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There are two types of anti-ageing procedures that can be performed within a PhiLings treatment — Microneedling and Phi-Ion (plasma lifting)
Indications for Microneedling
The anti-ageing procedure is aimed at stimulating microcirculation and the natural processes of collagen production and regeneration. Tiny Micro-punctures are being inflicted by means of a special device, in the region of the most prominent wrinkles or skin changes, and the wider facial skin areas. Microneedles penetrate the skin to the depth of 0,2 – 0,75mm and the procedure is considered to be painless.
Treatment results include: skin hydration, increased skin tone and smoothness causing existing wrinkles to be less visible and skin younger looking. Results become visible 24 hours after the procedure and shall last for a few months.
- Skin tightening, lifting and rejuvenation
- Acne scars and wound healing
- Improves wrinkles and fine lines
- Minimize pore size
- Improves stretch marks
After the procedure, the skin will be red and flushed in a similar way to moderate sunburn. You may also experience skin tightness and mild sensitivity to touch on the area being treated. This will diminish greatly after a few hours following treatments and within the next 24 hours the skin will be completely healed. In order to achieve the full intensity of collagen synthesis and maximum effects, the skin is “fed” with a specially designed vitamin cocktail and stimulating substances necessary for this process for the next 5 days post treatment. After 3 days most visible erythema will be absolved.
Indications for Phi-Ion
Phi-Ion Fibroblast PlasmaTreatments Are Used for:
- Baggy Eyelid Correction
- Tensioning-Crow Feet
- Marionette Lines
- Acne Scars
- Skin Blemishes
- Age Spots
Phi-Ion anti-ageing plasma treatment is based on creation of series of minute dots adjacent to the tension lines on the skin. This process triggers an instant contraction and tightening of skin fibers to create a lifting, remodeling and rejuvenating effect. Phi-Ion pen uses the plasma state of matter. The principle involves the ionization of gases from the atmospheric air to create micro electrical discharge causing sublimation of the excessive/sagging superficial skin layer. This method can be used to treat specific areas of concern without damaging the surrounding tissue or applying unwanted heat energy to them.
Phi-Ion pen is a device that uses a precise focused beam of plasma energy to sublimate the superficial layer of the skin (epidermis), without causing any damage to the underlying or adjacent tissues.
Phi-Ion Plasma Lifting treatment is a revolutionary method is capable of achieving results comparable to the results of cosmetic surgery.
One treatment is usually enough to achieve desired results. After 1 month, on check-up appointment, the artist determines if an additional treatment is necessary. The results are expected to last for at least 9 months.
It is also a non-surgical non-invasive treatment that shrinks excess skin, bags and wrinkles. It is revolutionary in wrinkle smoothing and eyelid tightening, dramatically reducing hooded eyelids.
Microneedling – Collagen Stimulation Therapy
How does it work?
The anti-ageing procedure involved in treatment is commonly known as Micro Skin Needling, Collagen Induction Therapy is designed to trigger new collagen synthesis in the skin, leading to younger, brighter and healthier-looking skin with fewer wrinkles. As the device moves over your skin, numerous, ultra-fine micro-needles designed to penetrate through the epidermis create microscopic punctures on the skin’s surface.
The skin plumps and thickens as a natural recovery response to this stimulus, ultimately reducing the appearance of scars, fine lines and other skin texture changes. By opening the skin in this way you not only dramatically increase the penetration of the face mask that follows, increasing its efficacy, but you also create miniature perforations that stimulate the skin’s healing mechanisms, increasing production of many important factors for a healthy skin.
The benefits for your skin:
- Reduction in fine lines/wrinkles
- Smoother skin texture
- Improved skin tone
- Elimination of redness
- Improved appearance of cellulite
- Reduction of scars and pitting
- Improved texture of stretch marks
Skin Needling Treatments Are Used for:
- Stretch Marks
- Uneven Skin Tone
- Fine Lines
- Acne Scars
- Promotes scar-less healing and natural collagen reproduction
- Superior effect on collagen and elastin rejuvenation
- Anti-ageing procedure which helps with saggy skin
- Pore Size benefits from Microneedling
The concept of Micro Skin Needling, Collagen Induction Therapy for anti-ageing is based on the skin’s natural ability to repair itself whenever it encounters physical damage, such as cuts, burns and other abrasions. Immediately after an injury occurs to the skin, our body reuses the damaged collagen and elastin fibres as well as other damaged skin components to produce new ones. Micro Skin Needling allows for controlled induction of the skin’s self repair mechanism by creating micro-injuries in the skin which trigger new collagen synthesis, yet does not pose the risk of permanent scarring.
Safe, simple and Effective Anti-Ageing Treatment
Unsightly scars appear less obvious. Helps to smooth away wrinkles, line, folds and skin ageing related concerns Dramatically increased absorption of active ingredients Efficacy of active skincare products are maximized.
Microneedling works through two modes of action:
The needles penetrate through the skin to provide micro-channels to maximise the absorption of the topically applied patented skincare cocktail serum. The micro-channels induce independent stimulation of new collagen and elastin synthesis, resulting from the skin’s natural healing response. Ultimately, skin strength, structure and resilience.
Similar results to Laser resurfacing, Fraxel and chemical peels with a broad range of advantages and benefits:
- Suitable for all skin types
- Does not induce skin sensitivity to UV light
- Can be used on the face, neck, decollete and any other parts of the body requiring treatment. Can be used on thin skin formerly treated with chemical peels and laser
- Does not pose a risk of permanent skin discolouration
- Cost effective treatment alternative
- Short or no healing time
Application and Effects
Skin tightening, lifting and rejuvenation, Acne scars and wound healing, Improves wrinkles and fine lines, Minimize pore size, Improves stretch marks, Treats Alopecia
After the procedure, the skin will be red and flushed in a similar way to moderate sunburn. You may also experience skin tightness and mild sensitivity to touch on the area being treated. This will diminish greatly after a few hours following treatments and within the next 24 hours the skin will be completely healed. After 3 days most visible erythema will absolve.
It can take between 4- 6 weeks before visible signs of skin regeneration are seen and the process will continue to evolve over the following months providing a gradual improvement. Although a single treatment can provide a noticeable result, ideally a series of 2-3 treatments spaced about 3 weeks apart is recommended to achieve the best results . The results last from 4-6 months.
Who is an Ideal Candidate?
It is good for those wanting to:
- Reduce the signs of ageing
- Improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Reduce mild acne scarring
- Improve pore size
- Have plumper healthier skin
- The skin looks and feels smoother, firmer and ‘blooms’. Pores shrink, uneven pigmentation improves, and fine lines fade.
Who is Not a Good Candidate?
Not suitable for patients who:
- Have used Accutane within the last 3 months.
- Have open wounds, cuts or abrasions on the skin.
- Have active acne
- Have had radiation treatment to the skin within the last year.
- Have any kind of current skin infection/ condition (herpes simplex virus) in the area to be treated.
- Are pregnant.
- Have any history of keloid or hypertrophic scars or poor wound healing
Patients with active acne should consider alternative options before treatment, as can easily spread bacteria over the skin, potentially causing breakouts. Patients prone to cold sores should let their treatment provider know so that a preventive prescription can be given prior to the session. Also we do not treat who is pregnant or breastfeeding.
Risks and Safety
The risks of MicroNeedling treatment are very low. Some prolonged redness may occur but is rare. Infection is also rare as the skin normally heals very quickly after Intensive Microneedling treatment. Hyper-pigmentation is very uncommon following this treatment as no epidermis is removed. Patients who have a risk of hyper-pigmentation will benefit from a course of skin preparation prior to Intensive Microneedling. Mild bruising may occur especially around the eyes. This is usually mild and resolves in 5 – 7 days.
Frequently Asked Questions
Microneedling stimulates new collagen production, thereby leading to a visible reduction of wrinkles and scars, as well as increase in skin firmness. Expect to see a visible improvement in skin appearance after just one treatment. Best results are seen in a series of treatments.
When our practitioner uses the Microneedling device, the procedure will cause little to only small marks, and the marks will fade in just a few hours. Microneedling/ collagen induction treatments may cause a flush to your skin that will fade in a few hours, but will leave no long-lasting redness.
Micro Skin Needling does not involve injections and therefore allergic reactions and side-effects are unlikely. It is minimally invasive, involves minimal or no downtime, rapid healing and requires simple aftercare. Microneedling devices used at In A Wink are the latest skin rejuvenation techniques to help restore a healthy, flawless and youthful appearance to the skin.
You might think that having a bunch of tiny needles applied into your skin would be painful, but surprisingly it is not. We use a topical anesthetic prior to the treatment. Everyone who has experienced treatment with the Dermapen has remarked on how pain free it really is, and some have even commented that it’s a little like a rather rough massage.
MicroNeedling is especially effective for ageing concerns such as wrinkles, lines, folds and crows feet. Because collagen is produced, scars can also improve from treatments especially indented acne scars or chicken pox scars. Pigmentation issues can be helped including hyperpigmentation as well as Hypopigmentation. General lack of skin radiance, skin firmness and compactness are also an indication for skin MicroNeedling treatments and visible improvements can be seen.
A course of three MicroNeedling sessions, at 6-8 week intervals, is usually recommended to achieve optimum results; however great skin improvement is noticeable after just one treatment.
This is to certify that PhiLings Palette Treatments are performed in compliance with all measures of the utmost importance for client safety.
We only use the highest quality products.
The needles and sharp instruments are sterile and disposable.
All components of the equipment that come in contact with the clients skin are for one time use, sterilised and in separate sterile packing.
Micro Needling products are non-toxic, sterile and certified by the National Healthcare Authority.
Microneedling solutions are packed as monodose products for single use on on client only.
The procedure is performed in strict compliance with all hygiene and health protection measures within the meaning that:
- Before and after each procedure hands are sanitized properly.
- Wearing sterile disposable gloves and lab coat as well as a mask in all phases of the procedure.
- Containers for products are small, disposable and eliminated after being used for each client.