(Just south of Primo Restaurant on Milwaukee Avenue)
Gurnee, IL 60031
Alopecia* (Hair Loss)
Scars (acne,surgical and burns)
Skin tightening and rejuvenation
Fine lines & wrinkles
Gloria received one-on-one additional training at the DermapenWorld Exhibit while attending the Plastic Surgeon and Dermatology Convention in Chicago.
Needling is a technique used for reducing the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, sun spots, laser scaring, stretchmarks, acne scars, chicken pox scars, pitting in the skin from pimples or injuries, surgical scars, or hypopigmented areas. Skin needling is for all areas of the body.
Needling rejuvenates the skin and helps your body fill and soften wrinkles and other scarred areas naturally by producing natural collagen without the use of chemicals, lasers or injections every 6 months.
Needling provides less damaging effects to the epidermis. This procedure can be repeated several times because of the collagen build up in the treated areas making the dermis thicker instead of thinner. Other procedures like Chemical Peels, and Laser treatments remove the healthy top layer of skin (epidermis). These treatments although effective, can cause side effects including hypopigmentation (color loss), hyperpigmentation (darkening), thinning of the skin, or sensitivity. Because needling does not remove the epidermis like other resurfacing procedures. The healthy skin between the lines and wrinkles go untouched.
The skin should be assessed prior to the client’s first treatment. The use of skin treatments and/or products both pre- and post-treatment will enhance the client’s results dramatically.
Sun worshipers and men that have not been on a regular skin care regime would receive greater benefits if they have any of the treatments listed below prior to their
For clients that bruise easily, it is advised to consider taking Arnica Montana, Bromaline, or any other anti-inflammatory and anti-bruising product 1-2 days prior to each Skin Needling session and 2-3 days post procedure.
Mineral makeup can be used after the skin has healed. If you use makeup on broken skin, the risk of bacteria entering the procedure area, as well as the makeup filtering its way into the open tissue, can be detrimental by causing darker pigmentation.
After the skin has healed, the use of AHA’s will help to keep the top layer of skin softened and sloughed off resulting in younger looking skin.
For the first few days our clients use a very light coat of Petroleum directly on the treatment area. This will not only keep the area from scabbing but will keep the skin soft and supple.
Using topical Vitamin C, A or E and Collagen producing products are also fantastic for the skin.
Our clients report smoother, softer feeling and looking skin after each treatment; noticing creams and lotions penetrate their skin more easily, and their fine lines and wrinkles have softened considerably.
Clients with other concerns, such as acne scaring, scars from surgery or injury, do not notice the depressed area. The body’s natural collagen is masking the imperfection of the scarring process after each treatment, while it regenerates the natural collagen.
We have clients that have seen immediate, long-lasting results, and other clients noticed an improvement gradually over an 8 week period. One of our acne clients said he noticed results 3 months post procedure and his skin kept looking better and better.
Each person’s results will vary as their body’s NATURAL collagen and elastin regenerate.
Day 1 and 2 – Depending on how deeply the technician inserts the needle into the
epidermis, the tissue may be slightly to moderately swollen, tender, red and bruised,
with a slight lymph discharge from the treated areas. Minor itching may occur and the ‘needled’ tissue may exhibit the appearance of ‘cat scratches’.
Day 3 – The treated areas slightly crust and remain faintly pink to red.
Day 4---The redness and crusting have diminished.
Day 5---There is barely any evidence of a procedure.center of the wrinkle after the procedure. With bigger areas like acne scars or other small scars the area will look red and some swelling occurs in the treated area.
Although results may be noticed in a few days collagen will continue to be deposited into the dermis for 6 to 9 months after the initial procedure causing the skin to tighten and appear smoother.
It may only take one procedure to receive the achieved results to smooth and soften wrinkles and fine lines. Deeper wrinkles may need more treatments.