MICRONEEDLING & PEEL TREATMENT GUIDE
Loved that! What just happened? We just punctured hundreds of tiny needles in your skin to encourage your body to go into “healing” mode and jumpstart your collagen and elastin production. Translation? Over the next 4-6 weeks, you’ll be producing more of the stuff that makes your skin beautiful. It can also help with acne marks, scar reduction, stretch mark reduction, skin tightening/wrinkles and pigment reduction.
What do I do next? Wash your face with a mild soap and water to remove any excess dry skin/scabs and allow your skin to breathe and heal faster!
When can I start wearing makeup? What about skincare? Aim to wait 24 hours before applying makeup. Moisturizer and SPF are good to go, as is vitamin C (although it may sting a little!) Avoid retinol-based products for 5-7 days.
How long will I be red? Most people experience some redness for 24 hours or less. Depending on skin type and depth of procedure performed, your redness and healing may take up to a week.
How often can I get treatment? We recommend a series of 3-5 treatments about 1 month apart to reveal optimal results.
Peels are one of the most underutilized treatments in many cosmetic practices. Peels help tone, texture, fine lines, scaring and most importantly sun-damage/melasma.
How long does it take? Approximately 15-20 minutes.
Is it painful?
Compared to other chemical treatments, the VI Peel does not cause discomfort. Patients may note a slight stinging sensation when it is immediately applied, but this will diminish almost immediately.
What's the most common complaint?
Although complaints with VIPeel are uncommon, patients sometimes experience itching he first night (usually relieved by Benadryl).
How long does it last?
Results are semi-permanent.
When can i go back to normal activities?
After about 48hrs you can resume normal activities.
Can I fly after the procedure?
Yes, but keep in mind that flying makes you dehydrated so try to avoid salty foods and drink tons of water.
What can I do to keep the results looking great?
We recommend a topical vitamin C based serum from Skinceuticals for adequate hydration ($135), consider a micro-needle home device to help stimulate collagen ($80) and Triluma Topical Cream ($140).