What Is All The Buzz Around Micro-needling?

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Whether you call it skin needling, micro-needling or collagen induction therapy, it’s all the same thing…. a minimally invasive skin rejuvenation procedure. Pellé Medical Skincare has it, and we are calling it Micro-needling. The areas of the body that can be treated include the face, neck, décolleté and hands.


The micro-needling procedure starts with applying a topical anesthetic for patient comfort, as an electronic device, holding a sterile cartridge of 12 fine gage needles, moves across the skin at an extremely high rate of speed. As the needles move, they vertically puncture the skin, and tiny holes or micro-channels are created. This process of creating micro-channels, also known as a controlled wound, stimulates the skin to create collagen and elastin formation into the channels themselves. As a result, there is improvement in fine lines and wrinkles, acne scaring, pore size, firmness and pigmentation just to mention a few. Because there is no tissue destruction, the healing process begins right away. Depending on the depth of correction, a patient may look as if they have a sunburn following treatment that lasts from 1 – 3 or 4 days, up to a week. Specific instructions will be given at the time of treatment, and make-up can be used the following day.

 

This is not a one and done procedure. It requires anywhere rom 4, 6 or 8 treatments four to six weeks apart depending on the correction needed. Initial results are seen after one treatment, however lasting and more significant results will occur after 4-6 treatments and will continue to improve over the next 6-12 months. Micro-needling is safe, chemical free and can be used on all skin colors and types. It is sometimes the preferred treatment over laser since there is no risk of burning.

Finally, beware of dermal rollers that are being sold for home use. These rollers do not create precise vertical micro-channels, and can actually tear the skin due to the rolling nature of the device. They also cannot be properly sterilized at home. These two things together can cause inconsistent and traumatic results to the skin, as well as infection.

If you have any questions regarding micro-needling, or would like to schedule a package, please call the Pellé office at 513-272-0064 and we will be happy to assist you!

Look at some of these amazing results – see what micro-needling can do for you!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What You Need to Know About Serums

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Serums are a top pick of many skin care gurus because they are formulated to target specific skin issues. Whether you want to reduce fine lines, smooth fine lines, reduce dark spots, prevent acne or brighten up your skin, serums come in a variety of formulas.

The best part about serums is that most of the fluid is eliminated — what’s left is a high concentration of active ingredients. Serums are loaded with the most potent dose of anti-aging ingredients — antioxidants, peptides and skin brighteners you can find on the market.

Many serums are packaged in pump bottles or have medicine-dropper applicators to dispense just the tiny amount you need. Those few concentrated drops have the ability to penetrate deep within the layers of your skin so that you get phenomenal results!

Additionally, serums tend to be a patient favorite as they have a non-greasy finish and they don’t leave behind a sticky residue. To find the serum that is best for your skin — schedule an appointment with your Nurse Skincare Specialist at Pellé.

Acne and Adult Acne Q&A

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Is teenage acne different from adult acne?
Yes and no. When dirt, excess oil and dead cells mingle, they plug the openings of your pores. Although this pore-clogging process is the same whether you’re 13 or 35, adult acne pops up in different places than the teen kind. It typically appears on the jawline, chin and neck, as opposed to the forehead, cheeks and nose with teens.

Is adult acne an actual problem for many women?
Absolutely! Grown-up women are not only fending off wrinkles, but studies show they’re battling zits too. Fortunately, you don’t have to feel as if you’re 30 going on 13! Pellé Medical Skin Care offers several individualized peels to treat adult acne.

Does Pellé have products for home use and is education provided?
Yes. You could call it, Pimple-Busting Protocol. First, Pellé’s skincare nurses’ consult about your skin issues. Education is key. Everything from stress, to hormonal and weather changes and of course genetics is discussed. The medical grade products that are suggested are all pH balanced for an effective skincare regiment. The pH is of the upmost importance and the only way acne can be treated and kept under control. OTC (over the counter) products are either to drying, irritating or cause additional problems.
Retin-A or a Retinol are state of the art in treating acne. Pelle carry’s all three strengths, and retinols for more sensitive skin. These Renoic acids, or Vitamin A products help unplug follicles, keep the pores clear, the skin exfoliated and HELP with wrinkles! Oral anti-biotics taken for short durations can be prescribed for cyclic, cystic acne, and are very effective when combined with topical acne products.

In conclusion adult acne is not something you have to face on your own. Take the first step and schedule an appointment today with a Pelle skincare nurse. Discover how healthy and beautiful your skin can look and feel!