LaserRN offers 2 very different types of Micro-Needling:
Scarlet SRF Micro-Needling & Fractional Micro-Needling
Scarlet SRF Micro-Needling
Are you looking for a non-surgical, comfortable means of achieving younger-looking skin? While many forms of microneedling out there promise amazing results, there are few that deliver quite like the Scarlet SRF. This revolutionary system harnesses the power of radio-frequency to grant enhanced results of younger-looking skin without harsh side effects or extensive downtime.
Areas Scarlet SRF Addresses:
- Skin Tightening
- Fine lines
- Acne scars
- Imbalanced skin texture
Who is a good candidate?
If you are looking to fade age lines and acne scars while restoring textural balance and illuminating tone, then Scarlet SRF microneedling may be right for you. People of all genders and skin types may consider this breakthrough anti-aging treatments, especially those that are not candidates for surgical procedures.
The Scarlet SRF Experience
Scarlet SRF is a top-tier short pulse microneedling system that can help you achieve youthful, smoother-looking skin from common cosmetic concerns associated with aging. Approved by the FDA as a safe and effective anti-aging treatment, this treatment delivers radio frequency energy beneath the superficial layer of skin through specialized microneedles. The body responds to this by stimulating the production of collagen — the skin’s main structural protein– to repair and tighten the skin.
Scarlet SRF Recovery Time
This amazing treatment option grants very minimal to no downtime following your treatment, helping you get back to your schedule quicker!
Post Treatment Recommendations
Following your treatment, we strongly recommend limiting sun exposure, as the skin can become sensitive to harsh UV rays. Our team can provide you with proper aftercare instructions once your treatment has completed.
Many people who have felt the revitalizing effects of the Scarlet SRF have noticed immediate results of youthful skin after a single treatment. As in most skin rejuvenation treatment, best results are noticed with a series of treatments. Most do 4-6 treatments to start and follow up with annual touchups.
Protocol for Scarlet RF Micro Needling:
Pre treatment precautions:
3 days before treatment:
- no excessive ibuprofen or aspirin
7 days before treatment:
- No blood thinners
- No noninvasive lasers (laser hair removal etc.)
- Avoid Retinols
- No perm or hair color
- No sunburn
30 days before treatment:
- No microneedling, skin resurfacing, deep chemical peels, CO2 lasers etc.
Recommended treatment interval is 4-6 weeks
Who cannot have this treatment:
- Cold sore in the treatment area
- Poor wound healing or history of keloids
- Pacemakers or any implanted electrical devices
- Pregnant or lactating
- Weakened immune system
- Uncontrolled diabetes
- Psoriasis, eczema or chronic rashes in treatment area
- Blood coagulation disorders or blood thinners (7 days)
- No sunburn
Fractional Micro-Needling (also called CIT or “Collagen Induction Therapy”) uses many tiny needles to pierce the skin in a controlled and precise pattern. Not only is this procedure used for collagen stimulation and restructuring but it also offers a direct avenue to put active products to the appropriate skin level for full product potential!
Indications for micro-needling:
- Helps with skin tightening, lifting and rejuvenation
- Improves scars (acne, surgical or trauma)
- Reduces fine lines and wrinkles
- Reduces pores size
- Improves the appearance of stretch marks
Contraindications for micro-needling:
Micro-needling is not for you if:
- Keloid scars (not effective on Keloid scars)
- immunosuppressant therapy
- accutane (within the last 6 months)
- uncontrolled diabetes
- suspicious lesions
- tan/sunburnt skin
If you frequently get cold sores, you should pre-treat with your own prescription anti-viral (Zovirax or Valtrex) or an OTC product such as Abreva.
Treatment should not to be done within 48 hours of a Botox injection or 2 weeks after any fillers.
Active acne lesions will need to be avoided so as to not spread any infection to healthy skin tissue.
To start with, makeup will be removed and pre-procedure photos will be taken.
If you desire to start your treatment today (and if we have enough time to give you a complete and meticulous treatment), a topical anesthetic will be applied for 15-20 minutes to assure an aggressive/effective treatment.
Skin will be cleansed with a mild cleanser and scrubbed with alcohol. Hyaluronic Acid (moisturizes skin, heals wounds, reduces wrinkles and scars) is pushed into the skin with the vibrating needles until the skin has some pinpoint bleeding. Additional products are applied immediately after the procedure to the open pores including human growth factors, pigment inhibitors and anti-aging products.
Most clients describe the feeling as “scratchy” or “an intense micro-dermabrasion”. The more sensitive areas tend to be the upper lip and forehead.
Treatment area will look red or sun burnt for 12-24 hours. Occasionally scratch marks are noted for 2-3 days after treatment. The skin can feel sensitive or even “hot” due to all the inflammation. Ok to use clean ice packs.
It is not uncommon to have some oozing of a small amount of blood and/or some dried pinpoint blood on the skin, especially if you had a deep, aggressive treatment. The procedure and products may cause small pimples in the treatment area-do not pop them-they will go away best if left alone.
Keep the treatment area especially clean for 2-4 hours after treatment. No makeup or Sunscreen for 4 hours. Pores will be open so products or chemicals you’re exposed to will have increased absorption. Keep hands off treatment area.
Wash with mild cleansers, clarify with mild astringents and re-hydrate with a quality facial moisturizer to the treatment area.