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What is Microneedling (Collagen Induction Therapy)?
Microneedling is a popular skin rejuvenation procedure that involves the use of a device with fine needles to create controlled micro-injuries to the skin. The injuries caused by the needles stimulate the production of collagen and elastin, which can improve the appearance of acne scars, stretch marks, fine lines, pigmentation, and the overall texture and tone of the skin.
Microneedling is a powerful tool for improving the appearance of various skin conditions. With proper care and protection, clients can enjoy the benefits of this skin treatment for a more youthful, radiant appearance, sometime after a single session. Microneedles are not only tiny: they are hollow to ensure that the patient can receive serum or topical treatment into their skin at an accelerated rate, especially when combined with platelet-rich plasma (PRP). This is called “mesotherapy”.
Where can microneedling treatments be used?
Microneedling can be used to improve the skin of different areas of the body, and have shown great results on the face and neck. Since microneedling treatment plans are designed to improve skin texture and tone by stimulating collagen production, they can reduce the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, acne scars, and other signs of aging. This is why Clinique FaceMD offers microneedling to its patients looking for non-invasive cosmetic treatments for face and neck rejuvenation.
Non-invasive skin rejuvenation for the face and neck in Montreal
What are the benefits of microneedling procedures?
Microneedling treatment plans offers many benefits for the pores, including:
- Reduced pore size;
- Reduction of fine lines and acne scars;
- Minimizing the appearance of sun damage, age spots, and melasma;
- Lightens skin tone for patients with hyperpigmentation;
- Enhances the effectiveness of topical skincare;
- Boosts collagen production for anti-aging properties;
- Increases skin permeability for enhanced oil penetration in the case of acne scars, blocked pores, or hyperpigmentation;
- Reduces dryness in patients with dermatitis or xerosis by improving hydration of the stratum corneum;
- Improve uneven skin tone and uneven skin texture;
- Reduced skin laxity;
- Reduction of the appearance of wrinkles and stretch marks;
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How does a skin treatment using microneedles work?
During a microneedling session, a micro-needle pen is used to create micro-injuries to the epidermis of the skin, which can range in depth based on the specific concerns being addressed and the individual’s skin type.
What is the impact of increasing collagen production in the skin?
The wounds caused by the micro-needles are treated like any other type of injury by our bodies’ natural cells like fibroblasts, keratinocytes, lymphocytes, and create an inflammatory phase. This results in increased collagen production and elastin synthesis, leading to skin rejuvenation or improvement in the appearance of scars, stretch marks and enlarged pores.
The microneedling procedure also helps with increasing the production of hyaluronic acid which ensures that our moisture levels are staying where they need to be. PRP or a topical serum can be administered with with this skin rejuvenation treatment: the microneedles create tiny punctures in the skin and with this, the PRP, serum or other active ingredient is able to absorb into deeper layers of your skin allowing it to penetrate more effectively than just topical skincare.
Who is microneedling skin regeneration good for?
Microneedling is good for anyone who has a blemish that they would love to have cleared up or just simply want to achieve a more flawless complexion. Generally, microneedling is good for all skin types, but microneedling for darker complexions is more beneficial because of its ability to brighten the skin tone and reverse hyperpigmentation.
It’s also good for anyone who wants to undo the damage that has been done due to sun damage or just simply wants an anti-aging treatment.
When microneedling is performed, new collagen production takes place which can help to strengthen your skin, reduce fine lines and acne scarring.
What are the risks associated with microneedling treatments?
When microneedling is performed correctly by a professional, it is an effective treatment for skin tightening and skin repairs. Although skin treatment using a microneedling device are safe, some risks come with microneedling if not performed correctly which include:
- Skin infection;
- Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (skin color changes);
- Activation of herpes simplex or other viral infections (such as cold sores) if microneedling is performed around the mouth;
- In patients with a history of keloid scarring, microneedling could cause abnormal scarring;
- Microneedling can cause a temporary or permanent loss of skin pigmentation;
- Tenderness and bruising at the microneedling site for a day or two after microneedling;
- Redness around the microneedling site that typically dissipates within a few days following microneedling;
The procedure typically takes less than two hours to complete, and a numbing cream is often applied to the treatment area to minimize discomfort. It is important to mention that clients may experience mild swelling and redness following this cosmetic procedure. These effects usually resolve within a few days
Frequently Asked Questions for cosmetic microneedling in Montreal.
Will microneedling work for everyone?
Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, is a versatile skin rejuvenation treatment that employs micro-needles to stimulate collagen production in the deeper layers of the skin. Microneedling is intended to be a treatment for all skin types and can be performed on various parts of the body, including the face, neck, chest, and hands.
It is one of the most effective treatments for a variety of skin concerns, including wrinkles, acne scars, enlarged pores, uneven skin tone, and stretch marks. However, microneedling may not be suitable for people with certain medical conditions, such as cold sores or shingles.
What is the difference between radiofrequency microneedling and the regular treatment?
When comparing radiofrequency (RF) microneedling to the standard microneedling procedure, it’s important to note that both utilize micro-needles to enhance collagen production. However, RF microneedling takes it a step further by incorporating radiofrequency energy, promoting skin tightening and addressing skin laxity more effectively.
What is the price of microneedling?
Microneedling prices can vary depending on factors such as your location, the type of microneedling device used, and whether you choose to purchase a single session or a package.
We believe in price transparency and our prices are listed on the price page. On average, microneedling session prices fall within a price range of $300 to $500. Package prices are available for more cost-effective options.
Will microneedling help with acne scarring?
Microneedling is an effective treatment for acne scars, stimulating collagen production to improve the skin’s texture and reduce the appearance of both shallow and deep acne scars. Even active acne can benefit from microneedling procedures, as it aids in the healing process.
How many microneedling treatments will I need?
The number of sessions varies based on individual skin concerns and treatment plans. Generally, microneedling requires 3 sessions, 1 month apart from one another for optimal results. In our clinic, we offer a treatment plan with multiple treatment sessions, spaced several weeks apart, to achieve optimal results.
It is important for you to book a consultation with a trained professional prior to undergoing microneedling to determine the appropriate treatment plan and address any potential contraindications, such as active acne, sun exposure or any skin condition that could create some issues.
When should microneedling be performed?
Microneedling can be performed any time, but make sure you are ready for a 24 hour social downtime following the microneedling procedure. It is best planned on a day that is not followed by a big event or presentation.
It is advisable to avoid excessive sun exposure both before and after a session to prevent sun damage. Post-treatment care includes wearing sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher if direct sun exposure is unavoidable. This will help to maintain the results of the procedure and support healthy, radiant skin.
What are some other benefits of Microneedling treatments?
In addition to addressing common skin concerns, microneedling offers numerous benefits, such as reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, improving skin tone and texture, minimizing pore size, and aiding in the treatment of stretch marks and brown spots. It also enhances the absorption of topical treatments like hyaluronic acid serum, boosting the overall effectiveness of your skincare routine.
What is the healing process following microneedling?
After a microneedling session, the healing process generally takes between 24-72 hours. During this time, it’s essential to protect your skin from direct sun exposure to prevent sun damage. Follow the essential steps recommended by your practitioner for faster healing and to maintain your youthful, radiant appearance.
Immediately after the treatment, you may experience redness and swelling that can last for up to 24 hours. During this time, it is important to keep your skin moisturized and protected from the sun with a broad-spectrum sunscreen. You should also avoid any strenuous activities or direct sunlight exposure for at least 48 hours following the microneedling procedure.
Is microneedling safe for all skin types?
Microneedling is considered safe for various skin types, including dark skin tones. The procedure is minimally invasive and does not involve any harsh chemicals or lasers. However, it may not be suitable for individuals with specific skin conditions or infections. It is important to note that the depth of the needles used during the treatment can be adjusted to suit each individual’s skin type and condition. This ensures that the treatment is tailored to your specific needs and helps reduce the risk of any adverse reactions.
Consulting with a healthcare professional is crucial to ensure the safety and effectiveness of the procedure for your unique skin condition and needs.
What type of aftercare is required following a microneedling treatment?
Following a microneedling session, proper aftercare is essential for optimal results and to minimize any potential side effects. Protect your skin from direct sun exposure, avoid hot showers, and adhere to the instructions provided by your practitioner. Topical anesthetics and hyaluronic acid serum may be recommended for a smoother, more comfortable healing process.