FAQ

Frequently asked questions

How many treatments will I need?


Every persons skin is unique so the number of treatments you may need will vary depending on what condition you want treated with micro-needling Guidelines: Skin Rejuvenation: 3-6 treatments, 4-6 weeks apart Acne scarring: 6 treatments, 6 weeks apart Stretch marks: 4-8 treatments, 4-6 weeks apart




How long should it take to see results?


Typically, you will see results after the first treatment. Lasting and more significant results will occur after 6-8 weeks. Lasting improvement is compounded as each consecutive treatment is performed and combined with the recommened post treatment care.




Is the treatment painful?


A numbing cream can be applied to increase comfort (legally the client must apply the numbing cream themselves, which needs to be applied to the skin for 30-45 minutes prior to treatment). There is some discomfort depending on adjusted needle length.




Is there downtime?


Each clients response is different. You may experience facial redness for 12-48 hours after the treatment. We recommend not exercising and swimming for 24-48 hours after treatment, a light mineral makeup can be applied for the days following.




When can I have anti-wrinkle injections or dermal filler?


You can have a micro-needling treatment any day prior to your anti-wrinkle injections or dermal fillers. We recommend waiting 14 days after anti-wrinkles injections or dermal fillers so they can settle. Speak your your therapist or practitioner if you're unsure about time frames.




Do I need to prep my skin prior to treatment?


For optimal results we recommend you prep your skin for 14 days prior, using skinstitut's cosmedical skincare range. Incorporate the follwing: Lactic or glycolic cleanser Even blend Vitamin C Retinol (vitamin A) Sunscreen