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What is Microneedling?
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. These injuries stimulate the production of collagen and elastin, which can improve the appearance of acne scars, stretch marks, pigmentation, and the overall texture and tone of the skin.
It’s 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. 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 treatments 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 cosmetic treatment for the face and neck in Montreal
What are the benefits of microneedling?
There are many benefits of microneedling 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;
How does microneedling work?
During a microneedling session, a microneedle 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.
These wounds 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 scars 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. If PRP or a topical serum is administered with microneedling, the microneedles create tiny punctures in the skin and with this, the PRP or serum is able to absorb into deeper layers of your skin allowing it to penetrate more effectively than just topical skincare.
Who is microneedling 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 and reduce fine lines.
What are the risks associated with microneedling treatments?
Since microneedling has become more popular, there have been some concerns about the safety of microneedling. When microneedling is performed correctly by a professional, microneedling can be very 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 treatment. These effects usually resolve within a few days
Things you should know before getting microneedling
Frequently Asked Questions for cosmetic microneedling in Montreal.
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. However, microneedling may not be suitable for people with certain medical conditions, such as cold sores or shingles.
The price of microneedling can vary based on your geographic location and the microneedling device that is used. We believe in price transparency and our prices are listed on the price page.
Microneedling can be very beneficial for those who struggle with acne scarring as microneedling can help to reduce the appearance of scars created by acne and also improve skin texture.
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.
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 also important to mention that clients need to protect their skin from further damage by wearing sunscreen and avoiding excessive sun exposure following treatment. This will help to maintain the results of the procedure and support healthy, radiant skin.
In addition to stimulating collagen and elastin production, microneedling can also improve the penetration and effectiveness of topical creams and serums by increasing the absorption of active ingredients through the skin. This can enhance the overall benefits of the therapy.
Yes, there is some downtime associated with microneedling. 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.
Yes, microneedling is safe for all skin types. The procedure is minimally invasive and does not involve any harsh chemicals or lasers. 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.
Following a microneedling treatment, it is important to take proper care of your skin. This includes avoiding direct sunlight exposure and wearing a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher. You should also avoid any strenuous activities or hot showers for at least 48 hours after the procedure. Additionally, it is important to keep your skin moisturized and hydrated.