Microneedling (ACS PEN)
Microneedling (ACS PEN)
Microneedling, is the first of its kind. Also known as Collagen Induction Therapy, this is one of the safest and most effective non-invasive treatments for overall skin rejuvenation. This gentle resurfacing procedure creates controlled micro-injuries to the skin, stimulating the skin’s natural repair process and the production of collagen and elastin. The ACS pen incorporates a new Linear Needle Module that, held perfectly perpendicular to the skin, goes in straight for better, precise and even penetration. Microneedling is effective for reducing fine lines, wrinkles, scars, enlarged pores, and stretch marks. After a series of treatments, patients can expect to see a significant improvement in skin tone and texture. Microneedling may be performed anywhere on the face or body. It is effective for improving skin texture and reducing signs of aging including fine lines, wrinkles, and enlarged pores. It will also help reduce scars (acne, surgical, or trauma), and diminish stretch marks. Because the treatment is safe for all skin types, anyone looking for skin rejuvenation will benefit from microneedling.
How does microneedling work?
The microneedling device is motorized, with a disposable sterile tip containing very fine needles. When the device is run over the skin, the needles create tiny punctures in the top layer of the skin, triggering the body to create new collagen and elastin.
Kerri is pleased to offer microneedling treatments with the ACS-Pen, a state-of-the-art device which is the culmination of 30 years of scientific research and practical experience. Unlike other microneedling devices and dermal rollers, the ACS offers a comfortable, precise treatment with minimal to no downtime. The ACS-Pen is unmatched in engineering, precision, and efficacy.
What is the treatment like?
Microneedling treatments takes approximately 30-60 minutes, depending on the area treated. During the procedure, Kerri will apply a hyaluronic acid serum to your skin before gliding the ACS-Pen over the skin’s surface in a precise pattern, allowing the micro-needles to enter the skin vertically. This will ensure a uniform treatment, with the precise number of micro-injuries necessary to generate results. The depth of the treatment will be determined by which skin concerns are being targeted. After the treatment, Kerri will apply a beautiful refresh mask and the appropriate post-treatment products, and provide you with post-treatment instructions.
Due to advanced technology offered by the ACS-Pen, topical anaesthetic is not required for this microneedling treatment. This ACS is appropriate for all skin types, You may feel a slight vibration on the skin, however the treatment is virtually painless.
Is there downtime?
Due to advanced technology offered by the ACS-Pen, downtime may be minimal or non-existent, and typically differs among patients. Some patients experience skin redness or sensitivity after the treatment, which may resolve in hours or days. Other patients may experience no redness whatsoever. Most patients return to routine activities immediately after the treatment. This treatment is even great for Rosacea skin.
It is recommended that patients wait 24 hours before applying makeup, we do supply Jane Iredale minerals after treatment if necessary, clients are to avoid direct sun exposure until the skin has healed and wear SPF.
How many treatments will I need?
For optimal results, six microneedling treatments are recommended. For general skin rejuvenation, scarring, or stretch marks the treatments are performed every four weeks. For aging skin, the treatments may be performed every two weeks.
What results can I expect?
Many patients notice an immediate glow in their skin after their first microneedling treatment.
As you go through your series, you will begin to notice smoother skin and improved skin tone, as your natural exfoliation process is optimized. Within 4-6 weeks you may begin to see visible improvements in fine lines and pore size as the skin’s epidermis thickens. Improvement in scars may continue up to two years after the treatments, as new healthy tissue is generated beneath the scars.
Enhanced results may be achieved with an appropriate skin care routine, along with daily use of a sunscreen of at least SPF 30.
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