Winter in Canada means extremely cold temperatures and furnaces that run around the clock. The frigid outdoors combined with dry air indoors can wreak havoc on your skin. Fortunately, at Elements Spa we offer rejuvenating treatments to get your skin looking revitalized and hydrated via microneedling and hyaluronic acid fillers!

Microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure that can lend immediate changes to the skin alongside long-term changes without breaking the bank. Microneedling combined with hyaluronic acid fillers and other growth factors and peptides work remarkably well to not only hydrate the skin but also to smooth out skin tone and diminish the appearance of acne and acne scars. Microneedling is a very simple treatment that involves minuscule pins or needles that go into the skin creating tiny punctures. These tiny punctures cause the skin and collagen to rejuvenate themselves.

Microneedling works similarly the way dermal rollers however can penetrate on a deeper level of the dermis layer of the skin. This deeper penetration results in more aggressive rejuvenation and thickening of the collagen. From there, your skin care specialist can apply topicals including hyaluronic acid, PRP, and other peptides which will be absorbed deeper into the skin.

At Elements Spa, our skincare specialists will create their proprietary blend of filler to best deliver the results you’re looking for depending on your skin condition and type. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring moisturizer that can also be injected into the skin via microneedling to get a more plump effect on the skin and improve any fine lines and wrinkles. What remains is skin that is smoother, revitalized, and more hydrated. Injected filler via microneedling will also boost more anti-aging effects.

Your specialist will allow for an adjustment of different depths of penetration depending on the different areas of the face being microneedled. For those with severe scarring or acne scars, these tiny channels or wounds that are created initiate healing and help generate more growth factors to fill in any scars. The channels also allow for the delivery of topical ingredients like antioxidants which the skin would not have absorbed as efficiently without microneedling.

At Elements Spa, we find that delivery of these topical ingredients — including hyaluronic acid — enhances the efficacy of other topical antioxidants and therefore allows for the skin to absorb and improve exponentially faster.

If wintertime has got your skin feeling dry and dull, then this minimally invasive facial treatment may be the treatment for you! With the help of microneedling and hyaluronic acid, you could regain a healthy, smoother, younger-looking glow that looks and feels more hydrated than ever before!

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