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Microneedling

Microneedling, also known as Collagen Induction Therapy, uses a device housing many sterile surgical needles that create tiny micro-injuries in the skin tissue to stimulate our body’s natural healing response. This response helps our skin build healthier tissue while boosting our body’s natural production of collagen and elastin, the building blocks of plump and youthful looking skin. Microneedling is the gold standard for treating deep acne scaring and textural issues in the skin. It is also an incredibly successful treatment for reversing the signs of aging such as fine lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation and skin laxity. Skin is cleansed and prepared for the procedure with the addition of our targeted serums selected specifically for each client. During the procedure these customized product selections will be continually added allowing for deep penetration. Immediately following the procedure our luxurious cooling face mask containing repairitive peptides and hyaluronic acid is left on the skin to soothe and reduce skin redness. The treatment is finished off with MDM Post PRP from MD Medical which is high in aloe and shea butter to soothe and repair your skin.

What to expect from your treatment

After the procedure, the skin will be red, with mild swelling and/or bruising, and your skin might feel tight and sensitive to the touch. Although these symptoms may take 2-3 days to resolve completely, they will diminish significantly within a few hours after treatment. Microneedling has been shown to reduce the visibility of acne scars, fine lines, and wrinkles, diminish hyperpigmentation, and improve skin tone and texture, resulting in smoother, firmer, younger-looking skin.

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Appointment Time

Your appointment time will be between 35-45 minutes.

Downtime

After the treatment the tissue will be very red and can be tender, tight and warm for several hours. Other typical after effects may be slight swelling immediatly after treatment as well as flaking and peeling after several days. Sun exposure is not recommended and you should always wear an SPF outside even when cloudy. No strenuous activity and exercise that causes sweating for the first 24-48 hours to prevent more redness, irritation and bruising. Avoid hot tubs, saunas and steam rooms for 48 hours. The tissue will begin to heal within 1-2 days but healing can still be happening under the surface of your skin for several weeks. Therefore it is suggested to wait 4-6 weeks between treatments.

Aftercare

For at least 3 days post-treatment, do not use any Alpha Hydroxy Acids, Beta Hydroxy Acid, Retinol (Vitamin A), Vitamin C (in a low pH formula), or anything perceived as ‘active’ skincare. Avoid intentional and direct sunlight for 24 hours, and do not use a tanning bed. Do not go swimming for at least 24 hours post-treatment, and avoid strenuous activity that would cause you to sweat. Finally, wait 2 weeks before waxing, threading, hair removal, and exfoliating in the treated area. Viva Medical Aesthetics will thoroughly cover each area to be aware of during your treatment.

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RF Skin Tightening $150** to be done immediately after treatment to stimulate collagen growth.

FAQ

The concept of microneedling is based on the skin’s natural ability to repair itself when it suffers physical damage such as cuts, burns, abrasions, or other injuries. Immediately after an injury to the skin, our body begins the healing process, triggering new collagen synthesis.

Dp4 from Dermapen World is taking the microneedling pen industry by storm. Dp4™ glides over the skin, creating millions of fine, vertical fractional channels up to 104% faster than other microneedling pens. These channels can carry up to 80% more topical nutrients deeper into the skin. The micro-Injuries trigger a natural process of repair, increasing the production of collagen and elastin and visibly improving a wide range of skin concerns.

Dp4 is the only microneedling device with a dedicated scar setting and protocols for the revision of deep, atrophic scars, including surgical, burn contracture, striae, and post-acne scars. Needle penetration can now be increased up to 3.0mm. With the deepest needle penetration ever offered by Dp4™, this innovative setting effortlessly and rapidly treats body contours and thickened fibrous tissue. Face and body contours may be effortlessly treated.

For at least 3 days post-treatment, do not use any Alpha Hydroxy Acids, Beta Hydroxy Acid, Retinol (Vitamin A), Vitamin C (in a low pH formula), or anything perceived as ‘active’ skincare. Avoid intentional and direct sunlight for 24 hours, and do not use a tanning bed. Do not go swimming for at least 24 hours post-treatment, and avoid strenuous activity that would cause you to sweat. Finally, wait 2 weeks before waxing, threading, hair removal, and exfoliating in the treated area. Viva Medical Aesthetics will thoroughly cover each area to be aware of during your treatment.

why choose microneedling?

Microneedling rejuvenates skin by boosting collagen production, reducing fine lines, and improving texture. It addresses scars, large pores, and uneven tone, offering a fresher, youthful appearance. Choose it for natural, lasting results.

why choose microneedling?

Microneedling rejuvenates skin by boosting collagen production, reducing fine lines, and improving texture. It addresses scars, large pores, and uneven tone, offering a fresher, youthful appearance. Choose it for natural, lasting results.

before your
appointment

Before a microneedling appointment, it’s essential to prepare your skin for optimal results. Start by avoiding direct sun exposure or tanning beds for at least 24 hours prior, as sunburned or tanned skin can increase sensitivity. Discontinue use of any retinoids, alpha hydroxy acids, or other exfoliating agents 48 hours in advance to prevent skin irritation. Additionally, keep your skin hydrated and moisturized, but avoid any heavy creams or oils on the day of the procedure. Refrain from consuming alcohol or caffeine 24 hours before the treatment, as they can increase sensitivity and inflammation. Lastly, arrive with clean, makeup-free skin, ensuring the best outcome from your microneedling session

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