WHAT IS MICRONEEDLING AND MESOTHERAPY?
Microneedling is a procedure used to target different skin conditions in a minimally invasive way. Microneedling causes tiny injuries on the epidermis and dermis layer of the skin by irrigating and triggering the healing response. The small micro wounds close after a short time and trigger the bodies healing through stimulating your skin cells which causes new skin to form . The result is a thicker more youthful skin by producing fibroblasts and growth promoting properties.
New collagen, elastin and GAGS (Glycosaminoglycans) form reducing the appearance of rhytids, hyper pigmentation, scarring, dull skin land leaves a brighter, clearer complexion. In-between skin layers there is stretchy tissue (elastin) held together with collagen and a liquid
(GAGS). It is vital for all 3 to be triggered together for optimal results. Microneedling is only ever done on skin types 1-3 and only sometimes on skin type 4 in the Fitzpatrick Scale.
Mesotherapy is a procedure that is a very effective alternative to micro dermabrasion. Microdermabrasion sloughs off 20% of dead skin cells. Mesotherapy takes 75% of the stratum corneum. It will repair very superficial injuries to the stratum corneum in a controlled way. Mesotherapy also acts as an aid in accelerating the effects of skincare products. It stimulates epidermal growth and is a much deeper exfoliation than a traditional scrub or micro facial. This treatment requires less downtime than the microneedling.
Mesotherapy is safe to perform on all skin types 1-6 on the Fitzpatrick Scale.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD A PATIENT GET TREATMENTS?
Microneedling can be done once to upkeep skin and give a great facial for those who just want fresher skin or if you are targeting a specific issue a series of treatments is recommended. Treatments should not be done prior to 6 weeks in between each procedure and should never exceed 8 treatments annually. Vitamin C and acidic ingredients should NOT be used for 4 weeks after a microneedling treatment.
Mesotherapy can be done more often (monthly) and can be used in conjunction with facial treatments and products for better penetration. Mesotherapy can be done dry without any products to prep the skin for a microneedling treatment as well.
• Dull looking skin
• Signs of aging and fine lines
• Big pores
• Solar damage
• Rough texture
• Light to mild acne
• Stretch marks
Bacterial, fungal or viral infections
Open lesions, burns or active acne
Use of Accutane or currently on chemotherapy
Immediately after a face lift (1 year)
Pregnant or nursing
Cosmetic injections (4 weeks)
Laser hair removal (2 weeks)