Get Tighter, Brighter Skin with Micro-needling
Did you know that Micro-needling is also known as collagen induction therapy…and who doesn’t need more collagen production??
Micro-needling is one of our favourite treatments because it is an effective, safe, minimally invasive, non-ablative skin treatment (1,2,3,4.). This treatment is for anyone with concerns regarding fine lines and wrinkles, scarring and acne scarring, hyperpigmentation, pore size, sun/photo damage, or anyone looking to improve skin tone and texture. Three treatments result in significant improvements in these areas with a high rate of patient satisfaction (2,3).
On top of all that, micro-needling plays well with others! The results are enhanced when the procedure is combined with topical vitamin C serum, like Alumier’s EverActive C&E and topical retinol (1). It has also been shown to be effective for the difficult-to-treat melasma when with combined with chemical peels (1).
The treatment works by creating controlled damage in the superficial layers of the skin to initiate the body’s natural healing cascade. The deeper parts of the skin are treated without removing the top layer of skin. In particular, it is a safe technique for darker skin types, where other techniques that damage the epidermis have a high risk of post inflammatory hyperpigmentation (1,4.) Because the treatment works with the bodies own healing potential, it makes an optimal treatment for anyone who desires natural, gradual changes, including men.
The treatment is preformed after a topical anesthetic is applied, making the procedure very comfortable. The day of the procedure it is normal to have some redness and feel slightly sunburnt. After 12-48 hours, the skin returns to normal. Micro-needling has cumulative benefit with the best results seen after 4-6 treatments spaced 2-3 weeks apart. The treatment can be done on its own or augmented by adding one of our booster: the vitamin facial or platelet rich fibrin (PRF) for an even more intensive treatment.
To learn more about micro-needling or to decide if this treatment is right for you visit our website at surfaceskinlab.com or come in for a consult with one of our medical aesthetics providers.
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Dr. Alanna Rinas ND
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Iriarte, C., et al. (2017). Review of applications of microneedling in dermatology. Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology, (10), 289–298. PMID: 28848356