Microneedling is also known as Collagen Induction Therapy - CIT. It originated from the science of acupuncture.
Micropen microneedling is a cosmetic procedure used for skin rejuvenation. The micro skin needling procedure is done using an electric tool that has several tiny medical grade sterile needles for optimal safety to create microscopic punctures to the top layer of the skin. The needles range from 0.25 to 2.5 millimeters in diameter. They are so tiny, you barely feel the pricks that enter only skin deep, but the skin responds to these injuries by triggering new tissue generation.
It is used to reduce the appearance of acne scars, to tighten and tone the skin, reduce pores, fine lines, wrinkles, and stretch marks, and to improve lax skin.
Benefits of Microneedling Facial
Microneedling with a dermapen improves skin tone and skin texture. It does not burn the skin like a laser. It does not abrade or scrape the skin either. Micro skin needling gently stimulates the skin's natural healing process by creating micro-channels with very fine needles that close up within an hour. This reduces the healing time, risk of infection and makes it safe to use on all skin colours with minimal downtime. Microneedling skin treatment safely encourages the collagen production, keeps the skin healthy and actually makes it thicker.
What Is Micro Needle Therapy Used For?
- Microneedling facial.
- Microneedling for wrinkles.
- Microneedling for scars.
- Derma needling for acne scars.
- Microneedling stretch marks.
- Dermaroller cellulite treatment.
- Improves fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth and crow's feet.
- Improves loose, lax skin.
- Improves skin tone and texture.
- Increases plumpness.
- Decreases pore size.
- Improves superficial pigmentation.
- Sun damaged skin.
- Derma roller hair loss stimulates the blood supply to the follicle, which can increase hair growth.
It also increases the penetration of serums and other active ingredients to support the skin's normal cell function. Microneedling can optimize the absorption and effectiveness of anti-aging products by up to 3000%.
It is non-allergenic to human tissue due to the sterile medical grade needles.
Microneedling can be used on fragile areas on the face, on the area under the eyes, the back of the hands and on the neck.
It is safe on all Fitzpatrick skin types and skin colours, including ethnic skin.
Look at the chart on the left.
Derma Roller Hair Loss
Microneedling stimulates hair growth. In this study, 100 test subjects were divided into two groups; one group was treated with minoxidil lotion and the other received minoxidil lotion and microneedling. After 12 weeks, 82 percent of the microneedling group reported a 50 percent improvement versus 4.5 percent of the minoxidil lotion group only. However, the hair follicles have to be healthy.
It will not work if you are bald.
Micro Needling Skin Treatment
A numbing cream will be applied. Once the numbing cream gets removed, a serum gets applied and the treatment begins.
Micro Needling After One Treatment
The pain is minimal and there is very little to no downtime. Some parts of your face may feel a bit more sensitive than others right after the treatment, but you will be fine. Once the micro-needling is done, a serum and hydrating stem cell moisturizer with human growth factors will be applied.
You may take a Tylenol after the treatment if your skin feels sensitive.
The skin will be red and may have some swelling which usually disappears within 24 - 48 hours. Depending on the depth of your treatment your skin may be pink and may slightly flake and peel for a few days after the treatment. Do not pick it off as this may cause scaring.
Only Mineral based makeup should be applied the next day.
If you use regular makeup I recommend you wait 24 hours to give your skin the recovery time it needs. Do not work out for 24 hours afterwards.
Only use hydrating, soothing and healing skin care products at home to encourage new healthy cell growth. I recommend our Luminesce skin care products.
Do not wear a sunscreen, makeup or tanning lotions for 24 hours after the treatment.
After that I suggest you wear a mineral sunscreen SPF30 daily, even on a cloudy day. Wear a hat and stay out of the sun.
Use a sunscreen that is made with zinc oxide or titanium dioxide which is much safer than chemical SPFs that contain oxybenzone and octinoxate. Several countries already banned sunscreens that contain those chemicals.
You will notice some improvement soon, but the results are gradual and will become more visible in a few weeks.
You Will See the Final Microneedling Results
Three Months After Your Last Treatment
There is a process that takes place from the inflammation stage to the repair stage to the time when the body produces new collagen. Microneedling Post Care Instructions will be given to you to take home.
How Long Is The Needle Facial Treatment?
Usually it takes an hour. It may take a bit longer depending on the area we are treating.
What Types of Needles Are Used?
Disposable, medical grade sterilized needle cartridges of various sizes. A new cartridge is use for every session and every client.
How Often Should I Get This Done?
The number of initial treatments as well as those required for maintenance will depend on your skin type and what we are treating. We will discuss your treatment plan when we do your consultation. Some people may only need two sessions. Most people need three sessions done six to eight weeks apart. After that do the maintenance treatments once a year.
Acne scars and stretch marks may require six to eight treatments done at two months intervals. Consult with a professional. They will recommend a treatment plan that is suitable for your specific needs.
How Long Do I Need To Wait Before I Can Have a Facial?
You can have a facial one week after micro-needling.
Am I a Good Candidate For Microneedling?
Microneedling is a safe and effective treatment for most people, however it is not right for every person. Good candidates for micro-needling are adults in good health, who want to improve their skin's appearance. People who want to see subtle but significant results from a minimally-invasive procedure.
Micro Needling Pre-Treatment Instructions
- Do not wear makeup or oil on your skin before the treatment.
- You must wait two weeks after Botox injections.
- Wait four weeks after facial filler injections.
- No IPL treatments less than seven days prior to microneedling.
- No CO2 Laser treatment for three months prior to microneedling.
- No autoimmune therapies or products for 12 hours prior to treatment.
- No Retin-A products (retinoids), topical antibiotics, hydroquinone, and benzoyl peroxide for three days prior to microneedling.
- Do not use acids or exfoliants or any other topical products that may irritate or dry out the skin for 24 hours before. (Alpha Hydroxy Acid - AHA, or Beta Hydroxy Acid - BHA
- No sun bathing or sun tanning three days before treatment.
- No sunburned skin.
- No waxing, depilatory creams or electrolysis for seven days prior.
- No shaving the day of the treatment.
- Preferably no makeup on the day of the treatment.
- If you have a history of cold sores, start taking an antiviral prescription such as Acyclovir or Valtrex two days before.
- Avoid alcohol, Aspirin, NSAIDs (Ibuprofen, Aleve), Garlic, Gingko Biloba, Fish Oils, and Vitamin E five to seven days before treatment, however these are not contraindicated to performing the treatment.
P.S. If active or extreme breakouts occur before the treatment, it is best to reschedule your appointment.
You Are Not Eligible For Microneedling
- If you have used Accutane within the last six months.
- If you have open wounds, cuts or abrasions on the area being treated.
- If you have had radiation treatments within the past year.
- If you have any kind of skin infection or herpes simplex in the area to be treated.
Microneedling can trigger outbreaks.
- If you are pregnant or breastfeeding. All the nutrients go to the baby not to repair the skin,
and no numbing cream can be applied to the nursing mom.
- If you have a history of keloid and hypertrophic scarring or poor wound healing in the area to be treated.
- If you are a hemophiliac.
- If you have Actinic (Solar) Keratosis.
- If you have Diabetes.
- If you have raised moles, warts, or lesions in the area to be treated.
- If you have Scleroderma which is an autoimmune, rheumatic, and chronic disease that affects the body by hardening the connective tissue.
- If you have Blood Clotting problems.
- If you have Collagen vascular diseases.
- If you have Cardiac Abnormalities.
- Immunosuppression i.e. Lupus etc.
- Active bacterial or fungal infections.
- If you have scars less than three months old.
Micro Needling Before and After Photos
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Derma Rolling At Home
Helpful Tips For Better Derma Roller Results
- Make sure you do not use it if you have an abnormal skin disease or open wounds.
- Make sure the place around you is clean.
- Check your roller before and after treatments to make sure there are no defects such as bent needles.
- The derma roller should not get stuck in your skin.
- Be gentle with yourself. Do not use excessive pressure or speed.
- Rinse your roller with hot water and gently brush it with a clean tooth brush and a bit of soap, then soak it for 30 minutes in Polydent denture cleaner. One Tablet of any denture cleaner and water is good.
- Rinse it with water and dry it on a rough towel.
- Spray your roller with 70% alcohol after that and store it properly in a closed container.
- Spray it with 70% alcohol before each use.
- Do not share your roller with anyone.
- Do not do another treatment while your skin is still red and sensitive.
- Do not use it on your lips, below your eyebrows or too close to your eyes.
- Do not apply any peels or exfoliation products after the treatment.
- Do not use any skin care products that contain harmful ingredients, are pore clogging or irritate your skin after the treatment.
- Do not wear makeup for 24 hours after your home micro-needling session.
- Use mineral makeup. It allows your skin to breathe.
Do not use any toxic sunscreen or sunblock that contains oxybenzone and octinoxate. Those ingredients were first banned in Hawaii in 2018. Many other countries already followed suit.
Keep in mind, too many microneedling treatments will make your skin look plastic.