The goal of micro-needling treatment is to improve collagen, and elastin within the skin giving it more texture and a healthy glow. For hair restoration, therapy can stimulate the inactive hair follicles into an active growth phase for a client expecting hair thinning. By using your own PRP (platelet-rich plasma) you stimulate healthier skin and stimulate hair growth with no risks involved.
Microneedling: is a voluntary cosmetic procedure that involves repeatedly puncturing the skin with tiny sterile needles. These small wounds cause our body to produce voluntarily more collagen and elastin helping us look younger, and less tired, giving us a glowing appearance.
PRP: platelet-rich plasma blood- a concentration of a patient's own platelets to accelerate the healing of injured tendons, ligaments, muscles joints in sports-related injuries or any type of inflammation In this way, PRP injections use each individual patient's own healing system to improve musculoskeletal problems and skin issues. It is extremely important to maintain a healthy diet to get the best results from your blood.
Contact LOTUS by MD's @ Queensway if any questions are not .isted below. 416-236-6773
PLEASE ENSURE YOU HAVE A LIGHT SNACK AND PLENTY OF FLUIDS PRIOR TO TREATMENT. PLEASE ADVISE US IF YOU HAVE A HISTORY OF FAINTING SPELLS.
PLEASE MAINTAIN A GOOD HEALTHY DIET FOR AND LOTS OF WATER IS RECOMMENDED TO ACHIEVE DESIRED RESULTS_
One day prior to your treatment
(a) avoid smoking
(b) avoid alcohol
DRINK LOTS OF WATER LEADING UP TO YOUR TREATMENT YOU MAY TAKE TYLENOL IF YOU HAVE A HEADACHE ETC.
Advise the healthcare provider of the following prior to the appointment:
(a) Any surgical treatments in the area having treatment.
(b) Any implants in the area having treatments.
(c) Any family planning le: planning to get pregnant/ breastfeeding/pregnant
(d) Premenstrual as the treatment could be more painful.
(e) Poor skin integrity or skin inflammation i.e.: psoriasis, active acne.
(f) History of cold sores or have a cold sore- need a prescription for Valtrex by MD.
(g)any cancer especially cervico/ facial/ blood cancers or blood disorders, or autoimmune disorders like anemia, keloids, scaring, platelet, hemophilia, collagen vascular disorders, diabetes, and thyroid problems.
(h) any acute or systemic infections and taking any antibiotics.
One week prior to your treatment AVOID: any topical skin products that contain the following: Salicylic Acid, Retinal, Vitamin A, Acne skin products that contain BenzoyI, AHA (water soluble) and BHA (salicylic acid), check with the provider before discontinuing the following medications: blood thinning medication like Warfarin, Heparin, anti-inflammatory medications like Advil, Aspirin: Ibuprofen, Motrin or any NSAID, antiplatelet medications Like Clopidrogel, Plavix.
VITAMINS: Vitamin E, Vitamin A, Omega 3, Gingko Biloba, Garlic, Ginseng, Donq quai, Feverfew, St. John's Wort, Vitamin C.
Two weeks prior to your treatment AVOID any cosmetic treatments like Botox, Fillers, Chemical peel, Microdermabrasion: Dermaplanning, abrasive scrubs, or exfoliating products (3-5 days). no facials, avoid sun exposure (pre & post), sunbeds, self-tanning products (use SPF of 30 or higher every day- even in the winter months, any hair removal treatments or products like laser therapy, tweezing, waxing, threading, sugaring.
6 months prior to your treatment AVOID: Accutane (isotretinoin) contact health care provider
POST CARE (a) On the day of your treatment bring a cap or hat to avoid any sun exposure.
(b) change your bath/face towels-use fresh clean bath/face towels.
(c) change your pillow case-use a fresh and clean pillowcase.
(d) do not wash your face for 8-12 hours post-treatment. If you had a treatment with PRP (platelet-rich plasma) or a serum, your face may feel dry or crusty. However, rest assured the longer you keep on the PRP or serum the more your skin will absorb and utilize the beneficial enzymes it needs to heal.
(e) if you need to wash your face use a clean face towel with a non-irritant facial wash.
(f) do not use any other products not provided to you or discuss with your health care provider.
(g) use sunscreen SPF30 or higher daily.
(h) be careful with pets near your face.
(i) only makeup that is mineral based and newly bought not used prior to treatment otherwise- no makeup/ foundation for 24-48 hours. Makeup and makeup brushes previously used can irritate the skin and cause infections. Give the skin time to heal. The benefits are worth waiting for.
j) if you are getting micro needling done around the eye region avoid using any type of eye creams or serums for 24-48 hours.
(k) avoid 12-24 hours saunas, hot tubs, hot baths, vigorous exercising, sun, and any heat related activities as they will cause skin/hair irritations and cause infections. Give time for healing and you will not be disappointed with the results.
(l) no shaving face for 2 days
(m) if any itchiness or burning contact your health care provider
(n) avoid exfoliation or scrubs for 1 week
AVOID SKIN IRRITANTS FOR 2 WEEKS POST-CARE:
(a) No scrubs, no facials, no derma planning. These procedures can be a follow-up treatment after 3 sessions of micro needling.
(b) No alcohol-based products, with any type of fragrance, no preservatives, no emulsifiers or emollients-check your facial products.
(c) No AHA BHA,
(d) No Vitamin C.
(e) No Retinol A (vit C) it is a product that creates a plumping effect that decreases the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and enlarged pores.
PRE & POST CARE FOR HAIR PRP:
(a) Try to leave on the PRP as many days as you can however if not possible shampoo hair the next day with any type of shampoo.
(b) Wait 3 days before or 3 days after your treatment to colour your hair.
(c) Use a clean-sanitized pillowcase and bath towels.
(d) Wash your hair prior to treatment and do not leave any leave-in conditioners. WHAT TO EXPECT:
(a) Mostly relates to micro-needling: redness, tenderness, itchiness, burning, dry, flakey skin which is the inflammatory stage of skin healing.
(b) DAY 1: skin looks and feels red, inflamed like you have a sunburn, feels like a sunburn, feels dry, tight, hot, and irritated.
(c) DAY2: red hue persists (like you have a mild sunburn), more swelling.
(d) DAYS: redness and swelling will start to calm down and subside.
(e) DAY 4 to 6: redness and swelling will start to subside, and flaking of skin.
(f) DAY 7-9: expect a slight purge of the skin and you may experience breakouts, roughness and flaking of the skin.
(g) DAY10-your skin is on its way to the remodelling stage of healing your skin will appear glowing, smooth and vibrant.
At LOTUS by MD'S ON THE QUEENSWAY WANTS THE BEST TREATMENT AND THE BEST RESULTS FOR EACH INDIVIDUAL RESULTS MAY VARY ACCORDING TO THE INDIVIDUAL AND BY NOT ABIDING TO OUR PRE/POST CARE INSTRUCTIONS.
TO KEEP BOOSTING YOUR COLLAGEN PRODUCTION AND HAIR GROWTH WE RECOMMEND YOU BOOK YOUR NEXT VISIT WITH US EVERY 4-6 WEEKS FOR 3 TREATMENTS OR MORE DEPENDING ON THE INDIVIDUAL NEEDS.