At River Run Day Spa in Boise, our goal is to help you put your best skin forward. A great way to do that is with Boise Microneedling , also known as collagen induction therapy. We recommend a series of 3-6 microneedling treatments and a customized home care regimen to achieve the best results. Schedule a complementary consultation with one of our knowledgeable Boise estheticians to get started today! Book your appointment now!

Microneedling (CIT)

What is Microneedling?
Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, is a minimally invasive skin rejuvenation procedure that involves the use of a device that contains fine needles. The needles are used to puncture the skin to create a controlled skin injury which ceates a channel that triggers the body to fill these microscopic wounds by producing new collagen and elastin. Through the repair process, there is visible improvement in skin texture and firmness, as well as reduction in fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, hyperpigmentation,and pore size. Bonus, it provides the treated skin with 97% better product absorption, which is also why it is so important to use the proper aftercare products.***Fun Fact*** When you turn 25 years old, your collagen goes dormant (which is why you begin to see signs of aging). This is the only proven treatment to stimulate BOTH collagen type 1 & 3 for up to two years!

How to prepare for your Microneedling treatment?
Avoid direct sun exposure or tanning bed at least 4 weeks prior to treatment and during treatment process, do not exercise day of, or the day after treatment, avoid Retin-A, chemical peels, fillers, or Botox for at least 10 days prior to treatment, wear a UVA/UVB SPF daily, and drink at least 8 glasses of water daily.

What to expect post treatment?
Day 1 - Skin will be flushed after the treatment and makeup shouldn't be applied for at least 2 hours.
Day 2 - A red or pink hue may persist like a moderate sunburn. Swelling and slight bruising may happen. Apply serums and SPF.
Day 3 - Skin should still appear pink. All swelling will have mostly subsided. Skin may feel dry or tight. A slight outbreak or acne is possible and light peeling may occur.

​​How many treatments will I need?
We HIGHLY recommend that you commit to a series of 3-6 treatments, spaced approximately 4 weeks apart to achieve the best results. Results will be noticeable after 3-4 weeks and will continue for approximately 5-6 months after your series is completed.

Does it hurt?
We use a topical numbing cream to help desensitize the skin.

​Contraindications for Microneedling:
History of scarring/keloid, active bacterial or fungal infections, pregnant or breastfeeding (due to the lack of clinical studies), hepatitis, immune-suppression diseases, scars less than 6 months, facial fillers or Botox in the past 10 days, use of Accutane in the last year, radiation treatments in the last year, or have open wounds, cuts or abrasions.

Nano Infusion Therapy

What is Nano Infusion Therapy?
Sterile, silicone pyramid-like tips that are microscopic, smaller than one single strand of human hair, are used to drive topical products which allows for up to 97% better product absorption. It infuses ingredients into the epidermis, the skin receives nutrients that help to lighten, tighten, and brighten. Skin will also be plumped due to the hydration infusion, filling out lines, wrinkles, and scarring. Nano infusion can also be used to plump lips and smooth eyes. Unlike microneedling, nano infusion can be used over the eye and to both lash lines. This full facial treatment or just lip and eye treatment is perfect before events, for extra hydration, and to take the benefits and results of a regular facial to the next level.

​What to expect from Nano Infusion?
Nano Infusion is pain free! You will feel light pressure and a vibration sensation, most find this a very relaxing treatment to receive. Since this is a no downtime treatment, it is the perfect treatment to get before an event as your skin will be glowing and radiant. You can have a nano infusion treatment done as often as every two weeks!