Who is a candidate? How do I know if I’m a candidate?
Almost anyone is a candidate for microchanneling. The only exception would be someone who has extremely sensitive skin or a very high sensitivity to pain. The other contraindication is active cold sores.
How soon will I see results?
Approximately two days after treatment, however, this can vary depending on how quickly your skin heals.
What can I expect during the procedure?
It’s a bit uncomfortable during the procedure. The experience is similar to microdermabrasion.
How many treatments will I need?
This depends on what you are treating with the micro needling and how well your skin responds to the treatment, but typically a minimum of three to see great results.
How much discomfort will I experience during and after? Will a PSS practitioner give me any type of anesthetic?
There will be some discomfort and this will depend on your sensitivity level. Yes, a topical anesthetic is used one hour prior in order to reduce the discomfort.
How quick is the recovery time? How much downtime is needed after?
Generally, patients are able to return to their schedules with almost zero downtime. Skin may be red for a day, depending on your sensitivity.
How soon will I be able to return to work? Will I need to go directly home afterward to recover? Will people be able to see/tell I had something done?
You can return to work day-of if you need, and can apply makeup within 90 minutes of procedure. Ideally we recommend leaving your skin bare for the rest of the day of the procedure.
How soon can I use makeup after having this done?
You can use make up within 90 minutes to three hours.
What are the post procedure instructions?
Don’t use any active ingredient products (ie retinols or hydraquinone) for the first 5 days post-procedure. Make sure to wear sunblock.
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