Micro Needling (CIT) Treatment and Care
Micro Needling is performed using a hand held device and uses a series of tiny needles to create micro-perforations into the dermal-epidermal junction. This precise stimulation creates controlled wounding, which stimulates collagen and elastin proliferation as the skin repairs itself. New and healthy tissue surrounds the area and rejuvenates the skin. Another wonderful benefit to Micro Needling is the ability of the skin to substantially increase its ability to allow other skin building serums to penetrate and effect cells at a deeper level. These properties make this an excellent treatment for anti-aging and pigmentation concerns.
This treatment is provided for;
-Fine Lines and Deep Lines
Immediately after your treatment your skin will feel tighter and warmer than usual. Post treatment care will be provided. Redness and minor swelling from treatment should subside over the next 2-8 hours. Skin must be treated gently for the next 72 hours.
Pre and Post Treatment Care
Pre Treatment Instructions-Products
Avoidance of Accutane for 6 months prior. Avoid retinols (retinoids), topical antibiotics, exfoliates, hydroquinone, sunburn, and benzoyl peroxide 3 days prior to procedure. Avoidance of IPL/Laser procedures for 7 days prior to treatment. No waxing, depilatory creams or electrolysis 5-7 days prior to the treatment. If use of a peel was recommended in conjunction with the micro-needling, do not use topical agents that may increase skin sensitivity, a reaction to the peel, or dryness 3-4 days prior to the peel (topical retinoid or hydroquinone products). No acids or defoliants that may be drying or irritating to the skin (such as alpha hydroxyl acid (AHA) beta hydroxy acids (BHA), exfoliating masks, hydroquinone, or benzyl peroxide acne products. No shaving the day of the procedure. Skin is clean without lotion, oil, makeup, deodorant, powder, perfume or sunscreen.
Post Treatment Instructions
Immediately after your Medical Micro Needling treatment, your aesthetician will apply serum of choice and sunscreen topically. Do not take any anti-inflammatory medications; these agents will interfere with the natural inflammatory process that is critical and responsible for your skin rejuvenation. Avoid sun tanning and prolonged exposure to direct sunlight. When exposed to sun, always use sun screen SPF30 or above. Mineral makeup may be applied 24 hours after treatment.
No exfoliation for about 3-4 days. Your skin may peel and feel dry, keep skin hydrated with a serum (hyaluronic) and/or a hydrating moisturizer. The peeling will stop on its own and skin will regulate after a couple days. Drink plenty of water.
After 7+ days you will notice your skin is smoother, firmer and brighter.
Treatments can be repeated every 4-6 weeks depending on the area of the body and healing time. General protocol is 3-6 treatments.