How to Prepare for a Microneedling Treatment
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Do you have issues with acne scars, pigmentation or even wrinkles? Microneedling can be the answer! Our microneedling treatments are recommended for rejuvenating your skin and eliminating this kind of issue. Microneedling is a collagen-stimulating treatment to treat textural issues, including acne scar removal, pore refinement, wrinkles pigmentation and augment positive results. Read on to find out more how you can prepare for a microneedling treatment.
Microneedling: Before the Treatment
Consult with a physician to determine if microneedling is the right treatment for you and to learn about the risks and benefits.
Microneedling is a treatment option that has been shown to improve the appearance of skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. However, like any other type of treatment, there are risks and benefits associated with microneedling. If you are considering this treatment, it is important to consult with a physician to determine if it is the right treatment for you and to learn about the risks and benefits. At Wellaholic, we provide consultation to assist you with any pre-treatment queries.
Preparation Guidelines for Microneedling
Avoid Direct Sun Exposure
Avoid direct sun exposure for at least 24 hours unless you are wearing strong SPF to protect your skin. You should avoid tanning beds for 24 hours after your skin care treatment.
Avoid Acid-based Skincare, such as Retinoids
While addressing your skin, you may have to forgo using various skincare remedies, including retinoids and acid-based ones, like azelaic acid, glycolic acid, and salicylic acid. These products may have excellent benefits for your skin, but they should be avoided prior to and immediately after a fractional and microneedle treatment to prevent it from undergoing irritation or over drying.
Avoid Blood Thinning Medication
If you are taking blood-thinning medication, then you may need to temporarily stop taking it for one to three days before the appointment. You should avoid NSAIDs in the week leading up to your treatment session. Bruising is caused by internal bleeding and NSAIDs thin the blood, making internal bleeding more likely to occur.
On Your Microneedling Appointment
On the day of your appointment, wash your face with a gentle facial cleanser. Try to show up to your treatment with clean skin free of make-up or products. Doing so will make sure that you are fully prepared to begin your treatment as soon as you get there. We will provide facial wet wipes for you to self-cleanse your face. During the start of the treatment, we will also be doing an additional cleansing with a facial toner to remove any impurities.
For Your Comfort During Microneedling
For people who suffer from sensitive skin, it can be useful to take Tylenol or painkillers about an hour before your appointment to alleviate possible discomfort from your procedure. And you can also take extra steps for the convenience and safety of our patients, such as an application of numbing cream many hours before the procedure starts. Nevertheless, at Wellaholic, we are able to gradually increase the intensity (and needle depth) of our microneedling treatments such that there is no need to take any painkillers nor opt for numbing cream. In fact, we do not advocate the use of numbing cream for microneedling treatments.
People who use large amounts of skin-numbing creams and lotions, often in conjunction with cosmetic procedures, are at risk of irregular heartbeats, seizures and even death, as reported by US health officials (source). This is because a lethal dose of chemicals can enter the bloodstream, especially when when microneedling is used right after the application of numbing cream. We have seen several patients with averse effects, and hence would strongly recommended not to use numbing cream before microneedling treatments.
Does the Microneedling Treatment Hurt?
Microneedling procedures are not painful, but they can be uncomfortable for patients who may be afraid to have blood drawn or who are concerned about needles. Microneedling involves placing small needles into the skin; doing so stimulates collagen production, to produce younger, more attractive skin.
The microneedling tool is sterilized and intended only for single use. Once the microneedling treatment begins, our consultant will move the dermapen across your face. The most common sensation during the procedure is a warm, scratching feeling as the tool is moved around the face. You may also notice some pain on the “bonier” areas of your face, such as your hairline, forehead, and jawline.
After the Microneedling Procedure
After the microneedling procedure, choose from three possible facial serums to reap the best benefits of your microneedling treatment:
HYALURONIC ACID 2% + VITAMIN B5
- This formula uses three forms of HA with varying molecular weights, as well as an HA Crosspolymer.
- This offers full-depth hydration and visible plumping without drawing water out of the skin.
- B5 further enhances surface hydration.
- USAGE: HYDRATION AND PLUMPING
RESVERATROL 3% + FERULIC ACID 3%
- This formula combines very high concentrations of two of the most powerful and important antioxidants in skincare: Resveratrol and Ferulic Acid.
- Skincare formulations generally incorporate Resveratrol at 1% or less and Ferulic Acid at 0.5% or less.
- This formula an exceptionally high concentration of resveratrol.
- USAGE: ANTI-AGEING
MATRIXYL™ 10% + HYALURONIC ACID
- Matrixyl™ is a trademarked peptide composition developed by Sederma Inc. in France.
- This highly-effective composition has been shown to reduce the look of static and dynamic wrinkles.
- This formula contains two generations of Matrixyl™, at a combined concentration of 10% by weight in a specialized Hyaluronic Acid delivery system.
- USAGE: INTERNAL PLUMPING TO FILL UP SCARS AND WRINKLES
Microneedling by Wellaholic
Do you have wrinkles? Acne scars? Pigmentation? Microneedling is your answer! Our Microneedling treatments can help rejuvenate your skin and get rid of these problems. Microneedling is a collagen-stimulating treatment great for general skin rejuvenation. It treats textural issues dealing with pores, acne scars, wrinkles and pigmentation and has seen extensive positive clinical results, making this treatment a great alternative to laser skin resurfacing.
Microneedling Face Price Plans
- 1 Session Plan $169
- 3 Session Plan $163 x 3 = $489 (includes Hyaluronic Acid 2% Serum Add-on) (5% savings)
- 6 Session Plan $155 x 6 = $930 (includes Hyaluronic Acid 2% and Resveratrol 3% Serums Add-on) (14% savings)
- 12 Session Plan $139 x 12 = $1668 (Includes all three Serums Add-on) (25% savings)