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Medical Micro-Needling Frequently Asked Questions
Anna B. Van Winkle our Esthetician has the experience and know how to help you improve your skin texture with the help of Micro-Needling Treatments with HA Serum, PRP, MicroglideGF and/or New Youth Skin Care!
What is Medical Micro-Needling?
For skin micro-needling, we use an electric skin needling device made especially for this purpose. The device is a Micro-Pen studded with very fine needles. It is a medical device used in micro needling to break down old scar tissue and to stimulate skin cells to proliferate. This cell multiplication results in the formation of new tissue layers of elastin and collagen fibers as well as in new capillaries for an improved blood supply.
What conditions can be treated or improved with Medical Micro-Needling?
- Loose, Lax skin;
- Fine Lines & Wrinkles
- Sun Damage
- Acne Scars
- Overall Skin Texture & Pore Size
- Stretch marks
How does Medical Micro-Needling work?
The device slides along the skin, penetrating the upper layers of the skin to a depth of up to 2mm to create numerous tiny needle wounds. The procedure prompts the body to respond through the creation of new collagen and elastin fibers. In response to the stimulus, the skin plumps and thickens, reducing the appearance of scars, and fine lines and wrinkles.
What does the procedure involve?
The skin is cleaned and numbing cream may be applied to lessen discomfort. For better results, we use our New Youth Skin Care System. A small handheld pen-like device with a sterile, disposable tip with tiny needles is then used to pierce the skin. Our needling pen’s multi-speed and adjustable needle depth allow needles to pierce the skin’s layer at 90 degrees and increase the absorption of PRP, HA Serum, Growth Factor Serum, or New Youth Skin Care. After the treatment, PRP, HA Serum, Growth Factor Serum or New Youth Skin Care Products are infused to soothe the skin and to help regenerate healthy tissue and skin. New Youth Skin Care was developed by Dr. E. Ronald Finger over two decades ago, and with Anna’s assistance, the product has been flying off the shelf. The New Youth Skin Care System is one of a kind and is a true Anti-Aging Skin Care System. Book your appointment with Anna to find out what the best course of action is. She will analyze your skin with our Visia Skin Analysis System and decide what products and treatments are right for you. Anna has been a medical Aesthetician for well over a decade and is well respected in the industry.
What will I look like after the treatment?
Most people will experience redness and mild swelling in a similar way as mild sunburn for 24-48 hours and there may be minimal pinpoint bleeding and/or bruising. Within a week or two, you will notice that your skin is smoother and more radiant looking but the full effects won’t be seen until a few months later. The skin will look rejuvenated and plump. The texture will be much improved.
What is the down time after Medical Micro-Needling treatment?
The inflammatory reaction of the skin is extremely short and fades significantly within hours from redness to pinkish that may last for 12 to 48 hours. In order to reduce visible redness, we recommend hyaluronic acid after the procedure, and to protect the skin with zinc based sunblock. The use of mineral makeup is recommended after a procedure.
What are the benefits of Medical Micro-Needling?
- Dramatically increases the effectiveness and penetration of active ingredients in topical preparation -Ask us about MicroglideGF Treatment
- Stimulates circulation and collagen production
- Medical grade titanium needles makes it non-allergenic to human tissue
- Cost effective compared to other resurfacing procedures
- Can be performed on all skin types, including ethnic skin
- It can be used in all areas of the scalp, face, body including fragile skin like around eyes, mouth, and neck
What effects does the Medical Micro-Needling have on the skin?
According to an Eclipse MicroPen Article written last year in 2016 Medical Micro-Needling is the next Big Thing in Skin Care! Article was written by Kimyla G & Photo Courtesy of “Eclipse MicroPen” landed in Vogue Magazine. The attention the MicroPen® Elite is receiving continues to rise. The MicroPen® is now recognized as ‘Best MicroNeedling Device’ by THE Aesthetic Guide Awards!
- Improves Skin Texture
- Reduces the appearance of wrinkles
- Stimulates tissue regeneration
- Disfiguring scars, especially acne scars can be improved as new collagen fibers Elevate the depressed scar tissue with the periphery skin
- Pore size reduction
- Improves the appearance of stretch marks
Is Medical Micro-Needling painful?
Prior to the treatment, numbing cream can be applied to minimize pain that is felt during the procedure.
Can Micro-Needling be performed on any skin color?
Medical Micro-needling is safe to use on all skin types and all skin colors. There is no risk of post inflammatory hyperpigmentation.
How many treatments do I need and how often can Medical Micro-Micro-Needling procedures be repeated?
Micro-needling can be safely repeated every 4-6 weeks until you achieve the desired results. For collagen induction, we recommend starting with 3 treatments, but with a minimum separation time of 4 to 6 weeks between treatments. For scar reduction, an average of 3 to 6 treatments are recommended. The number of treatments required will depend on how each individual will respond to the treatment and the extent of the damage at the beginning Micro-needling can be used on all skin parts of the body (neck, décolleté, arms, legs, etc). Most people will begin to see results after the very first appointment.
Risks of post-op infections? Since the tiny pricking channels close within one hour and provided the procedure is done under clinical conditions, post-op infections are extremely unlikely.
What should I avoid on my skin after treatment?
To ensure the right healing environment, for 2-3 days do not use AHA’s (glycol acid), retinol, acidic or “active” ingredients. Exposure to the sun should also be avoided or zinc based sunblock should be used.
What are the side effects of the Medical Micro-Needling procedure?
There are virtually no negative side effects, and none have ever been reported in over 150,000 procedures performed worldwide.
Am I a candidate for the Medical Micro-Needling?
Medical micro-needling can be safely performed on all skin types and all skin colors. As the epidermis and in particular, melanocytes in the basal area are left intact. There is minimal risk of pigment change or post inflammatory hyperpigmentation. Skin micro-needling can treat sensitive and fragile areas that are difficult to treat with other procedures. These areas include the eyes, the neck and the back of the hands.
However, it is not suitable for patients who:
- Have used Accutane (isotretinoin) within the last three months
- Have open wounds, cuts or abrasions on the skin
- Have had radiation treatment to the skin within the last year
- Have any kind of current skin infection, condition, herpes simplex in the area to be treated
- Are pregnant or breastfeeding
- Have any history of keloid or hypertrophic scars or poor wound healing
How much does the treatment cost?
This is assessed on a complimentary consultation. A treatment is mapped out for each client and the cost can be assessed at this time. This is based on a client’s unique requirements and the result that is desired. Medical Micro-Needling may be combined with other treatments as a package and the overall cost will be discussed at your complimentary consultation. In addition, we are proud to offer Platelet Rich Plasma with Micro-Needling and MicroGlideGF™, which uses Growth Factor Serum to enhance results and speed up healing.
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