Fabu-Health Skin Revision Treatment
Fabu-Health Scar/ Stretch Mark Revision (FHSR) creates better tone, texture, & color - and with the procedure we typically see really good results just after one treatment but typically we can see people up to 5 times.
Many people have never heard of this treatment and have no idea how effective it can be at treating scars, lines & stretch marks!
Although the treatment utilises needles to essentially cause controlled trauma to the skin for it to repair and restructure, this is not the same as traditional microneedling.
Microneedling uses a different machine with larger cartridges containing many more needles. The FHSR treatment uses tattoo machines and cartridges, with a smaller amount of needles which are able to penetrate the skin more easily, and target only the scar area which needs repairing.
FHSR treatment is clinically proven to be far more effective at treating scars and stretch marks compared to microneedling.
We won't know what that might look like for you, until we actually start seeing the progress. We will monitor the progress on a case by case basis and we do that through photos. We will always be in communication about your healing progress and if we'll be needling additional appointments.
HOW MANY SESSIONS WILL I NEED?
Everyone responds differently to treatment so it is not possible to predict any results or how many sessions. Some clients have an amazing result after onebsession.
Others may need 3-5 depending on the severity of the scarring and the client's skin response. Some may not see any significant improvement.
We find that with darker skin types, stretch marks re-pigment naturally very well after one or two sessions of needling. If FHSR needling doesn't re-pigment the stretch marks or scars enough naturally, then it is possible to have ink tattooing, depending on the colour of the scars and your skin type. FHSR treatment can be very effective and smoothing and softening scars after only just one session, although everyone is different so we can't predict the result.
Pregnancy, keloid scars, scleroderma, undergoing chemotherapy, use accutane or retinol, collagen vascular disease or cardiac abnormalities, a hemorrhagic disorder or haemostatic dysfunction, active bacterial or fungal infection, uncontrolled diabetes, extreme hyperpigmentation.
BEFORE YOUR TREATMENT:
Refrain from using Accutane for 6-12 months
Do not take any anti-inflammatory medications such as ibuprofen, Motrin or Advil for 3 days prior to treatment. These agents will interfere with the natural inflammatory process that is critical and responsible for your skin rejuvenation.
Avoidance of IPL/Laser procedures, unprotected sun exposure or sunburn for 2 weeks prior. We want to prevent a sun burn. We cannot work on burned, irritated skin.
No shaving the day of the procedure to avoid skin irritation to the area being treated. If there is dense hair present in the treatment area, closely shave the area the day before you arrive to your appointment.
Avoid blood thinning agents (aspirin, fish oil, Omega-3, Vitamin E) for 1 week prior.
Avoid caffeine 48 hours prior to the appointment.
Immediately after treatment your scars and stretch marks will have be red, swollen, and the skin irritated for about 2-4 wks. THIS IS NORMAL!
- Avoid wearing tight clothing for the next 2 - 3 days.
- Avoid scratching or peeling to prevent infection or discoloration.
- Avoid excessive sweating for 7 days. Moderate exercise is fine after 2 days of the treatment.
- Avoid exposing the area to the full water pressure of the shower for 7 days.
- Avoid tanning and swimming (beach, pool, Jacuzzi, bath, etc.) for 40 days.
- Avoid sunscreen, self-tanning or any cream that contains Vitamin D for 40 days.
- Avoid perfume and deodorant near or in the treated area.
Do not take Advil after the procedure (next 24 hours)
Redness, swelling, tightness, feeling of being sunburned is a normal reaction, apply wound spray
Avoid all things hot: sauna, hot tub, sweating etc.
You can shower 12 hrs after procedure
Use a gentle cleanser to cleanse the area
Do not rub aggressively
Apply aftercare 2 x day or as required to keep area hydrated
Recommended aftercare is Cereve OR Coconut oil (if natural option is preferred)
Area will become dry, flakey and possibly a small amount of scabbing (DO NOT PICK)
Apply aftercare 2-4 x day
- Apply wound spray every 2-4 hours
ALWAYS USE SUNSCREEN WHEN THE TREATED AREAS ARE EXPOSED TO THE SUN!
The skin may be dry and flakey and angry looking
- Use the wound spray every 2-4 hours and reapply the hydra boost.
The skin will be less angry, less swollen, and a little more flat
OPT: Use Wound spray 2xs a day and gently massage the hydra boost thoroughly into the treated area.
AFTER TWO WEEKS:
Even though you may still be seeing your skin returning to normal it's not uncommon to see redness and/or hyperpigmentation.
Send photos in 4-6 wks so we can can follow up to see if you're ready for the next session of if your body needs more time to heal. Some people heal faster/slower depending on your individual body health, metabolism, and lifestyle. If you're healing slowly next session will be around the 90 day mark/ Do not be put out on this, if that's the case we need to make sure your body is healing to its full potential before continuing treatment. LED helps with recovery as well as growth factors. We recommend 2 sessions of LED two weeks apart.
Note that darker skin types may need 2-3 months between treatments to completely heal and encourage properly healing to reduce the risk of strong hyperpigmentation. Chemical peels and skin tightening treatments may be done after 4 weeks of the FHSR.