Microneedling, also known as Collagen Induction Therapy, is a technique that involves the use of multiple small needles to form tiny punctures in the top layer of the skin. Although micro-needling sounds like it would be an uncomfortable treatment, most patients find it quite tolerable as we will topically numb the treatment areas prior to treatment.
The tiny needle punctures made using the Eclipse Micro-needling pen stimulate and accelerate the body’s healing process through the production of elastin, increasing collagen concentration, and boosting overall cell turnover. Micro-needling has been used in clinics for several years now and has become increasingly popular as a skin rejuvenation solution as it’s able to non-surgically improve the look and feel of the skin without disrupting normal activities or requiring extensive healing time.
Reduce signs of dry and aging skin
Improve tone and textural issues
Reduce fine lines and wrinkles
Amplify your micro-needling results with ZO Accelerated Serums. Your customized micro-needling treatment will include one of three high concentrated accelerators: Firming, Brightening or Rozatrol, specifically selected for your skin's current needs. The remaining product left-over from treatment is given to you to take home to further enhance your results for days and weeks to come.
ANTI-AGING/FIRMING SERUM: supports skin's natural regeneration of collagen and elastin, helps minimize inflammation and damage induced by oxidative stress, replenishes hydration and supports a healthy skin barrier function.
BRIGHTENING SERUM: provides multi-modal brightening and blocks new pigment formation, gently removes dead skin cells to help purge existing pigmentation, provides an anti-inflammatory benefit to calm and soothe skin and helps to maintain a healthy skin barrier.
REDNESS/ROZATROL SERUM: minimize inflammation and diminishes skin redness, promotes health microcirculation, prevents excess sebum production and nerve endings to promote and maintain healthy cellular communication.
Prior to your treatment with Skin Worthy Toronto, you will have a thorough consultation with one of our medical professionals. Here we will take time to address and assess your goals and expectations for the treatment and go over your medical history.
There may be redness and some tenderness on the first day that looks and feels similar to a sunburn. Occasionally some bruising may occur. The initial redness will usually subside by the second day, and some patients notice some swelling and a rough texture to the skin the day after treatment. By the third day the skin is usually healed but, some patients notice the rough sandpaper like texture of the skin may last for up to a week.
Although you may see the changes in your skin following treatment, you will not likely have any major downtime. Following treatment you can go back to your regular daily activities.
Preparing for your treatment can help to ensure that everything runs smoothly on the day of your procedure and that you have optimal results.
7 Days Prior To Treatment, Discontinue Using:
Aspirin, Ibuprofen, Naproxen, β-Lactum Antibiotics, Vitamin E, Multi vitamins, Omega-3 Fatty Acids, Ginkgo Biloba, Ginseng, Alcohol, Green Tea
To Maximize Results, Follow These Tips 7 Days Prior To Treatment:
For the first week following treatment avoid Aspirin, Ibuprofen, Naproxen, alcohol, smoking, caffeine, direct exposure to sunlight, strenuous exercise.
Avoid touching and washing treated area for at least 8 hours following your procedure
Stay hydrated and continue a healthy, nutritious diet to enhance your results
Use a gentle cleanser and lukewarm water (not hot water) to cleanse the skin for 3 days post-treatment, after washing pat dry gently, try not to rub the skin. Always make sure your hands are clean when touching the treated area, do not use a Clarisonic or a powered cleansing brush for at least one week after your treatment.
Using an antioxidant serum post-treatment is ideal as it will help heal the skin by soothing and lessening irritation.
Following your MicroPen treatment, your skin may feel tighter and more dry than normal. Hyaluronic Acid is an ideal ingredient you can use to hydrate and restore the skin back to a comfortable balance.
We recommend you avoid makeup for at least one day and up to three days after the procedure. Do not apply any makeup with a makeup brush, especially if the brush is not clean
Ensure you have clean bedding and pillowcases and avoid pets to reduce the chance of bacteria being spread into the micro needle areas.
A physical block sunscreen of at least SPF 30 should be used following the procedure. ALWAY use sunscreen everyday—not only the days following your procedure—as part of your skincare routine to protect your skin from sun damage and premature aging.
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