PhiLings is a common name for all cosmetic treatments of PhiAcademy, including: Microneedling, Phi-Ion. These can be done in combination or separately, depending on the indications for the treatment.
Indications for Microneedling
Before describing the process of microneedling, first we must explane why is it important.
For our organism, our skin is a periphery organ. This means that it is at the bottom of the priority list when it comes to the distribution of nourishing ingredients because tissue regeneration and vitality maintenance are far more important for internal organs. Therefore, it is very important to physically stimulate regeneration of the skin. Each micro-damage that is formed on the skin actually sends a message to the brain that it is necessary to start the natural regeneration and additional nourishment in that very spot. In that way the collagen production is greatly stimulated.
The procedure is aimed at stimulating microcirculation, thus it has also been successfully used for hair restoration in cases of non-androgenic alopecia. Micro-punctures are being inflicted by hand or by machine, depending on the size of the treated region. Microneedles penetrate the skin to the depth of 0,2 – 0,75mm and the procedure is considered to be painless. During the treatment, Micronnedling coctail is applied based on the skin type and it is subsequently absorbed. After the treatment, the client is issued with special kind of aftercare product (Ultimate Skin Cocktail) followed by detailed instruction for use. Proper aftercare products application is of great importance as these products will nourish the skin during the regeneration process.
Treatment results include: skin hydration, increased skin tone and smoothness causing existing wrinkles to be less visible and skin younger looking. Results become visible 24 hours after the procedure and will last for a few months. The procedure is repeated up to three times ten to fourteen days apart. The client can practice microneedling at home as well, by using a special applicator and cocktail. A home variety of microneedling does not involve deep penetration into the skin, so this treatment can be done once a week.
Microneedling application technique:
- Operating modes (puncture depth and frequency) in treatment of different facial areas and areas to be avoided
- Proper use of microneedling solution
- Direction and number of passes
- Determining when the treatment is over
To achieve desired results, it usually takes up to 3 treatments, with 2 weeks gap between each of them. The results last from 4 to 6 months.
Microneedeling After care:
It is possible that in the next 3 days after the treatment the treated area will be red and that the client will feel tingling and tightening of the skin.
After the treatment do not:
Wash your face for 12 hours
Expose the skin to direct sun light for 24 hours
Apply make-up for 24 hours
Use foundations and powders for 48 hours
Use sauna, swimming pools and sunbeds for 3 days
Expose yourself to physical exertion for 2 days
Use botox or fillers for next 3 weeks
We emphasize the use of supplements for skin maintenance.
72 hours before your procedure:
• Be in good health
• Avoid alcohol
• Avoid Aspirin / Ibuprofen
One week before stop taking the following:
• Vitamin E
• Omega 3
• Gingko Biloba
• St. John’s Wort
as they contribute to thinning the blood and may affect anaesthetic efficiency. You may resume taking your vitamins 72 hours after.
Do NOT discontinue any prescribed medication without your doctor’s permission.
On the day of your appointment: avoid caffeine, alcohol and exercise.
Wash your hair in the morning as you will need to avoid the shower for several days. Baths are recommended.
The skin must not be in the inflammatory process or the process of healing and regeneration before each treatment.
The following treatments are not recommended 30 days before the treatment:
– botox and fillers
– fruit or milk acids
– laser treatments
– chemical peelings
– exposure to strong sunlight