Beauty and Appearance

Microneedling

Microneedling, also known as Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT), or channeling, is a procedure that improves the appearance of wrinkles, acne scars, loss of firmness, brown spots and stretch marks by stimulating the skin’s natural ability to repair itself. 

A device with tiny, sharp needles is used to create hundreds of micro-channels in the skin.  This process triggers the skin to release growth factors and cytokines, producing more collagen and elastin, resulting in younger looking skin.

During a treatment, the skin is first numbed using a topical OTC anesthetic cream that keeps the client comfortable during the procedure. The microneedle glides effortlessly over the skin with the use of a topical serum to create a glide on the skin’s surface. 

The micro-channels created are a pathway for the delivery of optimal ingredients into the skin while keeping the barrier intact.  This is what makes Microneedling preferable to many of the ablative treatments available which destroy the top layer of the skin.  The channels close up very quickly so there is minimal risk of infection or hyperpigmentation (brown spots).

Microneedling is a well tolerated and cost effective skin care treatment that is suitable for most skin types and conditions, including sensitive skin, darker skin, Rosacea, fine and deep lines and wrinkles, loss of firmness, acne, scarring and stretch marks.  It may be performed on the face or body with excellent results. 

Due to the channels created in the skin, the skin will be red and feel irritated for a few hours after the procedure with possible light peeling days 3 – 5 after the treatment.

Continued improvement may be seen 4 to 6 months after the initial treatment.  For best results, a series of treatments is recommended.  Please consult with your skin care professional to design the best plan for your skin.

NeoGenesis and Microneedling

NeoGenesis skin care products are safe to use with Microneedling treatments.  The NeoGenesis patented stem cell released molecules assist the skin in the benefits of the microneedle treatment.  To prepare the skin for microneedling, begin using the NeoGenesis products a month in advance of the first treatment and continue to use the products to boosts the skin’s ability to regenerate. Inflammation and irritation will be dramatically reduced while the skin benefits directly from added growth factors.

Pre-microneedle protocol; twice daily

  1. Gently cleanse the skin with the NeoGenesis Cleanser

  2. Mist with the NeoGenesis Moisturizing Mist

  3. Apply 4 to 6 drops of NeoGenesis Recovery serum to the face and neck, including the eye area

  4. Finish with Light Moisturizer, Intensive Moisturizer or Barrier Renewal Cream

  5. Always wear a chemical free sunscreen during the day
     

Post-microneedle protocol; twice daily
 

  1. Gently cleanse the skin with the NeoGenesis Cleanser

  2. Mist with the NeoGenesis Moisturizing Mist

  3. Apply 4 to 6 drops of NeoGenesis Recovery serum to the face and neck, including the eye area

  4. May apply NeoGenesis Booster or Skin Serum here if the skin is particularly dry

  5. Finish with Barrier Renewal Cream

  6. Always wear a chemical free sunscreen during the day
     

Complete healing will be achieved after 14 days.  Once the skin is healed, Recovery serum may be continued at twice per day or a maintenance dose may be started at once per day or 3 to 4 times per week.  Booster or Skin Serum may be used with Recovery or alternate daily use, followed by Light Moisturizer, Intensive Moisturizer or Barrier Renewal Cream, twice daily.

Special Note on Microneedling treatments:

Microneedling treatments, as performed by Estheticians, are regulated by the governing Board in each state.  Some states allow Estheticians to perform Microneedling under very specific guidelines, while other states do not allow Estheticians to perform it at all.  It is important to contact the State Board that the Esthetician is licensed and working in for the complete guide to Estheticians performing Microneedling in each state.

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