What is micro-needling good for?
Micro-needling is used to treat and improve conditions like acne scarring, fine lines and wrinkles, loose skin, skin texture, pore size, brown spots, stretch marks, and pigment issues. It's also called skin needling, collagen induction therapy (CIT), and percutaneous collagen induction (PCI)
How long does it take to see results from micro-needling?
Results can take up to 3-9 months to fully appear as the body takes time to generate new collagen. The client will see continual improvement.
Is micro-needling painful?
The numbing cream that makes this process painless is applied on the skin 30 minutes before conducting this treatment making it comfortable but not painful.
Is micro-needling safe?
The medical community generally considers micro-needling to be safe and effective, but there are still some risks. The primary risk is skin irritation after the procedure. Other side effects could include: swelling
Is micro-needling permanent?
Effects of a micro-needling Pen. No skin enhancement procedure is permanent. This is important because a micro-needling pen creates microscopic injuries in the skin in order to stimulate the body's natural healing response. It is the healing process that produces improved-looking skin.
Can my skin be exposed to the sun after the treatment?
If being exposed to sun after treatment, wear a Hat for atleast 2 days post treatment.
Can I wash my face after micro-needling?
Use a very gentle cleanser and tepid water to rinse the face over the next 72 hours. Gently dry the treated area after rinsing and make sure your hands are as clean as possible.
How long does redness last after micro-needling?
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 LED treatment after the procedure, and to protect the skin use a chemical free sunblock if being exposed to sun.
Do you peel after micro-needling?
It is normal for the skin to peel after micro-needling treatments within a few days. A new layer of skin is produced and the old skin begins peeling off. The peeling will be minimal, similar to a mild sunburn. This will subside within a few days, leaving you with a youthful, glowing look and feel.
How long after micro-needling until I can wear makeup?
If you have micro-needling performed on your face, you'll have to wait 2 to 3 days to begin wearing makeup again, depending on the unique post-procedure instructions that your skin expert has provided you after your session.
How often should micro-needling be done?
Micro-needling can be safely repeated every 4-6 weeks until you achieve the desired results. For collagen induction we recommend to start 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.