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Elaine

Loved your review ! I once did this peel and day 5 I did a monster run I just put Su screen on my face and everyone said my makeup was great they asked what I used to make the skin peel look all I could do was laugh 🙂

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Lindsay Spires

Love your comment, thank you for sharing. Who knew a peel could complete the “monster” look, I’ll have to remember that for Halloween. It sure would beat spending hours putting on all that makeup.

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Shannon H

Lol…love this review! I’m doing my 5 th peel as I type. Have always loved the results and can so relate to your experience. Especially trying to ” explain” your self to people in public during the peel process…lol love it. The peel is always worth it.

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Omar

You said you ran on day 3? I just had my Perfect Peel, and it wasn’t until I I was laying ready for the facial that the Aesthetician told me I can’t run! I was pretty pissed, because I need my morning runs ;P

Do you feel that running on day 3 was okay with you?

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Lindsay Spires

Against the advice of my Aesthetician, I tried to run on the first day, but the stinging was so intense I had to scrap the run. I waited until day 3 and I still had stinging, but I was able to complete my run. As soon as I got back I washed my face which seemed to subside the stinging and burning. If I had to do it again, I would heed the directions given by the professional.
Good luck!
Melissa

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Kim

Is it true that cellulaze does not work on the front of the thighs because the skin is a different texture?

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Lindsay Spires

Hi Kim, That has not been our experience. The results that we have seen on the front of the thigh have been amazing and very predictable. The only area that can be a bit of a variable is the buttock area, but even that area sees nice improvement with Cellulaze. We are happy to see you for a consultation to assess your cellulite and give you a realistic idea of the results you would see with this procedure. Please let me know if you have additional questions. We look forward to taking care of you. Thanks, Lindsay

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Kim

Is it true that cellulaze does not work on the front of the thighs because the skin is a different texture?

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Lindsay Spires

Hi Kim, That has not been our experience. The results that we have seen on the front of the thigh have been amazing and very predictable. The only area that can be a bit of a variable is the buttock area, but even that area sees nice improvement with Cellulaze. We are happy to see you for a consultation to assess your cellulite and give you a realistic idea of the results you would see with this procedure. Please let me know if you have additional questions. We look forward to taking care of you. Thanks, Lindsay

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Christine

I had done a microneedling like
6 months ago 3 sessions, my face is very itchy i dont what to do can you please help me

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Christine

I had done a microneedling like
6 months ago 3 sessions, my face is very itchy i dont what to do can you please help me

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Lindsay Spires

If you completed your microneedling treatments 6 months ago, I don’t believe the itchiness you are experiencing is at all related to your microneedling treatments.

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Julie Schreiber

My face and neck are itchy after a single microneedling session. I had microneedling done on my lower face and neck. my upper face is not itching but my lower face and neck are.
The only thing I can attribute it to is microneedling, because my neck never itches like this.
Have you received any more feedback regarding some patients itching after this procedure?

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Lindsay Spires

Yes, the skin feel very tight and itchy if you aren’t keeping it hydrated well enough. Try using some nourishing skin care products and see if you can get the itching to subside. This is all part of the process, but it can be avoided if you care for your skin by keeping it hydrated so it can heal. Best of luck to you.

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Julie Schreiber

My face and neck are itchy after a single microneedling session. I had microneedling done on my lower face and neck. my upper face is not itching but my lower face and neck are.
The only thing I can attribute it to is microneedling, because my neck never itches like this.
Have you received any more feedback regarding some patients itching after this procedure?

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Lindsay Spires

Yes, the skin feel very tight and itchy if you aren’t keeping it hydrated well enough. Try using some nourishing skin care products and see if you can get the itching to subside. This is all part of the process, but it can be avoided if you care for your skin by keeping it hydrated so it can heal. Best of luck to you.

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Lindsay Spires

white vinegar has natural antimicrobial properties. We have our CO2 patients do vinegar cleanses post procedure. However, I wouldn’t try and use vinegar if you suspect you have an infection, that should be looked at by a medical professional as it could require an antibiotic cream, etc.

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Lindsay Spires

white vinegar has natural antimicrobial properties. We have our CO2 patients do vinegar cleanses post procedure. However, I wouldn’t try and use vinegar if you suspect you have an infection, that should be looked at by a medical professional as it could require an antibiotic cream, etc.

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Lindsay Spires

Sure. Refraining from alcohol before your treatment and immediately after is recommended. I would give yourself 2-3 hours post treatment before having an adult bev. Cheers!

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Lindsay Spires

Sure. Refraining from alcohol before your treatment and immediately after is recommended. I would give yourself 2-3 hours post treatment before having an adult bev. Cheers!

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Mariah

I just got the perfect peel done yesterday, its my second day and i feel so itchy, i have really bad scars an spots am really scared for the results, I’m hoping the scars an spots will go, love thos review x

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Santiago

miraDry will make a tremendous impact on the life’s of people that suffer palm and sole hyperhidrosis. Surgery is risky and patients have to deal with it out of desperation.

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Santiago

miraDry will make a tremendous impact on the life’s of people that suffer palm and sole hyperhidrosis. Surgery is risky and patients have to deal with it out of desperation.

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Karla

Really hope this is true and sooner then later. I been having sweating hands and feet my whole life and this sounds amazing and a dream come true .

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Geeta Dharma

Hi I want to know when Mira dry will come for hands sweating? It was supposed to come on 2017 still waiting

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Lindsay Spires

Unfortunately there is no update on when it will be available for hands and feet. The last I heard they were looking for a better way to anesthetize the hands in order to comfortably deliver the treatment. Until then, Botox injections remain a good option to reduce sweating in the hands, but the results are short term.

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Karla

Really hope this is true and sooner then later. I been having sweating hands and feet my whole life and this sounds amazing and a dream come true .

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Daniel Haller

Hi Karla…i got the same Problem. i have strong palmar hyperhidrosis. in the last 3 months i am dry…..it gives just one options. iontophroese – but its not easy, you need the right machine an the right level of sessions min. 15 a 20min and the right level electricity. if you have questions …contact me.

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Daniel Haller

Hi Karla…i got the same Problem. i have strong palmar hyperhidrosis. in the last 3 months i am dry…..it gives just one options. iontophroese – but its not easy, you need the right machine an the right level of sessions min. 15 a 20min and the right level electricity. if you have questions …contact me.

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Pratheek Hegde

Hey Daniel Haller I want to have few discussions with you regarding iontophoresis. How can i Contact you?

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Pratheek Hegde

Hey Daniel Haller I want to have few discussions with you regarding iontophoresis. How can i Contact you?

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Paul L

Hi Daniel,
My daughter has the same issue with her palms and feet. She even looked into surgery. Can you please let me know what treatment have you tried that worked? because we tried it all except what you mentioned.
Thank you.

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Paul L

Hi Daniel,
My daughter has the same issue with her palms and feet. She even looked into surgery. Can you please let me know what treatment have you tried that worked? because we tried it all except what you mentioned.
Thank you.

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trevor gill

i was to have coolsculpt , then i heard of this problem , if i went ahead and this happened i would be stuck as i cant have surgery because of a heart bypass i had 17 years ago.

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Lindsay Spires

Hey Trevor. you are in a tough spot. PAH is certainly a risk you take if you choose to have CoolSculpting. Have you looked at any other non invasive fat reduction methods that don’t have the risk of PAH but still deliver great results? SculpSure is one of the newer technologies on the market. Treatments take only 25 minutes and it can get rid of up to 24% of the fat in the treated area with each treatment. Unlike CoolSculpting there is no pain or downtime after treatment. Literally you can leave the office and go right back to work, travel, anything. We really like this procedure and our patients love the results. Please let me know if you have questions.

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Ann

I developed PAH after 3 cycles of coolsculpting..spongy, sensitive, 4″ of fat in bra-line, abdomen, flanks and tummy. 5’7″ 139LBS I wasnt expecting a miracle – only what coolscuplting promised. According to my provider it was the policy of the parent company, Allergan to pay 100% of corrective surgery if diagnosed with PAH. I was diagnosed by my provider and board certified plastic surgeon after physical examinations – neither of them contacted by the medical review before they DENIED my claim that this is PAH. The pictures prove it, the areas are 4 times the size of when I was treated and I lost 5lbs from my initial weight. DO NOT DO COOlSCULPTING!

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Pennie Terrell

I would like more info including cost on the Sculpsure procedure and would also like to know if it takes multiple treatments to achieve the results needed to see a difference. Is there any guarantee with this procedure that there will be permanent fat loss. How does the equipment used for the Sculpsure different from Zerona or I Lipo?

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Kathy

Laser tattoo removal is not bloodless. After the laser to my ankle tattoo, blood ran down puddling in my shoe

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Lindsay Spires

You can experience pin point bleeding with laser tattoo removal, which is normal, however you should not experience bleeding to the point it is running down your ankle. It could be that the setting the facility you are visiting is a bit too aggressive. Did you call your office to let them know that you were experiencing bleeding? If that happened at our office we certainly would want to know so that we could make note in the chart so that we could adjust setting for the next session.

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Diane

Had celfina done two days ago I had 3 dimples on each side of my tush and I have zero bruising I feel pain but I see no difference yet ?

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Diane

Had celfina done two days ago I had 3 dimples on each side of my tush and I have zero bruising I feel pain but I see no difference yet ?

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Davin

Im going to have my axillary done next week. The word is that hand and feet are next. All who is suffering needs this !! including myself

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Davin

Im going to have my axillary done next week. The word is that hand and feet are next. All who is suffering needs this !! including myself

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What to Expect from Your Laser Hair Removal Treatment

[…] The best thing about laser hair removal is that you can treat any area of the body, with the exception of inside the orbit of the eye—so in many states you cannot have the eyebrow area treated because it is too close to the eye. Still, you can treat most areas of the body to permanently get rid of your unwanted hair. Beyond simply removing hair, laser hair removal also helps to get rid of ingrown hairs and lighten pigmentation caused by ingrown hairs. […]

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Michel

I had it happen to me. I went back yesterday a year after having the coolsculpting done and the photos taken yesterday have been sent to Zeltiq. I do not want to go through smart lip or any kind of lipo surgery, that is why I did cool sculpting. I am hoping to get compensated.. at least the amount I paid to have it done.
It is swollen and painful.

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Lindsay Spires

I’m so sorry. We have seen a number of people that have experienced the same thing and have come to us to have it corrected with Smartlipo. I hope they make the process easy for you to get your money back. I can’t imagine how frustrated and disappointed you are. Best of luck to you and please let us know if there is anything we can for you.

Thanks,
Lindsay

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Holly Sticha

I had coolsculpting and feel I now have PHA. If I do and submit all info and am approved for smart liposuction am I able to have the procedure local or would I have to come to you?

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Lindsay Spires

You should be able to select any facility you would like to have your liposuction done to correct the PAH. We wish you the best and if we can be of any help let us know.

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Tracy

Hahahahaha that’s hysterical in a society that eats trash n wonders why they look like trash
Hard work
Good diet lol
No one these days know what that is! Good for you!!!

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Donna M obrien

I had 3 skin pen treatments I still see the upper lip has many lines I am to go in January, I think I should go sooner??? Hi

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Lindsay Spires

Hi Donna,

We typically recommend a series of at least 4 treatments for general skin rejuvenation, but we recommend more if you are addressing specific issues like acne scars or fine lines/wrinkles. We space our treatments every 4 weeks. With each treatment it is igniting the bodies healing response, which is the production of collagen, but this process does take time to complete.

Microneedling has become very popular over the last few years, but not all of the technologies are the same. Results will vary based on the depth of penetration of the needles and the number of needles the tip has. Some facilities are also using “dermal rollers” which can be used at home, but don’t offer the same results as powered microneedling devices. I’m not certain which device the facility you are visiting uses, but this can effect results as well. I would definitely recommend returning for treatment before January as you mentioned. You may also see if you can add on a growth factor serum with your treatment. The use of growth factors will help to speed of the healing process and enhance your results. Additionally, depending on the depth of the lines above your lip you may need more treatments. Cosmetic fillers also do a nice job if the lines deep.

We use the Rejuvapen device and our patients are seeing great results. Please let us know if you have any questions, happy to help.

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Jesina

I had microneedling a week ago Can I use rejuvenating cream one week after the microneedling?

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Donna M obrien

I had 3 skin pen treatments I still see the upper lip has many lines I am to go in January, I think I should go sooner??? Hi

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Lindsay Spires

Hi Donna,

We typically recommend a series of at least 4 treatments for general skin rejuvenation, but we recommend more if you are addressing specific issues like acne scars or fine lines/wrinkles. We space our treatments every 4 weeks. With each treatment it is igniting the bodies healing response, which is the production of collagen, but this process does take time to complete.

Microneedling has become very popular over the last few years, but not all of the technologies are the same. Results will vary based on the depth of penetration of the needles and the number of needles the tip has. Some facilities are also using “dermal rollers” which can be used at home, but don’t offer the same results as powered microneedling devices. I’m not certain which device the facility you are visiting uses, but this can effect results as well. I would definitely recommend returning for treatment before January as you mentioned. You may also see if you can add on a growth factor serum with your treatment. The use of growth factors will help to speed of the healing process and enhance your results. Additionally, depending on the depth of the lines above your lip you may need more treatments. Cosmetic fillers also do a nice job if the lines deep.

We use the Rejuvapen device and our patients are seeing great results. Please let us know if you have any questions, happy to help.

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Sue A

Thanks for the advice! I just had my very first microneedling appointment today and I’ve been given B5 hydrating gel and another hydrating gel. Can you recommend a good peptide?

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Lindsay Spires

Hi Sue,
Thank you for taking the time to read our post, I’m glad you found it helpful. I would recommend iS Clinical’s Reparative Moisture Emulsion. This product has cooper peptides and growth factor along with other antioxidants & enzymes that help breakdown free radicals and repair the skin. Growth factors are great to be used post treat or even on a daily basis, it helps to speed up healing and cell renewal. I love this product so much I use it morning and night. It’s not heavy or greasy.

There are certainly other products out there that you might like. There are many different peptides and they each offer something beneficial for your skin, but if you want to pair it with microneedling I would look for one with cooper peptides, the growth factor would just be a bonus. Do you know if they infused the skin with growth factor serum during or after performing your microneedling procedure?

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Lindsay Spires

Hi Sue,
Thank you for taking the time to read our post, I’m glad you found it helpful. I would recommend iS Clinical’s Reparative Moisture Emulsion. This product has cooper peptides and growth factor along with other antioxidants & enzymes that help breakdown free radicals and repair the skin. Growth factors are great to be used post treat or even on a daily basis, it helps to speed up healing and cell renewal. I love this product so much I use it morning and night. It’s not heavy or greasy.

There are certainly other products out there that you might like. There are many different peptides and they each offer something beneficial for your skin, but if you want to pair it with microneedling I would look for one with cooper peptides, the growth factor would just be a bonus. Do you know if they infused the skin with growth factor serum during or after performing your microneedling procedure?

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Cristina Susan

Hi,

I just read the review and found it very helpful. I wanted to ask you what serum will you use before iS Clinical’s Reparative Moisture Emulsion. I’m doing the research to do use dermal rollers at home and I’m in the process of finding a good hyaluronic acid or vitamin C serum based.

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Lindsay Spires

You will want to use a serum product while you are using the dermal roller on the skin. It will help to prevent scratching of the skin (so the roller doesn’t drag on the skin). iS Clinical HydraCool serum works well for that. I would also recommend using a product with growth factor in it as well. Skin Medica has the TNS essential serum, iS clinical has: Youth Serum, Super Serum Advance . The growth factor helps the skin to heal faster. Products with Cooper Peptides are also great to use post microneedling as well. We like iS Clinical Copper Firming Mist, the application is super easy and it does a great job of nourishing the skin. Obagi makes a great Vitamin C serum and it comes in different strengths.
You may want to have a skincare consultation so that they can put together the best products for you skin.

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Cristina Susan

Hi,

I just read the review and found it very helpful. I wanted to ask you what serum will you use before iS Clinical’s Reparative Moisture Emulsion. I’m doing the research to do use dermal rollers at home and I’m in the process of finding a good hyaluronic acid or vitamin C serum based.

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Lindsay Spires

You will want to use a serum product while you are using the dermal roller on the skin. It will help to prevent scratching of the skin (so the roller doesn’t drag on the skin). iS Clinical HydraCool serum works well for that. I would also recommend using a product with growth factor in it as well. Skin Medica has the TNS essential serum, iS clinical has: Youth Serum, Super Serum Advance +. The growth factor helps the skin to heal faster. Products with Cooper Peptides are also great to use post microneedling as well. We like iS Clinical Copper Firming Mist, the application is super easy and it does a great job of nourishing the skin. Obagi makes a great Vitamin C serum and it comes in different strengths.
You may want to have a skincare consultation so that they can put together the best products for you skin.

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Nasir

I really really hope that one day this technology becomes available for hands and feet and that would be dream come true. There are a lot of people who suffering from these conditions. I have had excessive sweating since I was little boy. My Hands and feet sweat a lot.

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Nasir

I really really hope that one day this technology becomes available for hands and feet and that would be dream come true. There are a lot of people who suffering from these conditions. I have had excessive sweating since I was little boy. My Hands and feet sweat a lot.

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Ana

I did last year 3 procedures, then I stopped as I had to travel to Dubai and sun exposure was imminent.
I have large pores and some comedons due to polichistic ovaries.
This year I started again. I do 2.0 mm needles and exfoliation is really heavy, which is good.
But I am not sure still it helped me to get rid of large pores… within some weeks (last year) my skin got back… 🙁
Do I need to do more than 3/4 procedures ?
Can I use oils/serums – always trying to avoid them not to clog my pores …
Thank you. 🙂

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Lindsay Spires

Hi Ana,
The number of treatments each individual will need varies. Since you are trying to correct large pore size you may need between 4-8 treatments. We recommend spacing them every 4 weeks. The place where you go for treatment, do they apply growth factors to the skin? Growth factors help promote healing and cell renewal. If you aren’t already using a tretinoin I would recommend using one. Pairing your microneedling treatments with products that also work to reduce pore size might help get results quicker. Keep us posted! Best of luck to you.

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Ana

I did last year 3 procedures, then I stopped as I had to travel to Dubai and sun exposure was imminent.
I have large pores and some comedons due to polichistic ovaries.
This year I started again. I do 2.0 mm needles and exfoliation is really heavy, which is good.
But I am not sure still it helped me to get rid of large pores… within some weeks (last year) my skin got back… 🙁
Do I need to do more than 3/4 procedures ?
Can I use oils/serums – always trying to avoid them not to clog my pores …
Thank you. 🙂

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Lindsay Spires

Hi Ana,
The number of treatments each individual will need varies. Since you are trying to correct large pore size you may need between 4-8 treatments. We recommend spacing them every 4 weeks. The place where you go for treatment, do they apply growth factors to the skin? Growth factors help promote healing and cell renewal. If you aren’t already using a tretinoin I would recommend using one. Pairing your microneedling treatments with products that also work to reduce pore size might help get results quicker. Keep us posted! Best of luck to you.

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Etta Boykin

I had cool sculpting done over a year ago and I believe I have PAH and now my self esteem has went from on a scale 1-10 a 5 to now a 1.my. I can’t even suck in my bulge it’s very noticeable, when before the procedure I could get away with it.😔. Is there an exercise or other home remedy that I can do to get rid of this problem.o could barely afford the first and it was a birthday present 😢 HELP ME SOLVE MY PROBLEM..WILL NOT RECOMMENS THIS..I FELT LIKE THE COMPANY SHOULD BE HELD RELIABLE $

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Lindsay Spires

Etta, I’m so sorry. We have had a number of patients visit us that have PAH. We don’t offer CoolSculpting in our office, but we have corrected many that ended up with PAH as a result from their treatment(s). We use Smartlipo as the corrective procedure, it is a minimally invasive laser assisted liposuction procedure. Honestly I’m not sure if your area(s) effected by PAH could be reduced with any particular exercise, but it would be worth a shot. I’m so sorry this has happened to you, I hope that you are able to get this resolved. Best of luck to you!

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Lindsay Spires

Hi Patricia,

We use local anesthesia when performing Smartlipo. You are awake and aware during the entire procedure. We use a numbing fluid of lidocaine and epinephrine. If you have ever had dental work done, lidocaine is what they use to numb the area. If you are feeling a bit anxious about having this procedure done while you are awake we can prescribe you an oral sedative, but honestly 94% of our patients take nothing and doing really well. Please let me know if you have additional questions, I’m happy to help in any way I can.

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Tracy

Nice way to make cash
Screw up and then fix w another more invasive procedure
Lipo isn’t better
It can do the same thing

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Micki

I already had liposuctiom to correct PAH but it didn’t work —- and it was a very painful procedure. All for nothing. Is Smartlipo less painful and more effective?

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Lindsay Spires

Smartlipo is laser assisted liposuction. It’s performed under local anesthesia so you are awake and aware during the procedure. The laser offers a more gentle experience than traditional liposuction and it also helps to firm and tone the skin. It is also very effective in breaking through any scar tissue that may be been created by the other procedures you have had. There isn’t much downtime with Smartlipo, soreness and tenderness mostly. We have successfully treated numerous patients that experienced PAH after CoolSculpting.

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Barb

I just had prp done yesterday. I was not prepared for the aftercare thinking I would just use my normal moisturizers but after reading your information I’m not sure they’re appropriate. Can you tell me if any of the following will help? Clinique moisture surge concentrate or intense, philosophy miracle worker or Clinique smart with spf 15?

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Barb

I just had prp done yesterday. I was not prepared for the aftercare thinking I would just use my normal moisturizers but after reading your information I’m not sure they’re appropriate. Can you tell me if any of the following will help? Clinique moisture surge concentrate or intense, philosophy miracle worker or Clinique smart with spf 15?

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Lindsay Spires

Hi Barb,

We provide our patients with a post-procedure skin care kit following their microneedling procedures. You certainly want gentle products for the first few days post treatment. I would recommend calling the facility that performed your prp and see what they recommend or if they believe your Clinique products are fine to use. It’s hard to recommend since I’m not sure how aggressive your treatment was. What I will recommend is a sunscreen of at least 30 spf. I hope your treatments go well, you are well on your way to having beautiful, glowing skin.

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Patricia

Hi Ann! I had the same problem. I am so depressed because my body is just all deformed . I contacted Allergan but haven’t heard from them . What is your status now? Did they reimbursed you anything ?
Thanks
Patty

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Rob McIntosh.

The same thing has happened to me.The clinic will not give me Allegan’s contact number.do you have a contact number .it would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

Robbie.

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cherri

it happened to me to. I am 5’8′ and weigh 123 pounds. i cannot wear any fitted clothes now and it actually feels like there is something on my abdomen. it is very uncomforatable, as well as depressing.

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Gabe

almost 2018 … really hope it will be available soon … been waiting for a long time now.
🙂

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Gabe

almost 2018 … really hope it will be available soon … been waiting for a long time now.
🙂

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Maria Lee

Just had the peel done yesterday. On my second day and itching so so bad. I’m regretting it! I need to apply the second post peel towlette but I really don’t want to. I ca care less if this peel doesn’t work. I’ve had it with the burning and itching. I will never do this to myself again. I’m hurting too much to continue with it.

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Gigi

Hey Mariah! Any upstate? I’d love to know how it went for you as I’m experiencing the same results! Xx

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Lindsay Spires

While you’ll notice a change in your skin about a week after your first procedure it takes up to 3 months before the collagen production process stops and you would see final results. A series of treatments is needed for it to produce transformative change in your skin. We recommend spacing treatments out every 4 weeks, you can certainly go longer, but this is the length of time we find produces the best results.

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Lindsay Spires

While you’ll notice a change in your skin about a week after your first procedure it takes up to 3 months before the collagen production process stops and you would see final results. A series of treatments is needed for it to produce transformative change in your skin. We recommend spacing treatments out every 4 weeks, you can certainly go longer, but this is the length of time we find produces the best results.

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Lindsay Spires

We typically offer our microneedling in packages of 4 and 8. If you are only interested in a single treatment the cost for 1 microneedling treatment without growth factor is $250 and $295 with growth factor. Please let me know if you have any questions, I’m happy to help in any way I can.

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Lindsay Spires

We typically offer our microneedling in packages of 4 and 8. If you are only interested in a single treatment the cost for 1 microneedling treatment without growth factor is $250 and $295 with growth factor. Please let me know if you have any questions, I’m happy to help in any way I can.

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Nancy

Need it for my hands, feet, and other areas. Hope the rumors are true and we hear about it fast. 2018 is in a couple of days….

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Nancy

Need it for my hands, feet, and other areas. Hope the rumors are true and we hear about it fast. 2018 is in a couple of days….

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Barbara Robbins

I had Sculpsure performed Dec 2016 and I feel as though I have had the same side effects (Paradoxical Adipose Hyperplasia) from my procedure as has been described by someone having Coolsculpting. I have been searching the web for some time to see if I could find any information on my results, and this PAH does fit.

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Lindsay Spires

We have been using SculpSure for 5 years now and we have not had anyone experience PAH from SculpSure. Have you been back to the facility that performed your SculpSure procedure? It’s important to take before and after photos in order to assess results. Please keep us posted.

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Quincy Simon

Is it possible to get a full body laser hair removal treatment? Do you have to reduce interaction with sun? Do Brazilian Laser Hair Removal treatments exist? Is Laser hair removal more modern and more beneficial than electrolysis?

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Lindsay Spires

Yes, we have many patients that do some version of a “whole body” treatment. We are able to customize a treatment package that meets your unique needs. Depending on your skin type we may recommend limiting sun exposure. We want you to be as close to your natural skin color as possible during the treatment process. We are able to do a “Brazilian” style laser hair removal for the bikini area. We ask that all treated areas be shaved before treatment, so if you would like a Brazilian you would simply shave accordingly. Laser hair removal and electrolysis are both permanent methods for removing hair. Electrolysis is a tedious process whereby they treat each individual hair follicle, so this would be best on smaller areas. With laser hair removal we are able to treat numerous hair follicles with each pulse of the laser, so treatment times are much quicker and effective. Both treatments require multiple sessions. All of our laser hair removal packages include 8-treatments.
Please let me know if you have additional questions or if you would like for us to put together a treatment package to include all of the areas you are interested in treating.

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Deema

So if some ingrown hairs are shadowing in my bikini , and they serms to be long under my skin , do i have to dig and pluck them before laser hair removal ? Or keep them until all my sessions been completed eventhough they are long ingrown hair?

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Lindsay Spires

I would leave them under the skin. Often they will eject from the skin during your laser hair removal treatment. Trying to remove them yourself could result in scarring and discoloration.

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Lauren

Any updates? Is there anyone at the company we could contact for more info? Thank you!

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Lindsay Spires

I wish we had an update. We have been in touch with the company and as of last week there are no updates to report. As soon as we have ANY update we will definitely post. We have so many patients that are eagerly awaiting this procedure.

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Lauren

Any updates? Is there anyone at the company we could contact for more info? Thank you!

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Lindsay Spires

I wish we had an update. We have been in touch with the company and as of last week there are no updates to report. As soon as we have ANY update we will definitely post. We have so many patients that are eagerly awaiting this procedure.

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samuel

I can’t wait for that day, my hands and feets will feel dry. I have no partner now because of this disease as every girl seems to complain about it. Keep me posted

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samuel

I can’t wait for that day, my hands and feets will feel dry. I have no partner now because of this disease as every girl seems to complain about it. Keep me posted

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Kimberly fowler

How much is your juvaderm XC? I have $180 in brilliant distinction program… could tgat amount be used toward my injection?

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Lindsay Spires

a syringe of Juvederm XC $495 and yes you could use your Brilliant Distinctions voucher of $180 towards it. Please let us know if you have additional questions or if you would like to schedule.

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James

Hi,

I’ve been getting laser for 2 years now on my entire left arm. It was done in colour by a professional. After roughly 15-20 treatments it’s just not doing anything anymore, what alternative method can I take? I’m an athlete so my health is always at top level. I also plan to re-cover the tattoo in future.

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Lindsay Spires

Tattoo removal isn’t an exact science and there are a lot of variables that can effect how well a tattoo responds. Do you happen to know what device they are using for your laser tattoo removal treatments? Since you mentioned your tattoo has color are they also treating you with color hand pieces? Colored hand pieces are necessary to address individual colors. How much fading have you seen? Once we know these things we might be able to better guide you. Thanks for reading our blog.

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Parul

hI,

I’m suffering from a chronic skin disease, lichen amyloidosis, and my doctor recommended Dermasion for it, Can you please explain dermabrasion can heel my skin better or Lazor treatment is bettre

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Lindsay Spires

In order to better help you we would need more information on the extent of your condition. We understand that often UVB phototherapy can be used to help this condition, but lasers are very different from UVB phototherapy. This condition is not our area of expertise. You may want to get a second opinion from another dermatologist for confirmation on the best treatment plan for you. I’m sorry we couldn’t be of more help. Best of luck to you.

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Devastated on the West Coast

Hello all,
I had Cool Sculpting well over a year ago and I KNOW I am experiencing PAH. The area under my chin (double chin) is now much larger than the original area I was attempting to treat. Now I have quadruple chin! Likewise, my upper arms are also larger than they were prior to Cool Sculpting and I have not gained any weight. I contacted the company and I received the run around “please contact the treating provider”. Unbelievable.

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Lindsay Spires

I’m so sorry! We hear this same story from many patients. I would continue to make some noise about what you are experiencing. Hopefully you can get somewhere with the manufacturer of Coolsculpting if you aren’t making any progress with the facility that you went to for treatment. We wish you luck.

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Jim Kurczeski

I also am interested in treatment for plantar and palmar hyperhidrosis as I suffer from very severe symptoms. Please advise when treatment becomes available.

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Jim Kurczeski

I also am interested in treatment for plantar and palmar hyperhidrosis as I suffer from very severe symptoms. Please advise when treatment becomes available.

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Jim

I also am interested in treatment for plantar and palmar hyperhidrosis as I suffer from very severe symptoms. Please advise when treatment becomes available.

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Jim

I also am interested in treatment for plantar and palmar hyperhidrosis as I suffer from very severe symptoms. Please advise when treatment becomes available.

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Lindsay Spires

Currently miraDry is only able to treat the underarm area, however, we are hopeful that it will soon be available for hand and feet. There are so many people that are anxiously awaiting this procedures treatment area expansion. We will certainly let you know once we hear anything.

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Lindsay Spires

Currently miraDry is only able to treat the underarm area, however, we are hopeful that it will soon be available for hand and feet. There are so many people that are anxiously awaiting this procedures treatment area expansion. We will certainly let you know once we hear anything.

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Nancy

Hi Lindsay,

Any news on miradry for hands and feet, groin, and buttocks?

I am based in New York.

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Lindsay Spires

We are anxious for this too, but as far as we know there is no new news on this. It is our understanding they are working on the right method to anesthetize the area in order to administer the treatment. Stay tuned as soon we know anything we will let you know.

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Nancy

Hi Lindsay,

Any news on miradry for hands and feet, groin, and buttocks?

I am based in New York.

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Lindsay Spires

We are anxious for this too, but as far as we know there is no new news on this. It is our understanding they are working on the right method to anesthetize the area in order to administer the treatment. Stay tuned as soon we know anything we will let you know.

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Sondra Varoli

I am getting miconeeding every other month, and micobrasion every other month. I was wondering is Hydrafacial better than the two iam taking?

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Lindsay Spires

All of these procedures do a great job rejuvenating the skin. You definitely need a series of microneedling treatments to see the best results and the benefits will continue up to 6 weeks following treatment. Microderms help to keep all of the dead skin away so your skin is nice and exfoliated and fresh. You could swap the microderm for a HydraFacial so that you get the benefit from the serums that are infused into the skin. Honestly, you can’t go wrong with any of these. Are you asking because you aren’t seeing the results you were hoping for? Do you know what kind of microneedling device they are using on you? If you give us some specifics we might be able to guide you better (what skin condition are you trying to address, what results are you seeing so far, how many treatments have you had?)

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Deb Dover

I’m using Aloe Vera 99% on my face to cool it down and hold in moisture. I’m appkying Image SPF 30 on top of the Aloe Vera gel. Is that ok?

I use Murad products and I have the sensitive serum. Is that one ok to use?

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Deb Dover

I’m using Aloe Vera 99% on my face to cool it down and hold in moisture. I’m appkying Image SPF 30 on top of the Aloe Vera gel. Is that ok?

I use Murad products and I have the sensitive serum. Is that one ok to use?

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Lindsay Spires

Aloe vera is fine for calming, however, we provide our patients with an at-home skin care kit to be used post microneedling. These products are designed to aid in the healing process as well as nourish the skin for best results. Cooper peptides are great to use as well as products with a growth factor. It is a good idea to use sensitive products and sunscreen. I’m not that familiar with Murad products, but if you are seeing good results I would say continue using them.

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Rob McIntosh.

Please supply me a contact number for Allegan if you can.

Clinic refuses.before and after pictures clearly show pah.

Thanks Rob McIntosh.

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Sarah

I have just finished one session for acne scars removal. Can I apply sunscreen right away? And do I moisturise my face or just leave it without applying anything for two days???

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Lindsay Spires

Yes you can apply sunscreen. We always recommend nourishing the skin after microneedling, so yes I would apply at least moisturizer to the skin. We like products with copper peptides and/or growth factors as it helps the skin heal faster.

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Lindsay Spires

Yes you can apply sunscreen. We always recommend nourishing the skin after microneedling, so yes I would apply at least moisturizer to the skin. We like products with copper peptides and/or growth factors as it helps the skin heal faster.

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Kj

Help. I dermarolled with a 1.5mm 4 days ago and got sunburnt now my stretch marks are raised. What should I do?

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Lindsay Spires

The stretch marks are more than likely just swollen from the treatment and then sun exposure. I would recommend keeping the skin very hydrated and not exposing it to any more sun until the area has completely healed. You may also try icing it to help relieve the swelling. I hope it resolves for you quickly. Best of luck to you.

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Kj

Help. I dermarolled with a 1.5mm 4 days ago and got sunburnt now my stretch marks are raised. What should I do?

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Lindsay Spires

The stretch marks are more than likely just swollen from the treatment and then sun exposure. I would recommend keeping the skin very hydrated and not exposing it to any more sun until the area has completely healed. You may also try icing it to help relieve the swelling. I hope it resolves for you quickly. Best of luck to you.

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Amber A

What is the best pre and post care for micro needling / derma rolling? I’m wondering what should be used to prep the skin and what should be used immediately after, later that first night, and so forth. I recently bought a derma roller for my face and have had great results so far. So I attempted to try the technique on my lower ab, stomach stretch marks. Old stretch marks. But now my skin is still red and irritated, almost blotchy. The stretch mark it’s self is very red where as before it was just white, note even silver, just white. I’ve kept it clean, used HA twice, and kept Vit E oil on it all day. Should I not be using the vit E oil yet? I like to use a moisturizer on top of the HA. Help!

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Amber A

What is the best pre and post care for micro needling / derma rolling? I’m wondering what should be used to prep the skin and what should be used immediately after, later that first night, and so forth. I recently bought a derma roller for my face and have had great results so far. So I attempted to try the technique on my lower ab, stomach stretch marks. Old stretch marks. But now my skin is still red and irritated, almost blotchy. The stretch mark it’s self is very red where as before it was just white, note even silver, just white. I’ve kept it clean, used HA twice, and kept Vit E oil on it all day. Should I not be using the vit E oil yet? I like to use a moisturizer on top of the HA. Help!

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Lindsay Spires

Redness is a normal reaction to microneedling and derma rolling. I assume you are using a new needle roller each time or are you sterilizing it after each use? Different areas of the body will respond differently with treatment. I would imagine the redness will dissipate within 48 hours. We recommend using soothing nourishing products. You mentioned using Hyaluronic acid which is a great choice. Vitamin E is also nourishing. You might look into a growth factor as well as a product with copper peptides and a Vitamin C, these products will work in tandem with the collagen stimulation from the derma roller. Best of luck to you.

Lindsay Spires

Redness is a normal reaction to microneedling and derma rolling. I assume you are using a new needle roller each time or are you sterilizing it after each use? Different areas of the body will respond differently with treatment. I would imagine the redness will dissipate within 48 hours. We recommend using soothing nourishing products. You mentioned using Hyaluronic acid which is a great choice. Vitamin E is also nourishing. You might look into a growth factor as well as a product with copper peptides and a Vitamin C, these products will work in tandem with the collagen stimulation from the derma roller. Best of luck to you.

Dana

I got a microneedling done in December. I am about to do it again in a couple weeks. I am getting treated for light scarring and hyperpigmentation. I noticed incredible results the first round and look forward to round 2. However i am moving just after and won’t be able to receive another microneedling session for probably 6 months. They said it would take about 3 for removal. Will that time span reverse any of the affects or will i be okay to go that long? Also anything i can use to make the results even better?

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Dana

I got a microneedling done in December. I am about to do it again in a couple weeks. I am getting treated for light scarring and hyperpigmentation. I noticed incredible results the first round and look forward to round 2. However i am moving just after and won’t be able to receive another microneedling session for probably 6 months. They said it would take about 3 for removal. Will that time span reverse any of the affects or will i be okay to go that long? Also anything i can use to make the results even better?

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Lindsay Spires

Staying on a treatment schedule is certainly best if you are looking for correction verses maintenance. It can take up to 12 weeks after your last microneedling treatment for full results, so if you have to wait 6 months you aren’t losing ground it just might take longer for you to get to your end goal which it sounds like is resolution of the scarring and hyperpigmentation. I would continue to use nourishing products while you are away:lighteners, brighteners, growth factors, copper peptides, etc. Consult with your provider before you leave and see what they recommend. We wish you luck.

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Lindsay Spires

Staying on a treatment schedule is certainly best if you are looking for correction verses maintenance. It can take up to 12 weeks after your last microneedling treatment for full results, so if you have to wait 6 months you aren’t losing ground it just might take longer for you to get to your end goal which it sounds like is resolution of the scarring and hyperpigmentation. I would continue to use nourishing products while you are away:lighteners, brighteners, growth factors, copper peptides, etc. Consult with your provider before you leave and see what they recommend. We wish you luck.

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Lindsay Spires

There are many natural brighteners and lighteners that are available. Vitamin C is a natural brightener and Kojic acid is a natural lightener. I’m not sure exactly what you are looking to achieve. I would recommend having a consultation with a skincare expert so that you can provide them with your goals for your skin and then they can make some suggestions that will get you to your goal. There are so many products out there that might work for you. Best of luck to you.

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Adriana Guzman-Sierra

Hi! I just had my first Rejuvapen procedure about five hours ago. I forgot to ask if I am able to use the moisturizer I have, which is Kiehl’s Ultra Facial cream. And how soon after my procedure, do I use it?

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Adriana Guzman-Sierra

Hi! I just had my first Rejuvapen procedure about five hours ago. I forgot to ask if I am able to use the moisturizer I have, which is Kiehl’s Ultra Facial cream. And how soon after my procedure, do I use it?

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Lindsay Spires

I assume that your provider applied a growth factor or some type of serum to your skin before you left their office. You are able to use a gentle cleanser and hydrating lotion/cream/serum to keep the area hydrated immediately following treatment (that evening). We like for our patients to use nourishing products with antioxidants, copper peptides and growth factors to help aide in the healing process for the best results. Best of luck to you.

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Lindsay Spires

I assume that your provider applied a growth factor or some type of serum to your skin before you left their office. You are able to use a gentle cleanser and hydrating lotion/cream/serum to keep the area hydrated immediately following treatment (that evening). We like for our patients to use nourishing products with antioxidants, copper peptides and growth factors to help aide in the healing process for the best results. Best of luck to you.

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Vivian James

hey Lindsay,

i heared that there was a palmar and plantar miramar themed confrence last month. As far as i got it right, they presented the pre- production model in this conference… if there is a pre- production model and i know there are anesthestists, who are capable of numbing the palmar areas… even though you have to be very suptile… i don‘t see why the models can‘t be launched…?

kind regards

Vivian

I am based in Germany

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Vivian James

hey Lindsay,

i heared that there was a palmar and plantar miramar themed confrence last month. As far as i got it right, they presented the pre- production model in this conference… if there is a pre- production model and i know there are anesthestists, who are capable of numbing the palmar areas… even though you have to be very suptile… i don‘t see why the models can‘t be launched…?

kind regards

Vivian

I am based in Germany

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Vivian James

hey Lindsay,

i heared that there was a palmar and plantar miramar themed confrence last month. As far as i got it right, they presented the pre- production model in this conference… if there is a pre- production model and i know there are anesthestists, who are capable of numbing the palmar areas… even though you have to be very suptile… i don‘t see why the models can‘t be launched…?

kind regards

Vivian

I am based in Germany

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Yvette

Any updates on the Hand and Feet treatment? A friend of mine took part in one of the hand clinical trials and said it worked wonders!

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Vivian James

hey Lindsay,

i heared that there was a palmar and plantar miramar themed confrence last month. As far as i got it right, they presented the pre- production model in this conference… if there is a pre- production model and i know there are anesthestists, who are capable of numbing the palmar areas… even though you have to be very suptile… i don‘t see why the models can‘t be launched…?

kind regards

Vivian

I am based in Germany

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Danielle

Any update on Miradry for hands? What is your estimate of time? Are they working on it at least?

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Danielle

Any update on Miradry for hands? What is your estimate of time? Are they working on it at least?

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Richard Gaetano

Hi Ann. I had Coolscupling done last year and I have was also diagnosed with PAH. I am working with an attorney on a class action suite. Did Allergan ever compensate you for your claim???

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Shannon Groomes

Let me know if you get that suite going. I too am a victim, never was this mentioned to me at my appts. I assume Allergan owns CoolSculpt ? Which means my claim through them will be denied as well

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Ms. D.

Hi Richard,
I also was diagnosed with PAH too a year ago It’s not where I had the procedure done they’re working with me its the Coolscupling company that’s giving me the run around on my claim.
May I have the information of the attorney you’re working with if it’s ok.
Thank you

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Denise Waggoner

I have PAH as well from CoolSculpting. I would like to be involved as well please in the class action suit. I now have to wait for reply.

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Richard Gaetano

Hello Michael. I had Coolscupling done last year and I have was also diagnosed with PAH. I am working with an attorney on a class action suite. Did Allergan ever compensate you for your claim???

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Richard Gaetano

Hello Etta. I had Coolscupling done last year and I have was also diagnosed with PAH. I am working with an attorney on a class action suite. Did Allergan ever compensate you for your claim???

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Richard Gaetano

Hello Holly. I had Coolscupling done last year and I have was also diagnosed with PAH. I am working with an attorney on a class action suite. Did Allergan ever compensate you for your claim???

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Richard Gaetano

I had Coolscupling done last year and I have was also diagnosed with PAH. I am working with an attorney on a class action suite. Did Allergan ever compensate you for your claim???

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Saed

Hi Lindsay,
Any new updates?
and I wanted to ask since it’s taking that long and I can’t stand my palms sweating anymore as they’re long passed the dripping point, what might be the side effects if I used Miradry treatment for underarm area on my palms?

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Lindsay Spires

I wish we had an update, but we haven’t heard anything to date. It’s our understand that they are working on how to numb this area in order to perform the treatment effectively. We will post as soon as we know anything.

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Saed

Hi Lindsay,
Any new updates?
and I wanted to ask since it’s taking that long and I can’t stand my palms sweating anymore as they’re long passed the dripping point, what might be the side effects if I used Miradry treatment for underarm area on my palms?

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Lindsay Spires

I wish we had an update, but we haven’t heard anything to date. It’s our understand that they are working on how to numb this area in order to perform the treatment effectively. We will post as soon as we know anything.

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samuel

I can’t wait for that day, my hands and feets will feel dry. I have no partner now because of this disease as every girl seems to complain about it. Keep me posted

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samuel

I can’t wait for that day, my hands and feets will feel dry. I have no partner now because of this disease as every girl seems to complain about it. Keep me posted

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Louise

I had a third Rejuvapen treatment two days ago and this time I have had a pimply looking rash appear in the areas it was performed. Although my skin wasn’t too red to begin with it isn’t looking as radiant as it did before. It looks like I have eczema. What could have happened? The skin feels a bit itchy too. I have applied some Bioeffect Serum.

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Lindsay Spires

I would contact the office that performed your treatment. It sounds like this is a result of the treatment. Often if you don’t use enough lubricant on the skin or a product to create a slip on the surface of the skin the needles can drag on the skin creating a rash-like or “rug burn” appearance. It should resolve without an issue, but I would take a photo and let the provider who performed your treatment see what you are experiencing. The itchy feeling is also normal, as the skin heals it can cause the skin to be itchy. Be sure to keep using nourishing products to speed up the healing process. Best of luck to you.

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Louise

I had a third Rejuvapen treatment two days ago and this time I have had a pimply looking rash appear in the areas it was performed. Although my skin wasn’t too red to begin with it isn’t looking as radiant as it did before. It looks like I have eczema. What could have happened? The skin feels a bit itchy too. I have applied some Bioeffect Serum.

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Lindsay Spires

I would contact the office that performed your treatment. It sounds like this is a result of the treatment. Often if you don’t use enough lubricant on the skin or a product to create a slip on the surface of the skin the needles can drag on the skin creating a rash-like or “rug burn” appearance. It should resolve without an issue, but I would take a photo and let the provider who performed your treatment see what you are experiencing. The itchy feeling is also normal, as the skin heals it can cause the skin to be itchy. Be sure to keep using nourishing products to speed up the healing process. Best of luck to you.

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Skinnyguy

Rare, my ass. There’s tons of comments stating they got burned. Rare? Bahaha

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Sharon Lebrin

Hi! I had this procedure 3 years ago and was so embarrassed because it made me bigger and gave my stomach a bulge that would not go away for a very long time. I was too embarrassed to post anything about it and when i told the place … and they could see when I went for a follow up , they made it sound like it was my fault … I am so sure there are many people like me that had this and aren’t saying anything!!!! So thanks you for this comment , I agree with you , it must be so much more common , but people are helpless and it makes your self esteem get even lower because probably most of us are feelin low about our bodies already and this can be such a huge blow it doesn’t exactly make you fee confident enough that you could be heard. Thank you for this article too … whenever I see that it’s a ‘rare’ thing I feel the same (b.s.!!!)

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Rebecca

Hello, I got the procedure done today and bought the kit. Should I start using the gentle cleanse wash immediately or start the kit the next day? I have only been moisturizing with hyaluronic acid.

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Lindsay Spires

Yes, can start using the gentle cleanser immediately following your treatment (that evening). Hyaluronic acid is fine to use, however something with a growth factor or copper peptides will help to speed the healing process and amplify results. Keep us posted on your progress.

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Rebecca

Hello, I got the procedure done today and bought the kit. Should I start using the gentle cleanse wash immediately or start the kit the next day? I have only been moisturizing with hyaluronic acid.

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Lindsay Spires

Yes, can start using the gentle cleanser immediately following your treatment (that evening). Hyaluronic acid is fine to use, however something with a growth factor or copper peptides will help to speed the healing process and amplify results. Keep us posted on your progress.

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Rebecca

Thank you. Wednesday, I had my second micro-needling treatment about two months after my first session. Unfortunately, due to work I can only do it every two months or so. Do you think this will make the treatment less effective? I did see results after the first treatment.

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Lindsay Spires

Yes, you will still see results spacing them 2 months apart. It actually takes about 8 weeks or more for the collagen production cycle to complete anyway, so your treatment schedule is certainly beneficial.

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Lindsay Spires

Yes, you will still see results spacing them 2 months apart. It actually takes about 8 weeks or more for the collagen production cycle to complete anyway, so your treatment schedule is certainly beneficial.

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Mirza Kashif Beg

I am 25 years old boy. I am suffering from Anxiety Neurosis & Hyperhydrosis Hand Feet & Under Arm . Have you Permanente solutions.please help me.From INDIA.

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Lindsay Spires

Hyperhydrosis is a very common problem. miraDry does an amazing job in reducing the sweat and odor glands in the underarm area. At this time it is only approved for use in the underarm area, however we are hopefully that it will soon be available to treat the hands and feet. The results from miraDry are permanent and our patients typically achieve 75-90% reduction in sweat with just one treatment. If you are in the States we welcome you to visit our office, if not I would try and locate a physician nearest you that performs miraDry. We love this procedure and believe in its results. It is truly life changing. We wish you luck.

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Mirza Kashif Beg

I am 25 years old boy. I am suffering from Anxiety Neurosis & Hyperhydrosis Hand Feet & Under Arm . Have you Permanente solutions.please help me.From INDIA.

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Lindsay Spires

Hyperhydrosis is a very common problem. miraDry does an amazing job in reducing the sweat and odor glands in the underarm area. At this time it is only approved for use in the underarm area, however we are hopefully that it will soon be available to treat the hands and feet. The results from miraDry are permanent and our patients typically achieve 75-90% reduction in sweat with just one treatment. If you are in the States we welcome you to visit our office, if not I would try and locate a physician nearest you that performs miraDry. We love this procedure and believe in its results. It is truly life changing. We wish you luck.

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Marie Walker

I need help. I had Cryolipolysis on my inner thighs 18 months ago. I now have PAH, it’s so depressing. I had the Cryolipolysis done in the UK, but I now live in Australia. I have contacted the UK clinic to ask for the manufacturer details but they won’t even acknowledge my emails. What do I do? I really want to correct the PAH on my legs. Can I have corrective treatment done in Australia? And is the manufacturer responsible for this?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated. I honestly thought I was the only person to suffer from this and I’m so relieved to hear that there could be hope of getting it corrected.
Thanks.
Marie

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Lindsay Spires

So sorry to hear you are dealing with this. We don’t perform CoolSculpting in our office, however we have performed Smartlipo on many patients that have come to see us as a result of PAH. So it can be corrected with Smartlipo (liposuction). I hope you can get somewhere with the practice that performed your original procedure otherwise you could try reaching out to the manufacturer of the device. We wish you the best and keep us posted.

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Michael

Is it being tested for hands and feet at this time? I know there’s no update, but was just wandering if research is being done or if tests are being conducted for FDA or if there is a timeline?

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Lindsay Spires

We know for sure miraDry is working on making this treatment available for hands and feet. The issue seems to be how to effectively anesthetize the hands and feet in order to deliver the energy necessary to suppress the glands. These areas are particularly delicate as so many nerves come down from the wrist and ankles and they aren’t located that far below the skin surface. It needs to be properly numbed, but that the numbing wears off quickly so as you can walk and use your hands following the treatment. I know they are actively working on this and safety is at the top of the agenda.

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Michael

Is it being tested for hands and feet at this time? I know there’s no update, but was just wandering if research is being done or if tests are being conducted for FDA or if there is a timeline?

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Lindsay Spires

We know for sure miraDry is working on making this treatment available for hands and feet. The issue seems to be how to effectively anesthetize the hands and feet in order to deliver the energy necessary to suppress the glands. These areas are particularly delicate as so many nerves come down from the wrist and ankles and they aren’t located that far below the skin surface. It needs to be properly numbed, but that the numbing wears off quickly so as you can walk and use your hands following the treatment. I know they are actively working on this and safety is at the top of the agenda.

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Michael Vincent Obeña

Can I wash my face after the session because others say that you cannot apply any products or avoid sweating so are the water.

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Lindsay Spires

You are able to wash your face following your microneedling procedure. Typically we recommend waiting until that evening since we have applied growth factors and other healing serums into the skin following the procedure, we want to give those products time to penetrate and work. We too advise patients not to exercise following their procedure. The skin is open and sweat could introduce bacteria and other things during the healing process. Best of luck to you.

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Michael Vincent Obeña

Can I wash my face after the session because others say that you cannot apply any products or avoid sweating so are the water.

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Lindsay Spires

You are able to wash your face following your microneedling procedure. Typically we recommend waiting until that evening since we have applied growth factors and other healing serums into the skin following the procedure, we want to give those products time to penetrate and work. We too advise patients not to exercise following their procedure. The skin is open and sweat could introduce bacteria and other things during the healing process. Best of luck to you.

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Lindsay Spires

I would not use a Tretinoin or retinol until your skin has completely healed following your microneedling treatment. A vitamin D cream is probably fine since it helps with irritation. I would recommend not using any abrasive or exfoliating products until your skin has completely healed. You are able to use nourishing products that promote healing. We recommend products with copper peptides, antioxidants and growth factors.

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Lindsay Spires

I would not use a Tretinoin or retinol until your skin has completely healed following your microneedling treatment. A vitamin D cream is probably fine since it helps with irritation. I would recommend not using any abrasive or exfoliating products until your skin has completely healed. You are able to use nourishing products that promote healing. We recommend products with copper peptides, antioxidants and growth factors.

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Judy

Hi, I had it done on my arms, back, inner thighs and stomach, and all areas were affected and have PAH, I was told there’s nothing you can do out side of having plastic surgery, can you give me the information about the law suite. Thanks!

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Jacqueline Thomas

I have PAH under my chin after 2 cool sculpting treatments in early 2016. I could tell by October 2016 that there was a serious problem. The little pocket of fat under my chin that caused a slight double chin is now triple-quadrupled in size and I am ten pounds lighter than back then…. 35yo / 5’4″ / 140lbs

I completely regret getting cool sculpting done. I would take my little tiny double chin back in a heartbeat! Had I really done my research (however back then there was a lot less research/ reports on this), I would have just handled it down the road with smart lipo, or just continued living with it!

The place that treated me did tell before starting my first treatment that there was a very tiny chance that I would have an adverse reaction and that the company would pay for me to have little lipo to zap it away if needed…. but from the looks of the comments, it seems very slim to none that the parent company will admit you have PAH and compensate you.

I have heard that PAH fatty tissue is not the same as regular fat and that even after lipo/smart lipo removal, and no change in weight, the cells in that area continue to grow back fat and that one would potentially have to continue getting ongoing lipo treatments in the area.

What are your comments and experience with that?

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Lindsay Spires

I’m sorry to hear that you are struggling with PAH. We have corrected a large number of PAH cases with Smartlipo and they do really well. We have not had anyone with PAH that we corrected with Smartlipo return saying the fat has returned. It is our experience that once those fat cells are removed the problem is corrected.

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NIcole

Hi I just had a microneedling treatment 6 days ago and on the evening of day 5 I incorporated IS clinical Active serum which felt very strong. I noticed a light circular mark on my skin this morning – a mark that wasn’t there yesterday. Do you know if this could be the result of the serum? Also if so, could this be temporary or a permanent discoloration to the skin?

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Lindsay Spires

It is likely that this mark you are seeing on your skin is from the Active Serum. Active Serum is a very concentrated, exfoliating product. We tell our patients not to use any exfoliating products or treatments for at least 7 days post microneedling. Your skin is in the process of healing and will just become unnecessarily irritated with exfoliation. I would imagine this is temporary, but it’s hard to say without seeing you. Give your skin some time to rest and repair and perhaps use some nourishing, calming products. Hopefully this mark will resolve quickly.

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NIcole

Hi I just had a microneedling treatment 6 days ago and on the evening of day 5 I incorporated IS clinical Active serum which felt very strong. I noticed a light circular mark on my skin this morning – a mark that wasn’t there yesterday. Do you know if this could be the result of the serum? Also if so, could this be temporary or a permanent discoloration to the skin?

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Lindsay Spires

It is likely that this mark you are seeing on your skin is from the Active Serum. Active Serum is a very concentrated, exfoliating product. We tell our patients not to use any exfoliating products or treatments for at least 7 days post microneedling. Your skin is in the process of healing and will just become unnecessarily irritated with exfoliation. I would imagine this is temporary, but it’s hard to say without seeing you. Give your skin some time to rest and repair and perhaps use some nourishing, calming products. Hopefully this mark will resolve quickly.

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Nicole

Thank you for your quick reply Lindsay. Will not exfoliate for at least one – 2 weeks now!

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Nicole

Thank you for your quick reply Lindsay. Will not exfoliate for at least one – 2 weeks now!

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Carla

I’m a smoker but I am trying to stop I’ve had two sessions of micro needling so far and I’ve noticed a change in the acne scarring which is the reason why
My question is will smoking affect it slow down the progress? Other than smoking my diet is healthy I don’t drink alcohol and train a lot (I wait a few days after procedure) my skin care regime is good too but jistvwondered if smoking affects the results!

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Lindsay Spires

Any healing can take longer for those individuals that smoke. Smoking also takes its toll on the skin over time. It’s great that you are working on quitting. You will still see changes in your skin with the microneedling treatments, but it may take longer for the skin to heal and for results to be seen. Be sure to use great skincare products to help improve and nourish your skin. We love microneedling and after a series of treatments you should see a great improvement in your acne scars.

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Carla

I’m a smoker but I am trying to stop I’ve had two sessions of micro needling so far and I’ve noticed a change in the acne scarring which is the reason why
My question is will smoking affect it slow down the progress? Other than smoking my diet is healthy I don’t drink alcohol and train a lot (I wait a few days after procedure) my skin care regime is good too but jistvwondered if smoking affects the results!

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Lindsay Spires

Any healing can take longer for those individuals that smoke. Smoking also takes its toll on the skin over time. It’s great that you are working on quitting. You will still see changes in your skin with the microneedling treatments, but it may take longer for the skin to heal and for results to be seen. Be sure to use great skincare products to help improve and nourish your skin. We love microneedling and after a series of treatments you should see a great improvement in your acne scars.

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Kostas

These are great news.
We are patiently waiting for this treatment.
I used miradry for underarms and it is amazing !!! Almost 100% elimination . It works perfect.

If it can be done for feet and hands it will be pure magic ! fingers crossed.

I don’t have that big of a problem so miradry for underarms worked almost 100% .
I mostly sweat when I am very anxious and stuff but yea I hope we get this fast.

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Kostas

These are great news.
We are patiently waiting for this treatment.
I used miradry for underarms and it is amazing !!! Almost 100% elimination . It works perfect.

If it can be done for feet and hands it will be pure magic ! fingers crossed.

I don’t have that big of a problem so miradry for underarms worked almost 100% .
I mostly sweat when I am very anxious and stuff but yea I hope we get this fast.

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Noemi Gernyi-Cser

Dear Lindsay,
I’m interested too until the treatment for feet. Please keep me posted.
Thank you

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Lindsay Spires

I wish I had news for you, but I don’t. It’s our understanding they are searching for the best, short acting way to numb the hands. They need to effectively numb to administer the treatment but it needs to be short acting to quickly regain use of the hands. We hope they’ll be able to figure our a way to do this.

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Noemi Gernyi-Cser

Dear Lindsay,
I’m interested too until the treatment for feet. Please keep me posted.
Thank you

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Lindsay Spires

The last we heard was they were working on the best way to numb the hands for treatment. This is a particularly delicate area with lots of nerves, veins, tendons, etc. So anesthetizing the area must be precise and the feeling needs to come back fairly quickly so as you have use of your hands. I know they are still working on it. It will be amazing once they have it perfected.

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Lindsay Spires

The last we heard was they were working on the best way to numb the hands for treatment. This is a particularly delicate area with lots of nerves, veins, tendons, etc. So anesthetizing the area must be precise and the feeling needs to come back fairly quickly so as you have use of your hands. I know they are still working on it. It will be amazing once they have it perfected.

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Renee Virella

I did a treatment a week ago. It was eaay breezy. No major redness, no burning , a small bit of dryness. A different aesethician is offering me a free modvellum treatment this week. Can I do that so soon?

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Renee Virella

I did a treatment a week ago. It was eaay breezy. No major redness, no burning , a small bit of dryness. A different aesethician is offering me a free modvellum treatment this week. Can I do that so soon?

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Lindsay Spires

It will depend on what kind of treatment it is. I wouldn’t do anything too abrasive like a peel for 2 weeks. You could do something nourishing that helps to promote healing like an oxygen facial or hydrating mask. I’m not that familiar with the Modvellum line of skincare treatments. I would let her know when you had your last microneedling treatment and see what she suggests or if she would recommend pushing this treatment out another week.

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Lindsay Spires

It will depend on what kind of treatment it is. I wouldn’t do anything too abrasive like a peel for 2 weeks. You could do something nourishing that helps to promote healing like an oxygen facial or hydrating mask. I’m not that familiar with the Modvellum line of skincare treatments. I would let her know when you had your last microneedling treatment and see what she suggests or if she would recommend pushing this treatment out another week.

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Aamina

Hi there, I just did a Microneedling session today and my skin feels very hot. The therapist did not provide me with any advice on aftercare or any products for after care but at home I have the lamelle nourish rescue gel in which the main ingredients are pycnogenol, aloe Vera and MAP. Will this be fine to use? This gel is recommended normally for after suncare and or IPL therapy

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Edna Caudill

Hi there, I just had my first Vivace treatment today. I was given by my Aesthetic post care. In the post care bag was, Boost glide serum. I forgot that I wasn’t to start using until tomorrow. I did use when I got home. Will this do me any harm?

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Aamina

Hi there, I just did a Microneedling session today and my skin feels very hot. The therapist did not provide me with any advice on aftercare or any products for after care but at home I have the lamelle nourish rescue gel in which the main ingredients are pycnogenol, aloe Vera and MAP. Will this be fine to use? This gel is recommended normally for after suncare and or IPL therapy

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Lindsay Spires

Your post treatment gel should be fine to use. We recommend using nourishing products and the product you described sounds completely fine. I’m not certain what they used to numb the skin prior to treatment but you may feel a little flushing from that as well. This should subside quickly.

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Susie

Hi, I got my second microneedling done today with a powered pen device. I am confused by after care as salon said to avoid all moisturisers and cleansers for a full 72 hours. Just use warm water but after first treatment it took. A full seven days for my skin to not look so red and I thought maybe I should moisturise sooner. I am a few hours post treatment and will be indoors all night – they have given me a hylauronic acid sheer mask to use this evening but can I gently cleanse tomorrow and wear sunscreen?
I have a hylauronic acid serum and was told to avoid using it for 72 hours but reading here I’m thinking maybe that’s unnecessary. My skin feels like it needs a moisturising cream and I’m worried if I don’t moisturise for 72 hours I’m hurting my skin more!

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Susie

Hi, I got my second microneedling done today with a powered pen device. I am confused by after care as salon said to avoid all moisturisers and cleansers for a full 72 hours. Just use warm water but after first treatment it took. A full seven days for my skin to not look so red and I thought maybe I should moisturise sooner. I am a few hours post treatment and will be indoors all night – they have given me a hylauronic acid sheer mask to use this evening but can I gently cleanse tomorrow and wear sunscreen?
I have a hylauronic acid serum and was told to avoid using it for 72 hours but reading here I’m thinking maybe that’s unnecessary. My skin feels like it needs a moisturising cream and I’m worried if I don’t moisturise for 72 hours I’m hurting my skin more!

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Lindsay Spires

Yes, it should be fine to use a gentle cleanser and sunscreen. We allow our patients to cleanse the evening of their treatment, you want to keep the skin clean as the treatment has created small punctures in the skin. Hylauronic acid is a great hydrater and is fine to use any time. While the skin is healing you want to nourish it with serums and things that replenish moisture, etc. We encourage appropriate product use for our patients post microneedling.

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Selin

Thank you so much all, Today I had my first Microneedling and everybodys questions have been super helpful, in special those great answers!

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Nathalie

I had my 1st treatment today and was told not to was my face, she applied petroleum jelly post treatment, told me to wipe my face with sterile gauze and reapply the jelly, she gave me a mask to use tomorrow night

Some articles say. Moisturize/you can use water/sunscreen….. I’m getting confused as to what I should be doing, also can you tell me whats the best moisturizer to use? Thankyou

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Lindsay Spires

We allow our patients to wash their faces with sensitive skin cleanser and tepid water. It is important to keep the skin moisturized and well hydrated. It sounds like they are using the Vaseline as the moisturizer. If you find the Vaseline is too heavy during the day just be sure to use a good moisturizer and I would definitely use sunscreen for sure. Sounds like their protocol is a little different, but at the heart of it is hydration which really is key to the healing process.

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Selin

Thank you so much all, Today I had my first Microneedling and everybodys questions have been super helpful, in special those great answers!

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Kf

Is it too soon to use any benzoyl peroxide if it has only been 4 days since my Microneedling treatment? This was my second treatment. With my first one I did not break out. With this second treatment my chin has exploded with a huge cystic blemish as well as some small Whiteheads. What should I put to resolve it? I am using tns complex recovery serum.

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Lindsay Spires

Do you always use the TNS Complex recovery serum? Since you are 4 days post it is probably fine to use benzoyl peroxide as long as your skin is intact-meaning not peeling or irritation from your microneedling treatment. Be sure to keep your skin very clean and don’t let it dry out too much by using the benzoyl peroxide. I would recommend calling your skin professional and just letting them know what you experienced after this treatment.

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Kf

Is it too soon to use any benzoyl peroxide if it has only been 4 days since my Microneedling treatment? This was my second treatment. With my first one I did not break out. With this second treatment my chin has exploded with a huge cystic blemish as well as some small Whiteheads. What should I put to resolve it? I am using tns complex recovery serum.

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Lindsay Spires

Do you always use the TNS Complex recovery serum? Since you are 4 days post it is probably fine to use benzoyl peroxide as long as your skin is intact-meaning not peeling or irritation from your microneedling treatment. Be sure to keep your skin very clean and don’t let it dry out too much by using the benzoyl peroxide. I would recommend calling your skin professional and just letting them know what you experienced after this treatment.

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Konstantinos

Lindsay hands are perfect to find a treatment like miradry but in my opinion feet are much more important than the hands and they should pay attention more for the feet.
Do you think we will have a treatment for feet in the upcoming years ?

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Lindsay Spires

It’s my understanding they are working to be able to treat both the hands and feet with miraDry. These areas are particularly delicate based on the number of nerves bundled in the hands and feet. The hold up seems to be how to numb the area for treatment to be able to effectively treat the area. The block would also need to have a short duration so that patients would have immediate use of their hands and feet following the treatment. I am holding out for treatment for my feet too!

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Rose

Konstantinos – You can’t say that feet are ‘more important’ than hands. If you have palmar hyperhidrosis you will know how debilitating it is, as you use your hands for everything that you do and when they are dripping with sweat it is not only very embarrassing, but it can have such a negative effect to your confidence and mental well being. Please be respectful to other people and other conditions before you make such comments. Hopefully there will be a treatment soon for BOTH HANDS AND FEET.

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Konstantinos

Lindsay hands are perfect to find a treatment like miradry but in my opinion feet are much more important than the hands and they should pay attention more for the feet.
Do you think we will have a treatment for feet in the upcoming years ?

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Lindsay Spires

It’s my understanding they are working to be able to treat both the hands and feet with miraDry. These areas are particularly delicate based on the number of nerves bundled in the hands and feet. The hold up seems to be how to numb the area for treatment to be able to effectively treat the area. The block would also need to have a short duration so that patients would have immediate use of their hands and feet following the treatment. I am holding out for treatment for my feet too!

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Rose

Konstantinos – You can’t say that feet are ‘more important’ than hands. If you have palmar hyperhidrosis you will know how debilitating it is, as you use your hands for everything that you do and when they are dripping with sweat it is not only very embarrassing, but it can have such a negative effect to your confidence and mental well being. Please be respectful to other people and other conditions before you make such comments. Hopefully there will be a treatment soon for BOTH HANDS AND FEET.

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Mathias

in the last weeks and sent and received emails from miradry in which they indicate that no studies are currently being done, apparently they are kidding us, we are in the middle of 2018, there I read the stupid that the feet are more important than hands, it is ridiculous to hear this, we use our hands for everything for personal contact, to socialize, to work, to study in order for all the anxiety disorders that are suffered when carrying hyperhidrosis occurs precisely because the evasion, retraction and above all the fear when interacting with other people, it is precisely the hands that face all this, we should mention this to syntra miradry to accentuate all their capacity and time to the realization of the technology for the hands, go for One area at a time is the best, although sincerely I am seriously beginning to doubt this, I have a lot of friendship with sympathetic nerve surgeons, surgeons who do ETS, and they mention to me mutually that if a device appears that definitively alleviates the hyper-sweating in the palms of the hands, they would practically remain without a great income of money that provides them, all the surgeries that they practice daily to treat palmar hyperhidrosis, even some of them tells me that they would be without their higher income or maybe without work, I sincerely talked with one of them told me that medicineIt is a world in which you are looking to make a lot of money, and you would not be surprised if the surgeons who practice this type of operations have some kind of communication or reach an agreement so that this does not happen, I hope it is not, but I am starting to draw my conclusions, I am operated on ETS, with an effectiveness of 90% sweat reduction, I never had compensatory sweating or any other effect described by the literature of the surgery, but even so the palms still bother me for certain things , I sympathize with you, because if I have 90% of the sweating relieved I still have that feeling that can sweat me more, I can not imagine the people who still have their hands

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Mathias

in the last weeks and sent and received emails from miradry in which they indicate that no studies are currently being done, apparently they are kidding us, we are in the middle of 2018, there I read the stupid that the feet are more important than hands, it is ridiculous to hear this, we use our hands for everything for personal contact, to socialize, to work, to study in order for all the anxiety disorders that are suffered when carrying hyperhidrosis occurs precisely because the evasion, retraction and above all the fear when interacting with other people, it is precisely the hands that face all this, we should mention this to syntra miradry to accentuate all their capacity and time to the realization of the technology for the hands, go for One area at a time is the best, although sincerely I am seriously beginning to doubt this, I have a lot of friendship with sympathetic nerve surgeons, surgeons who do ETS, and they mention to me mutually that if a device appears that definitively alleviates the hyper-sweating in the palms of the hands, they would practically remain without a great income of money that provides them, all the surgeries that they practice daily to treat palmar hyperhidrosis, even some of them tells me that they would be without their higher income or maybe without work, I sincerely talked with one of them told me that medicineIt is a world in which you are looking to make a lot of money, and you would not be surprised if the surgeons who practice this type of operations have some kind of communication or reach an agreement so that this does not happen, I hope it is not, but I am starting to draw my conclusions, I am operated on ETS, with an effectiveness of 90% sweat reduction, I never had compensatory sweating or any other effect described by the literature of the surgery, but even so the palms still bother me for certain things , I sympathize with you, because if I have 90% of the sweating relieved I still have that feeling that can sweat me more, I can not imagine the people who still have their hands

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Giving up hope

The hands, hands down, are the absolute WORST part to be effected with hyperhidrosis and should be the main focus in next step treatments from miradry. Everything in this world you do and touch with your hands. Sweaty feet you can hide, sweating arm pits won’t keep you from being able to touch, hold, objects or work etc. I have been suffering with excessively sweaty hands for my entire life and it is ruining my life to the point where I’m contemplating suicide. I cannot work, I cannot go out, I cannot touch anything or anyone, hold anything, drive, or even sit with my hands on my lap. And the healthcare system doesn’t see HH as serious or debilitating condition, so I can’t even get disability. I’m 32 and single living at home without income, because I can’t find a job that can cater to my sweating hands. I’m going to end up homeless with no way to work and end up killing myself. I have no money and my insurance won’t cover botox, ionto, or even the deodorant (which I’ve bought and doesn’t work). Please God help me…please…find a way to provide miradry for the hands…I honestly don’t give a rat’s a** how bad it will hurt. I don’t care if they can’t numb me…I need help. I need this to stop-I can’t live like this!

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Giving up hope

The hands, hands down, are the absolute WORST part to be effected with hyperhidrosis and should be the main focus in next step treatments from miradry. Everything in this world you do and touch with your hands. Sweaty feet you can hide, sweating arm pits won’t keep you from being able to touch, hold, objects or work etc. I have been suffering with excessively sweaty hands for my entire life and it is ruining my life to the point where I’m contemplating suicide. I cannot work, I cannot go out, I cannot touch anything or anyone, hold anything, drive, or even sit with my hands on my lap. And the healthcare system doesn’t see HH as serious or debilitating condition, so I can’t even get disability. I’m 32 and single living at home without income, because I can’t find a job that can cater to my sweating hands. I’m going to end up homeless with no way to work and end up killing myself. I have no money and my insurance won’t cover botox, ionto, or even the deodorant (which I’ve bought and doesn’t work). Please God help me…please…find a way to provide miradry for the hands…I honestly don’t give a rat’s a** how bad it will hurt. I don’t care if they can’t numb me…I need help. I need this to stop-I can’t live like this!

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Phil

I too have palmar and plantar hyperhidrosis, and can tell you that mine is VERY bad. I did find two topicals that works very well – too well in fact that it’s now drying out my skin, but that’s a problem I’m happy to deal with after years with the same situation you describe. Try these products, I promise they will work for you after three days, you’ll definitely see and feel a difference. Please note, I am NOT affiliated with these companies, and don’t make anything off of these products. I’ve tried the prescription antiperspirants, I’ve tried iontophoresis, I’ve tried anti-cholinergics, and none of those worked. The ones below I can tell you absolutely work, but with one mild side effect – the skin will become dry, scaly and even yellowed in some areas, which may require you to periodically stop treatment. The dryness in my opinion is a much better trade-off than not being able to shake hands with people, not being able to write anything with pencil/pen on paper, not be able to hold tools, not be able to work with electronics, or basically do ANYTHING.

Antihydral: http://shop.foosball.com/antihydral.html – I use this twice a week at night. Only a small amount (size of a nickel) spread over the hands and feet. I add just a drop or two of water to help it spread, because it dries so quickly, you’ll need to work fast. You’ll have to sleep with thin gloves/socks when you use this, you don’t want to rub your eyes with it on for obvious reasons. You can find thin gloves on Amazon. I suggest starting out using it on two non-consecutive nights, with the other product (Rhino Dry) on the nights when you don’t use the Antihydral. Note, sweating WILL be significantly reduced, and will completely stop on occasions where your hands would normally be damp, you’ll start to notice they’re far less damp than usual. In instances of anxiety, you will still get the feeling of them sweating, which is kind of strange and may make you think it’s not working – it’s a weird sensation, but the sweating will be significantly reduced, if they even sweat at all. I’d say my sweating has decreased by 80-90%, and that when they do sweat, they’re now only damp, and NOT dripping like they used to do (I used to break Atari and Nintendo controllers as a kid because the sweat used to pool into the control boards from the button areas).

Rhino Dry: https://www.rhinoskinsolutions.com/store/p5/Dry_Skin_Antiperspirant.html – I use this nightly instead of the Antihydral. It’s not as strong as the Antihydral, but I’ve found that it extends the effects of both products for a longer duration. I can sometimes go as long as two weeks before having to use Antihydral if I maintain my nightly regimen of Rhino Dry. The Rhino Dry is clear, and doesn’t leave any powdery residue like the Antihydral, so no need to sleep with gloves and socks with this stuff. Still, you wouldn’t want to rub your eyes with it on your hands.

I’m still hunting for a “cure” much like everyone else, but I can tell you I’ve definitely found products that no-bullshit, ACTUALLY WORK. If you have any questions, please email me, I’m happy to help.

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Phil

I too have palmar and plantar hyperhidrosis, and can tell you that mine is VERY bad. I did find two topicals that works very well – too well in fact that it’s now drying out my skin, but that’s a problem I’m happy to deal with after years with the same situation you describe. Try these products, I promise they will work for you after three days, you’ll definitely see and feel a difference. Please note, I am NOT affiliated with these companies, and don’t make anything off of these products. I’ve tried the prescription antiperspirants, I’ve tried iontophoresis, I’ve tried anti-cholinergics, and none of those worked. The ones below I can tell you absolutely work, but with one mild side effect – the skin will become dry, scaly and even yellowed in some areas, which may require you to periodically stop treatment. The dryness in my opinion is a much better trade-off than not being able to shake hands with people, not being able to write anything with pencil/pen on paper, not be able to hold tools, not be able to work with electronics, or basically do ANYTHING.

Antihydral: http://shop.foosball.com/antihydral.html – I use this twice a week at night. Only a small amount (size of a nickel) spread over the hands and feet. I add just a drop or two of water to help it spread, because it dries so quickly, you’ll need to work fast. You’ll have to sleep with thin gloves/socks when you use this, you don’t want to rub your eyes with it on for obvious reasons. You can find thin gloves on Amazon. I suggest starting out using it on two non-consecutive nights, with the other product (Rhino Dry) on the nights when you don’t use the Antihydral. Note, sweating WILL be significantly reduced, and will completely stop on occasions where your hands would normally be damp, you’ll start to notice they’re far less damp than usual. In instances of anxiety, you will still get the feeling of them sweating, which is kind of strange and may make you think it’s not working – it’s a weird sensation, but the sweating will be significantly reduced, if they even sweat at all. I’d say my sweating has decreased by 80-90%, and that when they do sweat, they’re now only damp, and NOT dripping like they used to do (I used to break Atari and Nintendo controllers as a kid because the sweat used to pool into the control boards from the button areas).

Rhino Dry: https://www.rhinoskinsolutions.com/store/p5/Dry_Skin_Antiperspirant.html – I use this nightly instead of the Antihydral. It’s not as strong as the Antihydral, but I’ve found that it extends the effects of both products for a longer duration. I can sometimes go as long as two weeks before having to use Antihydral if I maintain my nightly regimen of Rhino Dry. The Rhino Dry is clear, and doesn’t leave any powdery residue like the Antihydral, so no need to sleep with gloves and socks with this stuff. Still, you wouldn’t want to rub your eyes with it on your hands.

I’m still hunting for a “cure” much like everyone else, but I can tell you I’ve definitely found products that no-bullshit, ACTUALLY WORK. If you have any questions, please email me, I’m happy to help.

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Ticia

Please don’t kill yourself. I have terrible hyperhidrosis everywhere. Hands, feet, under arms, groin and buttocks. I’m 38. I’m married with children. You will find someone to accept you for you. Yes, I too hate the sweat. It’s very embarrassing. I can’t wear certain clothes because of it. I could very well look as though I peed on myself because of sweat. It was difficult because it wasn’t always this bad. Please don’t give up hope. Please!

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Ticia

Please don’t kill yourself. I have terrible hyperhidrosis everywhere. Hands, feet, under arms, groin and buttocks. I’m 38. I’m married with children. You will find someone to accept you for you. Yes, I too hate the sweat. It’s very embarrassing. I can’t wear certain clothes because of it. I could very well look as though I peed on myself because of sweat. It was difficult because it wasn’t always this bad. Please don’t give up hope. Please!

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Mannu

What about your children? Let’s say i have hyperhydrosis, it will pass on to my kids?

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Lindsay Spires

There are many factors that can cause hyperhydrosis. Genetics can certainly play a factor, but it’s hard to predict the probability that your children will also be affected by this issue.

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Eliza

would be interested in the class action suit. this is a horrible undisclosed side effect!

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Claire Marie

Hi, how long after you got it done did you notice your chin getting bigger? I’m experiencing it also and am worried it’s PAH

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Luke

Is the issue that the hands can’t be numbed in order to properly treat this?

I’m desperately waiting for this treatment for my Hands/Feet. Just scheduled the appointment for my armpits.

I started a business and customers think I’m nervous because my hands sweat so damn much.

Please MiraDry, you are going to reshape the way this issue is treated.

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Daniel Haller

He Luke…..i have the same problem….try iontophrese it works 100% but you need a lot of information, because you need a good machine,,,,the right level of electricity and min. sessions of 15 …every day!! for questions…you can write me best regards

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Luke

Is the issue that the hands can’t be numbed in order to properly treat this?

I’m desperately waiting for this treatment for my Hands/Feet. Just scheduled the appointment for my armpits.

I started a business and customers think I’m nervous because my hands sweat so damn much.

Please MiraDry, you are going to reshape the way this issue is treated.

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Daniel Haller

He Luke…..i have the same problem….try iontophrese it works 100% but you need a lot of information, because you need a good machine,,,,the right level of electricity and min. sessions of 15 …every day!! for questions…you can write me best regards

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Hannah

I hope they find the solution to numbing the hands soon, I’ve suffered from hyperhydrosis of the hands and feet for my whole life and this sounds like an amazing solution. Fingers crossed!!

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Hannah

I hope they find the solution to numbing the hands soon, I’ve suffered from hyperhydrosis of the hands and feet for my whole life and this sounds like an amazing solution. Fingers crossed!!

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Reanne

Hi. I recently had my second Microneedling treatment. However this time my Chen severely broke out. What can I use to help it subside? Is it too soon to use benzoyl peroxide if it has only been four days?

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Lindsay Spires

As long as your skin is intact, meaning it’s not peeling or still irritated from your microneedling treatment it is probably fine to begin using your benzoyl peroxide to help clear up your chin. You may also want to check with the skin specialist that performed your treatment, but this would be the recommendation we would provide our patient. Best of luck to you.

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Reanne

Hi. I recently had my second Microneedling treatment. However this time my Chen severely broke out. What can I use to help it subside? Is it too soon to use benzoyl peroxide if it has only been four days?

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Lindsay Spires

As long as your skin is intact, meaning it’s not peeling or still irritated from your microneedling treatment it is probably fine to begin using your benzoyl peroxide to help clear up your chin. You may also want to check with the skin specialist that performed your treatment, but this would be the recommendation we would provide our patient. Best of luck to you.

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MaryEllen Smith

I have been thinking of doing this procedure, so I did some research looking to see if there are any trending issues; unsatisfied results and PAH seems to be the ones that keep coming up.

The Coolsculpting manufacturer is Zeltiq (acquired by Allegan), and this is consider to be a medical device registered and approved by the FDA. I have seem many complaints about PAH online. However when I researched the FDA between 3/18 and 2012 for medical device reportable events (MAUDE adverse event report database), I found almost 70 reports and a good chunk are for PAH. For the number of procedures done in a year, this is a very small number.
With this being said, the only way for the FDA to take a closer look at the manufacturer regarding to this issue is if reports are being made. Usually reports are made by facilities or manufacturers (required) from complaints received from their clients/patients, but as an individual you can (and should) fill out a report as well. There is no time limits on when to report as long as you have evidence that the incident/damaged was caused by that medical device during or as a result of the of the treatment/use.

I have worked in medical devices quality and compliance for post marketing for almost 20yrs, and the FDA takes notice of spikes in the numbers of reports received for a particular issue on a device. The safety of the patient is very important and if a device is causing harm that needs to be repaired with other procedures, it’s a higher risk than originally anticipated and registerd with the FDA. Additionally, no matter how low the number is, PAH is a possible side effect that should be disclosed.

If you are interested in looking at these reports here is the link: https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cdrh/cfdocs/cfMAUDE/results.cfm?start_search=1&productcode=&productproblem=&devicename=&modelNumber=&reportNumber=&manufacturer=zeltiq&brandname=&eventtype=&reportdatefrom=05/01/2012&reportdateto=05/31/2018&pagenum=10

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Kelsey

I still have pink skin 3 days after microneedlig treatment. Is this normal? My esthetician gave me a Hyaluronic serum. I’ve only been using this, but I feel like my skin may need more hydration. Could I use Cerave pm moisturizer or skinceuticals phyto corrective serum to help with redness?

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Lindsay Spires

Was this your first treatment? Typically most of the redness dissipates within 24 hours, but some people to stay red a little longer. The skinceuticals phyto corrective serum is fine to use, anything hydrating and nourishing is good. Be sure to keep your skin protected, sunscreen is a must. If the redness persists I would be in contact with your skin specialist that performed your microneedling and see what they suggest.

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Kelsey

I still have pink skin 3 days after microneedlig treatment. Is this normal? My esthetician gave me a Hyaluronic serum. I’ve only been using this, but I feel like my skin may need more hydration. Could I use Cerave pm moisturizer or skinceuticals phyto corrective serum to help with redness?

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Lindsay Spires

Was this your first treatment? Typically most of the redness dissipates within 24 hours, but some people to stay red a little longer. The skinceuticals phyto corrective serum is fine to use, anything hydrating and nourishing is good. Be sure to keep your skin protected, sunscreen is a must. If the redness persists I would be in contact with your skin specialist that performed your microneedling and see what they suggest.

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Lindsay Spires

Laser hair removal does an amazing job of getting rid of ingrown hairs and preventing them from happening in the future. I’m not sure where you are located, but we welcome you to come and see us so that we can take a look. If you aren’t in the Atlanta area, be sure that you select a facility that has a lot of experience and has the appropriate laser for your skin type. Let us know if you have additional questions. Best of luck to you!

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Britney Coleman

I had my treatment done yesterday, the Doctor gave me Rx Obagi Vitamin C to use with Alastin. I wanted to know if I could still use toner so that these can absorb much more easily.

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Lindsay Spires

I’m not sure what kind of toner you use, but most toners help to restore the skin’s pH which will help the skin better absorb products and for the products to be more effective. We typically recommend waiting 3 days after microneedling to begin toning and using vitamin C products. For the first couple of days it is important to hydrate and nourish the skin so that it can heal.

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Britney Coleman

I had my treatment done yesterday, the Doctor gave me Rx Obagi Vitamin C to use with Alastin. I wanted to know if I could still use toner so that these can absorb much more easily.

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Lindsay Spires

I’m not sure what kind of toner you use, but most toners help to restore the skin’s pH which will help the skin better absorb products and for the products to be more effective. We typically recommend waiting 3 days after microneedling to begin toning and using vitamin C products. For the first couple of days it is important to hydrate and nourish the skin so that it can heal.

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Mary Tegan

Hi,
Is there any further news on this treatment for hands? We’ve tried everything for my son to no avail!😢….Praying it’s available soon!
Regards
Mary

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Mary Tegan

Hi,
Is there any further news on this treatment for hands? We’ve tried everything for my son to no avail!😢….Praying it’s available soon!
Regards
Mary

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LM

I had coolsculpting done on my abdomen. Afterwards I developed two large bulges and an indented line that runs hortzontally across my abdomen above my belly button. I returned to the facility where I had it done and all they offered me were more coolsculpting treatments. After several more treatments my stomach has not improved and the bulges and disfiguration still remain. The facility did not refund me the money I had spent and has not provided a resolution. I plan to contact Zeltiq and possibly seek out legal representation. I can only imagine how many thousands of dollars I will have to spend on attorney fees and a plastic surgeon.

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Megan Richardson

Hi Lindsay, any news? I was told the trials stopped. This would truly be a game changer if this technology could be provided. I’m seriously suffering.

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Megan Richardson

Hi Lindsay, any news? I was told the trials stopped. This would truly be a game changer if this technology could be provided. I’m seriously suffering.

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Lindsay Spires

You heard correctly. They have halted the clinical trials until they can come up with an effective but short lasting way to numb the hands and feet. We are still hopefully they will find away, but it doesn’t look like it will be in the immediate future.

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Lindsay Spires

You heard correctly. They have halted the clinical trials until they can come up with an effective but short lasting way to numb the hands and feet. We are still hopefully they will find away, but it doesn’t look like it will be in the immediate future.

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Megan

Lindsay, I know you much be overwhelmed with everyone asking just about the same question, but it has been a while since your last response. Have you heard anything else from the company?

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Megan

Lindsay, I know you much be overwhelmed with everyone asking just about the same question, but it has been a while since your last response. Have you heard anything else from the company?

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Lindsay Spires

Sadly, it’s our understanding that research on developing the use for miraDry on hands and feet has been suspended at this time. This is disappointing news for many, including us. They haven’t abandoned the idea all together, but until they can come up with a viable and effective way to safely numb the area the treatment just wouldn’t be tolerable.

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Lindsay Spires

Sadly, it’s our understanding that research on developing the use for miraDry on hands and feet has been suspended at this time. This is disappointing news for many, including us. They haven’t abandoned the idea all together, but until they can come up with a viable and effective way to safely numb the area the treatment just wouldn’t be tolerable.

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Matias

people seem to be too anxious about having asked one by one there are some of this forum that ask at once the solution for hands, feet, English and buttocks, what would be serious to let them focus and put all their effort in one area and so go forward, I heard you say that you should focus with your feet? It really is so silly to hear this, we use our hands to do everything from greeting to signing documents to fingerprinting, caressing etc etc, it is more the hands need a 100% drying compared to the other areas, the other areas of the body enough they can be fine with an 80 or 85% decrease in sweat

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Matias

people seem to be too anxious about having asked one by one there are some of this forum that ask at once the solution for hands, feet, English and buttocks, what would be serious to let them focus and put all their effort in one area and so go forward, I heard you say that you should focus with your feet? It really is so silly to hear this, we use our hands to do everything from greeting to signing documents to fingerprinting, caressing etc etc, it is more the hands need a 100% drying compared to the other areas, the other areas of the body enough they can be fine with an 80 or 85% decrease in sweat

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Hani

I never had ingrown prior to my laser treatment, now I have 8 in my neck after my 2nd hair removal treatment.

What is the folicile is dead and the hair is trapped?

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Lindsay Spires

How long after your laser hair removal treatment did you experience the ingrown hairs? After you have a laser hair removal treatment the hair that was inside the follicle comes loose. That hair has to come to the surface and fall out, perhaps this is what you are experiencing. It can take multiple treatments before the hair follicle is completely deadened rending it unable to produce hair. Laser hair removal is a process and you will need in excess of 8-treatments for best results.

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Alisha M

Don’t do it. I went back to the facility here in Atlanta on Friday 8/11/2018 and was diagnosed with PAH in the back area. I did notice it 6 months after the procedure and knew something was wrong, but being so busy with life I finally made an appointment to see them. As soon as I took off my clothes the MA knew exactly what it was. She told me that I was the first person to be diagnosed with this at there facility. I think that this is more commen then they tell you. I am so upset that now I have to have lip. I also had the treatment perfomed on my left flank and I feel that has happened it that area as well.
She told me no but there is a difference. I am out 1500 that I paid last year and I really want my money back as well as the procedure that they are offering to perfom.

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alisha M

Working out will not remove the fat. I am also sad and depressed with how my body looks. My facility said that the company is going to pay for me to have smart lip. Thinking about it since 8/10/2018 when I went in for an exam I want my money back as well.

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Lindsay Spires

The number of syringes you may need is based on the severity of your lines, the areas you want treated and how much correction you would like to see. One syringe can do a nice job at softening the lines around the mouth, but if your lines are fairly deep or if you have other areas you would like to correct 2 syringes may be necessary. A consultation would be a good way to figure out how many syringes you might need. If you would like to send over a picture we could do a quick assessment based on your photo. Let us know how we can help.

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Boob man

I had cool sculpting done on my pectoral area and now, 3 months later I have large ManBoobs. I was told that the procedure of cool sculpting was safe and effective. After returning to the location that preformed it, they have suggested having a second round of cool sculpting done. Im afraid this will not help and make it worse. Any suggestions of if this is a good or bad idea?

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Diana

Hi, I got a microneedling treatment on Thursday, now it’s Saturday and my skin is still very red and burning/painful. Any recommendations? My aesthetician only told me to wash with mild soap in the am, and apply vitamin E lotion 3-4 times a day. I’m just wondering if this is normal, or if there’s anything I can do to help my skin heal, thank you for your time.

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Christine

Hi! I got microneedling done on Friday. It’s now Tuesday and I have dark marks all over my face. Is this normal?

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Lindsay Spires

The dark areas may just be patches of dry skin. The drier the skin the darker it looks. Be sure to keep your skin super hydrated and see if those spots don’t slough off. If you aren’t seeing any improvement a week following your treatment I would be in touch with the provider that performed your treatment.

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Diana

Hi, I got a microneedling treatment on Thursday, now it’s Saturday and my skin is still very red and burning/painful. Any recommendations? My aesthetician only told me to wash with mild soap in the am, and apply vitamin E lotion 3-4 times a day. I’m just wondering if this is normal, or if there’s anything I can do to help my skin heal, thank you for your time.

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Lindsay Spires

Was this your first microneedling treatment? It’s hard to say why you may still be experiencing redness 3 days after the treatment. It could be that your skin reacted to the numbing cream that was applied and it is causing some additional redness and swelling. It could be that you had a pretty aggressive microneedling treatment and it is just taking a bit longer to heal. I would be in touch with your aesthetician and let them know what you are experiencing and they maybe able to guide you better since they will know more about your treatment than we do. You may also ask it they use a growth factor during your treatment, this helps to ignite the healing process, we use it for all of our microneedling treatments.

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Lindsay Spires

Was this your first microneedling treatment? It’s hard to say why you may still be experiencing redness 3 days after the treatment. It could be that your skin reacted to the numbing cream that was applied and it is causing some additional redness and swelling. It could be that you had a pretty aggressive microneedling treatment and it is just taking a bit longer to heal. I would be in touch with your aesthetician and let them know what you are experiencing and they maybe able to guide you better since they will know more about your treatment than we do. You may also ask it they use a growth factor during your treatment, this helps to ignite the healing process, we use it for all of our microneedling treatments.

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Lindsay Spires

It’s our understanding that research on developing the use for miraDry on hands and feet has been suspended at this time. This is disappointing news for many, including us. They haven’t abandoned the idea all together, but until they can come up with a viable and effective way to safely numb the area the treatment just wouldn’t be tolerable.

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Lindsay Spires

It’s our understanding that research on developing the use for miraDry on hands and feet has been suspended at this time. This is disappointing news for many, including us. They haven’t abandoned the idea all together, but until they can come up with a viable and effective way to safely numb the area the treatment just wouldn’t be tolerable.

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Lindsay Spires

Yes, they should apply a numbing cream and let it sit for a while before proceeding with your microneedling treatment. We apply a numbing cream and allow it sit for an hour prior to treatment.

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Lindsay Spires

Yes, they should apply a numbing cream and let it sit for a while before proceeding with your microneedling treatment. We apply a numbing cream and allow it sit for an hour prior to treatment.

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Lindsay Spires

It’s our understanding that research on developing the use for miraDry on hands and feet has been suspended at this time. This is disappointing news for many, including us.

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Lindsay Spires

It’s our understanding that research on developing the use for miraDry on hands and feet has been suspended at this time. This is disappointing news for many, including us.

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Lindsay Spires

It’s our understanding that research on developing the use for miraDry on hands and feet has been suspended at this time. This is disappointing news for many, including us. They haven’t abandoned the idea all together, but until they can come up with a viable and effective way to safely numb the area the treatment just wouldn’t be tolerable.

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Lindsay Spires

It’s our understanding that research on developing the use for miraDry on hands and feet has been suspended at this time. This is disappointing news for many, including us. They haven’t abandoned the idea all together, but until they can come up with a viable and effective way to safely numb the area the treatment just wouldn’t be tolerable.

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Mya

I hadn’t first Dermapen treatment and after 2-3 days my skin is peeling , wud it be best to leave it dry or to moisturise the skin? I’ve been using moisturiser at night only and I let the skin shed all day is this ok?

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Lindsay Spires

You definitely want to hydrate your skin following your microneedling treatment. If your skin feels dry, tight or itchy you should moisturize any time during the day. You can have some mild flaking after your microneedling procedure, but full on shedding like you have received a chemical peel is really not common after microneedling. If you are really shedding that badly I would follow up with the person who performed your treatment and let them know what you are experiencing.

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Mya

I hadn’t first Dermapen treatment and after 2-3 days my skin is peeling , wud it be best to leave it dry or to moisturise the skin? I’ve been using moisturiser at night only and I let the skin shed all day is this ok?

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Lindsay Spires

You definitely want to hydrate your skin following your microneedling treatment. If your skin feels dry, tight or itchy you should moisturize any time during the day. You can have some mild flaking after your microneedling procedure, but full on shedding like you have received a chemical peel is really not common after microneedling. If you are really shedding that badly I would follow up with the person who performed your treatment and let them know what you are experiencing.

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Danna Combs

I believe I too am suffering from PAH after cool sculpting. My stomach is way bigger than the rest of me. It is extremely out of proportion. From the rest of my body. I am miserable. I can’t suck it in & it sticks out so far. Sine I’ve been dieting & losing weight it is staying the same size. Very very frustrated & worried.

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Lindsay Spires

Our bodies naturally make growth factors to heal our skin. There are many lab manufactured human growth factors available for use during skin procedures and even at home. You may also have heard of microneedling with PRP (platelet rich plasma), where your own blood is drawn, spun down and the plasma is used on the surface of the skin during and after the microneedling. Growth factor and PRP help speed the healing process and improve your results. Skin products rich in peptides are great to use after your microneedling treatment to nourish the skin and enhance results.
There is certainly a difference in just having microneedling and having microneedling with growth factor.

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Lindsay Spires

Our bodies naturally make growth factors to heal our skin. There are many lab manufactured human growth factors available for use during skin procedures and even at home. You may also have heard of microneedling with PRP (platelet rich plasma), where your own blood is drawn, spun down and the plasma is used on the surface of the skin during and after the microneedling. Growth factor and PRP help speed the healing process and improve your results. Skin products rich in peptides are great to use after your microneedling treatment to nourish the skin and enhance results.
There is certainly a difference in just having microneedling and having microneedling with growth factor.

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Carmen A

Will you contact me I need to know how can I contact a attorney I’m having the same problem

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Terry

Can PAH be diagnosed with a CT scan? I had Coolsculpting 3 years ago and I was in tremendous pain on the areas treated for many months and I can take a lot of pain. I had scheduled a CT scan because I was thinking I might have a hernia but upon further reflection and research I now believe i have PAH. It has been extremely stressful and disappointing that the areas (quad around my belly button) is larger now and I have pain above my belly button which is why I’m getting the CT scan done tomorrow and then have an appointment with my provider in a week and a half.

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V.F.

I had cool sculpting in dec last year. It’s been 9 months, waiting to hear back about my case. Does anyone know what options we have?

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april

Is it normal to have scratches after a microneedling procedure was done? A part of my nose looks like it was scratched by a cat. If so, what would you recommend I apply for faster healing?

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april

Is it normal to have scratches after a microneedling procedure was done? A part of my nose looks like it was scratched by a cat. If so, what would you recommend I apply for faster healing?

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Lindsay Spires

have scratches on the skin would indicate to me that they didn’t use enough “slip” on the skin. The skin needs to be lubricated with something in order for the needles to penetrate the skin. Our perhaps this is due to the inexperience of the provider. You can get areas of extreme redness afterward, but it isn’t typical to have scabbing afterward. I would notify the facility that did your treatment and maybe take a few pics so they can see. You could try using a product with copper peptides in it this could help speed the healing.

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Lindsay Spires

HydraFacial is a multi step facial. It cleanses, exfoliates, extracts and nourishes. Microdermabrasion and Dermasweep are really used just for exfoliation. The Dermasweep device do offer nourishing after the exfoliation. Hope this helps.

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Reeza

Is the aftercare of microneedling and nano needling the same? I just did nano needling last wednesday, a day after i get redness and some parts of my face was swollen, feels burning and itch. Today on the fourth day, my skin started to peel off. I looked like im having a mild sunburn. My esthetician told me she infused a collagen serum with the nano needle and told me to hydrate. I thought nano infusions are supposed to be less aggresive. Is this normal too?

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Reeza

Is the aftercare of microneedling and nano needling the same? I just did nano needling last wednesday, a day after i get redness and some parts of my face was swollen, feels burning and itch. Today on the fourth day, my skin started to peel off. I looked like im having a mild sunburn. My esthetician told me she infused a collagen serum with the nano needle and told me to hydrate. I thought nano infusions are supposed to be less aggresive. Is this normal too?

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Lindsay Spires

Microneedling and nano needling are different, but yes I would do the same after care following nano needling as I would microneedling. The redness and swelling is normal with both of these treatments. Even mild flaking is also normal. You are correct, it is less aggresssive than microneedling. But, while the depth of penetration is not as deep with nano needling, the purpose for the treatment is to deliver products and their ingredients into the dermis allowing them to be more effective. Depending on what they infused into the skin through these shallow channels it could case some irritation and peeling of the skin. Perhaps they used something more than just collagen serum which may be causing this lasting irritation. I would certainly let them know what you are experiencing so that they can make adjustments with your next treatment.

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Konstantinos

Yea I am sorry I didn’t mean to insult anyone about the feet vs the hands procedure.
In fact for me its more of a stress disorder because I am getting stressed and then I sweat .
When I am calm nothing sweats in me so I can drive , work etc .
But in situations where im getting stressed I sweat like crazy.
My number one problem was the armpits where with miradry Its the most amazing thing I have ever tried.
I have like 90% sweat reduction even when I am stressed.

I said the feet instead of the hands before when I am in the airports for example and im getting anxious about missing a flight etc, I have to carry extra socks on my bag to change during the flight because my socks are too sweaty.

Thats my main issue. I definitely dont have an excessive hyperhidrosis problem , but for people that are getting stressed very easily it can be a problem because you sweat a lot as well.

Anyways , no disrespect for anyone. I hope they will give importance to this matter and finally give a treatment for hands and feet as well.

Botox is working amazing for the feet for me just like the miradry the problem is that you have to do it every 5-6 months and it is very expensive.

As for the miradry I recommend it to everyone.
Its amazing , you dont sweat at all even after getting stressed .
I used to drive in the summer and my armpits on a hot and stressful day were sweating like crazy and now its like nothing ..almost 90% reduction…plus you can wear shirts without getting embarrassed

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Konstantinos

Yea I am sorry I didn’t mean to insult anyone about the feet vs the hands procedure.
In fact for me its more of a stress disorder because I am getting stressed and then I sweat .
When I am calm nothing sweats in me so I can drive , work etc .
But in situations where im getting stressed I sweat like crazy.
My number one problem was the armpits where with miradry Its the most amazing thing I have ever tried.
I have like 90% sweat reduction even when I am stressed.

I said the feet instead of the hands before when I am in the airports for example and im getting anxious about missing a flight etc, I have to carry extra socks on my bag to change during the flight because my socks are too sweaty.

Thats my main issue. I definitely dont have an excessive hyperhidrosis problem , but for people that are getting stressed very easily it can be a problem because you sweat a lot as well.

Anyways , no disrespect for anyone. I hope they will give importance to this matter and finally give a treatment for hands and feet as well.

Botox is working amazing for the feet for me just like the miradry the problem is that you have to do it every 5-6 months and it is very expensive.

As for the miradry I recommend it to everyone.
Its amazing , you dont sweat at all even after getting stressed .
I used to drive in the summer and my armpits on a hot and stressful day were sweating like crazy and now its like nothing ..almost 90% reduction…plus you can wear shirts without getting embarrassed

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Ben

I think its pretty clear there is a Huge market for Hands and Feet Hyperhidrosis sufferers. for all of us its hell, We encourage Miradry to hurry it up, i already heard a person that went through a trial and his treatment was successful, only issue was the pain. but for all of us pain is temporary, so please find a way to bring it to market.

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Ben

I think its pretty clear there is a Huge market for Hands and Feet Hyperhidrosis sufferers. for all of us its hell, We encourage Miradry to hurry it up, i already heard a person that went through a trial and his treatment was successful, only issue was the pain. but for all of us pain is temporary, so please find a way to bring it to market.

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HJ Min

Hi, I got my 2nd micro needling done on Thursday, 9/27, and yesterday I went to play badminton, so that was 48 hours after treatment. Will this have an adverse effect on my skin? Ive noticed some red spots all over my cheeks, but I am not sure whether I received this prior to playing badminton.

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Lindsay Spires

Did the redness dissipate after you came in and cooled off? I assume you were playing outside. The skin probably just flushed from being hot and the sweat could have irritated the skin. I would have recommended cleansing the skin and putting a hydrating product on the skin to nourish and calm it. I don’t believe this should have any negative impacts on your results. You should be fine.

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Lindsay Spires

Yes you can have laser hair removal if you have active ingrown hairs. In fact, the laser will allow those hairs to eject and begin to heal. You will notice a drastic reduction in ingrown hairs even after your first treatment. If you have pigmentation issues because of the ingrowns and bumps you will notice them go away during the course of treatment at well. Let me know if you have additional questions.

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Lisa Gardner

I am experiencing the same visible problems with my abdomen after Coolsculpting treatment 6 mo ago. Cellulite looking , hard feeling tissue on my upper and mid abdomen area. Unable to suck in my stomach anymore. Abdomen is extremely distended. I am being told by my provider that the company requires another treatment before they will cover liposuction because my pictures don’t show the exact marks of the machine on my stomach which is their indicator of PAH. I know the area affected Is a result of PAH. I don’t think I should risk another treatment as the company is recommending , do you ? I think I need to consult with a plastic surgeon and an attorney instead .

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Stephanie

I got my microneedling done yesterday Friday. My face ain’t to bad and not red at all just a light pink but I’m thinking cuz of my skin tone. I’m using my moustrizer stem cellular don’t know of it’s too soon. When can I exfoliate? And what can I do to help with getting better results ??

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Lindsay Spires

Your moisturizer should be fine to use. I would wait to exfoliate until your skin has completely healed (5-7 days). Using high quality skin care products at home can help to enhance your results and always wear sunscreen. You may consult with the facility performing your microneedling and ask if they can put together a treatment plan for you that would include their recommendations of at-home skin care.

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Lindsay Spires

Your moisturizer should be fine to use. I would wait to exfoliate until your skin has completely healed (5-7 days). Using high quality skin care products at home can help to enhance your results and always wear sunscreen. You may consult with the facility performing your microneedling and ask if they can put together a treatment plan for you that would include their recommendations of at-home skin care.

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Alyssa

I would be interested if there is a suit going. They told me my case was so rare but it obviously isn’t if all of you had this problem as well. It’s the worst thing that’s ever happened to me. Trying to make myself look a little better and now I look 10x worse. It’s so embarrassing. Someone please contact me!

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Alyssa

Rich,
Where are you located? I am interested in getting in this claim as well. I was told the company “zeltiq” would be compensating me and still nothing! I am so
Horribly depressed.

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Hien

I am using high-ended anti-aging skincare products like Menard Embellir and menard authent cream (the whole set cost $3.400) and I am 34 with great skin. However I have acne scars. I did micropen with PRP 3 treatments last year. Do I still need to do micropen with PRP or I just continue my skincare products?

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Lindsay Spires

If you got the results you were looking for with your 3 treatments of micropen with PRP then you could just do 1-2 treatments a year as a maintenance treatments to maintain results. One every 6 months.

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Lindsay Spires

If you got the results you were looking for with your 3 treatments of micropen with PRP then you could just do 1-2 treatments a year as a maintenance treatments to maintain results. One every 6 months.

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Angel Taylor

I had Coolsculpting done April 6, 2018. I never really saw positive results and felt I was actually gaining weight instead. I had my 22 year old saline Breast Implants removed due to a Facebook Group Breast Implant Illness and Healing by Nicole. I have several autoimmune diseases and many women are getting better after removing their breast implants. There’s over 50,000 women in this group.

Anyhow, I decided to have my implants removed July 31, 2018 and to have fat transfer to the breasts. Being excited about using my own fat and getting lipo from my problem areas including my stomach was thrilling to me. However, I did tell my surgeon about the Coolsculpting only 4 months earlier and not to use that fat because it’s probably not good and I told him about my stomach becoming larger. He told me about PAH which I had read about shortly before.

As I was recovering from my Lipo and surgery I started taking pictures to watch changes in my body. My surgeon informed me that he didn’t do lipo in the abdomen because he believed I had PAH. Of course being very disappointed, I watch over the next several weeks my stomach start to form more and more into the exact shape of the two Coolsculpting areas on each side of my belly button.

I got written diagnosis from my surgeon but of course had to go back to the facility that did my Coolsculpting. She took pictures to compare to my original picture and agreed I definitely looked like I had PAH especially on my right side. She also said I’m only the second patient she’s seen this in and she submitted my pics to Allergen. Surprisingly I received a call from her yesterday and said she heard back from Allergen and that I need to go back in to have their surgeon do a final diagnosis and then submit the claim and go from there.

However, after reading all of your comments I’m now worried that Allergen won’t follow through??? I mean I had the Coolsculpting and Lipo in the flanks and my mid section looks worse than it did before. My husband is so mad I even did this to myself and then to have to go through more procedures which I had hoped were done after removing my implants and doing Lipo which I never thought I’d do.

Anyhow, that’s my story and I’ll keep everyone posted if I’m lucky enough to get Allergen to actually approve my claim. My surgical surgeon even said it’s more common than we all hear about. Good luck everyone!

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Lauren Mayer

Hi Will I lose the benefits of microneedling if my next appointment is 8 weeks later (due to a prior commitments) as opposed to the 4-6 weeks later as recommended? Please advise
Thank You

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Lindsay Spires

No it will not effect your results negatively to go longer than 4-6 weeks between your microneedling treatments. Results are cumulative and it can take up to 6 weeks after each treatment before the collagen production process completes, so you will be fine being treated 8-weeks following your last.

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Shelby

I had my second microneedling treatment yesterday. I know you are not to shower or put anything on your face for 24 hours, but what if I accidently washed my face late at night out of habit? Will that affect my results? My dr gave me Skinfuse Rescue Calming Complex and Vitamin C too.

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Lindsay Spires

It’s totally fine that you washed your face following your treatment. Just be sure to use a gentle cleanser and no harsh exfoliators for 3-4 days.

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HateMyBodyAfterCoolSculpting

I had CoolScuplting done back in 2015. I was sure that both my abdominal wall and inner thighs were both larger after. My husband completely agreed that CoolScuplting messed me up. I have been working out 6-7 days a week wearing compression belts and doing 100 of abdominal work outs to try and correct what is now a huge problem area, when before I honestly thought I would do CoolSculpting to help with the little bit of of excess fat from having kids. I never hated my stomach before. And my Inner thighs never touched before. The technician just talk me into doing them because I had a free area. This has been a huge nightmare. And until know I every time I looked up complication I thought I was alone. Until know! Can someone send me the information about lawsuit. Amylynneolson@gmail.com

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Kym Nutting

I would also like to join the lawsuit. I paid almost $4000 to treat one area and it has enlarged significantly. I’m not happy.

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Soma

Hi Lindsay!
I just got my first microneedling treatment done( my biggest concern was my acne scars) 6 hours ago and I was wondering what products to use for the first three days and when to use them. I was told not to wet my face at all the first day. She did use blue light ten minutes afterwards to heal it quickly. I read the comments about copper peptide, but would I be able to purchase it any stores or just resort to amazon and if so which would you recommend? I bought neutrogena oil free acne stress control triple action toner and a oil-free acne wash redness soothing facial cleanser. Can I start using them tomorrow morning and at night?or is it too early since it does contain salicylic acid? I want to prevent any future breakouts in between my treatments so do you think if I purchase Tria blue light to help along with the two products I bought recently would help? I was also told that chamomile tea is good to pat on my face before going to bed and plan to do so tomorrow night. Is that okay? My next appointment is in two weeks and I was wondering if that is too soon or if its okay.

Sorry for all the questions!

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Lindsay Spires

The key to microneedling aftercare is to nourish the skin. I wouldn’t use any acne wash or toner for the first 3-4 days as it will dry the skin out too much. I would use hydrating/nourishing topicals on the skin for the first 3 days. A gentle cleanser is best so that it doesn’t irritate the skin. Since it sounds like you are acne prone you may look into a hydrating serum. High quality skin care products are always preferred as they are more concentrated and have a great effect on the skin. Of course these products do come at a price, but you use far less of these products than you do over the counter products because they are more concentrated. We provide our patients with the iS Clinical Post Procedure Kit along with the iS Clinical Cooper firming mist. If you purchased these products you would just use them for the first 3 days post microneedling and then you could move to your regular products.

For regular everyday (not post treatment) products you might look into the Obagi Clenziderm system. It is great for people with acne concerns. Blue light therapy does help with acne, I’m not certain how well the at-home lights work, be sure to let me know.

We recommend 4 weeks between microneedling treatments, that way the skin has plenty of time to heal and begin the collagen production process. Remember that it can take up to 6 weeks before that process finishes so the results from microneedling come in time.
I wish you the best of luck!

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Lindsay Spires

The key to microneedling aftercare is to nourish the skin. I wouldn’t use any acne wash or toner for the first 3-4 days as it will dry the skin out too much. I would use hydrating/nourishing topicals on the skin for the first 3 days. A gentle cleanser is best so that it doesn’t irritate the skin. Since it sounds like you are acne prone you may look into a hydrating serum. High quality skin care products are always preferred as they are more concentrated and have a great effect on the skin. Of course these products do come at a price, but you use far less of these products than you do over the counter products because they are more concentrated. We provide our patients with the iS Clinical Post Procedure Kit along with the iS Clinical Cooper firming mist. If you purchased these products you would just use them for the first 3 days post microneedling and then you could move to your regular products.

For regular everyday (not post treatment) products you might look into the Obagi Clenziderm system. It is great for people with acne concerns. Blue light therapy does help with acne, I’m not certain how well the at-home lights work, be sure to let me know.

We recommend 4 weeks between microneedling treatments, that way the skin has plenty of time to heal and begin the collagen production process. Remember that it can take up to 6 weeks before that process finishes so the results from microneedling come in time.
I wish you the best of luck!

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Rowena

Hi Lindsay,
Just curious since i got my first vampire facial last October 20, this year. And thinking if its no harm if i will have my ultrasonic facial on the fifth day for the best finish of my scratches and bruises?
Thank you for your time.

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Lindsay Spires

I would recommend waiting until your skin had completely healed before having another treatment, especially if you have scratches and bruising. You need to give your skin enough time to heal and repair before exposing it to another aggressive therapy.

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Rowena

Hi Lindsay,
Just curious since i got my first vampire facial last October 20, this year. And thinking if its no harm if i will have my ultrasonic facial on the fifth day for the best finish of my scratches and bruises?
Thank you for your time.

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Lindsay Spires

I would recommend waiting until your skin had completely healed before having another treatment, especially if you have scratches and bruising. You need to give your skin enough time to heal and repair before exposing it to another aggressive therapy.

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Sonia

Hi, very informative page, I must say. I love your dedication to answer each and every question.
I got my PRP microneedling done on Thursday night, my skin was red over whole face except my forehead. On Friday night I noticed lots of itchy bumps just on my forehead. I did lot of cooking on Friday and even felt heat on my forehead and after an hour or so I saw these bumps on my forehead. Are they normal? Is it due to heat from the cooking or just a reaction from the treatment? I called the clinic and they just advised to put an anti inflammatory ointment. I am quite anxious about these. Please help!! 🙏🏻

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Lindsay Spires

I’m glad that you reached out to the clinic that treated you. I really doubt that it had anything to do with your cooking on Friday. We don’t do PRP, so I don’t have much experience with that. Have the itchy bumps subsided after using the cortisone cream? I wonder if you had a reaction to the numbing cream they used? I would keep the clinic that you had treatment informed of your progress, especially if you aren’t seeing an improvement with the anti-inflammatory. It’s hard to say what the true cause of the irritation was. I’m sorry I can’t offer up any additional suggestions. Keep us posted on your progress and if it hasn’t cleared up after using the ointment please be in touch with your clinic again. Best of luck to you.

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Sonia

Thanks for your reply, the bumps have gone down but though look like deflated red patches where bumps were before. They haven’t disappeared as yet and it’s been a week now.
Another thing I forgot to mention that they did the prp microneedling on top of my active acne too. Now I am noticing new zits appearing. Is it ok to have microneedling on active acne??

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Sonia

Hi, very informative page, I must say. I love your dedication to answer each and every question.
I got my PRP microneedling done on Thursday night, my skin was red over whole face except my forehead. On Friday night I noticed lots of itchy bumps just on my forehead. I did lot of cooking on Friday and even felt heat on my forehead and after an hour or so I saw these bumps on my forehead. Are they normal? Is it due to heat from the cooking or just a reaction from the treatment? I called the clinic and they just advised to put an anti inflammatory ointment. I am quite anxious about these. Please help!! 🙏🏻

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Lindsay Spires

I’m glad that you reached out to the clinic that treated you. I really doubt that it had anything to do with your cooking on Friday. We don’t do PRP, so I don’t have much experience with that. Have the itchy bumps subsided after using the cortisone cream? I wonder if you had a reaction to the numbing cream they used? I would keep the clinic that you had treatment informed of your progress, especially if you aren’t seeing an improvement with the anti-inflammatory. It’s hard to say what the true cause of the irritation was. I’m sorry I can’t offer up any additional suggestions. Keep us posted on your progress and if it hasn’t cleared up after using the ointment please be in touch with your clinic again. Best of luck to you.

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Sonia

Thanks for your reply, the bumps have gone down but though look like deflated red patches where bumps were before. They haven’t disappeared as yet and it’s been a week now.
Another thing I forgot to mention that they did the prp microneedling on top of my active acne too. Now I am noticing new zits appearing. Is it ok to have microneedling on active acne??

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Lindsay Spires

NO! You should never do microneedling if there is active acne, you’re basically just spreading the bacteria over your face, so I’m not surprised you are experiencing new breakout areas. Next time be sure to cancel your appointment if you are have an active breakout. If you just have one pimple that’s ok, they can just treat around that area. Are you using any products to help with your acne? I hope your irritation calms soon.

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Lindsay Spires

NO! You should never do microneedling if there is active acne, you’re basically just spreading the bacteria over your face, so I’m not surprised you are experiencing new breakout areas. Next time be sure to cancel your appointment if you are have an active breakout. If you just have one pimple that’s ok, they can just treat around that area. Are you using any products to help with your acne? I hope your irritation calms soon.

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Joe

If numbing is the only hold up, I can deal with the pain. I am sure others can too. Have you ever tried ionstrophesis? Ever had 20 Botox injections in your palm? These procedures are very uncomfortable and some would say intolorable. When you suffer from this, it is amazing what you can tolerate! I do want to mention that after trying everything but surgery, taking Oxybutynin 5mg twice a day works best for me. It isn’t a cure, but I would say that I have a 80% reduction and works much better than Botox or ionstrophesis.

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Joe

If numbing is the only hold up, I can deal with the pain. I am sure others can too. Have you ever tried ionstrophesis? Ever had 20 Botox injections in your palm? These procedures are very uncomfortable and some would say intolorable. When you suffer from this, it is amazing what you can tolerate! I do want to mention that after trying everything but surgery, taking Oxybutynin 5mg twice a day works best for me. It isn’t a cure, but I would say that I have a 80% reduction and works much better than Botox or ionstrophesis.

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Lynn

I just had my first micro-needlings done exactly 1 week ago due to the concerns of the moderations hyperpigmentations spots on both cheeks (small areas). The depth of the needles were penetrated as follows:
*Neck: .5mm
*Cheeks area w/hyperpigmentations: 1.8mm
*The rest of face: 1.2mm

It’s completely healed today, but I still notice the hyperpigmentations on my cheeks (where the needles penetrated the deepest). Should I heavily exfoliate my skin and use some type of bleaching agent to help make them lighter since it’s still vulnerable? Thank you in advance for your assistance.

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Lindsay Spires

Do you have any flaking or superficial crusting (scabbing) on your face or neck? Even though you are a week out and your skin has probably mostly healed I still would not heavily exfoliate, especially if you have any flaking or crusting left. As long as the skin seems healed you are probably safe to resume your regular products, but I would wait a little while longer before you aggressively exfoliate.
Keep in mind microneedling isn’t like a chemical peel where the areas of hyperpigmentation will peel off with the skin. It is a process and it will take a series of treatments before you will see these areas lighten. Did the facility you visited take photos before your first treatment? If not take some yourself so that you can monitor your progress.

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Lynn

I just had my first micro-needlings done exactly 1 week ago due to the concerns of the moderations hyperpigmentations spots on both cheeks (small areas). The depth of the needles were penetrated as follows:
*Neck: .5mm
*Cheeks area w/hyperpigmentations: 1.8mm
*The rest of face: 1.2mm

It’s completely healed today, but I still notice the hyperpigmentations on my cheeks (where the needles penetrated the deepest). Should I heavily exfoliate my skin and use some type of bleaching agent to help make them lighter since it’s still vulnerable? Thank you in advance for your assistance.

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Lindsay Spires

Do you have any flaking or superficial crusting (scabbing) on your face or neck? Even though you are a week out and your skin has probably mostly healed I still would not heavily exfoliate, especially if you have any flaking or crusting left. As long as the skin seems healed you are probably safe to resume your regular products, but I would wait a little while longer before you aggressively exfoliate.
Keep in mind microneedling isn’t like a chemical peel where the areas of hyperpigmentation will peel off with the skin. It is a process and it will take a series of treatments before you will see these areas lighten. Did the facility you visited take photos before your first treatment? If not take some yourself so that you can monitor your progress.

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Sherry

My aesthetician Did RS Micro needling On my face. I developed Hyperpigmentation on my jaw line , chin and cheeks . It been 6 days and my skin is not healings. I got square box of brown dots still on my face. She did 700 on my face . I told her several times it was hurting
But she keep saying trust you will love your face. They didn’t give me any instructions or product to use for post care . I can’t stop crying. I am going on a cruise for the first time in my life. After 9 years I am finally talking a few days to my self. I am a mother of an severe adult autistic son. Please help me . Is my face going to heal. I am scared.

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Lindsay Spires

I assume you mean RF microneedling, as I’ve not heard of RS (but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist). I would definitely call the provider that performed your treatment they may want to see you. It sounds like it could be post inflammatory hyperpigmentation from the radio frequency, but I could be wrong. It’s always best to see what your provider would recommend since they treated you, but if you were treated out our office we would tell you to keep your face very hydrated. It is important to keep the skin very moist so that it can heal. Do not exfoliate or use any harsh products that may cause your skin to dry out. iS Clinical’s sHEALd Balm would be a great option (applying several times a day). I hope this clears up quickly for you. Try not to worry too much, if it is post inflammatory hyperpigmentation it will clear up, but it can take some time. When you go on your cruise please wear sunscreen and a hat so that the pigmented areas don’t get darker. Best of luck to you.

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Lindsay Spires

I assume you mean RF microneedling, as I’ve not heard of RS (but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist). I would definitely call the provider that performed your treatment they may want to see you. It sounds like it could be post inflammatory hyperpigmentation from the radio frequency, but I could be wrong. It’s always best to see what your provider would recommend since they treated you, but if you were treated out our office we would tell you to keep your face very hydrated. It is important to keep the skin very moist so that it can heal. Do not exfoliate or use any harsh products that may cause your skin to dry out. iS Clinical’s sHEALd Balm would be a great option (applying several times a day). I hope this clears up quickly for you. Try not to worry too much, if it is post inflammatory hyperpigmentation it will clear up, but it can take some time. When you go on your cruise please wear sunscreen and a hat so that the pigmented areas don’t get darker. Best of luck to you.

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Rana

Hello! Im on my 5th microneedling session and the dr treating me had recommended that as I am doing it for my acne scars that i need to go in every 2 weeks. I know you recommend every 4 weeks, is that for everybodys case? Will going every 2 affect me negatively? Also after the 6th session if im not happy woth results how many more can i do before saying its enough? Thank you!

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Rana

Hello! Im on my 5th microneedling session and the dr treating me had recommended that as I am doing it for my acne scars that i need to go in every 2 weeks. I know you recommend every 4 weeks, is that for everybodys case? Will going every 2 affect me negatively? Also after the 6th session if im not happy woth results how many more can i do before saying its enough? Thank you!

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Lindsay Spires

Hmmm, we have our patients wait 4-weeks between microneedling treatments regardless of the condition we are treating. Is is mandatory for you to come every 2 weeks? I would also most space them out a little further. This way your skin has time to heal and the collagen production process has started and has time to reach it’s peak before having another treatment and igniting that process again. It can take 6 weeks for the collagen production process to complete.
Once you have finished with your package wait 8 weeks or so and see how you are looking at that point you may need more treatments if you want additional improvement. If you are good with the way your skin looks having 1-2 treatments a year just to maintain your results is a good idea.

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Lindsay Spires

Hmmm, we have our patients wait 4-weeks between microneedling treatments regardless of the condition we are treating. Is is mandatory for you to come every 2 weeks? I would also most space them out a little further. This way your skin has time to heal and the collagen production process has started and has time to reach it’s peak before having another treatment and igniting that process again. It can take 6+ weeks for the collagen production process to complete.
Once you have finished with your package wait 8 weeks or so and see how you are looking at that point you may need more treatments if you want additional improvement. If you are good with the way your skin looks having 1-2 treatments a year just to maintain your results is a good idea.

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Karen

I was just diagnosed with PAH and on the contrary allergen was quite responsive and covered 100% of my corrective procedure.

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Denise Waggoner

How did you go about your claim? Did your company do it for you or did you put in the claim? What is the number to get a claim started?

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Laura

Please keep me updated if ever miradry becomes available for hands and feet! I am in process of this for underarms then going to try ionstrophesis machine, really hope this helps me

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Laura

Please keep me updated if ever miradry becomes available for hands and feet! I am in process of this for underarms then going to try ionstrophesis machine, really hope this helps me

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Mary

I went for a CoolSculpting consultation and they told me that PAH has only been seen in patients that had the old applicators (the ones that take an hour). They said the new ones that only take 30 minutes haven’t caused PAH. Not sure if this is true?

If it is, it might give you some ammunition against the location you went to. If they willingly chose to not upgrade their applicators aren’t they in part responsible along with allergen?

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Beatrice Rich

I bought the “Glow Pro” for home use. I use it just 2 times a week. Can I still use my exfoliating cream during my OFF DAYS with the Glow Pro?

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Beatrice Rich

I bought the “Glow Pro” for home use. I use it just 2 times a week. Can I still use my exfoliating cream during my OFF DAYS with the Glow Pro?

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Lindsay Spires

Yes, I think it’s fine to use the exfoliation cream. At home microneedling/dermal rollers aren’t as aggressive as those treatments you would receive at a Med Spa. I think you are fine using your products on your off days.

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Lindsay Spires

Yes, I think it’s fine to use the exfoliation cream. At home microneedling/dermal rollers aren’t as aggressive as those treatments you would receive at a Med Spa. I think you are fine using your products on your off days.

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Stefani Martin

Hi. I just had my first microneedling with PRP and was told to use a mild cleanser, Skinceuticals HA intensifier and Guinot Creme Protection Reparatrice Facial Creme, followed by SPF for the next 72 hours. What do you think of that after-care regimine? Would you add anything or take anything away? Thanks!

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Stefani Martin

Hi. I just had my first microneedling with PRP and was told to use a mild cleanser, Skinceuticals HA intensifier and Guinot Creme Protection Reparatrice Facial Creme, followed by SPF for the next 72 hours. What do you think of that after-care regimine? Would you add anything or take anything away? Thanks!

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Lindsay Spires

I think this sounds good. All of those products are hydrating and nourishing, exactly what your skin needs after this treatment. These are great post treatment products.

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Lindsay Spires

I think this sounds good. All of those products are hydrating and nourishing, exactly what your skin needs after this treatment. These are great post treatment products.

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Stefani Martin

I was told no alcohol or caffeine for 3 days prior and 3 days post microneedling with PRP? Is that necessary? I have had such a bad caffeine-withdrawal headache that I’m not looking forward to my next treatment week….
Thanks!

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Lindsay Spires

Hmmm, I can understand the no alcohol since the alcohol can thin the blood, but I’m not sure why they would recommend refraining from caffeine. I would call the facility that you are going to and ask for further explanation on this. I would actually think caffeine might be good since its a vasoconstrictor, but perhaps they see it differently. I would reach out and get more information, no sense in torturing yourself if it’s not necessary.

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Stefani Martin

I was told no alcohol or caffeine for 3 days prior and 3 days post microneedling with PRP? Is that necessary? I have had such a bad caffeine-withdrawal headache that I’m not looking forward to my next treatment week….
Thanks!

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Lindsay Spires

Hmmm, I can understand the no alcohol since the alcohol can thin the blood, but I’m not sure why they would recommend refraining from caffeine. I would call the facility that you are going to and ask for further explanation on this. I would actually think caffeine might be good since its a vasoconstrictor, but perhaps they see it differently. I would reach out and get more information, no sense in torturing yourself if it’s not necessary.

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Robyn

Could it be that caffeine and alcohol are dehydrating? Maybe both would be okay in small amounts! Please let me know your thoughts! Thanks for this very informative page.

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Lindsay Spires

Caffeine and alcohol are dehydrating, yes, but they are also vaso-dilators which increase blood flow to the surface of the skin, so limiting these the day before and day of your microneedling treatment is best to prevent extra bleeding. But you are right everything in moderation is probably fine, it’s more a precaution.

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Robyn

Could it be that caffeine and alcohol are dehydrating? Maybe both would be okay in small amounts! Please let me know your thoughts! Thanks for this very informative page.

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Lindsay Spires

Caffeine and alcohol are dehydrating, yes, but they are also vaso-dilators which increase blood flow to the surface of the skin, so limiting these the day before and day of your microneedling treatment is best to prevent extra bleeding. But you are right everything in moderation is probably fine, it’s more a precaution.

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Elisa

I just got microneedle five days ago. I have pretty bad acne. My skin looked great right after and now I have some terrible, what feel like cystic acne… I’m wondering if it is normal for acne to get worse before it gets better?

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Lindsay Spires

When you went in for your treatment did you have active acne? If you had any active pustules at the time you had microneedling it is likely that that bacteria was spread causing a bad breakout (potentially causing cystic acne). If you didn’t have any active acne the day of your treatment I would find out what products were used immediately after your treatment. You Microneedling wouldn’t cause a breakout unless as I mentioned you had active acne the day of treatment or if your skin reacted to the products used after treatment. You should never have a microneedling treatment if you have any active acne.

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Elisa

I just got microneedle five days ago. I have pretty bad acne. My skin looked great right after and now I have some terrible, what feel like cystic acne… I’m wondering if it is normal for acne to get worse before it gets better?

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Lindsay Spires

When you went in for your treatment did you have active acne? If you had any active pustules at the time you had microneedling it is likely that that bacteria was spread causing a bad breakout (potentially causing cystic acne). If you didn’t have any active acne the day of your treatment I would find out what products were used immediately after your treatment. You Microneedling wouldn’t cause a breakout unless as I mentioned you had active acne the day of treatment or if your skin reacted to the products used after treatment. You should never have a microneedling treatment if you have any active acne.

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Bonnie Delgado

I also ended up with PAH just below the bra line in front. My doctor said it would require a tummy tuck to rectify; however, I have since been diagnosed with a-fib and am on blood thinners. I am a young 71 year old. I’m not overweight. What are my options?

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Lindsay Spires

liposuction would help rid you of the PAH. There are many minimally invasive liposuction procedures like Smartlipo. I would consult with your cardiologist. They could put you on an injectable blood thinner for the days leading up to a procedure and the days following. I would start by speaking with your cardiologist to see if you would be able to be cleared for a minimally invasive lipo procedure to correct your PAH. Best of luck to you.

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Jill

Hey Ladies~ If you take Zyrtec a couple takes before the peel and during the peel it helps with the itching significantly. Hope this tip helps!

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Anisa

Hi! I just had my microneedling for the first time and i am much confused with the postcare. Should i go for serum mist or serum itself or facial oil? And should i apply toner to my face or just straight for serum then sunscreen.

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Lindsay Spires

What serum and mist do you have? In theory you would go with the thinnest to the thickest, so depending on what products you have I would mist then use the serum, but you will also need a rich hydrater as well. I wouldn’t use a toner for the first 3 days, but after that you are able to resume your normal skin routine provided you skin is healed. You should always use sunscreen. I’m sorry you weren’t provided better directions from the facility that did your microneedling. Best of luck to you!

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Anisa

Hi! I just had my microneedling for the first time and i am much confused with the postcare. Should i go for serum mist or serum itself or facial oil? And should i apply toner to my face or just straight for serum then sunscreen.

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Lindsay Spires

What serum and mist do you have? In theory you would go with the thinnest to the thickest, so depending on what products you have I would mist then use the serum, but you will also need a rich hydrater as well. I wouldn’t use a toner for the first 3 days, but after that you are able to resume your normal skin routine provided you skin is healed. You should always use sunscreen. I’m sorry you weren’t provided better directions from the facility that did your microneedling. Best of luck to you!

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Caroline pele

Hi your doing an amazing job advising people. Thank you . i have learnt so much here
Caroline

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Jackie

Hello,
I’ve been wanting to do Microneedling. Is it a safe procedure? How will it effect my face? I have minor acne and I lose some my eyebrow hairs.

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Lindsay Spires

microneedling is a very safe procedure, but be sure you have it done at a facility that had experience and will provide you with aftercare products and instructions. This is really key in getting the most out of your microneedling treatments. You will need a series of treatments if you are looking to improve your acne scars. We typically recommend 8-treatments for acne scars, spaced every 4 weeks. Results from microneedling are not immediate so you may not see the full result from each treatment for up to 6-weeks post treatment. I think you’ll really like this procedure. Go for a consultation and get more information to be sure this is the right procedure for you.

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Jackie

Hello,
I’ve been wanting to do Microneedling. Is it a safe procedure? How will it effect my face? I have minor acne and I lose some my eyebrow hairs.

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Lindsay Spires

microneedling is a very safe procedure, but be sure you have it done at a facility that had experience and will provide you with aftercare products and instructions. This is really key in getting the most out of your microneedling treatments. You will need a series of treatments if you are looking to improve your acne scars. We typically recommend 8-treatments for acne scars, spaced every 4 weeks. Results from microneedling are not immediate so you may not see the full result from each treatment for up to 6-weeks post treatment. I think you’ll really like this procedure. Go for a consultation and get more information to be sure this is the right procedure for you.

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Pam

Do NOT have multiple treatments if you’re already having PAH. I had 3 treatments at the recommendation of my plastic surgeons office manager. OMG how stupid! Nothing got better, only worse. I was 12 pounds lighter when we did my “after” photos, but my stomach was considerably larger than in the “before” photo

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Stephanie Williams

Hi, I just had my 3rd Micro-needling treatment and this time around I have two big dark burns on my cheeks. I know after she completes my treatments she applies I believe an acid serum to my face and it burns and she leaves it on for about 2 minutes my previous two times. This time she left it on for 3 minutes but each time it burns really bad. Is this normal procedure to apply the acid serum on the open wounds from the needles? The first two times I would have some dark spots and after about 72 hours they will peel off, this time I can tell it is starting to peel, but not as fast cause I am at 72 hours now and my cheeks are still covered with this dark burnt skin layer. I am just tired of everyone at work asking OMG what happened to your face as it has never been this bad after a treatment. I am doing the treatment for acne scarring. I think she went 2.0 MM this time and first time 1.0mm and second time 1.5mm. Thanks

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Lindsay Spires

Yikes. We don’t apply any acid to the skin after performing microneedling. We follow up with growth factor serum, hydracool serum and sHEALd balm. After wounding the skin you should nourish the skin to promote healing, that is our philosophy at least. Had you not mentioned the acid application I would have assumed you may have had a reaction to the numbing cream applied prior to treatment, but now I would definitely agree it is from whatever serum was applied and left on for 3 minutes following your treatment. I would be in contact with the person or clinic that performed your treatment and let them know what you are experiencing so that they aren’t as aggressive next time. We adjust the depth of penetration for different areas of the face, and we uses a stamping technique for acne scars. I’m not sure how you are caring for your skin right now, but my advise would be to keep it as hydrated as possible so that when the darkened areas do peel off you aren’t left with hypo-pigmentation and whatever you do don’t pick at the skin to peel it off, let it shed on its own. Best of luck to you.

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Stephanie Williams

Hi, I just had my 3rd Micro-needling treatment and this time around I have two big dark burns on my cheeks. I know after she completes my treatments she applies I believe an acid serum to my face and it burns and she leaves it on for about 2 minutes my previous two times. This time she left it on for 3 minutes but each time it burns really bad. Is this normal procedure to apply the acid serum on the open wounds from the needles? The first two times I would have some dark spots and after about 72 hours they will peel off, this time I can tell it is starting to peel, but not as fast cause I am at 72 hours now and my cheeks are still covered with this dark burnt skin layer. I am just tired of everyone at work asking OMG what happened to your face as it has never been this bad after a treatment. I am doing the treatment for acne scarring. I think she went 2.0 MM this time and first time 1.0mm and second time 1.5mm. Thanks

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Lindsay Spires

Yikes. We don’t apply any acid to the skin after performing microneedling. We follow up with growth factor serum, hydracool serum and sHEALd balm. After wounding the skin you should nourish the skin to promote healing, that is our philosophy at least. Had you not mentioned the acid application I would have assumed you may have had a reaction to the numbing cream applied prior to treatment, but now I would definitely agree it is from whatever serum was applied and left on for 3 minutes following your treatment. I would be in contact with the person or clinic that performed your treatment and let them know what you are experiencing so that they aren’t as aggressive next time. We adjust the depth of penetration for different areas of the face, and we uses a stamping technique for acne scars. I’m not sure how you are caring for your skin right now, but my advise would be to keep it as hydrated as possible so that when the darkened areas do peel off you aren’t left with hypo-pigmentation and whatever you do don’t pick at the skin to peel it off, let it shed on its own. Best of luck to you.

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Nhutalu Ashford

I’m here reading about this I feel who ever did her microNeedling after that she applied a chemical Peel that’s what it sounds to me . I would go somewhere else for my microneedling treatments .

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Nhutalu Ashford

I’m here reading about this I feel who ever did her microNeedling after that she applied a chemical Peel that’s what it sounds to me . I would go somewhere else for my microneedling treatments .

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Natasha

Hello! I am having my first needling tomorrow and have a few questions, sorry to bombard you!
1. Can I exercise appx 24 hrs after treatment?
2. I use a vitamin c suspension 23% with hyaluronic spheres %2 (brand: the ordinary), when can I begin using again?
3. I use a resveretrol 3% with ferulic acid 3% (brand: the ordinary) when can I begin using this again?
4. When can I begin using mild AHA cleanser? (Brand: aspect dr)

I have been advised to use hyuloric acid and copper peptides post treatment, how often can I use these?

Thank you so much! 🙂

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Lindsay Spires

No make-up or exercise for the first 24 hours, after that you are fine to resume
I would wait to start back with your regular skincare routine. Give it 3 days after having your microneedling, then you can resume your normal skincare products including the AHA cleanser, vitamin C, resveretrol, etc.
You can use the hyaluronic acid and copper peptides are frequently as you need to in order to keep your skin well hydrated. Our patients typically use our post procedure skincare products for the first 3 days post procedure and then they resume their normal routine.

Best of luck to you!

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Natasha

Hello! I am having my first needling tomorrow and have a few questions, sorry to bombard you!
1. Can I exercise appx 24 hrs after treatment?
2. I use a vitamin c suspension 23% with hyaluronic spheres %2 (brand: the ordinary), when can I begin using again?
3. I use a resveretrol 3% with ferulic acid 3% (brand: the ordinary) when can I begin using this again?
4. When can I begin using mild AHA cleanser? (Brand: aspect dr)

I have been advised to use hyuloric acid and copper peptides post treatment, how often can I use these?

Thank you so much! 🙂

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Lindsay Spires

No make-up or exercise for the first 24 hours, after that you are fine to resume
I would wait to start back with your regular skincare routine. Give it 3 days after having your microneedling, then you can resume your normal skincare products including the AHA cleanser, vitamin C, resveretrol, etc.
You can use the hyaluronic acid and copper peptides are frequently as you need to in order to keep your skin well hydrated. Our patients typically use our post procedure skincare products for the first 3 days post procedure and then they resume their normal routine.

Best of luck to you!

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J0188

I’ve had two sessions on a script tattoo not bigger than half an inch, 4 inches long on my forearm with a Qswitch laser but it has shown very little fading. What seems to be the problem? The one on my wrist is responding better. Thank you in advance.

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Lindsay Spires

There are so many things to consider when it comes to tattoos and how they respond with laser treatments. Since you said the one on your wrist was responding better there could be a few things for you to consider. Were both tattoos done by the same tattoo artist? The one on your forearm my have more ink in it, it could be made of a different ink (many of the foreign made inks have metals in them to keep the color more vibrant). It could also be the location on your body too, tattoos on extremities tend to take a little longer than those on the trunk of the body (related to circulation).
Is this tattoo all black or does it have color in it? Also, do you happen to know if they are using the same setting on both tattoos?
I know this isn’t a clear answer, but as I said there are many factors with tattoos.

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