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Washington, DC 20009
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Microneedling

Our Microneedling service can help restore your skin to its youthful appearance. It can be done by itself or booked along with other of our services for maximum effect. 

What is Microneedling?

Microneedling also called Collagen Induction Therapy is a non-invasive service that help create smoother and more radiant looking skin. 

Your licensed technician will use a small device that has a sterile cartridge attached to it and gently go over our skin in different depths, with Hyaluronic acid to promote your results. Your skin will be numbed with a 5% lidocaine prior to, to ensure client comfort. Our needle cartridges comes with different amount of needles and sizes to better customize your results. 

By using sterile needles to puncture the skin and creating "micro-injuries" in the skin we are telling the body to send more collagen and elastin fibers to the area to naturally heal it, which will promote smoother and younger looking skin.


 

Who is Microneedling for?

As we pass our 20's our body actually stop producing collagen and elastin fibers. These are the building blocks to keeping our skin looking plump and smooth. As we grow older our collagen level decreases, hence why we tend to get more wrinkles and inelastic skin as we grow older. 

Microneeling help "jump start" the collagen production, while sending signals to help restore the area treated with microneedling, while aiding in product absorption.  

Benefits of Microneedling?

  • Reduced pore size

  • Clearer and brighter looking skin

  • Can help reduce acne scarring

  • Reduced fine lines/wrinkles

  • Reduction in loose skin

  • Improvements for stretch-marks

Contraindications for Microneedling?

  • Current inflamed acne lesions

  • Inflamed skin (including sunburn/suntan)

  • Flu or Cold

  • Cancer and chemotherapy 

  • Pregnant and/or nursing

  • Active cold sores

  • Dormant cold sores (must take Valtrex or similar prior to service)

  • Diabetes

  • Dermatitis

  • Open skin lesions

  • Hyper or Hypopigmentation

  • Healing disorders

  • Use of Actuate currently or in the past six months

  • The use of prescription retinol within a week of treatment

  • Dermal fillers or botox 2 weeks prior to (or after)

What's the downtime?

As microneedling is a non-invasive treatment, technically no downtime is needed. Clients can go back to work and their "normal" activities right after.

*Please keep in mind that newly treated skin will feel and look like a sunburn, some people tend to be more red than others (goes away within 12-24 hours). 

Although there's technically no downtime for microneedling, there are a few things you should keep in mind:

  • Avoid direct sunlight for minimum of 24 hours (3-5 days preferred)

  • NO makeup for minimum of 12 hours (24 hours preferred)

  • NO AHA/BHA or retinol/Retin-A for one week after (and prior treatment)

  • No sweating or swimming for minimum of 24 hours (no working out, saunas etc)

  • NO anti-inflammatory medications such as ibuprofen, Motrin or Advil, for minimum of 24 hours

  • A broad spectrum sunscreen should be applied daily (SPF 30+), even on cloudy days

Does it hurt?

Microneedling is a relatively pain free service. Your skin will be numbed prior to starting the service, with a 5% lidocaine. This will ensure client comfort, many clients have mentioned it feeling like a 1-2 of a scale of 10, while others have mentioned feeling nothing at all. 

How often should I get it done?

When a client first does microneedling, we recommend to start with 3 treatments spaced out 6 weeks apart. This will help jump start your collagen production and ensure best results. After the first 3 treatments, services can be spaced out 3-6 months for best results. 

How much is Microneedling?

For our service we include two areas as big as the palm of our hands. Most clients schedule their face and neck, while others may schedule for their neck and décolletage. However, our services are totally customizable to fit your needs. 

Each treatment is $350 but will be discounted to $300 when paying for your first 3 treatments at once. If Microneedling is being combined with Dermaplaning the discounted price will apply to combo services as well. 

How do I know if Microneedling is right for me?

Microneedling is a very safe and effective treatment that work for all skin types. Should you have any specific concerns and questions please email info@artoflash.com or text 202.850.0350 us a picture of your skin (makeup free in good lighting), along with a short description of your skin and desired results. 

**This treatment does NOT cure or treat any medical, physical or mental conditions/ailments. It's only meant for cosmetic purposes, to beautify while treating the outer layer of skin**