Skin FAQs

Micro-Needling

What is Micro-Needling?

Automated Micro-Needling (also known as Collagen Induction Therapy or CIT) is a new innovation in aesthetic medicine for treating the appearance of fine lines, acne scars and improvement of the skin’s overall appearance.

During this procedure, the Eclipse MicroPen® is used to create controlled micro-injuries to the skin in order to naturally produce collagen and elastin. The skin’s repair process results in improvement of the appearance of softer wrinkles. Automated micro-needling also creates superficial micro-channels which can be used with topical gels, creams and serums to help improve the appearance of the epidermal layer of the skin.

Eclipse MicroPen® is the most advanced medical-grade automated micro-needling device on the market. Look for an Eclipse MicroPen® professional in your area now.

How Is MicroPen® Different From Dermal Needling Rollers?

Automated Micro-Needling devices move in a vertical direction for better precision when treating the skin. Unlike Automated Micro-Needling the roller does not create a precise vertical action.

The lack of precision can contribute to greater discomfort and inconsistent effects to the skin.

How Is MicroPen® Different From Lasers?

Unlike lasers, Eclipse MicroPen® breaks up pigment mechanically and stimulates the collagen formation without heat. Removing heat from the equation makes for a safer, more comfortable treatment with a very low complication rate.

No heat also equals less downtime! Most Eclipse MicroPen® patients are red for 24 hours or less. That advantage means you can get the procedure performed on a Friday and be back to normal for work on Monday.

How Is The Procedure Done?

A sterile cartridge containing 12 tiny micro-points is attached to the Eclipse MicroPen®. Your skincare professional will apply a thin layer of topical gel to your skin and select the appropriate treatment setting based on your unique needs.

Next, in a single motion, the pen will be gently pressed against the skin while simultaneously gliding until the entire treatment area has been covered. This process results in thousands of superficial microscopic channels throughout the entire treatment area.

Chemical Peels

Why should I get superficial peels?

Superficial peels rejuvenate the outer layer of skin and slough off dead skin. Regular use of superficial peels will improve common skin challenges such as acne, rosacea and brown spots. The most commonly used compounds for superficial chemical peels are alpha hydroxyl acids. Alpha hydroxyl acids are usually naturally occurring fruit acids, including glycolic, lactic, citric, tartaric, and malic acids.

The most popular form used is glycolic acid which is derived from sugar cane. Superficial chemical peels can also be accomplished with Jessner’s solution. Jessner’s solution is composed of resorcinol, salicylic acid, lactic acid, and ethanol. We use PCA and GloTherapeutic professional peels products. All peels are customized for the client’s skin concerns and desired results.

Will the peel solution burn during the treatment?

Most peels will cause a slight sting to the skin; any discomfort is minimal and is easily reduced by using a small fan.

What can I expect to happen during the days after the peel?

Peels are completely customized to client’s skin and the desired results. Usually peeling is minimal and will occur two to three days after the peel. We are trained and certified to use PCA and GloTherapeutic professional products.

What kind of peel is right for my skin?

The peel or peels we choose will depend on your skin type and the skin conditions you would like to address.

How often should I get a superficial chemical peel?

For anti-aging and pigment control purposes, it is appropriate to get a superficial peel every three to four weeks. For oily, acne and breakout prone skin we suggest a peel every two weeks to keep ahead of the skin cell cycle.

How long will it take for me to see results?

You should see a positive change in your skin after three or four peels. We recommend purchasing a package of six peels.

What can I do to ensure I get the best results from my peels?

Pre and post home skin care products are a vital part of the chemical peeling process. Since superficial peels remove layers of dead skin cells it is important to apply a mineral based sunscreen to protect your skin.

To schedule an appointment call Santa Fe Lash & Beauty Bar at (505) 988-8923.