Collagen Induction Treatment
Microneedling (also known as collagen induction therapy) is a minimally invavsive treatment to rejuvenate the skin. A device with fine needles creates tiny punctures in the top layer of the skin, which triggers the body to create new collagen and elastin.
As each fine needle punctures the skin, it creates a channel or micro-wound. The controlled injury triggers the body to fill these micro-wounds by producing new collagen and elastin in the papillary dermis. In addition, new capillaries are formed. This treatment leads to reduction of scars and skin rejuvenation, i.e., improved skin texture, firmness and hydration.
MICRO-NEEDLING CAN IMPROVE:
Skin Texture and color
- Avoid retinoids, topical antibiotics, exfoliants, hydroquinone, sunburn, and benzoyl peroxide 3 days prior to procedure
- Avoidance of IPL/Laser procedures for the past 7 days prior
- No waxing, depilatory creams or electrolysis 5-7 days prior to the peel.
- No shaving the day of the procedure
- No significant changes in the skin recently reported including breakdown of skin or excess dryness or sunburn
- Skin is clean without lotion, oil, makeup, deodorant, powder, perfume or sunscreen
Patient denies today: active cold sores, herpes simplex, or warts in the area to be treated, open sores, sunburned, or excessively sensitive skin within the application area, pregnancy, dermatitis or inflammatory rosacea within the peel application area. Reports no allergies to salicylates
DAY OF TREATMENT
- Omit lotions, creams, make up or deodorant in area to be treated
- Arrive with clean washed skin
- Inform provider of any changes in medical history and of all medications you are taking
Immediately after your Medical Micro-Needling procedure, your health care provider may apply moisturizer and sunscreen topically. Do not take any anti-inflammatory medications such as ibuprofen, Motrin or Advil. These agents will interfere with the natural inflammatory process that is critical and responsible for your skin rejuvenation. Avoid sun tanning and prolonged exposure to direct sunlight. When exposed to sun, always use sun screen SPF30 or above. You may clean your face with a gentle cleanser before bed.
- Redness or sensitivity might be present (and last up to a few days) after peel
- Use Tylenol only as needed for any soreness
- Peeling may start 3-5 days after peel. Do not pick or scratch at treated skin but instead keep moisturized
- Avoid strenuous exercise or sweating for 24 hours due to open pores
- Treat skin gently washing with a gentle cleanser, cool water, using hands only and pat dry no earlier than 4 hours after peel
- May use cool compresses after treatment if excessive discomfort, burning, redness, or swelling
- Avoid sun exposure for 3 days and if possible 10 days. Apply a minimum of SPF 30 every 2 hours May use mineral makeup after 24 hours
- Restart regular skin care regimen in 48 hours and Retin A in 72 hours
- Recommend follow up and repeat treatments in 4 weeks and for best results a series of 3 – 5 treatments
If you have questions please feel free to contact us.