Simply Radiant uses the latest in microneedling technology with the newly released and Health Canada approved Eclipse MicroPen® EVO
Eclipse MicroPen® EVO treats age spots, blackheads, hyper-pigmentation (melasma), acne spots and scars, fine lines and wrinkles, and improves the appearance of dull, “tired-looking” skin. It can be used on the face, neck, décolleté’, arms, hands, legs, abdomen, and neck—the areas that often reveal the most tell-tale signs of aging and sun damage.
A sterile cartridge containing tiny micro-points is attached to the Eclipse MicroPen® EVO. In a single motion, the pen will be gently pressed against the skin while simultaneously gliding in one direction until the entire treatment area has been covered. Many clients report that the feeling of the Eclipse MicroPen® EVO on their skin is like that of sandpaper being moved across the skin. While some areas of the skin are more sensitive than others, the speed of the reciprocating tip makes the treatment more comfortable. Because most micro-needling sessions only take about 15 to 30 minutes, any discomfort is temporary and is felt only during the procedure itself.
The total healing time from an Eclipse MicroPen® EVO procedure depends on the pen position used and the number of overlapping passes. On average, clients experience redness for two to four days. Some clients heal completely within 24 hours. Most clients report noticing a redness to the skin following the procedure.
Clients can see a “glow” to their skin as soon as the procedure is finished, and visible changes to the skin develop over the course of several weeks. Results continue to improve up to six months after the treatment. Some clients only require a single treatment in one visit just once a year to achieve noticeable results. However, we recommend that clients receive a series of two to three treatments space six to eight weeks apart for best results. For clients with significant skincare concerns, such as deep acne scars, it is recommended to receive six to eight sessions at six-week intervals.
Simply Radiant offers a full range of services to address skin issues including Chemical Peels, Enzyme Peels, and Erbium Pixel Laser.
Avoid Accutane for the past 6 months
Do not use topical agents that may increase sensitivity of skin: retinoids, topical antibiotics, exfoliants, acids that may be drying or irritating to the skin (such as alpha hydroxyl acid (AHA) beta hydroxyl acids (BHA), exfoliating masks, salicylic acids, hydroquinone, and benzoyl peroxide acne products) 5-7 days prior
Do not take any anti-inflammatory medications such as ibuprofen, Motrin or Advil for 3 days prior to treatment. These agents will interfere with the natural inflammatory process that is critical and responsible for your skin rejuvenation
Avoidance of IPL/Laser procedures, unprotected sun exposure or sunburn for 2 weeks prior
No waxing, depilatory creams or electrolysis to area being treated 5-7 days prior
No shaving the day of the procedure to avoid skin irritation. If there is dense hair present in the treatment area, closely shave the area the day before you arrive to your appointment. Moles, warts or actinic (solar) keratosis cannot be treated.
If you are prone to cold sores, take antiviral agent for 2 days prior to and day of treatment.
Do not take any anti-inflammatory medications such as ibuprofen Motrin or Advil for 1 week. DO NOT ice face or use arnica or bromelain. These agents may interfere with the natural inflammatory process that is critical and responsible for your skin rejuvenation.
Avoid sun tanning and prolonged exposure to direct sunlight for 2 weeks. After 24 hours, always use a full spectrum sun screen SPF30 or above. When exposed to sun, wear a hat and apply sunscreen every 2 hours.
- Use Tylenol only as needed for any soreness.
A sunburn-like effect is normal. The skin will feel tight, dry, sensitive to touch. Treat skin gently washing with a gentle cleanser, cool water, using hands only and pat dry no earlier than 4 hours after treatment. Redness or sensitivity might well be present.
- Avoid strenuous exercises that cause sweating, jacuzzi, sauna or steam baths for 24 hours due to open pores, or up to 48 hours if inflammation exists.
- May only use Oxygenetix Make-up post procedure or Mineral makeup after 24 hours
- Sleep on your back with head of bed elevated to minimize swelling or pain as needed
- Peeling may start 3-5 days after treatment. You will notice skin dryness and flaking. This is due to an increased turnover of skin cells. Do not pick, scratch or scrub at treated skin! Allow old skin to flake off naturally and keep moisturized AT ALL TIMES with Hyaluronic serum.
You may restart your regular skin care products and Retin-A once your skin is no longer irritated.
Many clients have noticed continued skin improvement for months following the last treatment.
- For best results, we recommend follow up and repeat treatments in 4-6 weeks and a series of 3-5 treatments depending on your personalized care plan.