During microneedling, a minimally-invasive procedure, a device containing tiny microneedles carefully passes over your skin at a high speed, which initiates the production of fibroblasts. These fibroblasts gradually transform into collagen, resulting in skin that is healthier and more youthful in appearance. Although the process of microneedling requires making microscopic injuries to the skin, it does so without causing damage; in fact, the procedure strengthens your skin, improving its firmness and thickness.
A topical anesthetic can be applied prior to the treatment by microneedling in order to minimize any discomfort. The procedure itself takes approximately 20-30 minutes, depending on the number of areas being treated. Although you may feel some pressure in the treatment area, we will ensure that if you opt for microneedling in Toronto at our clinic, you are kept comfortable throughout the procedure, gently treating your areas of concern.
Afterwards, the treatment area may be red but this will dissipate within a few days and you can resume normal day-to-day activities right away. Most patients begin to see improvement after just one treatment with microneedling, although it may take up to 4 weeks for results to be visible. For optimal results, 4-6 treatments are recommended, scheduled at 3-6 week intervals.
Microneedling is safe for use on the body or face. The most common treatment areas are the face, neck, décolleté, and arms but getting microneedling done at the hands of a doctor who’s experienced in this field is definitely better.