Swan Cosmetic Centers is proud to use the Procell Micro-Needle, the absolute finest Micro-Needling system on the market. Micro-Needling with the Procell microchannel stamper creates invisible micro-perforations to stimulate cells to help increase production of new collagen and elastin.
Unlike more aggressive treatments such as fractional lasers and chemical peels that injure the skin to cause a healing response, Micro-Needling triggers epidermal growth without damaging the skin. This process helps increase production of collagen and elastin to improve skin firmness, elasticity, and tone.
Studies have shown that Micro-Needling increases absorption of topical serums into the skin by over 300%. Serums are applied during & immediately after the Micro-Needling treatment to penetrate the micro-channels and deliver high concentrations of growth factors that enhance production of healthy new skin.
How many treatments should be done?
The number of treatments varies from person to person and depends on what and who we are treating. For deeper wrinkles or acne scarring, usually 4-9 treatments may be required to achieve desired results. There is no limit to the number of treatments that one can receive as long as adequate time passes in between each treatment.
What will this treatment improve the appearance of?
Fine lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, acne scarring, stretch marks and rosacea.
How long is the down time?
You will have to wait a minimum of 90 minutes before applying anything on the skin after a treatment including facial products, sunscreen, makeup, and moisturizer. It can take 24-72 hours for all redness to disappear.
How should a client’s face look immediately following a treatment?
There is a very wide range of normal reactions. Anything from little to no reaction, to a deep red flush, to pinpoint bleeding is normal. As this is a non-ablative procedure, more extreme reactions do not necessarily correspond to more extreme results.
How long before you can expect to see results?
As soon as 2-3 days after treatment in some cases.
Are there any contraindications?
YES Pregnancy – if you are pregnant or nursing, you are advised to not receive any Micro-Needling treatments.
As a general rule, pregnant women should stay away from any type of cosmetic procedures. Diabetes – unstable diabetes patients should not be treated due to problems with healing.
Accutane or any related acne medication – Accutane or any related drug should be discontinued for a minimum of 6 months prior to undergoing Micro-Needling. Active Herpes Simplex in the treatment area – treatment is possible once the outbreak is healed, however it may be advisable to take prescription strength antiviral medication to keep this condition in remission during the treatment series.
Any active inflammatory skin condition e.g. eczema, psoriasis, infection, rash or any type of dermatitis at the treatment site (because it may aggravate the condition).