Micro needling, also known as Collagen Induction Therapy, is a minimally invasive skin rejuvenation procedure used to stimulate collagen and to repair acne scar tissue.
Micro needling involves the production of thousands of controlled microscopic needle incisions into the skin. By inducing these tiny punctures, our skin releases growth factors to repair itself. The result is a reduction in wrinkles, fine lines, acne scars, and overall improvement in skin tone and laxity.
WHAT TO EXPECT
After a cleansing of the skin, a strong topical numbing cream is applied to the skin to ensure maximum comfort. After numbing, a hyaluronic acid serum is applied to the skin, and the micro needling device glides over the skin creating the microscopic punctures.
After the procedure, your skin will show signs of redness and will appear similar to a moderate sunburn. There may be some slight swelling. The redness and swelling usually subside in 24-48 hours. By day 3, there is minimal evidence that the procedure has taken place. The skin may feel tight, dry or sensitive to the touch for the first 3 days.
It is important to use the products that are included as they will help boost the skin's hydration level.
This treatment should NOT be used on active acne, severe rosacea, active skin infections, keloid scars, actinic keratosis or any skin cancers, eczema, psoriasis, or sebaceous hyperplasia. Clients with a history of cold sores may want to pre-treat with anti-viral antibiotics to reduce the risk of an outbreak.
Clients who have had Botox or filler need to wait at least 14 days before having a micro needling treatment.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS?
I suggest a session every 4 weeks for 3-6 months for optimal results. Continued improvement is then seen up to 6-8 months after the last treatment due to ongoing collagen growth.
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