Microneedling FAQ’s

+ What are the benefits of the Eclipse MicroPen™?

Microneedling procedures are used to significantly increase the effectiveness of skin care products because of the channels created in the skin that allow a deeper penetration of skin therapy products. The Eclipse MicroPen™ is safe for anywhere on the body, and is safe for all skin types. Because we are not introducing any thermal damage to the skin, this treatment works very well on darker skin types as it reduces the risk of hyper /hypo pigmentation.

The needles are manufactured from medical grade stainless steel containing no nickel, greatly reducing the likelihood of allergic reactions. The Eclipse MicroPen™ may be set to multiple depths in the skin’s layers to completely personalize the treatment for each individual. The microneedling procedure increases blood circulation, production of collagen and elastin, and the formation of new capillaries, thus rejuvenating the skin and erasing lines and wrinkles. The Eclipse MicroPen™ improves not only the appearance, but also the texture of your skin, creating a smoother contour. Production of new collagen will continue to improve fine lines, wrinkles, and scars by adding volume to depressed tissue so that it regains the plump, moist elasticity of the surrounding skin. The Eclipse MicroPen™ also has demonstrated effectiveness in treating hyper- and hypo-pigmentation, as well as scars and stretch marks.

+ What areas of the body can be microneedled?

The Eclipse MicroPen™ can be used on all parts of your body:

  • Face
  • Neck
  • Décolleté
  • Arms
  • Hands
  • Legs
  • Abdomen
  • Back

+ Your Eclipse MicroPen™ Treatment

Every Eclipse MicroPen™ treatment is personalized and tailored to your individual condition and usually completed within 20-45 minutes. Prior to the treatment, we may apply a topical hydrating gel(anesthetic) to reduce discomfort you might experience during the procedure. After this thin layer of gel is applied, the MicroPen™ is pressed against the skin and simultaneously moved in one direction across the treatment area. This enables the micro-needling to gently puncture the skin, provoking increased production of collagen. Some patients describe the sensation as feeling similar to light sandpaper scraping the skin; however, the speed of the reciprocating needle tip, combined with the topical analgesic gel, prevent most of the discomfort that patients may anticipate.

+ Eclipse MicroPen™ Recovery

Following your Eclipse MicroPen™ treatment, your skin will be flushed with a bright red hue. This is a minor and temporary effect that typically resolves itself completely in as little as 24 hours, although some patients who undergo more intensive treatments involving overlapping passes may experience the redness for two to four days. Patients need to follow our skin care and skin are recommendations to have faster healing times.

+ When Will I See Results from Eclipse MicroPen™?

Your skin will immediately show signs of improvement, but as your natural collagen production increases as a result of the treatment, you will continue to see visible improvements in the tone and volume of your skin for up to six months. While one treatment may be sufficient to heal minor skin damage, we recommend two to three treatments spaced about 4-6 weeks apart for optimal results; patients afflicted with advanced sun damage, deep creases, wrinkles, or acne scars may require six to eight treatments for maximum rejuvenation.

 

Celluma Panel LeD Benefits

 

+ Blue Light (464nm)

  • Diminishes acne bacteria
  • Clears existing breakouts
  • Restores a healthy appearance

+ Red Light (640nm)

  • Increases collagen and elastin production
  • Reduces the look of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Improves skin’s firmness and resilience

+ Infra-Red (880nm)

  • Reduces inflammation and increases circulation
  • Relieves arthritic, muscle and joint pain
  • Reduces stiffness and muscle spasms
  • Diminishes acne bacteria
  • Clears existing breakouts
  • Restores a healthy appearance

  • Increases collagen and elastin production

  • Reduces the look of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Improves skin’s firmness and resilience
 
 

Laser Hair Removal

 

+ Pre & Post Instructions for Laser hair Removal

Pre Treatment Instructions

  • Avoid the sun for 4-6 weeks prior to your appointment.
  • You must avoid electrolysis, plucking, waxing or depilatory treatments for 6 weeks prior to treatment.
  • The Use of tanning creams or tanning beds should be discontinued at least 4 weeks prior.
  • If you have a history of herpes, prophylactic antiviral therapy may be started the day before treatment and continued one week after.
  • 12 hours prior to your appointment, please shave the area(s) that will be treated.

Post Treatment Instructions

  • Immediately after treatment, there may be redness and swelling at the treatment site which can last up to 2 hours or longer. The redness may last 6-9 days. The treated area will feel like a mild sunburn for a few hours after treatment. The application of cool cloths or icepacks during the first few hours after treatment will reduce the discomfort and swelling that may be experienced.
  • Hydrocortisone or Aloe Vera Gel may be used if necessary.
  • Absolutely no heat such as saunas, steam rooms, jacuzzis, strenuous exercise or prolonged weather heat outside for a minimum of 24 hours.
  • Avoid sun exposure to prevent hyperpigmentation.
  • Avoid picking or scratching the treated area.
  • Do not use any hair removal treatments such as waxing, electrolysis, tweezing or depilatory treatments that will disturb the hair follicle on the treated hairs between laser treatments. Shaving is the safe hair removal suggestion during treatments.
  • Anywhere from 5-14 days after treatment, shedding of the treated hair will occur. This may seem to be new hair growth, but it is not. You can clean and remove the hair by washing or wiping the area with a wet cloth.
  • Treat your skin gently for the first 24 hours after your laser session.
  • If you experience any blistering or have any concerns with regard to your treatment, please contact our office immediately. 403.910.6586
 

Laser Aesthetics

 

+ Pre & Post Instructions for Broad Band Light and Photo Facial

Pre Treatment Instructions

  • Avoid sun exposure, tanning beds, and self-tanner for at least two weeks prior to treatment.
  • Avoid skincare products with active acne ingredients such as benzyol peroxide as well as other sun sensitizing topicals such as Retin-A, Differin, Tazorac, etc., for one week prior to treatment. Do not apply makeup to the areas that are to be treated.
  • To minimize discomfort, do not drink alcohol for two days prior to treatment.

Post-Treatment Instructions

  • A mild sunburn-like sensation is expected. This usually lasts 12-24 hours but can persist up to 72 hours. Mild swelling and/or redness may accompany this, which usually resolves in two-three days. If swelling occurs, keep area elevated for remainder of the day and/or take 2 Ibuprofen.
  • Prolonged redness or blistering may occur.
  • Pigmented lesions will continue to darken after treatment before fading. They may turn brown or even black.
  • Pigmented lesions may develop crusts that will begin flaking off in two-three days. Do NOT pick at the scabs or crusts. This will cause unwanted side effects and possibly permanent discolorations.
  • Vascular lesions may turn a darker red or purple before fading. Do not press on red areas.
  • Lesions are usually healed in seven-ten days. They will continue to fade or flake over the next two-four weeks.
  • Avoid exercising and other activities that will heat the skin for 48 hours.
  • Avoid hot showers, hot tubs, saunas, and swimming pools until all redness that has subsided.
  • Avoid sun exposure to treated areas. Apply a sunscreen containing zinc oxide or titanium dioxide with a SPF 25 or higher daily to sun-exposed skin. Sun exposure can cause an adverse reaction to the treatments! Once all treatments and healing are complete, we recommend continued daily use of broad-spectrum sunscreen.
  • Avoid loofahs and scrubs on the treated areas for several days. Gently pat dry promptly after washing.

+ Pre & Post instructions for Photo Revelation

Pre Treatment Instructions

  • Do not wear make-up on the day of the treatment
  • Excess hair may have to be shaved. Men should be cleanly shaved
  • Notanning or tanning agents for 2 weels prior to treatment
  • avoid treatments that may irritate the skin for 1-2 weeks prior to treatment
  • notify clinic with any changes to your health history or medications since your last appointment
  • stop using retinol products 2-3 days prior to treatment
  • history of cold sores or herpes may require an anti-viral perscription prior to treatment

Post Treatment Instructions

  • Avoid sun exposure and use a broad spectrum (UVA/UVB) suncsreen to prevent further sun damage
  • Brusing, redness and swelling may occur and resolve with time
  • Avoid heat- hot tubs, saunas etc. for 1-2 days
  • Do not exercise immediately following treatment ( up to 12 hours)
  • avoid skin irritants for a few days post treatment (retinol benzoyl peroxide, glycolic, salicylic
  • For optimal results, a series of 3-5 treatments 21 days apart are recommended
  • notify clinic of any concerns( blistering , excessive redness/swelling, etc.)