Frequently Asked Questions & Answers:
What is Micro Needling?
Micro Needling is a safe, effective and minimally invasive procedure which creates a series of micro channels on the skin, resulting in glowing, smoother and younger looking skin. Treatments help to lift and tighten the skin while providing texture improvement for all ages and skin types without the downtime or trauma that is associated with laser or chemical treatments.
How does Micro Needling to improve the skin's appearance?
Micro needling treatment can rapidly create a pattern of micro channels in the treatment area, leaving the skin smoother, fresher, and more uniform. Micro needling allows controlled activation of the body's self-repair mechanism which creates thousands of micro "injuries" in the skin, triggering new collagen synthesis, without the risk of permanent scarring. Micro needling is performed in a safe and precise manner with the use of the sterile needle head which can be performed on most areas of the face and body, including the hands, lips, neck, décolletage and abdomen.
How does a treatment feel?
As a technician lightly presses and glides an activated device across your skin, treatment sensations can vary. Most patients have reported the treatment to be well-tolerated and to feel like light sandpaper moving across the skin.
Will I bleed?
The manner in which the device penetrates the skin will depend on your level of treatment. It is possible to see some pinpoint bleeding that will end shortly after the treatment session.
How long will it take to complete a treatment?
A full face and neck anti-aging treatment is normally completed within 20-40 minutes. Other skin condition treatment times will vary depending on the size and number of the area(s) being treated.
How many treatments should I have?
This depends on your treatment goals and your skin condition. You may decide to have a single treatment first and then Dr. Chen may advise you to have a series of 4-8 treatments spaced 2-6 weeks apart.
How will my skin feel after the treatment?
Immediately after the treatment your skin may be sensitive to touch and appear red or flushed, similar to a moderate sunburn. Usually, within 4-6 hours the redness and sensitivity will diminish, and within 24 hours the micro channels will feel healed. Normally, after 2-3 days, the redness and sensitivity will end, allowing a new, radiant complexion to shine through.
Is there any downtime?
The treatments do not cause the same trauma to the skin as laser or IPL treatments, so there is no downtime. It may cause only minimal discomfort. Sun sensitivity is also less of an issue.
Are there any potential side effects?
Micro dermal needling does not involve injections therefore, regardless of race or color, our clients have shown no adverse skin reactions or post-inflammatory hyper-pigmentation.
How do I take care of my skin after the treatment?
Internal and external hydration of the skin is essential. Drink plenty of water. You will also receive an aftercare package following treatment, which can help maximize the results and ease the healing process. You will be given specific home care instructions. Carefully follow the skin care regimen prescribed by Dr. Chen.
- Do not use any “active” skin care products during the following
- Avoid using any powered cleansing brushes during the following week.
- Avoid sunbathing or tanning beds for up to 24 hours. No Sunscreen.
- No swimming for up to 24 hours.
- Avoid sweating for 24 hours. This can lead to adverse reactions in the treated areas of your skin.
How to care for your skin between treatments?
Between treatments, continue to use the recommended products as directed to maintain results. Internal and external hydration of the skin is essential. Drink lots of water and protect your skin from harsh environments. Our Pure Hydraulic Acid Serum is highly recommended for replenishing the skin’s moisture reservoir, restoring firmness and elasticity while providing significant skin improvement. Our unique Copper+ HAMist formula together with Pure Hydraulic Acid Serum is a must after the treatment to boost collagen, act as antioxidants, and promote firmer, smoother skin. It gives patients a hands-free way to nourish their newly treated skin.
How long should it take before I see results?
Typically, you will see results after the first treatment. Lasting and more significant result will become visible after 4 to 6 treatments (4 weeks apart). The condition of your skin will continue to improve over the next 6-12 months after a course of treatments, especially when combined with the recommended post-treatment care.
How many treatments are recommended for rejuvenation, acne, scar, deep wrinkles, stretch marks and pregnancy lines?
These are general guidelines but everyone’s results may vary
Rejuvenation: 4-6 treatments, 4 weeks apart
Acne, Scars: 6 treatments, 4 weeks apart
Aging Deep Wrinkles: 6-8 treatments, 4 weeks apart
Pregnancy Lines: 6-8 treatments, 4 weeks apart