What is Micro-Needling, and how does it permanently reduces acne scars?
A Micro-Needling treatment using the appropriate model is ideal for treatment of acne scars. We use sterile, ultra-fine, surgical strength micro-needles. The micro-needles cause new collagen and elastin to be collagenesis (deposited), new capillaries to be formed (angiogenesis) and new skin cells to be created.
How many Micro-Needling treatments will I need?
Depending on your skin condition, skin abundtly resurfaces after 1-3 Micro-Needling procedures. To allow skin cell regeneration, you should wait at minimum of 6-8 weeks between procedures. As aging continues, we recommend one refresher treatment every year.
It is best to avoid sun tanning and prolonged exposure to direct sunlight. When exposed to sun, always use sun screen that is SPF30 or above.
How do I care for my skin after Micro-Needling treatment?
Immediately after your Micro-Needling procedure, do not take any anti-inflammatory medications such as ibuprofen, Motrin or Advil. These medicines will interfere with the natural inflammatory process. This process is critical and responsible for skin rejuvenation. Please follow these simple steps:
Day of procedure: Do not use any lotions, makeup or other topical products on your face before your procedure. After your procedure your physician may apply a lipopeptide booster, skin moisturizer, and sun screen. Before bed you may clean your face with a gentle cleanser.
Day 1: On the following day, you may clean your face as usual and apply makeup, lotions and other topical products. Stay away from exfoliates or glycolic acids that are present is cleaners as these can make your skin very dry. Be sure to use an approved SPF30 or greater sunscreen.
Days 2-7: Within two days following your Micro-Needling procedure, you will notice skin dryness and flaking. This is from the increased turnover of skin cells. During this time, you may apply your regular skin moisturizer. Please follow the instructions given to you by your physician.
If your physician treated you around the eyes, you may have a little micro bruising that may exist for three or four days. You can easily cover this up with makeup.
A few days later, your skin will start shedding. These are skin layers that would regularly shed a week later however, the Micro-Needling brings this skin to the surface sooner. During this temporary process, your skin will shed and be dry.
Days 7: A week after your Micro-Needling procedure, you may notice that your skin is smoother and more radiant.