Skin Care NIA 24™
Skincare Maintenance Overview
Procedure: Treatment of moderate to severe sun damage, reduction of scars (up to 65%), and enhancement of skin tone and texture using a patented micro-nutrient delivery system to provide the skin with a continuous supply of Niacin (a water-soluble micro-nutrient that has been clinically shown to generate healthier skin).
Length: You may require a 7 to 10 day introductory regimen, which minimizes skin irritation from the initial use of NIA 24™ products. Following the introductory regimen, you will use some NIA 24™ products daily and others 2 to 3 times a week.
Place of Treatment: NIA 24™ products are applied topically to the skin by the user in the comfort of the own home.
Duration of Results: To achieve the full benefits of NIA 24™ products, you must consistently follow your NIA 24™ daily regimen.
Side Effects: Side effects are events that may be experienced by patients as a result of your surgery and should not be considered adverse events. Our patients are counseled regarding these effects and if experienced they are tolerable and often temporary in duration.
- Skin Irritation: Some individuals may experience a warm sensation after the initial application of NIA 24™ products. The warm sensation could turn into mild blushing or even red, itchy skin. To minimize this initial skin irritation, some individuals follow a 7 to 10 day introductory regimen that gradually introduces new products. At first, you will use one product every other day with a light application until your skin becomes accustomed to a higher concentration of Niacin. Irritated skin can be soothed with a cold compress and usually diminished within a few hours.
- Skin Breakout: Although NIA 24™ products are considered non-comedogenic, which according to the FDA means that the products do not contain common pore-clogging ingredients that could cause acne, skin breakouts may occur. NIA 24™ products may cause the skin to secrete excess sebum, an oily matter that can lead to breakouts. To minimize breakouts, you should try the 7 to 10 day introductory regimen of NIA 24™ products.
- Dryness: Since NIA 24™ products enhance the skin barrier, your skin may retain moisture inside and make the skin surface feel dry. To relieve dryness, you should use a moisturizer to keep the skin surface moist. However, it is important to apply the NIA 24™ products first in order to ensure maximum Niacin delivery to the skin.
Risks: Clinical studies have vigorously tested the safety of NIA 24™ products. There are no known risks to the standard use of NIA 24™ products. However, individuals with allergies to nuts, who are undergoing chemo/radiation therapy, or who are pregnant should consult with their physician prior to using NIA 24™ products.