What is Micro-Needling?

Microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure that creates thousands of epidermal microchannels allowing active ingredients to pass through the skin.

 

At Beauty Boutique we perform this treatment with a Microneedle Pen.  This allows us to control and adapt the needle volume and depth to suit each individual client.

 

This revolutionary skin needling treatment stimulates the skins natural collagen by causing the skin to regenerate and heal its self. Using a Dermapen we can work over all of the facial contours including the delicate underage area causing hundreds of tiny punctures, while also implanting a blend of Hyaluronic Acid to hydrate and rejuvenate, Vitamins, Q10 and amino acids to supply the skin with essential nutrients and peptides to interrupt wrinkle formation where its needed most (directly into the intersection between the epidermis and dermis).

Key Benefits:

Microneedling may help address many skin-related complaints, including:

  • wrinkles

  • scarring

  • acne

  • alopecia

  • skin pigmentation issues

  • stretch marks

  • rosacea

  • loose skin, such as after weight loss or liposuction

  • Improves the quality and texture of your skin (immediately)

POST Micro Needling After Care

  • DO NOT USE ANY SOAP/WASHING AGENTS ON THE TREATMENT AREA UNTIL 36 HOURS POST PROCEDURE.

  • ENSURE THAT NO SOAP/WASHING AGENT COMES INTO CONTACT WITH THE TREATMENT AREA FOR 36 HOURS POST PROCEDURE.

  • HYDRATE AS OFTEN AS POSSIBLE TO RELIEVE DRYNESS OR TIGHTNESS OF THE SKIN THAT MAY BE EXPERIENCED.

  • When washing your face, do not use any scrub products. Massage using your hands when washing using water only.

  • Immediately after washing with water apply a generous layer of hydration.

  • Use a mild moisturiser/sunscreen with an SPF of at least 20. Avoid direct sunlight for at least 1 week.

  • Patients with hypersensitivity to the sun should take extra precautions to guard against exposure immediately following the procedure as they may be more sensitive following the Micro-needling treatment.

  • Please avoid strenuous exercise during this time.

  • Approximately 48 hours after the treatment your skin will absorb nutrients more efficiently. Hence it is crucial to use as much hydration product as possible.

  • Do not have another facial treatment for at least 2 weeks after your Micro-needling treatment.

  • You may resume the regular use of Retin-A, alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) or beta-hydroxy acid (BHA) products ONLY after 2 weeks post procedure. Please ask your aesthetician if you have any queries.

FAQ:

  • HOW DOES MICRONEEDLING WORK?

The device slides along the skin and penetrates upper layers of the skin to a depth of up to 2mm to create tiny needle wounds. This signals the body to respond by producing collagen and elastin fibers. As a result, the skin becomes fuller, thus reducing the appearance of scars, lines, and wrinkles.

  • WHAT WILL I LOOK LIKE AFTER THE TREATMENT?

Most people will notice redness and mild swelling similar to a slight sunburn for 24-48 hours and there may be slight pinpoint bleeding and/or bruising. Skin will be noticeably smoother and more radiant within a week or two. Full results will take a few months to appear.

  • WHAT DOES THE PROCEDURE INVOLVE?

It begins with cleaning and numbing the skin using a collagen-stimulating product, Vitamin C serum, or a skin lightener. A small pen with 12 tiny needles is used to create tiny wounds in the skin. The speed and adjustability of the needles allow for more effective piercing and absorption of skin products. Vitamin-C serum or Hyaluronic acid is used after the procedure to hydrate, heal and protect the skin.

  • WHAT IS THE DOWNTIME AFTER MICRONEEDLING?

Inflammation of the skin is very temporary and reduces greatly within a few hours. It may remain slightly pink for up to 48 hours after treatment. Using hyaluronic acid after the procedure can help reduce inflammation, and sunscreen can be used to protect the skin. Makeup use should be limited to mineral makeup.

  • CAN MICRONEEDLING BE PERFORMED ON ANY SKIN COLOR?

Medical micro-needling is safe to use on all skin types and colors without risk of post-inflammatory hyper-pigmentation.

  • HOW MANY TREATMENTS DO I NEED AND HOW OFTEN CAN MICRONEEDLING PROCEDURES BE REPEATED?

Each patients skin condition determines the number of treatments that are needed. Moderate acne scars may need between three and four treatments, while thermal burns and stretch marks may need five.? Conditions such as wrinkles caused by aging, one or two refresher treatments are recommended per year.

Microneedling can be safely repeated every four to six weeks as needed. Collagen induction requires at least three treatments, while scar reduction requires between three and six. Four to six weeks should pass between one treatment and the next. Microneedling can be used on all parts of the body (neck, decollete, arms, legs, etc). Usually results begin to appear after the first treatment.