Microneedling

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Microneedling offers fairly immediate results.

From microneedling alone, you will look plump, pink and luminous for a couple of days.  Short-term, it plumps the skin for radiance which is simply a result of initial  inflammation and very superficial swelling.

Microneedling promises improvement over time.

According to a 2008 study, skin treated with four microneedling sessions spaced one month apart produced up to a 400% increase in collagen and elastin six months after completing treatment.

How to Prepare for Your Appointment

  1. If you use Retinol, Retinol-A, or a Retinoid, stop a few days prior to your procedure.
  2. Arrive at your appointment with a clean face— no powder, concealer, foundation.
  3. Plan your appointment on a day when you can stay inside afterward as you’ll be required to avoid sun exposure in the 24 hours following your procedure.

What to Expect at Your Appointment

  1. We’ll take a series of photos to record problem areas, areas of concentration and just general “before” skin prior to starting.
  2. A specialized topical numbing agent will be applied to your face and treatment areas. This works best at 45 minutes to an hour after application.
  3. Your esthetician will work with you by area to
  4. We’ll apply TNS Essential Serum by SkinMedica to your entire face prior to your dismissal as it’s the closest thing you can get to the growth factors & cytokines in PRP.  We’ll suggest you use this in the days that follow too.

What to Expect AFTER Your Procedure

  1. Avoid sunlight & facial products (except TNS Essential Serum) for the first 24 hours.
  2. If you HAVE to wear cosmetics in the first 24 hours following your procedure, make it Jane Iredale.  Jane Iredale is the only approved makeup as it is 97% mineral (grab a starter kit to get you by for only $33 if you don’t currently use Jane).
  3. Keep your fingers/hands off your face.
  4. Sleep on a clean pillow case.
  5. It will look and feel like you have a sunburn for the first 48 hours.  You may experience bruising, drying, or peeling following your procedure.
  6. Microneedling will yield better results when done in a series.  Schedule your next session in 2-4 weeks.
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