Microneedling A.K.A. The Vampire Facial creates microscopic injuries to the skin using very small needles. By causing injury, the skin has the ability to produce collagen, fibroblasts and elastin again which all are essential for young, healthy skin.
Does it hurt?
Prior to the treatment numbing cream is applied topically for approximately 30-45 minutes. The numbing cream will last one hour. During the procedure slight vibration sensation can be felt due to the Microneedling device.
Will there be any downtime or redness after the procedure?
Immediately after the procedure your skin will appear red with small areas of dried blood. Depending on the depth of injury determines how much blood will appear on the skin. Four hours after the procedure you can gently rinse your face with warm water to remove any excess dried blood. Area may be red/pink (sunburn-like) for about 1-3 days following the procedure.
What products can I use after the procedure?
You will be given recommended products to use for 2 days after the procedure. A thorough post care treatment regimen will be discussed after the procedure along with a print out with step by step instructions.
Is the skin care specialist trained in doing Microneedling?
Yes. We only permit highly trained medical professionals to perform Microneedling. Our very own medical aesthetic registered nurse will be performing this procedure.
How long does this treatment take?
The treatment in total will take approximately 1 hour. This includes the numbing cream application.
Does this treatment help with acne?
Absolutely. This treatment can be performed for those who have acne-prone skin as well as acne scarring. This treatment can also be performed with active acne, as long as it is not cystic acne.
Not only can Microneedling improve acne and acne scarring, but it can also reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, smoothes skin texture, reduces appearance of hyperpigmentation, reduce pore size, and improve overall skin health for flawless, glowing skin
How many treatments are recommended?
Anywhere from three to six treatments are recommended for optimal results. Each treatment is done 1 month apart. Maintenance is also recommended once a year.
Skinology Spa specializes in microneedling services for clients in Commack, Long Island, NY.
Call to set up an appointment or come in and visit our Commack Spa location