Frequently Asked Questions
1. How does the Micro-needling Skin Stamp work?
The Skin Stamp excels when used as a treatment for fine lines and wrinkles. As it glides over your skin, it creates micro-point punctures in the skin, the majority of which are simply pushing your pores open temporarily. This is perceived by the body as damage, which stimulates the release of growth factors that trigger the production of collagen and elastin. Your skin reacts to any injury by initiating the healing process. You encourage your skin to continue healing through this micro-needling process.
Your skin normally assumes that scars, stretch marks and wrinkles are repaired, but with the micro-needling treatments, the skin is tricked into repairing itself. The process of skin remodeling can go on for months after each treatment. Results can be seen within a week or even a few days.
The concept of micro-needling is based on the skin’s ability to repair itself whenever it encounters physical damage such as cuts, burns and other abrasions. Immediately after an injury occurs our skin dissolves old damaged tissue and replaces it with new. Micro-needling allows for controlled induction of the skin’s self repair mechanism by creating micro “injuries” in the skin which triggers new collagen synthesis, yet does not pose the risk of permanent scarring. The result is smoother, firmer and younger looking skin.
2. What is the skins appearance after the treatment?
After the procedure your skin will be red and flushed in appearance in a similar way to moderate sunburn. You may also experience skin tightness and mild sensitivity to touch on the area being treated. This will diminish greatly after a few hours following treatments and within the next 24 hours the skin will be completely healed. After 3 days there is barely any evidence that the procedure has taken place.
3. How quickly are results visible?
Visible results of skin rejuvenation are generally seen after just 6-8 weeks following procedure and improve further over time.
4. What are the indications of having the treatment?
Treatments are especially effective for aging concerns such as wrinkles, lines, folds and crows feet. General lack of skin radiance, skin firmness and compactnesses are also an indication for skin needling treatments and visible improvements can be seen.
5. What are the contraindications of having a skin needling treatment?
Contraindications and precautions include; keloid or raised scarring; history of eczema, psoriasis and other chronic conditions; history of actinic (solar) keratosis; history of Herpes Simplex infections; history of diabetes; presence of raised moles, warts or any raised lesions on targeted area. Absolute contraindications include; scleroderma, collagen vascular diseases or cardiac abnormalities; Rosacea and blood clotting problems; active bacterial or fungal infection; immuno-suppression; scars less than 6 months old; and facial fillers in the past 6 months.
1. How long should the hair be before a wax?
The hair needs to be grown out for a minimum of two weeks after shaving. The length should be at least 1/4 of an inch long. The wax cannot grab onto the hair if it isn't long enough.
2. How long will it take for my hair to grow back?
Hair growth is different for every individual. Typically it takes a couple weeks for you to have noticeable growth.
3. What is the difference between a brazilian wax and a bikini wax?
A bikini wax removes the hair from the bikini area only. A brazilian wax removes all the hair throughout the pelvic and region.
1. What is sugaring
Sugaring is a natural paste made with honey, lemon and water. It is applied with the hand and removed by a flicking technique.
2. Is sugaring more painful than waxing?
The sugar paste i room temperature and only adheres to the dead skin cells so it will be less painful than waxing. Over time, sugaring will improve the tone and texture of you skin as well as eliminate ingrown hairs.
1. What parts of the body can a chemical peel be applied?
Chemical peels are usually applied to face, neck, decollete and hands.
2. How will a peel benefit my skin?
Chemical peels help to improve acne, hyper pigmentation, dull and lack luster skin, fine line and wrinkles and improve the appearance of scars.
3. Will be skin peel the next day?
Depending on the efficacy of the peel we choose for your skin condition will depend on the severity of the peel. Your skin will be dry the few days following the peel and may shed and be flaky.
1. What is dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning is the process of using a sterile surgical blade (and a steady hand) to gently exfoliate and eliminate surface layers of dead skin cells and unwanted vellus hair (peach fuzz). It is a relatively quick procedure that leaves your face polished, smooth and radiant without the potential for redness and swelling that can sometimes accompany other medical grade facial treatments.
2. What are the benefits?
Dermaplaning is effective in smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles, evening skin tone and reducing acne scarring. It is also a preferred method of facial hair removal for those that are either using home products with anti-aging ingredients (ie. Retinols, AHAs, BHAs, etc) or are getting other facial treatments that involve peeling and/or sensitivity.