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Micro Needling Application

Microneedling

Microneedling is a treatment that involves using a device with tiny needles to create small punctures in the skin.

Microneedling

Microneedling is a treatment that involves using a device with tiny needles to create small punctures in the skin. These punctures stimulate the body's natural healing process, which can lead to an increase in collagen and elastin production, as well as improved skin texture and firmness.

 

During a microneedling treatment, the device is rolled or pressed over the skin, creating thousands of tiny punctures. This process can be performed on various areas of the body, including the face, neck, and hands. The treatment can be performed by a dermatologist, aesthetician, or other trained medical professional.

 

Microneedling can be used to address a variety of skin concerns, including fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, hyperpigmentation, and uneven skin texture. The treatment can also be combined with topical skincare products, such as vitamin C or hyaluronic acid, to enhance their absorption and effectiveness.

Procedures

Microneedling is a versatile treatment that can address a variety of skin concerns, including:

  1. Fine lines and wrinkles: Microneedling can stimulate collagen and elastin production, which can help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

  2. Acne scars: Microneedling can help break up scar tissue and stimulate the growth of new, healthy skin cells, reducing the appearance of acne scars.

  3. Hyperpigmentation: Microneedling can help reduce the appearance of dark spots and hyperpigmentation by promoting cell turnover and new skin growth.

  4. Uneven skin texture: Microneedling can improve skin texture by stimulating collagen production and encouraging the growth of new skin cells.

  5. Stretch marks: Microneedling can help reduce the appearance of stretch marks by stimulating collagen production and promoting skin regeneration.

Who is this for?

Microneedling is generally safe for most people and can be performed on individuals with various skin types and concerns. However, not everyone is a candidate for the treatment. Here are some general guidelines for determining if someone is a candidate for microneedling:

  1. Healthy skin: Microneedling is generally not recommended for individuals with active skin infections, inflammatory skin conditions (e.g., eczema or psoriasis), or open wounds or cuts on the treatment area.

  2. Absence of certain medical conditions: Microneedling may not be suitable for individuals with certain medical conditions, such as a bleeding disorder or an active skin infection.

  3. Not pregnant or breastfeeding: Microneedling is not recommended for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.

  4. Realistic expectations: It is important for individuals to have realistic expectations about the results of microneedling. While it can improve the overall appearance of the skin and address certain concerns, it may not be able to completely eliminate all skin imperfections.

  5. No recent use of certain medications: Some medications, such as Accutane, may affect the skin's ability to heal and increase the risk of adverse side effects from microneedling. It is important to inform your healthcare provider if you have used these medications recently.

Downtime

The downtime after a microneedling treatment can vary depending on the intensity of the treatment and the individual's skin type and sensitivity. Generally, there is some redness, swelling, and mild discomfort in the treated area immediately after the procedure, which may last for several hours to subside.

 

In some cases, there may also be mild flaking or peeling of the skin for a few days after the treatment. However, this is usually limited to the treated area and can be easily managed with moisturizers and gentle skincare products.

 

It is important to avoid sun exposure, excessive sweating, and certain skincare products (such as retinoids and acids) for at least 24-48 hours after the treatment to allow the skin to heal properly.

Preparation & Aftercare

Pre-care instructions:

  1. Avoid sun exposure: Avoid direct sun exposure for at least two weeks before the treatment. Sunburned or tanned skin is more sensitive and may be more prone to side effects.

  2. Avoid certain skincare products: Avoid using retinoids, alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs), beta hydroxy acids (BHAs), and other exfoliating products for at least a week before the treatment.

  3. Stay hydrated: Drink plenty of water in the days leading up to your treatment to help keep your skin hydrated and healthy.

Post-care instructions:

  1. Avoid sun exposure: Avoid direct sun exposure for at least 48 hours after the treatment. Wear a hat and sunscreen (SPF 40  or higher) if you must go outside.

  2. Avoid certain skincare products: Avoid using retinoids, AHAs, BHAs, and other exfoliating products for at least a week after the treatment.

  3. Keep the skin clean: Use gentle, non-abrasive cleansers to wash your face for the first few days after the treatment. Avoid using hot water or harsh scrubs. We recommend IsClinical Cleansing Complex 

  4. Moisturize: Apply a gentle moisturizer to the treated area to help soothe and hydrate the skin. We recommend IsClinical Sheald

  5. Avoid certain activities: Avoid strenuous exercise, swimming, and other activities that may cause excessive sweating for at least 24-48 hours after the treatment.

Alternative Treatments

There are several alternative treatments that can be used to address similar skin concerns as Clear and Brilliant. These treatments may be better suited to certain skin types or may offer different benefits, depending on the individual's needs.

  1. Morpheus 8 is a non-surgical skin tightening and rejuvenation treatment that uses radiofrequency energy to stimulate collagen production and improve the appearance of the skin. It is a minimally invasive treatment that can be used to address a variety of skin concerns, including fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, hyperpigmentation, and uneven skin tone.

  2. Fotona laser resurfacing is a more intensive laser treatment that uses a higher-powered laser to remove deeper layers of skin. It can help to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, and uneven skin tone.

  3. Chemical peels are a type of skin treatment that use a chemical solution to remove the outermost layers of skin, revealing smoother, brighter skin underneath. They can be customized to address a variety of skin concerns, including fine lines and wrinkles, acne, hyperpigmentation, and uneven skin tone.

  4. Silk Peel Microdermabrasion is a minimally invasive skin treatment that uses a device to exfoliate the skin and remove dead skin cells. It can help to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and acne scars.

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