Micro-needling with Growth Factor Serums is now available at Esthetics at Allegheny Physical Medicine in Bethel Park, Pittsburgh!
How does it work?
Micro-needling works by creating tiny perforations in the skin. This initiates a natural healing response
from your skin, producing new collagen and elastin and new healthy skin! Micro-needling can improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and scarring.
How many treatments will I need?
For light anti-aging treatments, 1-2 treatments. For deeper wrinkles and scarring, 4-6 treatments may be required to achieve desired results. Treatments should be scheduled 2-4 weeks apart. Results will show 2-3 weeks after your treatment.
What will I look like after the treatment?
You may have very little reaction to a deep flush, like a sunburn. Pinpoint bleeding and swelling is normal. Reactions can be based on the area and what we are treating.
How long is the downtime?
Typically it takes 24-72 for all the redness and pinprick points to disappear. Absolutely nothing should be applied to the skin for 90 minutes after your treatment with the exception of the vial of leftover serum that will be given to you. The serum should be applied every 30 minutes, until gone.
What does the AM/PM Serum & Accelerator Serum do?
These serums are to be used together for your at-home skin care after your micro-needling treatment. They contain powerful moisturizing and growth factors and support cellular renewal. Together they are able to seal in hydrophilic active serum ingredients and stimulate fibroblasts, enhancing natural collagen production, thus keeping skin revitalized and healthy while improving firmness, elasticity and tone.
Do I need to use the serums?
No, you do not need to use the ProCell AM/PM and Accelerator serums after having a treatment. The microscopic perforations created in the skin during a treatment greatly increases the effectiveness of the serums allowing for deeper penetration. These serums when combined with a micro-needling treatment, can yield even more improvement within the skin.
Are there any contraindications?
We can not treat scars that are less than 6 months old, or areas that have been treated with facial fillers within the previous 2 weeks before the micro-needling treatment. It is recommended that you wait until after your last postpartum visit with your doctor (usually 6 weeks after birth) to begin your micro-needling treatment. Please consult with your physician about having a micro-needling treatment if you have any of the following conditions: Scleroderma, Cardiac Abnormalities, Collagen Vascular Disease, Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, Rosacea, Blood clotting problems, Active bacterial or fungal infection or Immunosuppression (Lupus, HIV, etc.).