- 1 hr1 hour
- 250 Canadian dollars$250
- Midtown Place Southwest
What is microneedling? Microneedling is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that’s used to treat skin concerns via collagen production. Also known as collagen induction therapy, this treatment may help those looking to reduce the appearance of acne scars and stretch marks. It’s also used in certain anti-aging procedures, such as eyelid surgery and sun spots. Microneedling isn’t effective for hair loss, despite the possible role of collagen in hair growth. You may be an ideal candidate for this procedure if you’re in good health and have certain skin concerns that haven’t responded to home treatments or other types of dermatologic procedures, such as peels. This may also be a final step before considering cosmetic surgery for anti-aging and other concerns. Microneedling works by encouraging your skin to make more collagen. The idea is that pinpricks from the procedure cause slight injury to the skin and that the skin responds by making new collagen-rich tissue. This new skin tissue is, in turn, more even in tone and texture. It’s normal for the skin to lose collagen via age or injury. By encouraging the skin to make new tissue, there may be more collagen to help make the skin firmer, too. Targeted areas for microneedling Microneedling is most often used on your face to target: acne scars age spots (also called “sun spots”) fine lines and wrinkles large pores reduced skin elasticity uneven skin tone In addition to facial concerns, microneedling is sometimes used to treat stretch marks in other areas of the body. Are there any risks or side effects? Like all cosmetic procedures, microneedling isn’t without risk. The most common side effect is minor skin irritation immediately following the procedure. You may also see redness for a few days. Call your doctor if you notice more severe side effects, such as: bleeding bruising infection peeling You may not be an ideal candidate for microneedling if you: are pregnant have certain skin diseases, such as psoriasis or eczema have open wounds have had radiation therapy recently have a history of skin scars What to expect after microneedling? Microneedling isn’t invasive like plastic surgery, so the recovery time is minimal, most people require very little downtime.You may notice skin irritation and redness within the first few days following the procedure. This is a natural response to the small “injuries” made by the needles in your skin. Your skin will also be more sensitive to the sun, so sunscreen is a must.
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