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micro-needling

the innovation in aesthetic medicine
and treatment

what is
micro-needling

Micro-Needling, also known as Collagen Induction Therapy, is a new innovation in aesthetic medicine for the treatment of fine lines, acne scars and the improvement of the skin’s texture, tone and colour.

During this procedure, a micro-needling pen is used to create controlled and precise micro-injuries to the skin using a high speed automated needle tip in order to aid in the production of collagen and elastin.

The skin’s repair process results in a thicker epidermis by reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, improved skin tone and texture, softer/younger-looking skin and fewer signs of aging

Potential applications for micro-needling include:

  • fine lines or moderate wrinkles
  • moderate skin laxity
  • diminished texture, tone, colour
  • traumatic scars
  • acne scarring
  • aging
  • hyper pigmentation
  • stretch marks

 

uses of
micro-needling

why use
micro-needling

Benefits:

  • affordable
  • effective
  • minimal downtime
  • minimal discomfort
  • safe for most skin types
  • natural Results

the procedure

The procedure itself lasts 30 minutes on average, depending on the size of the treatment area. Immediately  after  the  treatment,  you  will  notice a bright redness to the skin. The total healing time depends on the pen position used and the number of overlapping passes performed.

On average, patients experience redness for 2-4 days though some patients heal completely in 24 hours. Following post-treatment care recommendations can aid the healing process. Most patients notice an immediate “glow” to their skin. Visible changes to the skin develop over the course of several weeks. Results can continue to improve up to 6 months after the treatment.

During the procedure, appropriate pen position and depth will be selected depending on your unique needs. Additionally, treatments can be customized using hyaluronic acid or platelet rich plasma to enhance the treatment outcomes.

It is possible to treat all over the body including the face, neck, décolleté, arms, legs, abdomen and back. In a single motion, the pen will be gently pressed against the skin while simultaneously gliding in one direction until the entire treatment area has been covered.

While some areas are more sensitive than others to treat, a specialty compounded numbing cream applied before the start of the treatment makes the experience more comfortable. The micro-channels created allow topical gels, creams and serums to be absorbed more effectively, enhancing the effects in deeper layers of the skin.

Number of treatments vary from patient to patient. Histology shows thickening of skin and a dramatic increase in new collagen and elastin fibres after the first treatment alone. New collagen production starts from 5 days after treatment and continues slowly over a period of time, reaching its peak production in about 12 weeks after treatment [1].

As such, some patients only require a single treatment once a year to achieve optimal results. However, it is  recommended for most patients to receive a minimum of 3 treatments spaced about 6-8 weeks apart. For patients with more significant skin-care concerns, such as acne scars, it is recommended to receive 6-8 sessions at 6-week intervals.

Platelet rich plasma (PRP)

PRP contains growth factors that are useful for accelerating wound healing and tissue repair. For this add on, patients blood is withdrawn from the body and prepared for use. It’s application to the skin immediately before a micro needling treatment has been found to me more effecting in improving acne scars than skin needling alone [1]. In fact, studies have shown that undergoing micro needling with PRP infusion produces results sooner and with fewer sessions than those undergoing micro needling alone or with micro needing toning formulas [1].

[1] Fabbrocini G, Fardella N, Monfrecola A, Proietti I, Innocenzi D (2009) Acne scarring treatment using skin needling. Clin Exp Dermatol 34: 874-879.

IV nutritional therapy

quality nutrients with quick and
long-lasting results

Intravenous (IV) or intramuscular (IM) injection therapies are the administration of nutrients (vitamins, minerals, amino acids) directly into the bloodstream or muscle, respectively. This allows for bypass of the gastrointestinal tract, increasing the availability of these nutrients for immediate use by your cells.

Intravenous (IV) nutritional therapy in a naturopathic treatment option that delivers vitamins, minerals and amino acids directly into the blood stream. This allow the nutrients to by-pass your digestive system  so that your cells can use the nutrients right away – hello maximal absorption! With this direct access to the bloodstream, we can actually get higher doses of the nutrients into the body in comparison to oral supplementation.

why use
IV therapy

Though oral supplementation definitely has its place in naturopathic treatment, depending on how well your digestive system is functioning, you may not even be able to absorb the your supplements properly. Low stomach acid? Leaky gut? Irritable bowel syndrome? Stress? Gut bugs? Yup. All can play a major role in preventing optimal nutrient absorption!

Benefits:

  • immune optimization
  • detoxification
  • adrenal support
  • nutrient deficiencies
  • antioxidant support
  • rehydration

specifically formulated based on the patients health history and specific health goals

Several vitamins are also available in a quick injection which is given intramuscularly (IM) in the shoulder muscle or gluteus muscle). Ultimately, IV nutritional therapy can provide a quick but long lasting boost to the body to help restore energy, support the immune system and help with both physical and mental recovery.

magnesium

Relaxes smooth muscles, supports hormones, supports mitochondria, adrenal support

calcium

Cardiovascular support, muscle and nerve health, bone health

vitamin c

Immune booster, anti-histamine, anti-oxidant, adrenal support, supports egg and sperm quality

selenium

Thyroid support, egg and sperm quality, anti-oxidant

B vitamins

Includes: B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, folate/MTHF, methylated B12. neurotransmitter production; adrenal/energy support, detoxification, neural tube development and immune support

zinc

Supports healthy immunes system, egg and sperm quality, healthy DNA expression, inflammation, skin health

glutathione

Major antioxidant in the body, egg and sperm quality, mitochondrial support, immune support, skin health

amino acids

Includes: L-carnitine, L-taurine, glycine. Energy production, cell-membrane stabilizer, GABA receptor support, neurotransmitter support

… and many more!

nutrients
in IV therapy

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