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Botox Facial

 

 

What is a Botox Facial?

A Botox facial, or Microchanneling is very similar to Microneedling. This is a non-invasive procedure that is designed to simulate your body's natural ability to generate collagen, elastin, and other building blocks of healthy skin. By stimulating the outermost layers of the skin, microchanneling can help your body jump-start it's natural process and creating younger looking skin with minimal downtime.

This is a popular treatment for acne scars, surgery scars and stretch marks. Scars improvement occurs by breaking down the old tissue and fostering the development of healthier skin. When combined with cutting-edge growth factor serums, healing is improved and future signs of aging is diminished.

How Does Microchanneling work?

First, the provider will create a serum personalized to each client. The serum will include a mixture of tox, filler, and other skin boosting products. Then the serum is attached to the needle head which has 16 needles that are finer than hair. These needles are tapped into the skin creating micro-channels. It is especially great for those areas that are more difficult to treat with lasers and microneedling like under the eye, upper eyelids, neck, and decollate. Usually patients can see healthier skin, improved surface texture and improved overall appearance of the skin in as little as 3-5 days, but the full effect of one treatment can take up to 2 weeks. This isn't a one and done treatment though, it is recommended to have at least three treatments 4-6 weeks a apart.

 Botox facials are minimally invasive, and are safe for all ages and skin types. Whether you are fair-skinned or dark, and even if you experience chronic breakouts, properly conducted treatments will not result in hyperpigmentation, keloid scars, or other lasting negative side effects.

Who Can Benefit from Microchanneling Treatments?

The ideal candidates are those who seek improvement in the following areas:

* Acne Scar

* Fine lines and wrinkles

*Anti-aging or skin tightening

* Hyperpigmentation (sun spots)

* Pore size reduction

* Rosacea

*Stretch marks or other traumatic scarring

Microchanneling vs. Microneedling

The main differences between microchanneling and microneedling are the type of device that is used to perform the treatment and the technique that is used. A microneedling device involves the use of a handheld pen which is continuously moved over the skin. Microchanneling uses a stamping technique, resulting in clean, consistent micro-channels. This reduces tissue damage, inflammation, and discomfort for the clients.

Does it hurt? 

Most clients are able to do the treatment without numbing cream and any significant pain, however numbing cream is available if there is discomfort. There is no lingering discomfort after the procedure is done though client's have said that their skin feels a little "tight" afterwards.

What is the serum made of?

Each serum is specifically created for the client that is being serviced though it primarily is made up of botox, hyaluronic acid filler, and a skin boosting serum that has PDRN with multiple kinds of Peptides, Hyaluronic Acid, and Glutathione to effectively rejuvenate the skin. 

How long before I can expect to see results?

Though the production of new collagen can take several weeks, it is not abnormal to notice an improvement in the quality and appearance of your skin within the first few days. After 2-3 treatments you will see a noticeable improvement. For scarring, laxity, and wrinkles, a client may need up to 6 treatments. 

Are there any contraindications?

If you have any underlying condition that significantly impairs your immune system, it is a good idea to avoid microchanneling. Examples include but are not limited to active radiation or chemotherapy, uncontrolled diabetes, chronic inflammatory skin disease, Accutane in the past 2 years, hemophilia or similar bleeding disorder. Also anyone with stainless steel allergies should not do this treatment. We also discourage treatments for those who are pregnant or nursing.

What precautions do I need to take before Treatments?

The following is recommended prior to your treatment:

1. Stop Retinoids/Retin-A products 1-3 days prior to treatment.

2. Avoid sun exposure for at least 2 days prior to treatment and reschedule if you have a sunburn or have been in a tanning bed within 1 week of the treatment.

3. Do not use "new to your skin" products for 1 week prior to treatment.

4. Some patients may require an antiviral medication prior to treatment to avoid having a "cold sore or fever blister" 

 

What post care do I need to do?

The following is recommended after your treatment is completed:

1. Do not get direct sun exposure for at least 10 days

2. Do not apply any topical products (including sunscreen) to your skin unless advised by the provider.

3. Do not apply makeup to area treated for at least 12 hours post treatment and be sure to clean brushes or use a new sponge to apply makeup post treatment.

4. Do not exercise or get overly hot for at least 2 days post treatment

5. Take all medication prescribed to you by your healthcare providers. 

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