A relatively new concept that induces collagen/elastin production in your tissue and minimizes fine lines and acne scarring.
Our paramedical techniques include microneedling. If you’re unfamiliar with this method of skin enhancement, let us be the first to tell you, it is amazing. We use a derma roller that houses tiny needles that puncture the top layers of skin. It is not an invasive procedure, the needles go just deep enough to stimulate the dermal layer that produces collagen. Successful candidates include those with acne scars, stretch marks, sun spots, and wrinkles. There is very little downtime and minimal side effects which might include redness, and dryness to the applied areas. This process can be repeated gradually as needed for additional new collagen, approximately every 3 months.
French Bio Jouvance products are used both during the microneedling treatment as well as after with a mask that the client wears home. This mask is clear and soaks into the skin, leaving the tissue moist and soft.
Full face Microneedling is $350.
Both a face and neck treatment session is $450.
A combination of French-made Bio Jouvance products are used during the procedure to enhance the end result. A facial cleanse, mask and massage are included for both the neck and full face Microneedling treatment. Results continue to improve over a three-month period. Many people schedule two – three Microneedling procedures each year for continued tissue health and rejuvenation.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are some of the applications for Microneedling Therapy?
- Wrinkle treatment: Fine lines and deeper wrinkles can be diminished.
- A full neck microneedling session can take years off the appearance of the age of a person.
- Indented scars: Decrease the depth of pitted, depressed, or shallow scars caused by acne, chicken pox, surgeries or trauma.
- Surgical Scars: Raised or hypertrophic scars can become smoother with microneedling treatments that flatten the elevated scar tissue.
- Scar Relaxation: Burns and accidents can create fibrous bands of scar tissue that can contract and create limited flexibility. Microneedling can break down the contracted tissue to increase mobility and flexibility.
- Great for men and women.
What are the benefits of Microneedling versus other methods such as laser treatments?
The outer layer, or epidermis, is not removed and is left intact. The healthy skin and blood vessels in between the lines, wrinkles and scars is preserved. This improves healing, collagen stimulation and long-term results.
This procedure means fast healing and less downtime: Due to the precise control and minimal trauma, the healing is very rapid with a “downtime” of just a few days (3-5) vs. up to several weeks with more invasive and aggressive treatments. Makeup can be worn the day following your treatment.
Also, there are fewer side effects. This is due to the largely intact epidermis and controlled treatment areas meaning no thinning of the epidermis, heightened skin sensitivity and very little, if any, risk of infection, or allergic reaction.
It is okay to have multiple or ongoing treatments with this procedure as the skin thickens and strengthens over time versus thinning over time as with other processes. It can also be used in delicate areas such as under and around the eyes to treat “Crow’s Feet” lines, thin and crepe-like skin and can even help the appearance of dark circles.
What can you expect immediately after the treatment?
Immediately following your Microneedling procedure, you can expect the needled areas to be red. This generally lasts for about 24 hours. By the day after the treatment any areas of remaining minor redness can be concealed using a base concealer or foundation. Some clients may choose to lay low for a day or two until the redness dissipates.
The areas treated with the Microneedling process will get slightly flaky for about 3-4 days. The initial few days of redness will then turn to light pink as new skin grows and it will then continue to fade.
How many treatments will you need?
Deep wrinkles, pitted scarring and scar relaxation can require up to 3 treatments scheduled up to several weeks through several months apart.
In some cases, hypo-pigmented (white) scars can be recolored naturally using the Microneedling procedure.
Improvement may be seen as soon as a few weeks after a procedure. Deeper healing of the skin continues for several months as your skin restores and rebuilds its own collagen and elastin. Skin will continue to plump and tighten as the collagen is deposited.
Results can be enhanced and maintained when post-treatment skin products are used at home. Beautiful You will recommend at-home treatment products based on your specific needs. We carry a line of products containing necessary active ingredients for skin rejuvenation. Microneedling can be combined with other treatments found at local plastic surgeons’ offices such as Botox, injectable fillers and traditional cosmetic surgical procedures.
Is there any discomfort during the procedure?
We use very effective topical anesthetic agents of multiple ingredients to numb the skin prior to the needling and throughout the process. There is minimal, if any, discomfort during these procedures.
What Can I Expect at Beautiful You Permanent Cosmetics?
Once you’ve expressed interest in Beautiful You Permanent Cosmetics, you will receive a confirmation email which will include pre-treatment instructions for your appointment, as well as a health questionnaire for you to print out and complete. Please read your pre-treatment instructions carefully, and bring the completed health questionnaire with you to your appointment.
At the time of your appointment, your licensed Beautiful You technician will work with you in determining color, line shape and intensity of application to be used in your procedure. We will work together until we get the exact color and shape that you want. A before photograph will be taken. Please feel free to wear your makeup in the way you like to wear it. Also, feel free to bring your favorite colored pencils in for matching, if you wish.
Comfort During Your Procedure Is A Top Priority.
A clean and private environment awaits you. You will lie down on a comfortable reclining chair with a knee bolster to keep your back in alignment. Blankets and pillows are available to keep you warm. Relaxing music is available to help make your experience a positive one.
Your permanent cosmetic professional will explain everything she is doing as it occurs during your procedure. She will also answer any questions you have along the way.
At the end of your procedure, an after photo will be taken. Your technician will review your after care instructions with you and answer any additional questions you may have. An aftercare ointment will be provided for your comfort to take home with you.