Using the pen technique, the user has total control of needle depth giving a tailored treatment for areas of concern. A precise channel is made vertically, no rollers are used. As this is a clinical treatment your therapist follows strict infection control within the workplace and uses a single use sterile micro needle attachment. Because everyone’s skin is in a different condition to start with. The more progressed your ageing/damage you may require more treatments over a long period to induce new collagen formation, it takes many months to form new collagen giving results 3,6 & 12 months into the future! Outcomes depend on many factors, individual results will vary.This treatment along with microcurrent, Peels and homecare form part of The Skin Sanctuary age delay Treatments.
As the skin can absorb topical ingredients more easily after the needling session your therapist will offer optional upgrade of a sterile serum infusion to target your skin concerns.
Preparation It is recommended to first have at least 6 microcurrent treatments as the skin cell will be working at its best with fresh reserves of ATP, needed to promote healing.Your therapist will recommend specific home care designed to promote healing and healthy cell formation, needed for a minimum 3 weeks prior.These support cell regeneration and stimulation of collagen and elastin. If you are using a numbing product you must apply 45 min before.
After care. No normal skin care to be used for 3-4 days instead apply your prescribed homecare to keep the skin hydrated.Avoid using active and exfoliating type skincare including:AHA, BHA, benzoyl peroxide, retinoids, hydroquinone, No chemical sunblock (zinc oxide based sunscreen is ok).Avoid direct sunlight, intensive exercise, hot showers, swimming in pools or ocean, fake tanning, other clinical treatments for up to two weeks
Healing process.This is a low downtime treatment,You will experience redness and heat immediately afterSome possible effects include. 1-2 days redness minor swelling, minor itching, tight sensation, skin flaking and dryness.
Uncommon but possible risks: allergic reaction to metal, prolonged redness, heat, swelling, acne eruptions, post inflammatory pigmentation, cold sore eruption. Petechiae
Who is this not suitable for:Patients on blood thinners (reduced blood clotting)Active acne, active herpes, & other skin lesions (bacterial, fungal or undiagnosed), skin cancer, Papular rosacea
This information and your consultation form part of your informed consent. Please book an skin fitness visit to discuss your suitability.