Microneedling is a treatment in which a pen with multiple needles is glided across the skin for the purpose of rejuvenation. It can be used to treat skin concerns such as acne scars, wrinkles and hyperpigmentation or a number of other skin conditions.
How it works
Microneedling uses a pen-shaped device armed with fine needles to make minuscule, evenly spaced punctures in the skin. The small wounds created by the needling devices, which sometimes allow a pinprick of blood to rise to the surface, induce the skin to start a wound healing response. The body rushes to patch up the injury by growing fresh collagen and elastin. Collagen and elastin are what give your skin its strength and ability to stretch and make it appear more youthful.
Microneedling is what is referred to as a type of fractional treatment, in which only a fraction of the surface of the skin is affected, leaving skin unharmed around each micro-wound. This allows for rapid healing and a short recovery time associated with the procedure.
One hour prior to treatment, the client’s skin will be thoroughly cleansed and numbed with a topical numbing agent. The microneedling treatment itself will last 30-45 minutes and the client should experience little to no discomfort.
Immediately after your treatment, you will look as though you have a moderate to severe sunburn and your skin may feel warm and tighter than usual. You may also notice some slight swelling; both are normal and should subside after 1 to 2 hours and will normally diminish within the same day or 24 hours. You may see slight redness after 24 hours but only in minimal areas or spots.
Prior to your treatment, your technician will apply a topical numbing cream to ensure optimal comfort during your treatment. Microneedling is safe for all skin types and tones.
Comfort & Safety
What to expect
Microneedling Pre- and Post- care instructions
Prior to the Microneedling session, please observe the following:
•No Retin-A products or applications 24 hours prior to your treatment.
• No prolonged sun exposure to the face 24 hours prior to your treatment. A microneedling treatment
will not be administered on sunburned skin.
•If you are taking a blood thinner, aspirin or any other medication that you have the propensity to bleed
easily while on, please tell your technician.
•If you have received Botox, make sure that you give yourself at least 2 weeks post Botox injections
before receiving your Microneedling procedure.
•If an active or extreme breakout occurs before treatment, please consult your technician.
Microneedling cannot be performed on areas with active acne or open lesions.
•Wait 6 months following oral isotretinoin use (Accutane).
After your treatment, please be aware and observe the following:
Immediately after your treatment, you will look as though you have a moderate to severe sunburn and
your skin may feel warm and tighter than usual. You may also notice some slight swelling; both are
normal and should subside after 1 to 2 hours and will normally diminish within the same day or 24
hours. You may see slight redness after 24 hours but only in minimal areas or spots.
After-care instructions for Microneedling Treatment:
• Use tepid water for the initial 24 hours to rinse the treated area. After 24 hours, use a gentle cleanser
to cleanse the face for the following 72 hours and gently dry the treated skin. Always make sure that
your hands are clean when touching the treated area.
• It is recommended to purchase the Epionce Essential Recovery Kit to care for the skin after treatment.
• It is recommended that makeup or sunscreen should not be applied for 24 hours after the procedure.
Do not apply any makeup with a makeup brush, especially if it is not clean.
• After the initial 24 hours, apply a broad spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreen with a minimum SPF 30 for two
weeks. A chemical-free sunscreen is highly recommended.
What to Avoid:
•For at least 3 days post treatment, do NOT use any Alpha Hydroxy Acids, Beta HydroxyAcid, Retinol
(Vitamin A), Vitamin C (in a low pH formula) or anything perceived as 'active' skincare.
•Avoid intentional and direct sunlight for 48 hours. No tanning beds.
•Do not go swimming for at least 24 hours post-treatment.
•No exercising or strenuous activity for the first 24 hours post-treatment.
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