Boost Collagen Production For Tighter, Brighter And Smoother Skin
What is Microneedling?
Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, is a popular and effective spa treatment that rejuvenates the skin. Through a minimally invasive procedure, tiny needles are used to create controlled micro-injuries on the skin's surface. These tiny punctures stimulate the body's natural healing process, resulting in increased collagen and elastin production.
The primary goal of microneedling is to promote healthy cell turnover, as the micro-injuries created prompt the skin to produce new collagen and elastin. Collagen is responsible for maintaining the skin's structure, while elastin provides elasticity and firmness. By stimulating these proteins, microneedling can effectively reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, and hyperpigmentation.
Besides promoting healthy cell turnover, the controlled micro-injuries also enhance the absorption of skincare products applied during or after treatment. This means that post-treatment serums, moisturizers, and other products can penetrate deeper into the skin, maximizing their effectiveness and providing optimal results.
Single session: $375
Package of 3 (1 month a part, 4 months expiry): $1000
Chemical Peel or Laser Genesis Add-On: $100 each
Microneedling promotes the production of collagen which has multiple benefits like reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and reducing pore size. This boost in collagen production also improves skin tone affected by sun damage, hyperpigmentation and acne scars. Since microneedling creates micro-tears in your skin, you’ll notice your skincare products will better absorb into your skin –this is the best time to use a hyaluronic acid serum.
While microneedling is an incredibly effective treatment, it is not for everyone. Here’s the ideal candidate for microneedling:
- Have not used Accutane or isotretinoin within the last 6 months
- Do not have open wounds or cuts
- Do not have active acne, rosacea, inflammatory skin conditions or skin infections
- Are not pregnant
- Do not have a history of poor wound healing
- Have fine lines or wrinkles
- Have acne scars and large pores
- Have uneven skin tone or pigmentation
While the side effects are minimal, you don’t want to schedule your microneedling treatment before an important event. After microneedling you may experience some minor swelling and bruising which will go down between 1 to 3 days. Additionally, you may experience some swelling around the eye area, inflammation, itching, burning, and possible breakouts.
- Avoid suntanning
- Avoid retinols and vitamin A for 5 days prior to treatment
- Prepare your skin with medical-grade skincare before and after your procedure to achieve the best results
- Please advise us prior to treatment if you have suffered in the past with cold sores on the skin or lips. This viral infection may be re-activated in these areas by any injection treatments. You may be required to take an anti-viral medication such as Valtrex on the day of your treatment and for several days after your treatment.
We recommend 4 sessions spaced 1 month apart for the best results. Afterwards, you can maintain with one or two sessions per year.
You will have filled out your intake form prior to your appointment and have had a thorough consultation with our medical aesthetician
We will thoroughly cleanse your skin following with the application of a topical anesthetic to keep the procedure pain-free
We use a medical-grade hyaluronic glide that will penetrate deep into the skin through the micro-channels to hydrate the skin
The treatment should be fairly comfortable and last about 15-20 minutes.
Once the microneedling is completed, we will apply the appropriate products and will recommend aftercare products to promote healing
Microneedling is essentially creating micro-injuries in your skin, so you want to be careful and look after your skin for at least 3 days post-treatment.
Follow these instructions:
- Do not touch your face for at least 4 hours
- Avoid sweaty exercise and sun exposure for 72 hours post procedure
- If the skin feels dry and/or tight, wait 4 hours post procedure, then you may apply a hyaluronic acid serum and moisturizer
- Change your pillowcase the day of treatment
- Wipe down your phone and/or glasses with alcohol
- You can wash your face and wear makeup the next day, but it is recommended to wait at least 24 hours to apply any makeup
- Apply a sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher the next day (or after you have washed your face)
- Make sure to wear a mineral base makeup, one that does not contain any oils
- Avoid applying any skincare products containing active ingredients (eg. AHA, BHA, Retinol, Vitamin C) for at least 72 hours.