Remember a time when your skin was smooth and supple?
Have you looked into the mirror lately and thought you would like a fresher, younger appearance? Now you can....
Today it is possible to start turning back the hands of time with Dermal Micro Needling treatments.
Dermal Micro Needling is non-surgical and non-ablative treatment resulting:
Fine lines and wrinkles are softened
Skin is thickened and elasticity restored
Acne scarring and minor scarring is reduced
Pigmentation marks are lightened
A short healing period
Safely repeatable for maximum results
All areas of the face, neck, and body can be treated
Stretch marks are improved
What is Dermal Micro-Needling?
Derma Needling or Micro-Needling is a form of Collagen Induction Therapy which is intended to smooth wrinkles, improve depressed acne scarring as well as reduce the appearance of stretch marks. It is one the newest, easiest and most effective skin treatments available.
How does it work?
By using a flat plate scattered with fine needles an electric mechanism vibrates the needle plate up and down to perform even microscopic perforations into the dermis, creating a controlled micro-inflammation sending natural signals to induce the bodys own natural human growth factor.
This increases blood circulation to the penetrated areas and at the same time as providing a clear channel for topical gels and creams to be absorbed more effectively. Stimulating collagen and elastin production reducing the appearance of wrinkles, stretch marks, acne scars whilst improving the skins texture and tautness.
What are the benefits?
You can expect fresher, more youthful looking skin. In most cases you will see improvement from just one treatment, expect to see continued improvement over time.
A reduction in the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and age spots
A visible reduction of scarring
An improvement in the appearance of sun damage and pigmentation
An enhances production of healthy radiant new skin
An increased product penetration of up to 4000%
What do you need to do prior to a treatment?
Prior to the treatment, please observe the following:
No Retin-A products or applications 12 hours prior to your treatment.
No auto-immune therapies or products 12 hours prior to your treatment.
No prolonged sun exposure to the face 24 hours prior to your treatment. A Dermapen treatment will not be administered on sunburned skin.
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.
Whats involved in the procedure?
After assessing the skin with a thorough consultation the face or body area is thoroughly cleansed.
A topical anaesthetic is applied to the area for 15mins, then removed thoroughly.
Depending on the skin area and condition being treated a serum is applied to the skin, the needles are set at correct guage and at appropriate speed, the needling machine is moved across the skin and back again until desired result is achieved.
What can I expect after treatment?
Immediately after treatment the skin will be bright red lasting between 2-12 hours, it feels like a mild sunburn. After 12 hours mineral make-up can be applied. You may see slight redness after 24 hours but only in minimal areas or spots.
Your practitioner will prescribe post-procedure skincare following the treatment to help soothe, calm and protect the skin. Continue to treat the skin gently for 3 days. Normal skincare can be resumed again after Day 3.
Post Treatment Instructions:
CLEAN – Use a gentle cleanse 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.
HEAL – Serum antioxidants are recommended post-treatment as the properties are ideal to help heal the skin. These products can help soothe the skin and lessen irritation.
HYDRATE – Following your treatment, your skin may feel drier than normal. Hyaluronic Acid is an ideal ingredient to hydrate and restore the skin back to perfect balance.
STIMULATE – In the days following your treatment, and as the skin starts to regenerate, collagen stimulating peptides are ideal to continue the stimulation.
PROTECT – Apply a broad spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreen with an SPF 25 or greater. A chemical-free sunscreen is highly recommended.
What to Avoid:
To ensure the proper healing environment, be certain to observe the following:
For at least 3 days post treatment, do NOT use any Alpha Hydroxy Acids, Beta Hydroxy Acid, Retinol (Vitamin A), Vitamin C (in a low pH formula) or anything perceived as ‘active’ skincare.
Avoid intentional and direct sunlight for 24 hours. No tanning beds.
Do not go swimming for at least 24 hours post-treatment.
No exercising or strenuous activity for the first 24 hours post-treatment. Sweating and gym environments are harmful, rife with bacteria, and may cause adverse reactions.