Microneedling aka. Collagen Induction Therapy is a treatment that originated in plastic surgeon offices and clinics in North America in the late 90’s.
Although microneedling is proven to be extremely effective at solving skin concerns, this treatment is only now beginning to get noticed by the public, and its popularity is simply sky rocketing.
Microneedling is a process involving tiny microscopic needles used to target collagen in the dermis of the patient’s skin. By stimulating collagen, and exfoliating the skin at the same time, this treatment helps speed up cell turnover rate, plump the skin, and retain the skin’s water level for a moisturized look and soft feel.
When all of the above mentioned benefits begin to take place in the dermal and epidermal layers, improvement becomes noticed, and skin burdens begin to fade.
Microneedling is most well-known to treat the following conditions:
- *Fine lines/wrinkles
- *Acne scars
- *Stretch marks
- *Sensitivity – yes, really!
Each patient treatment is customized based on skin type, skin concern, and desired outcome. Different products are combined with the treatment, and a 93% Hyalronic Acid Gel is applied.
During the treatment, product penetration is optimal, so our medical skin care line, Vivier Pharma really aids when it comes to noticing the most optimal results.
Home care is almost as important as clinic care if one is trying to achieve the desired outcome. For this reason, Canada MedLaser ensures that a thorough consultation takes place with each patient prior to beginning their journey to achieving perfect skin.
Although the treatment is very tolerable, numbing cream is used for maximum patient comfort, and pinpoint bleeding is not uncommon. Bleeding will last for approximately *30 minutes, and some patients may notice mild scabbing for up to a week post treatment.
Microneedling is comparable to Laser Fractional Skin Resurfacing, and many of the indications are quite similar, however, microneedling has the capability of treating any skin color without negative side effects, and includes the added benefit of product usage during the process.