The device glides over your skin, it creates micro-point punctures in the skin, the majority of which are simply pushing your pores open temporarily. This is perceived by the body as damage, which stimulates the release of growth factors that trigger the production of collagen and elastin. Your skin reacts to any injury by initiating the healing process. You encourage your skin to continue healing through this micro-needling process. Your skin normally assumes that scars, stretch marks and wrinkles are repaired, but with the micro-needling treatments, the skin is tricked into repairing itself. The process of skin remodeling can go on for months after each treatment. Results can be seen within a week or even a few days.
The concept of micro-needling is based on the skin’s ability to repair itself whenever it encounters physical damage such as cuts, burns and other abrasions. Immediately after an injury occurs our skin dissolves old damaged tissue and replaces it with new. Micro-Needling allows for controlled induction of the skin’s self-repair mechanism by creating micro “injuries” in the skin which triggers new collagen synthesis, yet does not pose the risk of permanent scarring. The result is smoother, firmer and younger looking skin. The device’s expertise is in optimizing this process to improve results and minimize complications and discomfort. A wonderful treatment for fine lines, wrinkles, pores, stretch marks, and acne scarring.
Micro-Needling Pre & Post Care Instructions:
Before Micro-Needling Treatment
• Discontinue use of Vitamin A, derivatives(Retin-A) Auto-Immune Therapies and any photosensitizing drugs and topicals 72 hours prior to treatment
• No Accutane 6 months prior to treatment
• No prolonged sun exposure or sun burns to treatment area 24 hours prior to treatment.
• Skin must be clean and free of all cosmetics
After Micro-Needling Treatment
Apply a hydrating booster on all areas that have been treated. Must apply serum every 4-6 hours for 48-72 hours post treatment to alleviate dryness and tightening.
Apply only a physical defense sunscreen containing only zinc oxide or titanium dioxide. NO Chemical Sunscreens for 24 hours after procedure. Take precaution against sun exposure. NO direct sun exposure for 3 to 5 days post treatment.
Do not apply cosmetics for at least 24 hours after treatment.
Gently but thoroughly cleanse skin within a few hours of treatment to wash away excess serum, dried blood, or other treatment-related detritus while enhancing absorption of Phyto boost serum. You may apply a mineral based cosmetic the following day.
Use a Hylauronic Acid serum liberally for the next few days to alleviate dryness or tightness
You May return to regular skin care regimen 48 hours after treatment
After a micro-needling procedure the use of vitamin A products is recommended
Toners with an alcohol base are to be avoided for at least 2 weeks post treatment.