MicroNeedling and NanoNeedling

Micro Needling with Stem Cells

If you are noticing your skin starting to sag around the forehead and jowls, and some areas may look more sunken, such as around the eyes and cheeks area, you are not alone! These changes tend to make your face look older. Fortunately there are many treatments that can help and reverse the aging process that do not involve invasive cosmetic surgery.


Micro needling has become the go-to treatment of many esthetic practices because it's safe for all skin types and your downtime is minimal. If you have not tried this phenomenal skin treatment yet, I highly recommend it!  This treatment is not just to fight the signs of aging, but also to prevent them.


This highly  effective treatment  will deliver long-lasting, overall improvement of your facial skin. I use the MD Needle Pen which gently stimulates the skin with very fine needles that will encourage natural collagen production. This great option for skin rejuvenation is chemical free, has quick healing time, and minimal to no discomfort. MicroNeedling stimulates the body’s natural healing and will rejuvenate the skin and can reduce:
 


  • Acne Scars
  • Fine Lines & Moderate wrinkles
  • Skin Laxity
  • Pore Size
  • Texture, Tone, Color
  • Stretch Marks
  • Traumatic Scars
  • Photo Aging & Sun Damage
  • Hyperpigmentation & Hypopigmentation
  • Hair Loss
  • Drug Delivery 


How Does Micro Needling Work?

  

Microneedling Therapy also called Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT), is a minimally invasive skin-rejuvenation procedure that involves the use of the MD Needle Pen.

The mechanical action of the pen allows the needles to puncture the skin and create a controlled injury at a specific depth. Each puncture creates a channel that triggers the bodies natural healing process to fill these micro wounds by producing new collagen and elastin, releases growth factors, promote scarless wound healing and gives greater penetration of topical solutions.

 

With Microneedling, the top layer of the skin is parted without being damaged, leaving the skin intact.  It does not “burn” your skin like peels or more invasive lasers. Using skin needling consistently will trigger the bodies repair process until the desired level of skin rejuvenation is achieved.

Microneedling results in the production of new collagen and elastin, improvement in skin tone and texture, firmness as well as reduction in scars, pore size, and stretch marks.


For this high intensity facial, I use AnteAGE Microneedling Solution which contains pro-healing, anti-inflammatory growth factors and cytokines derived from bone marrow stem cells to replenish and recharge your skin’s energy while addressing specific anti-aging skin concerns.

Enhanced with two powerful peptides to achieve immediate as well as long-lasting results, with no down time.



Nano Needling


 A precision treatment with tiny needles which creates precision, orderly, controlled channels and pin point microscopic injuries just below the epidermis of your skin. Something wonderful happens almost immediately. The miracle of healing within your own body kicks in; to repair these tiniest of injuries. It is during your bodies natural repair cycle that fresh collagen is produced. New elastin (a protein that cannot externally be applied with any serum or lotion) is produced to pull the skin tighter. Old scar collagen is broken down and excreted through the micro channel.

The matrix of microscopic injuries rebuilds the skin as it did when you were much younger. Within two weeks of treatment you will feel and see your skin is looking better and younger with each passing day. You can look younger. 



Micro Needling vs Nano Needling


Micro Needling and Nano Needling have their place in skin rejuvenation for almost every client and they treat many of the same skin conditions.  Either modality will have a positive effect in reducing the appearance of fine lines, improving skin tone and texture, shrinking pore size, reducing pigmentation or helping to clear acne and acne scars.

When it comes to deeper acne scars and wrinkles, hair regrowth, stretch marks and hypo-pigmentation the deeper micro- injuries associated with microneedling would be the best choice. With the goal to provide the best outcome for my clients both procedures can be used together to advance the results for many skin conditions.



 

MicroNeedling with stem cells, Nano Needling

MicroNeedling with stem cells, Nano Needling

F.A.Q.'s for Micro Needling

  

What Conditions Does Micro-Needling Treat? 


This treatment is highly effective at reducing fine lines and wrinkles. Micro Needling does wonders to help tighten skin and improve texture. Helps reduce the depth of acne scars, especially when received in a series of 10. Stimulates dull skin by improving circulation and renewing radiance. Helps to break up and remove stubborn hyperpigmentation issues such as melasma . It is also very helpful in breaking up and lessening the appearance of stretch Marks.


Who Can Be Treated with Micro-needling? 


very skin type can benefit from the Micro Needling treatment. Micro Needling yields amazing results when treating those with mild to moderate skin laxity and/or acne scarring as well as those with dark spots and sun. Micro Needling is perfect for those want great results, but do not wish to experience the downtime which is frequently associated with deeper laser resurfacing treatments.


Who Cannot Be Treated With Micro-needling? 


Though most people can be treated very successfully with Micro Needling, there are those who have pre-existing conditions which keep them from being candidates for this service.  The following issues are contraindicated for the Micro Needling Procedure: Hemophilia Skin diseases Eczema Allergies Autoimmune diseases History of cold sores History of any Cancer Tendency to keloid.


Is Micro Needling Painful? 


No, because you will be using a medical grade numbing cream which will remove all sensation.


How Long Does A Micro Needling Treatment Take? 


The micro needling pen moves quickly across the skin, and will feel somewhat prickly, but not very uncomfortable due to the numbing cream. Numbing time is about 30 minutes, and the Micro Needling process itself usually takes about 15-30 minutes, depending on skin thickness and target issues. So, the average total treatment time for Micro Needling is about one hour.


Is There Downtime After Micro Needling? 


Healing time is minimal usually between 1-3 days. Most commonly patients will experience some redness afterward that resembles a sunburn which usually dissipate within 24 hours. It is recommended that you stay away from the sun and avoid strenuous exercise for 2 weeks following treatment. 


What Kind of Results Should I Expect from Micro Needling? 


Keep in mind that dermal collagen remodeling occurs over time and it would unrealistic to expect damage that has occurred to the skin over a long period of time, disappear right away. A series of 3-6 monthly appointments is typically required to achieve the best results based on the severity of the skin condition.


Although results vary from person to person, most will experience a decided improvement in tone and texture of the skin. Fine lines and wrinkles soften dramatically, and scarring becomes significantly less noticeable. Micro Needling has gained a strong reputation for rejuvenating sluggish, dull skin. Skin becomes noticeable tighter and smoother after even one treatment.


How Many Treatments of Micro Needling Will I Need? 


The number of Micro Needling treatments required for amazing results depends on what condition the skin is in when treatments begin. Most find that a series of 6 or possibly 10 are needed to see truly dramatic changes in the complexion. Most who are hoping to tighten and tone their skin will be on track with 6 treatments. Those who are seeking to diminish the depth of acne scarring generally require a minimum of 8-10 sessions.

   

Post- MicroNeedling Treatment Instructions

  



In order to achieve the best results from your Micro Needling treatment we ask that you read and understand the following instructions. I  will review these instructions at the end of your treatment.



  

  1. Your recovery time will be influenced by how aggressive a treatment you’ve received and your individual skin’s response. Your Skin Care Specialist will have discussed with you the individual time frame but you should expect between 1-4 days.
  2. Sun Exposure: Avoid direct sun for 3-5 days.
  3. Sun Block is mandatory if outside and should be reapplied every 2 hours. Physical Sunblock is      recommended.
  4. Waxing/Laser treatments: Avoid for 2 weeks.
  5. Facial Treatments: Avoid for 2 weeks.
  6. Exercise or swimming: It is recommended that hot showers, baths, hot-tubs and saunas are avoided for about two weeks after Micro Needling as well.Avoid for 24 hours (Do not want to sweat).
  7. No Exfoliating Products, Vitamin C, Retin-A, Astringents, Acids, or products containing      alcohol/fragrance for 3 days unless instructed by your skin care      specialist.
  8. NO Make-up for 24 hours. It is recommended to use mineral makeup after that time. 
  9. Increase water intake to include at least 8 glasses.
  10. Wash treated area  with gentle cleanser 3 days post treatment. Do NOT use washcloths as that can irritate your skin.
  11. DO NOT PICK AT SKIN!