What is Microneedling?

Microneedling is used to rejuvenate the skin and improve the skin surface by reducing fine lines, expression lines, wrinkles, enlarged pores, and acne scars. Microneedling is based on the skin’s natural ability to repair itself whenever it encounters physical injury such as cuts, burns and other abrasions. As you are needling  across the skin, it makes pinpoint punctures to create very minor micro-“injuries.” In response to the perceived “injury,” a cascade of growth factors is released, which in turn triggers new collagen synthesis. This stimulates collagen formation and provides a clear channel for topical serums to be absorbed through the surface of the skin. By persistently triggering this healing process with a series of Micro Needling treatments, the body keeps repairing the skin incrementally and cumulatively  without the side effects and extended downtime. The result is smoother, firmer and younger looking skin. While most commonly used on the face, Micro Needling can also be used to restore and regenerate the skin on the neck, chest, and hands. Micro Needling is safe for all colors of skin and all types of skin. 

Discomfort & Risks:

The sensation of Micro Needling is described as a stinging sensation, particularly in areas of bony prominence and where the skin is thinner such as the neck and around the eyes and jawline.Immediately following the procedure the skin could feel tight, dry, swollen, and sensitive to the touch. It can  also look and feel sunburned. The sensitivity and redness will diminish significantly within 24 hours. Other common short-term side effects include itching, discomfort and dryness of the treated area. While adverse reactions are extremely rare, there is a possibility of temporary side effects including but not limited to infections , herpes simplex outbreak, hyperpigmentation (darkening of the skin), and hypopigmentation (lightening of the skin). This reaction is more common in people who are tan or who have darker skin tones. It can result or worsen when treated areas are exposed to the sun too soon following treatment. This risk can be minimized by avoiding sun exposure for 4 weeks before and after treatment and by adhering to pre and post treatment instructions.

Post-Procedure Instructions:

  • No sunscreen OR makeup for 12 hours following treatment.
  • Wash the face a few hours after treatment or before bed time. Use gentle cleanse.
  • 12-72 hours post-treatment mineral makeup can be applied, but continue to use your Rewind serum followed by Rewind moisturizer and physical sunblock with an SPF of 25 or higher. 
  • After 48 to 72 hours following treatment client can return to regular skin care regimen.
  • Avoid alcohol-based toners for 10-14 days as well as excessive sun exposure for 10 days.
  • What to Avoid:To ensure the proper healing environment, be certain to observe the following:
    • For at least 2 hours post treatment, do NOT use any Alpha Hydroxy Acids, Beta Hydroxy Acid, Retinol (Vitamin A), Vitamin C (in a low pH formula) or anything perceived as ‘active’ skincare.
    • Avoid intentional and direct sunlight for 24 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. Sweating and gym environments are harmful, rife with bacteria, and may cause adverse reactions.