Microneedling

a.k.a.

Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT)

About Collagen Induction Therapy 

The micro-channels created by the InnoPen activate the body's natural healing process by stimulating the release of growth factors, which in turn results in the production of collagen and elastin.  The stimulation of collagen and elastin created by this procedure can continue for months after the initial treatment.  Additionally, CIT is clinically proven to increase the efficacy of product penetration by as much as 3000 times!

About the InnoPen

InnoPen microneedling therapy system is a non-surgical and minimally ablative treatment for aesthetic improvement and rejuvenation of various skin conditions. 

InnoPen is the world's safest microneedling device with a unique, dual spring-loaded disposable needle cartridge (InnoTip) that uses an automated, vibrating stamp-like motion to rejuvenate and revitalize the skin.

InnoPen is proudly made in the USA by the pioneer of microneedling technology, Clinical Resolution Laboratory, Inc (CRL).  CRL takes pride in displaying the highest quality and safety features that no other competitors' device can match.

Recommended  for:

  • Trans-Dermal Delivery

  • Skin Rejuvenation

  • Fine Lines and Wrinkles

  • Sun Damaged Skin

  • Hypo/Hyper Pigmentation

  • Enlarged Pores

  • Stretch Marks

  • Scars (surgery, acne, etc.)

  • Alopecia (hair loss)

  • Improvement of Skin Tone and Texture

Preparing for Your Treatment:

  • Clients with a history of viral infections such as herpes simplex or cold sores may need to be prescribed an appropriate anti-viral medication prior to treatment as microneedling could trigger a breakout.

  • No topical Retin-A products for 12 hours prior to treatment.

  • No auto-immune therapies or products for 12 hours prior to treatment.

  • No aspirin or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory products for at least 10 days prior to treatment.

  • No prolonged sun exposure or sunburns in the treatment area 24 hours prior to the procedure.

  • Skin should be clean and make-up free on the day of the treatment.

  • Botox & fillers must be performed 3 weeks before microneedling or 2 days after microneedling.

Downtime

Swelling and redness are normal immediately after the treatment.  The treated area will appear similar to that of a moderate to severe sunburn.  Minor pain and/or discomfort of elevated warmth and tightness can be experienced. This will start to subside within 1 to 2 hours. Fast recovery is normally observed within the first 24 hours after the treatment with only slight redness remaining the next day.

  • The skin will feel tight and dry for the first three days post-treatment.

  • Some skin might scab after 3 days. It should not be touched or picked as it will fall off naturally.

  • You may return to your regular skin care routine approximately 2 to 3 days after your treatment or as soon as it is comfortable to do so.

Possible Side Effects

  • Erythema (Moderate redness)

  • Skin tightness and dryness

  • Minor peeling or exfoliation

  • Mild sensitivity (stinging and/or itching sensations

  • Hyperpigmentation or darkening of the skin

  • Edema (swelling)

  • Cutaneous eruptions

  • Allergic reaction

  • Infection

Contraindications:

  • Active bacterial, viral, or fungal infection or inflammations

  • Scar tissue or wounds less than 6 months old

  • Anticoagulant medications or blood clotting issues

  • Collagen Vascular Disease

  • Immunosuppression

  • Cardiac abnormalities

  • Scleroderma

  • Excessive sunburn or irritation

  • Use of Accutane within the last 6 months

  • HIV/AIDS

  • Hepatitis

  • Use of topical steroids in the treatment area within the past 3 months

  • Pregnancy or nursing

What to Expect During Your Treatment

  • First, the treatment area(s) will be thoroughly cleansed.

  • Next, a topical anesthetic/numbing cream will be applied and will remain on your skin for 20 minutes.

  • After 20 minutes, the anesthetic is removed and the treatment area is disinfected.

  • The appropriate serums are applied, and the treatment is performed one section at a time until the entire treatment area has been covered.

  • A cooling mask is applied to soothe, refresh and hydrate the treated area(s) and to occlude the microchannels.

  • Finally, post-care products are applied.

Post Treatment Care

  • Avoid direct sun exposure for at least 7 to 10 days after treatment.

  • Apply broad-spectrum UVA/UVB, chemical-free sunscreen with SPF 30+ 

  • No vigorous exercising or strenuous activity for at least 48 hours post-treatment.

  • Avoid the use of steam baths, saunas or swimming pools at least 48 hours following the treatment.

  • Do not apply make-up for at least 24 hours following the treatment.

  • Use tepid water to cleanse the treatment areas thoroughly while gently massaging to remove debris. Carefully pat dry without rubbing.

  • Avoid the use of sensitizing drugs, skin care products or cosmetics that contain mineral oils, lanolin, petroleum, acids, or alcohol-based toners.

  • Only use post-procedure skincare products prescribed by your practitioner to soothe, calm, and protect the skin until it is fully recovered and ready for regular skin care.

  • No harsh exfoliants, or products containing AHA/BHA's, retinoids or acidic products with a pH level less than 4.5 or greater than 7 for at least 14 days after treatment.

  • Avoid injectable fillers and Botox 2 weeks prior to the treatment.

Because everyone has different goals and areas of focus, my microneedling procedures are performed on a client by client basis and require a consultation prior to scheduling. Contact me HERE to schedule your Microneedling Consultation. Pricing will be given at the conclusion of your consultation. 
2BA5D1B2-29C0-4737-B9F0-AA6679FF9D46.png