Microneedling

What areas does Microneedling treat?

Microneedling treats the following areas:

  • Fine Lines & Wrinkles
  • Skin Laxity
  • Rough Skin Texture
  • Uneven Skin Tone
  • Enlarged Pores
  • Acne Scars
  • Scars
  • Stretch Marks

What are the benefits of Microneedling?

Microneedling treats the following areas:

  • Affordable
  • Effective
  • Minimal Downtime
  • Minimal Discomfort
  • Safe for Most Skin Types
  • Natural Results
  • Stretch Marks

Are there any contraindications?

Treatment with the U225 Injector  is contra-indicated for patients with any of the following conditions:

 History of eczema, psoriasis and other chronic conditions

  • History of actinic (solar) keratosis, diabetes, raised moles or warts on targeted area
  • History of hemophilia, irregular blood pressure, tuberculosis, liver function issues
  • Susceptibility to capillary ectasia due to steroid use for extended periods
  • Scleroderma
  • Collagen vascular disease
  • Cardiac abnormalities, pacemaker, blood clotting problems
  • Blood thinning medication
  • Active bacterial or fungal infection
  • Immunosuppression
  • Facial melanosis
  • Malignant tumors
  • History of any type of cancer or suspicious lesions or moles in treatment area
  • Pregnant or nursing women
  • Taken Accutane or isotretinoin within 6 months

Pre & Post Procedure Precautions

Pre-Procedure Precautions

  • Discontinue auto-immune therapies and Retin-A/Retinol at least 24 hours before microneedling
  • Not recommended when there is active acne, rosacea, or other inflamed conditions or open wounds
  • Not recommended during active facial breakouts or rash on the area to be treated
  • Allergy to topical LIDOCAINE
  • If you received botox or filler within the previous 2 weeks
  • Excessively tanned or sunburned skin within the previous 2 weeks

Post-Procedure Self-Awareness

  • Avoid sun/UV exposure for up to 72 hours psot-procedure. Wear a broad spectrum sunscreen SPF40 or more containing titanium dioxide and zinc oxide.
  • Avoid makeup application for at least 24 hrs
  • Avoid excessive exercise for up to 72 hrs
  • Resume skin care regime the next day
  • Apply Vitamin C serum to speed healing and reduce downtime

FAQs

Microneedling (also known as Epidermal Collagen Induction Therapy or ECIT) is a new innovation in aesthetic medicine for the treatment of the appearance of fine lines, acne scars and the improvement of the skin’s texture, tone and color. During this procedure, The French-made U225 Injector is used to create controlled micro-injuries to the skin in order to aid in the production of collagen and elastin. The skin’s repair process results in a thicker epidermis with a softer appearance of wrinkles. The U225 Injector is a Health Canada approved medical-grade device

The Injector also creates micro-channels which allow topical gels, creams and serums to be absorbed more effectively, enhancing the effects in deeper layers of the skin.
The French-made U225 Injector, is the most sophisticated injector currently available on the market! Using pneumatic (air) pressure, this electric mesogun produces almost no trauma to the skin and is virtually painless!

Reduction in the appearance of fine lines,
improved skin tone and texture and softer
🌼 Increased hydration of the skin
🌼 Diminished appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
🌼 Achieved “healthy glow”
🌼 Healthy boost to the skin in patients of all ages
🌼 Diminished appearance of acne scars and stretch marks
🌼 Improved hair quality and reduced hair loss

U225 Injector can be used on all parts of the body: face, neck, décolleté, arms, hands, legs, abdomen and back.

 

The skin-care professional will apply Hyaluronic Acid Boosting Serum to your skin. Next, the Injector needle will be gently pressed against the skin while simultaneously gliding in one direction until the entire treatment area has been covered.

The feeling is virtually painless and is similar to sandpaper being moved across the skin. While some areas are more sensitive than others, the speed of the reciprocating tip makes the treatment more comfortable.

The procedure takes 15-30 minutes depending on the size of the area treated. Total appointment time can take an hour.

Immediately after the treatment, you will notice a bright redness to the skin. The total healing time depends on the number of overlapping passes your skin-care professional performs. On average, patients experience redness for 1-2 days. Some patients heal completely in 24 hours. Utilizing appropriate post treatment products can aid the healing process.

Patients notice an immediate “glow” to their skin. Visible changes to the skin develop over the course of several weeks. Results can continue to improve up to 6 months after the treatment.

Some patients only require a single treatment once a year to achieve optimal results. However, it is recommended for most patients to receive a series of 2-3 treatments spaced about 6-8 weeks apart. For patients with more significant skin-care concerns, such as acne scars, it is recommended to receive 6-8 sessions at 6-week intervals.

 

YES! In fact, results are even better with PRP due to its growth factors to aid healing and collagen production.

The number of sessions vary between individuals and we cannot guarantee an exact number of appointments without a free consultation.  Once we learn more about you we’ll suggest our packages – which are available and tailored to your needs and budget. 

YES! Each and every microneedling session will include an AlumierMD Post-Procedure kit ($48 value). Let us guide you with our exclusive use of this kit for one week. All your other skin products & skin treatments will take a break during the healing phase.

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