Microneedling, also known as Collagen Induction Therapy, originated in plastic surgeon offices and clinics in North America in the late 90’s. Although microneedling is proven to be extremely effective at solving skin concerns, this treatment is only now beginning to get noticed by the public, and its popularity is simply sky rocketing.
What is Microneedling?
Microneedling is a treatment that can be used for a number of skin ailments, such as wrinkles, acne scars, stretch marks, and pigmentation. The process utilizes very fine needles that create microscopic channels in the skin, which encourages the production of elastin and collagen. This helps generate new skin cells, making the skin plumper with a more youthful appearance. Any serums or creams that are applied after these treatments tend to be much more effective due to the pores being more open, allowing these products to be absorbed deeper into the skin, this treatment helps speed up cell turnover rate, plump the skin, and retain the skin’s water level for a moisturized look and soft feel.
Home care is almost as important as clinic care if one is trying to achieve the desired outcome. For this reason, Active Clinic ensures that a thorough consultation takes place with each patient prior to beginning their journey to achieving perfect skin.
Microneedling is most well-known to treat the following conditions:
*Sensitivity – yes, really!
Each patient treatment is customized based on skin type, skin concern, and desired outcome. Different products are combined with the treatment, and a TriplePeptized Hyaluronic Acid Gel is applied.
How does it work?
Fine, vibrating needles pierce the skin at a predetermined speed and depth which are adjusted for different treatment areas. The mild damage to the skin stimulates collagen.
How is the procedure done?
Just before the treatment, a skin specific serum is applied and then several passes are performed. It may feel a bit scratchy but it is a comfortable treatment.
How will I look after the treatment?
You may just have some pinkness for a few hours after the treatment. Make-up cannot be applied. You can return to normal activities but you should use sun protection.
Can the micro needling treatment be used with other procedures?
Definitely! It may be combined with several treatments including facials, Oxygen Hydration facial, chemical peels, LED light, IPL, lasers, radio frequency skin tightening, and injectable.