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Microneedling

How It Works
Surgical stainless steel micro-needles pierce the skin to stimulate the dermis and enhance rejuvenation. The injury also causes the body to release growth factors from fibroblasts, keratinocytes and monocytes, all of which contribute to increased collagen and elastin production. There is no inflammation. The process is natural, controlled and routine.

Contraindications for micro-needling include, but are not limited to the following:
• Prednisone, Coumadin, Heparin or any blood thinning drug, prescription or herbal.
• Herpetic outbreaks, undiagnosed lesions, weeping acne, warts, unstable diabetes and autoimmune system disorders such as Lupus.
• Accutane patients should discontinue therapy for a minimum of 12 months prior to micro-needling.
• The following treatments should be performed after exfoliation rather than before: cosmetic injections, waxing, electrolysis and depilatories.

What to Expect
During your Micro-Needle Treatment the provider will cleanse your skin and then apply a topical anesthetic. You will then rest for 30 minutes to allow the medication to work. The Provider will then clean the skin again to remove any residue from the topical anesthetic and finally apply alcohol to the skin to open the pores. A serum will be applied to the skin and the micro-needling pen will be moved over the skin until the serum is absorbed. Post-treatment cream will be applied as well as UV protection, and you will be given post procedure instructions and products.

Dos and Don’ts

For the best results, we recommend that you read and understand the following:
• Do not tan or use self-tanning agents during the course of your treatments.
• One week prior to treatment discontinue all aspirin, platelet inhibitors or anticoagulant medications but only if you are having platelet rich plasma treatment.
• For 12-24 hours prior discontinue all anti-inflammatory medications such as steroids, ibuprofen, naproxen, Advil, and aspirin.
• For the day before your treatment do not use the following:
o Retinol, tretinoin, or any other form of Retin-A
o masks, loofah, or any products that may cause irritation
o Alpha hydroxy acid (glycolic acid) or beta hydroxy acid (salicylic acid) unless suggested by the aesthetician
• Do not wax, have electrolysis, shave, or any other form of hair removal
• For the day before your treatment we recommend that you do the following:
o Avoid prolonged sun exposure
o Reschedule your appointment if you have an acne breakout
• On the day of the procedure, we recommend that you do not wear any perfume or cologne
• Use a mild, acid-free cleanser such as Wash me Gently or Vitamins for the Skin
• Be well hydrated the day of your treatment, so please drink at least a liter or more of water per day for three days preceding your procedure.
• Remove your contact lenses prior to the procedure

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595 Elm Place, Suite 208
Highland Park, IL 60035
847-681-8821