Micro-Needling

Micro-Needling

We are proud to be the first to introduce microneedling to the Vernon area. This unique treatment is ideal for a non-surgical treatment of various skin conditions such as aging (wrinkles, loose skin), scarring (acne, surgical), photodamage, and hyperpigmentation. Clinical studies have shown microneedle therapy to be very effective in stimulating collagen and elastin production to thicken the skin thereby reducing wrinkles and smoothing scars. This treatment will dramatically increase the effectiveness of skin care products, through improved penetration of nutrients and vitamins into the active layers of the skin. We offer take home cosmetic rollers which are ideal for personal, home use and an in-clinic treatment performed by our medical aestheticians to stimulate cells in the deeper layers of the skin.


Cosmetic Dermal Rolling

The cosmetic roller is designed to overcome the natural barrier the skin provides and allow more active ingredients in topical creams to penetrate…up to 1000 times more. It can be used repeatedly several hundred times before replacement.

Regular use of the personal cosmetic roller, combined with recommended personal skin care products will:

  • Reduce fine lines and wrinkles
  • Tighten loose skin
  • Fade brown spots
  • Fade scars
  • Reduce pore size
  • Fade stretch marks
  • Decrease permanent diffused redness

The Advantages

  • The process stimulates your own collagen, which is natural and long-lasting.
  • It’s safe for all skin types.
  • There is no damage to the skin.
  • It can be used on thin skin.
  • The process is not painful.
  • It can be used on any area (face, neck and body).
  • It can be used by you at home or anywhere.

How Microneedling Works

For those who would like faster results, the next step up from Cosmetic Dermal  Rolling is microneedling. This does not rely on increased nourishment alone to get results, but also on the natural healing process that occurs from micro-injuries to the skin.

How is In-Clinic Micro-Needling different from Cosmetic Dermal Rolling?

With micro-needling we can stimulate cells at a depth of 1mm. This is deep enough to trigger the growth factor cascade, but shallow enough to minimize recovery time and discomfort. It results in natural collagen production and does not have the risk of pigment changes with sun exposure after treatment, thus making it ideal for those who have darker skins, where laser treatments are contra-indicated. With Cosmetic Dermal Rolling will should only use .2 – .3mm needle length rollers.

Micro-Needling, combined with the correct nutrients, will:

  • Reduce fine lines and wrinkles
  • Tighten lax skin
  • Fade brown spots
  • Flatten and fade scars
  • Reduce pore size
  • Fade stretch marks
  • Decrease permanent diffused redness
  • Decrease the formation of broken blood vessels

The Advantages

  • The process is entirely natural and safe.
  • Your own collagen is long-lasting.
  • You will never be left looking artificial.
  • It’s safe for all skin types because there is no sun sensitivity afterwards, unlike laser, which can result in too much pigment or total loss of pigment after treatment in people with darker skin.
  • There is no permanent damage to the skin.
  • It can be used on thin skin.
  • It can be safely repeated for greater results.
  • It can be used on any area (face, neck and body).
  • The process is less painful than some technologies such as Thermage or Fraxel.
  • There is a very short healing period (back to work next day with make-up).
  • It is affordable.
  • Effective – it works!

Side Effects

  • Reddening of the skin which should subside in 3-5 days.
  • Mild swelling initially. This usually subsides in a day or two.

The Microneedling Process

Prior to Treatment:

Prior to the your micro-needling treatment, please observe the following:

  • No Retin-A products or applications 12 hours prior to your treatment.
  • No auto-immune therapies or products 12 hours prior to your treatment.
  • No prolonged sun exposure to the face 24 hours prior to your treatment. A Micro-Needling treatment will not be administered on sunburned skin.
  • On the day of the treatment, please keep your face clean and do not apply makeup.
  • If an active or extreme breakout occurs before treatment, please consult your practitioner.

What Can Be Expected:

After your Micro-Needling treatment, please be aware and observe the following:

  • Immediately after, you will look as though you have a moderate to severe sunburn and your skin may feel warm and tighter than usual. This is normal and will subside after 1 to 2 hours and will normally recover within the same day or 24 hours. You may see slight redness after 24 hours but only in minimal areas or spots.
  • Your practitioner will prescribe post-procedure skincare after the procedure to help soothe, calm and protect the skin. Continue to use for 3 days. Active skincare can be resumed again after Day 3.

What to Avoid:

To ensure the proper healing environment, be certain to observe the following:

  • For at least 2 hours post treatment, do not use any Alpha Hydroxy Acids, Beta Hydroxy Acid, Retinol (Vitamin A), Vitamin C (in a low pH formula) or anything perceived as ‘active’ skincare.
  • Avoid intentional and direct sunlight for 24 hours. No tanning beds.
  • Do not go swimming for at least 24 hours post-treatment.
  • 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.