The cold and dry winter climate here in Toronto, Canada can certainly do a number on anyone’s skin. With spring just around the corner why not take care of your skin now in order to put your freshest face forward in the weeks to come? In this blog, we’ll be exploring microneedling skincare treatments to get that fresh summer glow before summer begins to rear its head. Let’s dive in!

What is Microneedling?

Microneedling essentially involves poking thousands of microscopic holes into the skin. This treatment has many unique benefits. This controlled damage activates wound healing and collagen induction. And this induction of collagen production has tremendous positives including allowing for efficient delivery of active ingredients into the skin in order to elevate the treatment further.

Your skincare technician will elegantly adjust the handpiece to different depths depending on the area of your face and your goals. The device allows for channel wounds to be created in the dermis in order to stimulate wound healing and generate growth factors and collagen production, as mentioned. These small channels also encourage new blood vessels to repair the skin and heal it.

Who is Microneedling Best For?

Microneedling can also be helpful for patients who have ample acne scarring and stretch marks on the body. Your practitioner will prescribe 3-5 treatments to improve the appearance of acne scars on the face as well as non-acne scars. Microneedling also boasts many skin rejuvenation benefits including improving the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, melasma, dark spots, and more especially when combined with simultaneous Hyaluronic acid skin boosters. 

As mentioned, these small wounds bring in growth factors to heal the skin and repair the cells for skin that truly glows from the inside out. After your session, you will be advised to use appropriate sun protection and avoid makeup as the tiny wounds begin to heal. Patients may experience slight puffiness and redness however the skin tends to resolve within 72 hours.

Contact Us For More Information

If you feel your skin is eager for a refresh, or you’re looking to address some textural facial issues then look no further! Microneedling can offer significant skin improvement via improved collagen production and elastin. For those suffering from severe acne scarring, microneedling can play an integral role in reversing textural issues and repairing the skin on a deeper level that other treatments simply can not compete. 

If you’re looking to learn more about microneedling and whether this procedure is right for you then feel free to contact our friendly and helpful staff today!

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