with the Collagen P.I.N & MDPen
Microneedling with Hyaluronic Acid
Also referred to as "Collagen Induction Therapy", Microneedling is a versatile service that rejuvenates the skin. It breaks up pigment, smoothes out scars and wrinkles and refreshes the skin. Luxe Laser partnered with two premier manufacturers that offer the deepest professional grade pens available to only licensed professionals at Medical Spas. Collagen P.I.N. and MDPen. Microneedling offers an effective solution for individuals suffering from melasma. Additionally, Microneedling is an ideal remedy for pitted skin from acne or scarring from other skin trauma. Microneedling is an effective treatment for individuals who desire a more consistent, even look to their skin.
Microneedling works by pulsing a series of tiny needles across the treatment area in quick succession. At Luxe Laser, we infuse your treatment with a hyaluronic acid serum to add a nourishing bonus to your microneedling treatment. Clients undergoing microneedling experience a rush of collagen and elastin production in the skin. Through a series of treatments, clients will notice an improvement in smoothness, elasticity and youthfulness... Skin is truly renewed!
In addition to our traditional microneedling service, we have partnered with AnteAge, an outstanding leader in stem cell science, to provide a microneedling upgrade featuring their highest-quality stem cells, growth factors and cytokines.
Adding AnteAge Stem Cell Microneedling Solution to your treatment provides many benefits, including:
-Less downtime post-procedure due to regenerative and anti-inflammatory benefits
-Increased collagen production and elasticity
-Higher-quality collagen production using bone marrow from healthy young adult donors
-Increase in regenerative, reconstructive effects of microneedling...that means quicker, better results!
Frequently asked questions
How will my skin look afterwards?
Everyone is different. Our customizable treatments range from mild to agressive, based on skin concerns and downtime availablity. The degree of redness, or "erythema", that the skin demonstrates depends on the individual and skin tone. In most cases, erythema will subside in a day or two. Some people experience light flaking for a couple days post session, especially if extra time was spent microneedling the area (as is our protocol with deeper scars or marks).
How badly will it hurt?
Will I be bleeding a lot?
Most people experience moderate pinpoint bleeding, which clots almost immediately and is wiped away before the treatment is concluded. Certain areas that have been more aggressively treated will bleed more than others. You will not be actively bleeding by the time the treatment is over and your total blood loss will not be significant.
How many sessions will I need?
The beauty of microneedling is that you don't have to continue with treatment in order to maintain your results-your results are yours to keep! If you've decided to begin a microneedling regimen to treat a scar or problem area, we recommend a package of three to get you on the way to smoother skin. You can never have too much of a good thing, so incorporating microneedling sessions into your preexisting skincare routine is a great way to create and preserve beautiful skin.
Do you use a microneedling pen or a dermaroller?
What are contraindications to microneedling treatments?
Contraindications and precautions to needling include any person with the following history: Keloid or severely raised scars; Eczema, Psoriasis, active Acne, Rosacea, or other chronic skin conditions; Actinic (Solar) Keratosis; Diabetes (delayed wound healing); presence of raised moles, warts, or lesions within treatment area; and Herpes Simplex or Zoster infections (treatment can trigger breakouts). Absolute contraindications include: Scleroderma; blood clotting problems; collagen vascular diseases; cardiac abnormalities; Immunosuppression; active bacterial or fungal infections; scars less than 6 months old.
What should I do after my treatment?
Wash the face gently a few hours after treatment. The microchannels we have created during your treatment are closed up by now. Gently message the face with tepid water (a shower can provide an easier ability to massage and wash the face), and remove all serum and other debris such as dried blood. This will improve the appearance of the skin and allow for better subsequent absorption of post-treatment skin care. Mineral makeup may be applied the following day.
For the first 1-3 days the skin will be very dry and feel tight. Frequent use of a recommended skin care will help alleviate this.
After 2-3 days, or as soon as it is comfortable to do so, you can return to regular skin care products. Vitamin A products are optimal and suggested.
Avoid alcohol based toners for 10-14 days.
Avoid direct sun exposure for at least 10 days if possible.
Do not apply chemical sunscreen the same day as treatment. Undesirable chemicals can penetrate if used in large amounts.