Improve fine lines, skin texture and tone, acne scars, pore size and stretch marks!
Collagen Induction Therapy also known as micro-needling is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure used to improve skin texture and tone. It can improve the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, large pores, acne scars, other disfiguring scars as well as stretch marks.
Microneedling is based on the use of tiny sterile needles that create small channels in the skin. The body recognizes these as “injury” and begins producing more collagen and elastin as part of the healing process. There is no tissue damage with microneedling, the repair begins almost immediately; resulting in healthier, more radiant skin.
Microneedling is safe on the face and body, and is an excellent treatment option for all skin types.
Microneedling Treatment: $199
A decrease in collagen production is a natural part of the aging process. In addition, injuries, stretch marks and eventhe scars left behind by acne can reducethe amount of collagen an individual produces. Adecrease in the level of this connective-tissue structural protein causes the visual signs of aging (e.g., lax skin, wrinkles, etc.); however, today, collagen production can be encouraged through a minimally-invasive procedure called microneedling.
Once collagen production increases, fine lines and wrinkles usually begin to diminish. Scars, large pores and sun spots may also improve. In addition, this boost in collagenresults in firmer, smoother and more toned skin on the areas treated. Besides the immediate results a client receives followingthis minimally-invasive procedure at the Coco Lash Beauty Bar in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the increase in collagenproduction continues for some time; therefore, the client receives long-term benefits from these microneedling procedures.
What is Microneedling?
This treatment is also referred to as collagen induction therapy (CIT), skin needling and percutaneous collagen induction (PCI). This procedure is performed using a dermaroller. The dermaroller has very fine, short needles, all along the roller. These needles range in diameter from 0.5 to 2.5 millimeters.
These very fine needles puncture the top level of the skin (epidermis), each needle creates a very small, nearly invisible wound. Once these tiny wounds are created, the skin responds by making collagen-rich tissue to heal each of the wounds:This new, collagen-rich tissue will helpfirm the loose skin of the face; thus, reducing the signs of aging.
Microneedling can address a variety of issues, including:
- Acne scars.
- Atrophic facial scars (indented scars).
- Large pores.
- Fine lines and wrinkles.
- Sun spots (age spots).
- Uneven skin tones.
- A loss of skin elasticity.
- Alopecia (spot baldness).
At the Coco Lash Beauty Bar in Baton Rouge, Louisiana,microneedling treatment involves several procedures that are performed over a period of several months; therefore, it should not be considered a quick fix for any of these skin issues.
Although this treatment is typically used on the face, this procedure can be used to treat other areas of the body as well: For example, microneedling can be used to stimulate hair follicles that have gone dormant, address scarring and cellulite on other areas of the body. In addition, when combined with dermal fillers, microneedling can be used to treat stretch marks on the abdomen and thighs.
Who Should Consider Microneedlingat the Coco Lash Beauty Bar in Baton Rouge, Louisiana?
Individuals who are in good health and are interested in attaining a more youthful appearanceusing a minimally-invasive procedure that is designed toincreasecollagen production, may be good candidates for this treatment.
Who is Not a Good Candidate for Microneedling?
Individuals who have certain kinds of skin diseases may not be ideal candidates for this type of procedure.
Other issues that could affect one’s candidacy include:
- An unstable skin type.
- Open wounds in the area to be treated.
- Certain kinds of skin scars (e.g., keloid scars).
- Recent radiation treatments.
- Certain acne medications.
Preparing for a Microneedling Procedure
At the Coco Lash Beauty Bar in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, technicians require their clients to stop taking medications that are known to thin the blood. These medications include non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as naproxen, Lodine, and Aleve, anticoagulants like Coumadin and Jantoven, as well as other medications and herbal supplements that are known to thin the blood, including aspirin, gingko biloba and ginger.
In addition, to reduce the risk of experiencing certain side effects, topical retinoids should be discontinued before the microneedling procedure as well.
A Microneedling Procedure at Coco Lash Beauty Bar in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Individuals with sensitive skin should inform the technician of this prior to their microneedling procedure.The procedure itself takes about 30 minutes to complete; however, clients need to arrive early to have their topical anesthetic applied.
Approximately an hour before starting the procedure, the technician will apply a topical anesthetic to the client’s face. This anesthetic helps reduce the likelihood that the client will experience any pain during the microneedling procedure.In total, clients can expect to remain at the beauty bar for a couple of hours on the day of their procedure.
Procedure Steps at the Coco Lash Beauty Bar in Baton Rouge, Louisiana:
- Using a dermaroller that is lined with tiny, stainless-steel microneedles, the technician creates microinjuries just beneath the first layer of skin.To heal these microinjuries, the body creates collagen and elastin. Collagen provides structure and elastin improves the skins elasticity.
- The technician moves the tool evenly across the skin: This ensures that as the new skin rejuvenates, it will have an even tone.These pinpricks are so tiny that once the procedure is over, the client will have difficulty seeing them.
- Once the procedure is complete, the technician may apply a calming treatment to the skin.
At the Coco Lash Beauty Bar in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, microneedling procedures are usually performed about a month apart and, to attain the best results, clients usually have a series of four to six sessions. At each subsequent microneedling session, the technician inserts thesemicroneedles a little deeper. This is possible because after each treatment session, as the skin heals, it is thickening more and more.
Due to the superficial swelling that occurs following this treatment, clients will notice a difference immediately after their procedure. This pink, plump and luminous effect will last fromseveral days to a couple weeks.The actual results of the procedure should be evident within a few weeks.
At the Coco Lash Beauty Bar in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Microneedling can be Combined with Other Skincare Treatments
This treatment can be paired with topical treatments and lasers. Topical treatments like anti-aging serums or creams will penetrate better through the tiny punctures created by the microneedles. When this procedure is combined with lasers, for several months following treatment, the tissues tighten. Furthermore, using microneedling, certain types of treatments can be deposited directly into the skin. For example, vitamin C or topical tretinoin can be deposited; thus, boosting the ability of these products.
Recovering After a Microneedling Session
It is vital that clients are gentle to their skin following this procedure.There is no downtime after this treatment; however, clients should expect to experience some skin irritation and redness. Clients can return to work or school whenever they feel comfortable to do so. Some individuals choose to camouflage the redness of their skin for the first few days after their procedure: This can be accomplished with makeup. Clients who would like to use this camouflaging technique should ask their technician which products to use.
After this procedure, the skin is more sensitive to the sun’s UV rays; therefore, technicians recommend that clients wear sunscreen on their faces whenever they are going to be outside.
Risks Associated with Microneedling
While skin irritation and redness are normal within the first few days following the microneedling procedure, clients who notice any of the more serious side effects that are listed below, should contact the Coco Lash Beauty Bar at (225) 361-0227.
More severe side effects that warrant a phone call include:
- Peeling or flaking skin.
Microneedling can be a more effective treatment for acne scars than some of the more aggressive treatments. In addition, the risks involved with microneedling are lower than the risks seen with many of the other skin treatments including light/laser therapies and chemical peels.
How Effective is Microneedling?
According to one study, facial skin that was treated with four sessions (spaced one month apart) produced up to 400 percent more elastin and collagen a full six months after the client’s last treatment.
Microneedling is considered to be an effective treatment for minor scarring caused by acne, the signs of aging and scarring caused by wounds/injuries. The best results are achieved with a series of four to six sessions, each session spaced about a month apart from the last.
How Much Does a Microneedling Procedure Cost at the Coco Lash Beauty Bar in Baton Rouge, Louisiana?
The overall cost depends on the size of the area being treated; therefore, to determine how much a microneedling procedure will cost, please schedule an appointment by calling (225) 361-0227 today. To attain the best results possible, after the initial treatment, clients will need to return for several more sessions. The number of sessions and frequency of treatment will depend on the client’s individual goals. At the Coco Lash Beauty Bar, clients can pay with checks, cash, MasterCard, Visa and Amex.
Does Insurance Cover Microneedling?
These treatments are not covered by insurance because they are considered aesthetic or cosmetic procedures.
If you would like to learn more about the procedures available at the Coco Lash Beauty Bar, please call(225) 361-0227 and make an appointment today. Our experienced technicians can help you regain your youthful appearance and address minor scarring with microneedling procedures. Choosing a reputable beauty bar or spa that has experienced, certified technicians is essential to reducing the likelihood of complications. You deserve the best, which is why the Coco Lash Beauty Bar in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is the aesthetics, microblading and airbrush tanning spa for you. If you prefer to book your appointment via our online form, please feel free to do so by clicking here.
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