles are moving up and down — in order to “needle in” the secret serum.
The quick answer, no. If the idea of tiny needles piercing your skin sounds like it would bring with a serious ouch factor, you don’t need to worry. Not only does the numbing cream take away what experts agree is minimal pain during the procedure, but what you can expect post-procedure is a bit of pinkness, kind of like a sunburn. You will receive after care instructions along with our Iso-Cell Recovery solution to enhance your treatment.
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It’s great for acne scarring, and because it doesn’t use heat and is totally mechanical, it’s safe for all skin colors and types. The treatment is wonderful for smoothing out the skin and filling in acne scars, but if you have those small bumps from clogged pores, it can help to clear all of that up as well.
Just make sure there aren’t any inflamed or infected areas on your skin, and if you have a cystic breakout, wait until it clears up before coming in for your appointment. You should also steer clear of micro-needling if you have eczema, rosacea, or very sensitive skin.
Microneedling leaves you red and sensitive, so we suggest a broad-spectrum, chemical-free sunscreen with at least SPF 30 during the weeks following your treatment (and, let’s be honest, always). You should also avoid retinol and acids, such as glycolic and salicylic as these ingredients will be too strong right after microneedling is done.
Make sure you also keep skin hydrated by applying the Iso-Cell Recovery solpoution and, avoid exfoliating scrubs in the days immediately following the treatment.
Ideally, you’ll also want to avoid putting on makeup for the rest of the day, 24hours if possible.
Here’s the great part. Within 7-8 hours your skin will start glowing with light bouncing of your face. In 10 days, you will start experiencing the full onset of new collagen growth.