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Initial Microneedling - Face
Follow-up Microneedling Face
Microneedling for other body parts is available. Please inquire with our clinic for pricing.
Please note, this treatment is NOT eligible for insurance coverage and is an out-of-pocket expense. 5% GST will be added.
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What is a Microneedling treatment like?
The skin is first cleansed with a cleanser. Then, a numbing anesthetic cream will be applied and left on for 20 minutes. Bioactive agents such as Hyaluronic Acid and injectable grade Vitamin C are then applied and microneedling begins. The microneedling pen helps create channels to deliver these anti-aging infusions into the dermal layers below the skin surface. Microneedling treatments are typically 60-minute treatments. You may experience minor signs of redness or irritation, like a mild sunburn. The progressive healing process may take 12 to 48 hours. Final results are typically achieved within four to six weeks.
How often do you need to come?
The healing process happens at home after the treatment is given. Depending on the desired results and skin conditions, patients are recommended to come back every 4 weeks for 2 to 3 more treatments. Most obvious results are seen after the third treatment. Patients can maintain their rejuvenated skin by coming in every 2-4 months for a Microneedling treatment.
What are the possible side effects?
Redness, irritation, pin-point bleeding, heat sensation, itchiness, and swelling with most side effects subsiding within 12-24 hours. On rare occasions, rashes and reactions leading to infections may occur. Hyper-pigmentation is also another rare possibility but usually subside after a few weeks.
How can I book for Microneedling?
Book Online by selecting “Initial Microneedling Face Visit”. This is a 75 minute ($320) initial consultation and treatment whereby our practitioners or etheticians will examine your skin, go over your health history, explain the treatment procedure and, if appropriate, perform microneedling to the facial region.
Microneedling is a natural treatment that helps treat a wide variety of skin conditions. We use a Health Canada approved eDermaStamp pen with 6 microneedles that penetrate the skin with a series of vertical “stamps”. The body recognizes that there’s been local trauma to the skin and during the healing process more collagen, elastin, growth factors, and fibrin are released into the area. The results: less dark spots, lines and wrinkles and acne scars, toner and firmer skin, less dark circles, improved complexion and a natural healthy glow to the face.
Suspicious lesions: these must be diagnosed by a practitioner prior to beginning treatment
Discontinue Retinoid products 24 hours prior to beginning treatment
Discontinue Accutane for at least 6 months prior to beginning treatment
Must wait 2 weeks after Botox or Fillers to receive treatment
Patients who are prone to viral breakouts: consider prophylactic treatments prior to Microneedling
Active Eczema, Psoriasis and other chronic skin conditions
We do not treat over active Acne, Rosacea, other inflammatory conditions or over open wounds
History of Actinic or Solar Keratosis
History of Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores), Herpes Labialis or other local infections such as Warts
Presence of raised Moles in area to be treated
Sunburns: we do not treat patients with current sunburns. Wait until sunburn has healed
MICRONEEDLING ABSOLUTE CONTRAINDICATIONS
Scleroderma, Collagen or Vascular diseases and Cardiac abnormalities
Blood clotting conditions, patients on Anticoagulant Therapy
Active Bacterial or Fungal infections
Immunosuppression, patients on Chemotherapy or Radiotherapy
PREGNANT or NURSING patients: Not recommend for women who are Pregnant or Nursing because of unknown side effects of anesthetic cream used. Nursing patients however, can opt for no anesthetic cream and receive a more superficial Microneedling treatment. Please talk to one of our practitioners for more detail.
No make-up for the first 12 hours post-treatment. You can apply make-up the next day.
Do not use any Alpha Hydroxy Acids, Beta Hydroxy Acid or Retinol (Vitamin A) for 3 days post treatment.
Avoid sunlight for 24 hours post-treatment. i.e. no tanning on a beach or in a tanning bed.
No exercising or strenuous activity for the first 24 hours post-treatment. Sweating and gym environments are harmful, rife with bacteria, and may cause adverse reactions.
No pool swimming, sauna, hot tubs, or steam showers for 24-48 hours post-treatment.
Do not take any anti-inflammatory medications such as Ibuprofen, Motrin or Advil. These agents will interfere with the natural inflammatory process that is critical and responsible for your skin rejuvenation.
Do not drink excessive alcohol since it will dehydrate the skin. Drink at least 8 cups of water a day.
SKIN CARE PRODUCTS:
Cleansers: you can use your own gentle cleanser to cleanse your skin as usual.
Scrubs: Do not scrub your skin for 3 days post-treatment. You can scrub on the 4th day to help scrub off any dead skin due to the treatment.
Serums: We recommend our 20% Vitamin C Serum to be used at night and our Hyaluronic Acid Gel to be used in the mornings.
A minimum of 30 SPF sunscreen should be applied every day. You can apply moisturizer after you apply on sunscreen.