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on 7 June 2023

Is microneedling worth the hype?

Are you considering microneedling but wonder whether it is worth it? Studies indicate that 80% of patients report there are significant health benefits to this procedure. Further research shows that the benefits are expanding into different applications throughout the entire body.

With that in mind, if you want to better understand how a microneedling facial in Toronto can alleviate your particular skin struggles, read on to discover everything you need to know about this procedure.

What is microneedling?

A dermatologist conducts this cosmetic procedure using multiple small sterile needles puncturing the skin.

While it can be done at home or in an office, due to hygienic concerns, it is best to have it done in the office.

Microneedling is designed to reduce:

  • Large pores
  • Acne scars/general scarring
  • Wrinkles
  • Acne
  • Issues with skin pigmentation
  • Alopecia areta
  • Rosacea
  • Stretch marks
  • Loose, crepey (wrinkled/thin) skin
  • Burn marks (mild)
  • Excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis)

Microneedling Benefits and How It Works

These small punctures go into the derma layer (deeper skin layer), prompting the skin to heal itself. The skin then rebuilds elastin and collagen. Microneedling works on the premise that the body will heal these miniscule cuts, creating a refreshed look.

Collagen regeneration reduces wrinkles and fine lines, smoothing your skin’s appearance.

While microneedling is generally associated with the face, it can be done on the neck, back, or any area of the body. Most clients require multiple treatments to achieve the desired results, but most report it is worth it.

More specifically, microneedling has the following advantages:

1. Improves the production of collagen

Collagen is a vital protein, giving skin its youthful appearance. It creates a smooth, firm, and stretchy texture. Collagen loss happens with aging and injury.

Collagen levels decrease in the skin as we get older. This decrease causes fine lines, wrinkles, and other signs of aging to appear. Furthermore, as we age, skin loses its elasticity, making it appear crepey.

As we mature, our skin can also lack its youthful glow or appear dull. Microneedling procedures correct these conditions.

Collagen build-ups occur as the body’s response to healing tiny skin wounds. This method fights sagging and improves the structure of the skin. After just one day, the skin becomes more radiant. As well, collagen levels can be affected by injuries like stretch marks, acne, or additional scarring.

Microneedling is an effective and safe method to treat wrinkles, scarring, or to rejuvenate the skin. As mentioned, the skin stimulates new cell growth, helping clients to see immediate results. Furthermore, the effects last for months after treatment.

2. Increases skin texture

As early as 30 years old, collagen and elastin production decreases. Microneedling facilitates the skin’s natural healing process.

In turn, the skin responds quickly to treatment, working to close the micro-punctures. It leaves the skin smoother and softer after treatment.

Treatments also work on cellulite or sagging skin by improving the skin’s texture.

3. Fewer side effects (compared to other treatments)

Treatments are comparable to chemical peels and laser treatments. However, there is less downtime.

Microneedling creates a vibrant complexion within a day or two after treatment. When compared to laser resurfacing, recovery can be as long as three to ten days. With medium/intense peels, the skin requires two to three weeks to heal.

4. Improves topical product applications

After a microneedling treatment is the best time to do moisturizing/anti-aging treatments, as well as other topical methods promoting skin health.

Micro-holes receive serums, creams, and gels quicker while delivering them deep into the skin than a regular application.

Microneedling is also effective as an acne treatment when coupled with a topical application.

5. Reduces hyperpigmentation issues and scarring

Microneedling reduces sun damage, age spots, and hyperpigmentation. Skin that is brownish or blotchy is the result of too much time spent in the sun. Microneedling stimulates new skin cells to even out the skin tone. This treatment is wonderful for rosacea.

This method works in the same way for acne scars except for raised or keloid scars. Microneedling treats acne scarring by breaking down hardened tissue. It then encourages the skin to rebuild itself.

When used to treat blackheads, the sterilized needle pokes holes in the upper skin layer. It removes the source of recurring blackheads.

6. Decreases pore size

Despite the size of microneedling punctures, the overall size of the pores doesn’t increase from the treatment. In fact, quite the opposite is true, as it will assist in making pores appear smaller.

When collagen is stimulated, the pore area surrounding it becomes plumper. This makes the pore almost disappear.

7. Reduces the appearance of dark circles and under-eye bags

The eyes are a popular treatment area for clients. Microneedling assists in lightening the pigment under the eyes from dark circles and reduces puffiness.

Some clients elect to pair the treatment with vitamin C or A serums.

8. Decreases spider veins or broken capillaries

Capillaries consist of small veins that are sensitive to skin changes. Skin gets thinner as we age, making spider veins and capillaries more noticeable. Collagen production thickens the skin, causing capillaries to become less visible.

How to Book Your Microneedling Facial in Toronto

Skin6 provides a holistic approach to beauty. When it comes to a microneedling facial in Toronto, our team is committed to making each of our clients feel rejuvenated and radiant in appearance.

Our team of experts provides two different types of treatments: microneedling and vampire microneedling for the ultimate anti-aging treatment.

Vampire microneedling works by using plasma treatments (separating your blood’s platelets) and injecting them back into the skin with microneedling. This method reduces wrinkles and fine lines while boosting collagen production. It works on facial scarring as well.

When it comes to treatments, the effects can often be seen within one day. Furthermore, there is minimal to no pain associated with treatments. Downtime for healing is drastically reduced when compared to other forms of therapy.

To book your appointment, call Skin6 at 647-360-8266 or visit our website here.

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