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micro-needling

Have you been looking for the “facelift alternative” - a natural way to restore the firmness and elasticity of your skin? Micro-Needling, also referred to as Dermal Needling or Meso Therapy, is 100%  natural, skin rejuvenating, anti-aging and hydrating treatment. Micro-Needling is effective in treating acne scars, plumping fine lines and wrinkles, tightening loose facial skin and enlarged pores, tackling discoloration and promoting healthy skin. It is a safe and non-toxic alternative to Botox and fillers. It can also be used in delicate areas such as under the eye, around the lips and on the neck.

Micro-Needling works by creating thousands of tiny perforations in the skin, stimulating the production of collagen, which is the body’s natural skin repair agent. During the treatment, serums with active ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, antioxidants and other nutrient-rich ingredients are placed into deeper layers of the skin for optimal skin cell nourishment to improve hydration, stimulate collagen, and repair the skin tissue.

The procedure takes about an hour. The healing time is just overnight. For optimal results, 3 or more sessions are recommended, 4-6 weeks apart. To maintain the results, consider Micro Needling treatment 2 -3 times per year.

 
 
 
 

Before Care FOR micro-needling

  • Please bring a big sun hat, sunglasses and a scarf to make sure you will be well protected from the sun when leaving our studio.

  • Do not workout the day of the procedure.

  • Do not sunbathe or tan for a month prior. The treatment will not be administered on sunburned skin.

  • Do not take anything with Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E, Fish Oil, Gingko Biloba, Garlic, Ginseng, Dong Quai, Feverfew, St. John’s Wort or Ibuprofen for at least 3 days before your appointment.

  • Do not drink alcoholic and caffeinated beverages for 3 days before the procedure.

  • The use of Accutane should be discontinued for at least 6 months. 

  • Do not use Retinoids on the treated area for at least 5 days.

  • Take anti-viral agent for 2 days prior to and day of treatment if history of cold sores. 

  • We recommend taking arnica 30c (3 pallets) two times a day for 3 days prior to receiving the treatment. It will help minimize swelling, inflammation and possible bruising.

  • Please note that you will be more sensitive during your menstrual cycle.

  • On the day of the treatment, please keep your face clean and do not apply makeup.

  • If an active or extreme breakout occurs before treatment, please consult your practitioner.

 

After Care FOR micro-needling

  • Immediately after your treatment, you will look as though you have a mild sunburn, and your skin may feel warm and tight.

  • Use a gentle cleanser and tepid water to cleanse the face for the following 72 hours and gently dry the treated skin. Always make sure that your hands are clean when touching the treated area.

  • Apply Manuka honey as a mask for the first couple of days. It will sooth the skin.

  • Eat fresh pineapple to optimize healing.

  • Use serums with antioxidants to heal, hyaluronic acid to hydrate, collagen peptides to stimulate the skin.

  • Do not apply mineral makeup for 24 to 72 hours after the procedure.

  • Do NOT use any Alpha Hydroxy Acids, Beta Hydroxy Acid, Retinol (Vitamin A), Vitamin C, scrubs or anything else perceived as ‘active’ skincare for at least 3 days post treatment.

  • Avoid intentional and direct sunlight for 72 hours. No tanning beds.

  • Avoid swimming, hot, long showers, sweating, pools, jacuzzis and saunas for at least 72 hours post-treatment.

  • You may resume your normal skincare routine 3 days after the treatment.

  • Use broad spectrum UVA/UVB, SPF 30 or greater chemical-free sunscreen - EVERYDAY.