The concept of micro-needling is based on the skin’s natural ability to repair itself when it suffers physical damage such as cuts, burns, abrasions or other injuries. Immediately after an injury to the skin, our body begins the healing process, triggering new collagen synthesis. Micro-needling works by intentionally creating very superficial “micro-injuries” to the outermost later of the skin, inducing the healing process including new collagen production. Micro-needling has been shown to reduce the visibility of acne scars, fine lines, and wrinkles, diminish hyperpigmentation, and improve skin tone and texture, resulting in smoother, firmer, younger looking skin. The micro-needling procedure is performed in a safe and precise manner with a single-use sterile needle head. The treatment session usually takes about 30-60 minutes, depending on the area(s) being treated. After the procedure, the skin will be red, with mild swelling and/or bruising. It might also feel tight and sensitive to the tough. Although these symptoms may take 2-3 days to resolve completely, they will diminish significantly within a few hours after treatment.
Alternative treatments to micro-needling may include the use of routine skin care, oral and/or topical prescription and/or non-prescription medications, microdermabrasion, dermalplaning, laser treatments, and even surgery. Each of these alternatives carries their own inherent risks and benefits. However, since this treatment is elective and is done for cosmetic purpose only, no treatment at all should also be considered as a viable alternative.
Although the majority of patients do not experience any complications with micro-needling, it is important that you understand that risks do exist. The micro-needling procedure is minimally invasive, utilizing a set if micro-needles to inflict multiple, tiny, puncture/lacerations to the outermost later of the skin. Because micro-needling penetrates the skin, it inherently carries health risks, including but not limited to those listed below. You should discuss any and all health concerns with your esthetician PRIOR to signing this consent form.
PERSISTENT REDNESS, ITCHING, AND/OR SWELLING:
LACK OR PERMANENT RESULTS:
CONTRAINDICATIONS TO MICRO-NEEDLING:
It is important to list every potential risk and complication; the following are recognized as known contraindications to micro-needling. It is your responsibility to fully and accurately disclose as medical history prior to initial treatment, as well as provide any necessary updates at all future treatment sessions. If you have any of the conditions listed below, you should bring it to the attention of your esthetician PRIOR to signing this consent form.
My signature below acknowledges that I have read and understand the content of this informed consent. I have been given ample opportunity to ask questions, all of which have been answered in a satisfactory manner. I understand that results can vary and that no guarantee, neither expressed nor implied, has been or will be, give to me regarding my results. I am aware of the risk and benefits associated with the micro-needling procedure, as well as alternative treatments. I understand the micro-needling is an elective procedure, preformed solely for cosmetic purposes. On my own free will, I am requesting and providing my informed consent, to undergo micro-needling treatment(s).