HOW DOES IT WORK?
This treatment involves using multiple tiny, sterile needles to puncture the skin and cause trauma. This injury prompts the deeper layers of the skin to rebuild in a better form than before. The skin is pulled tighter from the repair of the dermis and new collagen is created.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT?
Your skin will be cleaned and analyzed before every treatment. A compounded pharmaceutical-grade topical numbing cream, lidocaine, will be applied and let sit for 20 minutes or until the skin is numb.
Our Micro-needling pen will be adjusted to the desired depth for the area we are treating. this ranges from 0.4-1.5mm. Every treatment is different because every skin is different in-depth.
After the entire area is treated we then go back and retreat the main areas of concern. We always keep communication open to ensure the comfort of the client.
The treatment takes 90 minutes, has 24/48 hours of downtime which will be redness and possible swelling. Clients can return to regular activities in 24 hours. Peeling may occur in 4/5 days.
HOW FREQUENTLY DO I NEED TREATMENTS?
This really depends on the severity of the condition and the clients needs. One Micro-needling session will brighten, tighten pores, smooth, refresh and hydrate skin. We usually recommend 3 sessions as the results will be more dramatic and things such as scaring need more than one. This is a great way of building a strong foundation of collagen as well to repair skin and turn back the hands of time.
Treatments need to be at least 4 weeks apart. After your series of treatments, we do recommend getting follow-ups treatments either every season or twice a year to maintain the strength and integrity of your skin. Remember micro-needling isn't just for current skin concerns but extremely important as a preventative treatment in our aging process.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER EACH TREATMENT?
You will experience redness and possible swelling as well as a warm sunburn feeling, stinging and tightness for 24-48 hours after your Micro-needling treatment. You may experience peeling 4-5 days after the treatment. This is absolutely normal and necessary in the healing process. You will need to avoid direct sunlight for 4 weeks after the treatment Your skin will look amazing in one week but deeper results will show 4-6 weeks after.
PRP Micro-needling uses the same technique as our regular micro needling but instead of infusing the skin with hyaluronic acid we use the platelets from your own blood.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a highly concentrated autologous serum that is rich in growth factors and cytokines such as platelet-derived growth factor, transforming growth factor, insulin-like growth factor, and vascular endothelial growth factor. These growth factors regulate and induce cell migration, attachment proliferation, and differentiation as well as promote extracellular matrix accumulation.
You may be scared off by the celebrity influence of blood being smearing all over your face. These pictures show an older method of applying the whole blood to the skin. With recent advances only the PRP (platelet rich plasma) are are applied which is a yellow colour. You will leave with a red face from the treatment not your blood.
PRP Micro-needling may not be an option for you if you:
* Are pregnant
* Have used Accutane in the last 6 months
* Have a blood disorder
* Have a history of keloid scaring
* Are on medication that would thin your skin or blood
* Have certain skin conditions that cause sensitivity
Following the treatment you will want to avoid the following for 12 hours:
* Direct sun exposure
* Hot tubs
* Touching your face
There are low side effect risks (other than the ones discussed with regular Micro-needling) because of the fact that we are not using a foreign substance, we are using your own blood.
By combining PRP therapy with Micro-needling, you’ll enjoy more visible results in less time – in fact, the results are so astounding that the procedure is becoming one of the most popular skin treatments on the market.
WHAT SKIN CONDITIONS CAN BE TREATED WITH MICRO-NEEDLING & PRP
Loss of elasticity
Loss of skin elasticity is known as Elastosis. Degenerative changes in the dermal tissue cause skin to look saggy, crinkled, or leathery by a breakdown of collagen.
Depressions in the facial skin surface that contain one or more openings to the ducts carrying sweat and oil from their respective eccrine glands and sebaceous glands.
A mark like a patch left on the skin or within body tissue where a wound, burn, or sore has not healed completely and fibrous connective tissue has developed.
Irregular lines or streaks on the skin where it has been stretched or distended, especially due to pregnancy or obesity.
Uneven skin tone
Overproduction of melanin, clogged pores, dry skin, loss of elasticity and build-up can cause the skin to appear uneven
Patchy brown skin discoloration occurs on the face especially on the bridge of the nose, forehead, and cheeks. Superficial Melasma is hyperpigmentation occurring closer to the surface.
Skin that has lost its radiance and brightness — in fact, without the glow, looks unhealthy, it may appear flat.
Dry skin that lacks moisture will give it a flaky, dull, and unhealthy appearance.
The breakdown of collagen increases as we age due to many controllable and uncontrollable factors.