What is Microneedling?
Micro-needling is a popular and effective procedure for treating common skin concerns such as fine lines, loose skin, and scarring. Micro-needling is a minimally invasive medical esthetic procedure also known as collagen induction therapy. The innovative dermatological approach uses small needles to create “micro-injuries” in the skin to stimulate the production of new collagen and tissue growth, resulting in smoother, brighter, and firmer skin.
As we age, it is normal for the skin to produce less collagen over time, resulting in loose skin, fine lines, and wrinkles. Unlike other more invasive medical skin treatments, micro-needling quickly and safely improves the skin’s elasticity through increased collagen production.
A popular anti-ageing spa treatment, micro-needling leaves skin looking smoother and firmer after just one session. In addition, Micro-needling noticeably improves acne scars, signs of ageing, and stretch marks. At New Age Spa, our professional micro-needling device has a higher efficacy rate for more positive results than at-home tools.
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Skin infusion (during micro-needling)
What Does Microneedling Do For Your Skin?
As we age, it is normal for our skin to produce less collagen, so micro-needling compensates for this by creating micro-injuries with the needle pricks to the skin’s surface. These, in turn, prompt collagen production, which will be smoother in texture and more even in tone. It is used on the face and body with a professional micro-needling device with a higher efficacy rate, yielding much more positive results than at-home micro-needling tools such as rollers.
Professional Microneedling Procedure
Your esthetician uses a needled tool to create tiny little pokes into the skin. These micro-injuries will be so small that it is unlikely you’ll be able to see them after your session. The skincare professional will be sure to apply these pinpricks evenly over the skin of the face or your targeted micro-needling area. This will allow the results of the micro-needling session also to be even. After the microneedling, your esthetician will apply a calming treatment to soothe the skin.
What To Expect From Microneedling?
Microneedling is minimally invasive but does come with moderate downtime. For someone with an active lifestyle or outdoors a lot, you must prepare for micro-needling. Avoiding the sun and heavy activity is vital for your recovery period that may last several days. Best results will be found after multiple sessions. Immediately after your session, you might find minor skin irritation or redness for a few days afterward. In rare cases, minor acne may appear due to the skin flushing out its toxins. Some bruising may occur. It is essential to follow our aftercare guidelines to prevent side effects and ensure quality results.
What Should I Do Before Microneedling?
If you are taking Accutane products, be sure to stop using them at least six months before your session and tell your esthetician about any other prescription drugs you might be taking. In addition, do not use any topical products that might cause sensitivity to the skin in the week before your micro-needling treatment. Some examples are retinoids, acids, exfoliants, or even topical antibiotics.
Avoid unprotected sun exposure, tanning or sunburn, as well as IPL and other laser therapies in the two weeks before your session. As well, do not wax, use cream depilatories, or get electrolysis on the area you have targeted for your micro-needling session for two weeks before your treatment. If you must shave the site, be sure to do it the day before your treatment and not the day to avoid skin sensitivity.
Don’t take any anti-inflammatory medications such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen in the three days before your micro-needling session. This would interfere with the inflammatory process, essential for collagen induction. This treatment is centred around.
If you have recurring cold sores, take antiviral medication for two days before your treatment and the day of. If you take blood-thinning medicine, ask your doctor if you can stop for one week before your micro-needling session to minimize bruising.
What Should I Do After My Microneedling?
Does Microneedling Work?
Yes. Microneedling is an excellent treatment for anyone suffering from the effects of acne scarring, open pores, discoloration, ageing, and any symptom related to skin texture. After your session, the skin will be red and slightly swollen, with a feeling of tightness. You may experience skin shedding and peeling during the following week to reveal younger and smoother skin below. After ten days, you may exfoliate and start seeing its results.
Is microneedling safe?
Microneedling is a safe and effective procedure. However, like all skincare treatments, it will be essential to take care of your skin before and after your session to see the best results and minimize any potential side effects.
Microneedling In Our Clinic
Our medispa facial clinics in Montreal and Laval place a high priority on customer experience. You will be greeted by a professional staff who disinfected and sterilized all premises and equipment before your appointment.
Is Microneedling Painful?
Microneedling treatments are not painful. Aided with a topical numbing cream, you will not feel a thing. However, most clients report a feeling of tingling and heat on the treated area due to increased blood flow to the site. Aside from the needling part, the overall facial is refreshing and relaxing.
You must not be taking prescription drugs or antibiotics. In addition, you must not have the following or be prone to Keloid scars. Active eczema. Psoriasis and other chronic conditions. History of actinic or solar keratosis. History of herpes simplex infections. History of diabetes. Presence of raised moles in the area to be treated. Scleroderma, collagen or vascular diseases and cardiac abnormalities. Blood clotting conditions. Active bacterial or fungal infections. Immunosuppression.
We do not perform micro-needling on women who are pregnant or nursing. Prep your home environment by changing your pillowcases, bedsheets and face towels. Also, avoid drinking too much alcohol or taking blood-thinning medication the night before your treatment.